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Santa Paula Begins Fire Station Land Swap

Santa Paula Begins Fire Station Land Swap

by Sheryl Hamlin On October 21, 2020, Santa Paula began the process of finalizing the two VCFPD (Ventura County Fire Protection District) stations which were envisioned in the annexation MOA between Santa Paula and County Fire. The annexation MOA called for the City to transfer the 10th street station to VCFPD and VCFPD would lease […]

Santa Paula: Ventura County Fire Protection District Quarterly Report

Santa Paula: Ventura County Fire Protection District Quarterly Report

By Sheryl Hamlin Item Number 10 in the Consent Calendar was the Ventura County Fire Protection District Quarterly Report. Council Member Crosswhite asked for the item to be pulled because she had questions. Chief Monday approached the dais to answer the questions. Chief Monday, VCFPD Council Member Crosswhite indicated that the report included incident stats […]

Santa Paula: Introducing the Ventura County Fire Protection District

Santa Paula: Introducing the Ventura County Fire Protection District

By Sheryl Hamlin Chief McNeil, who is the new chief for Santa Paula, described the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) plan as “professional, progressive, sustainable fire services”, a plan which includes the following: Plan of Service: VCFPD Chief McNeil presented the following organization noting there are three battalion chiefs and 9 fire professionals at […]

Santa Paula: Historic Fire Station Renovation and Memorial Park

Santa Paula: Historic Fire Station Renovation and Memorial Park

By Sheryl Hamlin Carlos Juarez, retired former SPPD Lt, and Gary Nasalroad, former Planning Commissioner and board member of American in Bloom, presented a plan to continue renovation of the historic fire station on 8th Street and Santa Barbara with the addition of a 9/11 Memorial Park to the west of the building. Carlos Juarez(top) […]

Santa Paula: Council Approves Fire District Annexation MOA

Santa Paula: Council Approves Fire District Annexation MOA

By Sheryl Hamlin The April 10, 2018 Santa Paula Council meeting to discuss the Ventura County Fire Protection District annexation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was populated with many uniforms and a few citizens. City Attorney Cotti explained that the annexation per se had already been decided and approved in concept. The exercise for tonight’s meeting, […]

LAFCO: Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

LAFCO:  Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

By Sheryl Hamlin At approximately one hour and ten minutes into the meeting, Commissioner Zaragosa asked Kai Luoma, the LAFCO Executive Director, the following: What is LAFCO being asked to do today? Is it financing? MOU? (1:17:16 on video.) Mr. Luoma answered that Levels of Service (LOS) must be maintained and that the “enhanced level […]

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

Santa Paula: Taxes, Limoneira and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin Property Taxes and Ventura County Fire Department The issue of annexation to the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) moved forward with more numbers relating to property tax and the sharing of Santa Paula’s revenue with the VCFPD. A concept called ‘realized property tax revenues’, which consultant Mike Sedell had alluded to […]

Santa Paula: Unsolvable Structural Deficit

Santa Paula: Unsolvable Structural Deficit

By Sheryl Hamlin The City Council of Santa Paula should not have been surprised when former Simi Valley City Manager Mike Sedell stated at the June 17, 2017 special Saturday meeting that there was a structural deficit. The previous consultant Dr. Gardner had told the council on two occasions there was a structural deficit: December […]

Santa Paula: Elusive Fiscal Sustainability

Santa Paula: Elusive Fiscal Sustainability

 By Sheryl Hamlin The two major items on the Santa Paula City Council agenda for May 25, 2017 Special Meeting were intertwined fiscally. Hence there was discussion about which item should be presented first: the FY 2017-2018 Budget or the Annexation into the Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD). The budget was presented first followed […]