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Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Mayor Mashburn pushed back against Councilmember Luevanos’s argument in favor of raising the sales tax currently pegged to the State minimum 7.25%. He conceded, however, to requests from Luevanos and Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh, to forward the staff report to Neighborhood Councils for further input. Staff, at Luevanos’s request, […]

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The drama surrounding Simi Councilmember Luevanos’s controversial video on immigration as well as comments concerning an alleged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a nearby business, continued Monday night with more than an hour of public comment and a lengthy discussion by the Council regarding potential action. A […]

A special message from Save California PAC | Recall Ruth

A special message from Save California PAC | Recall Ruth

As covered at Save California, Simi Valley City Councilmember Ruth Luevanos, who used city resources to create and post a video encouraging illegal aliens to avoid ICE and obstruct justice (while seated in front of a defaced US flag), has been served with a Notice of Intent to Recall signed by 27 Simi Valley registered […]

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

Simi Councilwoman Luevanos Served Recall Notice

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley resident Joe Piechowski served Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos legal notice of intent to recall during public comment at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Information on the recall effort can be found at recallruth.com. The notice of recall is the first in an eight step process. If 10,999 valid […]

Gun Shows and 5G Cell Towers; Explosive Debates at Simi City Council Monday Night!

Gun Shows and 5G Cell Towers; Explosive Debates at Simi City Council Monday Night!

By Kevin Harris The Simi Valley City Council voted to take no action in response to the County Board’s request for written support for its halting of local gun shows at public facilities, and also voted to try to retain some local support amidst aggressive, federal “cell tower” legislation, during Monday night’s city council meeting. […]

Cannabis Tax; Landscaping; Showing Police Respect… Monday Night’s Simi City Council Meeting

Cannabis Tax; Landscaping; Showing Police Respect… Monday Night’s Simi City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Simi Valley City Council unanimously decided that it will ask voters to consider a commercial cannabis tax during the general election in November. Also passed unanimously during Monday night’s City Council Meeting was a resolution approving local landscaping assessments, and a request by one City Council Member for a new city […]

Simi Valley voted unanimously to support the United States vs CA with an amicus brief.

Simi Valley voted unanimously to support the United States vs CA with an amicus brief.

By George Miller & Marc Langsam In a closed session tonight, the Simi Valley Council voted unanimously 5-0 to file an Amicus brief in support of Jeff Sessions US vs California lawsuit challenging California’s SB54 Sanctuary state policy. City Council Meeting 04/23/2018 (Closed Session starts at 5:30) April 23, 2018 01h 22m Agenda Video So, Simi Valley is […]

“Last Easy Budget” and Updated Simi Facts & Trends discussed at Simi City Council Meeting

“Last Easy Budget” and Updated Simi Facts & Trends discussed at Simi City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Simi City Council approved their “last easy budget” Monday night, after being updated on Ventura County’s latest important trends from the biennial “State of the Region Report,” during the June 12 City Council Meeting.  Money, Money, Money… Item 8A, “New Business,” had a formal title so long, it made one want […]

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

By Kevin B. Harris Like a magician’s “disappearing coin” trick, the Simi Valley City Council quietly authorized a Community Facilities special tax for the Town Center Project when they included the vote as part of a 10-item, “Consent Calendar” single vote on Monday night. They also sorted through the necessary steps to establish a public […]

Simi Valley Council passes Emergency Moratorium on Commercial Marijiuana

Simi Valley Council passes Emergency Moratorium on Commercial Marijiuana

By Debra Tash Simi Valley’s Council considered an emergency moratorium on all marijuana uses, operations and activities and all personal outdoor cultivation. From the agenda: “Consideration of adoption of an urgency ordinance establishing a moratorium prohibiting all marijuana uses, operations, and activities and all personal outdoor cultivation of marijuana within the City, and a determination […]

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