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Santa Paula: East Area 1 Schedule and Behavioral Health Pilot Program

Santa Paula: East Area 1 Schedule and Behavioral Health Pilot Program

By Sheryl Hamlin East Area 1 Schedule Tim Jones, project manager for the East Area 1 project now called “Harvest”, presented the status of the project with emphasis on the Hallock & Telegraph intersection during the September 19, 2018 Santa Paula Council meeting. This road work has been described in two previous articles: 6-Lane Railroad […]

Santa Paula Planning Commission: No Demographics or History in Purview

Santa Paula Planning Commission: No Demographics or History in Purview

By Sheryl Hamlin Both items on the June 27, 2017 Santa Paula Planning Commission involved the Santa Paula Unified School District. To download the materials and listen to the audio click here. Item 7A “Finding of Consistency for SPUSD Acquisition of Palm Court Site” A concern for the historic nature of Palm Court had been […]

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin Property Taxes and Ventura County Fire Department The issue of annexation to the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) moved forward with more numbers relating to property tax and the sharing of Santa Paula’s revenue with the VCFPD. A concept called ‘realized property tax revenues’, which consultant Mike Sedell had alluded to […]

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

Santa Paula Council: Williams Homes 1 Limoneira/Lewis 0

By Sheryl Hamlin Development on Historic Hardison House Approved After several reductions in size and one lawsuit, Williams Homes has prevailed at the City Council level with a new site plan consisting of fewer homes, larger lots and the use of a planning tool called a “Remainder Parcel” to segregate the Hardison house, barn and […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Transfer of 79 Acre East Area 1 Open Space to Limoneira

 By Sheryl Hamlin Although short (only 15 minutes) and without a full five-member body (one death and one member relocation), the Santa Paula Planning Commission heard two significant issues. General Plan Conformance Review of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Capital Improivement Program (CIP) John Ilasin, Interim Public Works Director and City Engineer, presented a list of […]

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

Limoneira/Lewis Present Park Options for East Area 1

By Sheryl Hamlin History Now called “The Harvest”, the project formerly known as “East Area 1”, contains five parks in the Development Agreement (DA) between Limoneira and Santa Paula. The agreement was signed on March 17, 2008 by then Mayor Robert Gonzales and is known as “City Council Ordinance 1191”. Download agreement in its entirety […]