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Santa Paula: Who will pay the bill?

Santa Paula: Who will pay the bill?

By Sheryl Hamlin What was the rationale for the $28.6 million bond defeasance which was described in the audited financial statements? Who proposed the defeasance? How, where and when was it approved? Who voted yes and who opposed? What is the city’s plan for providing treated waste water to the purple pipes in East Area […]

Candidates Corner–Why Ginger Gherardi makes sense for Santa Paula’s City Council

Candidates Corner–Why Ginger Gherardi makes sense for Santa Paula’s City Council

A simple Google search on the words ‘Ginger Gherardi Ventura’ yields about 1, healing 470,000 results. Click on any of the results and you will find a person immersed into large, complex projects with multi-million dollar budgets comprised of public funds involving multiple constituencies and stakeholders. She has crafted budgets, written grant proposals, negotiated contracts, […]

Current Santa Paula Council: Excuses, Excuses Excuses

Current Santa Paula Council: Excuses, Excuses Excuses

The theme of the recent League of Women Voter Candidate Forum should be “excuses, pills excuses”. We heard the following statements from the two incumbent candidates Ralph Fernandez and Bob Gonzales: “Previous councils spent millions but left us nothing” “No one would buy our bonds” “We went to Washington but were turned down twice” “The […]

Santa Paula: Candidates Forum—The Race for City Council

Santa Paula: Candidates Forum—The Race for City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin The Candidate Forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Chamber. Barbara Doyle gave a history of the organization which dates from the 1920’s after the XIX Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. David Maron was the moderator. The six candidates were: Jenny Crosswhite (Ordained Minister), […]