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Ventura County General Plan Update Important July 7 Meeting

Ventura County General Plan Update Important July 7 Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin The County of Ventura will be updating the General Plan, which is the document that defines the Countys goals, policies, and programs and provides the basis for its future growth and development. The General Plan is an important planning tool that is required by State law to be updated from time to […]

CA Controller Finds Lack of Finance Authority Oversight by Association of Bay Area Governments: Possible misuse of funds

CA Controller Finds Lack of Finance Authority  Oversight by Association of Bay Area Governments: Possible misuse of funds

Editors Note: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is Northern California’s equivalent to our governing body here, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the results of her team’s review of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), finding that a lack of internal controls in administration of an […]

Santa Paula’s Marathon Council Meeting—6 plus hours

Santa Paula’s Marathon Council Meeting—6 plus hours

By Sheryl Hamlin May 4th, 2015: Not only did the Santa Paula city council start at 5:30pm with a Closed Session meeting, but they continued until past midnight focusing on the 2015/2016 Fiscal Year budget. The meeting started with congratulatory remarks about the successful purchase of the Waste Water Treatment Facility, which is now officially […]

Ventura County Planning answers reader’s question: Is local government shutting down businesses with regulation?

Ventura County Planning answers reader’s question: Is local government shutting down businesses with regulation?

Editor’s Note: Last month we had a query from a reader stating that local government, and especially the County of Ventura, has fostered a hostile environment for area businesses.  We passed on the reader’s concerns to Kim Prillhart, who is Planning Director at the County.  Mr. Winston Wright, the Permit Coordinator was tasked with addressing […]

Tropical Paradise is out of business

Tropical Paradise is out of business

By Debra Tash Come December of this year, Tropical Paradise will be out of business.  After having their permit renewal denied at the Planning Commission hearing on June 19th the property owner, Bryan Mimaki, appealed their decision to the Board of Supervisors. Though the Planning Department findings were favorable to renewing the permit, because of […]

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