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Camarillo Animal Shelter Costs Rise while Revenues Fall

Camarillo Animal Shelter Costs Rise while Revenues Fall

Camarillo’s “no kill” animal shelter contracts with Ventura County for operational and administrative services.  At the June 22nd Camarillo City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to continue the relationship.  Aside-by-side comparison of a potential independent city-run shelter was not presented. Camarillo is allocated both fixed (70%) and variable (30%) costs.  Based upon fiscal year […]

Camarillo City Council Raises Member’s Salary

Camarillo City Council Raises Member’s Salary

Citizen’s Journal received a copy of a June 21st email to the Camarillo City Council members written by a concerned resident, Lori McVicker.   “During the 5:00 pm session tomorrow, you will be voting on giving yourselves a pay raise.  It’s interesting that when you wish to quietly approve an item, it’s during the early session.  Listed […]

Crime Ticks Up in Ventura County

Crime Ticks Up in Ventura County

Commander Monica McGrath’s presentation at the Camarillo City Council meeting on March 23, 2016, was informative and insightful.   She is a 27-year member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office promoted to commander in March 2014.  Ms. McGrath serves as Chief of Police for the City of Camarillo.  At the outset, she stated that all but […]

Camarillo Airport Update

Camarillo Airport Update

By Logan McFadden At the Camarillo City Council meeting on March 9, 2016, the manager of the Camarillo and Oxnard airports presented an overview of recent developments. The airports generate $300 million in economic benefit in the communities. The airports log 250,000 take offs and landings annually; two thirds in Camarillo and one third in […]

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Mandate

Camarillo City Council: Water Conservation Mandate

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council held a Special Meeting on October 5, 2015 at the Camarillo Public Library. Tom Fox, Public Works Director, gave a presentation on Camarillo’s water conservation plan. Governor Brown’s recent Executive Oder set forth a temporary water conservation mandate which expires at the end of February 2016. The Governor […]

Camarillo – State of the City 2015

Camarillo – State of the City 2015

By Logan McFadden Mayor Bill Little spoke on a wide range of topics at the Camarillo City Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd. Bottom line, the city is meeting its water conservation goal set by Governor Brown’s Executive Order, growing through new residential and commercial projects, and maintaining a strong financial position. The Mayor led off […]

Developers Confront Camarillo City Council over Water

Developers Confront Camarillo City Council over Water

The Camarillo City Council held a public hearing on July 22, 2015, to consider adoption of an Urgency Ordinance amending water conservation measures. Due to the current drought, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 imposing unprecedented water restrictions on California’s water supply. As a result, the City is tasked with implementing strategies to comply with […]

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

Affordable Housing in Camarillo

By Logan McFadden The Camarillo City Council met on July 8, 2015. The Municipal Code which currently addresses “bachelor apartments” is being amended to define Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Facilities. An SRO provides affordable housing for residents who do not need or cannot afford a large apartment. The SRO is a small unit from 200 to […]

Camarillo City Council moves forward with hotel/conference center off 101 Freeway

Camarillo City Council moves forward with hotel/conference center off 101 Freeway

By Logan McFadden St. John’s Healthcare Foundation submitted a letter to the City requesting a grant for the purchase of equipment for the new Catheterization Lab. On June 10th, the Council discussed the grant and requested further information from Brian Pierik, City Attorney, regarding the grant. Mr. Pierik reported back to the Council. He opined […]

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

Camarillo City Council Certifies Desalination Treatment Facility EIR

By Logan McFadden At the June 10, 2015, meeting the Camarillo City Council voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Treatment Facility. Concurrently, the Mitigated Monitoring Plan was approved. Before the current drought, Camarillo’s water was sourced 45% from groundwater and 55% from imported water. These […]

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