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Santa Paula: Massive Street Reconstruction Project Approved

Santa Paula: Massive Street Reconstruction Project Approved

By Sheryl Hamlin Brian Yanez, Interim Public Works Director, presented a major street reconstruction project at the June 6, 2016 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. From the staff report, the overview is as follows: The Citywide Street Improvements Project Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Sewer Pipeline Rehabilitation Program Account in the amount of $2,910,717.25 Water Main Replacement […]

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

Santa Paula: Housing Tract at Peck and Foothill Denied by City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin This article is the third and final installment of the April 18, 2016 Santa Paula City Council Meeting. The first and second installments of this council meeting were published previously. To view the meeting click here and start at 1:33:00. Recent Project History A larger project was originally presented to the Santa […]

Santa Paula: Projects, Schedules and Taxes

Santa Paula: Projects, Schedules and Taxes

By Sheryl Hamlin This is the second installment in a multi-part report on the Santa Paula City Council Meeting of April 18, 2016. The first installment can be read here. To watch the video of this installment, click here and start at 00:49:16. City Manager’s Report The Fire Sustainability Study which was approved previously will […]

Santa Paula Council: Active Citizenry Featured

Santa Paula Council: Active Citizenry Featured

By Sheryl Hamlin In the Presentations and Public Comments section of the April 18, 2016 Santa Paula City Council, the citizenry presented a diverse set of topics. To watch the video, click here. Monday nights meeting brought three presentations and three Public Comments. Presentations Dee Cota likes to recycle. She has a special outfit and […]

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

Santa Paula Council: First East Area 1 Schedule and Mello-Roos Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin Limoneira was the major force in three items on the April 4, 2016 Santa Paula City Council meeting: The Mission Rock Energy Center, where they have agreed to provide recycled water, as previously reported here. The East Area 1 (EA1) Schedule (Item 10A starting at 00:22:58 on the video) The Mello-Roos Implementation […]

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

Santa Paula Council: Fire Department Funding (10E)

By Sheryl Hamlin Recognizing that the city could not fund itself forever on grants and that the timeframe for the expected windfall from East Area One was elusive at best, a group of citizens formed a committee to fund and promote a council approved sales tax measure on the November 2014 ballot. Measure F failed […]

Santa Paula: CURB the SOAR

Santa Paula: CURB the SOAR

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 10B on the October 19, 2015 Santa Paula City council became a classic case of mismatched expectations, flawed communication and an embarrassing display of organizational confusion. When Council Member Gherardi proposed at the October 5, 2015 meeting that Mr. Francis, lawyer and SOAR (Save Our Agricultural Resources) Board member, present a […]

Santa Paula Council Approves Removal of Apartments from East Area One

Santa Paula Council Approves Removal of Apartments from East Area One

By Sheryl Hamlin  Item D of the Consent Calendar on the October 5, 2015 Santa Paula Council meeting was the second required reading of an amendment to the East Area One Specific Plan. The history of this amendment started at the August 25, 2015 Santa Paula Planning Commission, where Mike Penrod, Project Manager from the […]

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

Santa Paula East Area One Becomes Master Planned Community

By Sheryl Hamlin  On the city council agenda for Monday, September 21st, item number 11 described modifications to the East Area One Specific Plan. The Specific Plan was approved earlier this year. Notices were mailed per legal requirements. Such a notice means that the council will take an action to modify a previously approved action […]