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Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

Supervisor Bennett Forum: Connecting to State Water

By Sheryl Hamlin About sixty attendees of Supervisor Bennett’s March 22, 2017 water forum quietly digested the complex material presented by the panel during the allotted two hour time period. Supervisor Bennett asked the audience by a show of hands how many had attended the previous water forum on desalination. Most raised their hands. Read […]

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

By Sheryl Hamlin More Details Emerge about Annexation to Ventura County Fire District In an oral presentation, Chief Araiza informed the council of the following: LAFCO requires large fees for the annexation which the county will pay, unless the annexation does not go to fruition. By the April 3rd meeting, he will present more details […]

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

Santa Paula: Agreement Reached in Historic Hardison Property Lawsuit

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 2.10B on the Consent Calendar of the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting was described as follows: Approval of a Settlement Agreement in San Buenaventura Conservancy, et al. v. City of Santa Paula, et al. – Ventura Superior Court Case No.56-2016-00487940-CU-WM-OXN An item on the Consent Calendar is deemed non-controversial […]

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

 By Sheryl Hamlin Opened two years ago on a rainy day, the Valley Transit has not developed a following. Testimony at the Ventura County Transit Commission’s 2017 Unmet Transit Needs meeting held at the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting agreed that the Valley Transit did not provide reliable transit. Issues such as unreliable […]

OffShore Wind Energy in California: First Permit Request Filed

OffShore Wind Energy in California: First Permit Request Filed

By Sheryl Hamlin Triggered by a lease application from Trident Winds in January 2016, Governor Brown requested the formation of the California Renewable Energy Task Force, whose first meeting was held in conjunction with the BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management), a federal energy agency, in October 2016. The lease request was submitted to BOEM […]

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

Reverend Vincent: Faith and Governance

By Sheryl Hamlin Reverend Audrey Vincent’s invocation for the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting set an inspiring tone for what turned out to be a very somber meeting with a council and city facing numerous financial headwinds. Click here for a report of that meeting. In times when messages of faith are diminishing […]

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

Santa Paula Council: More Bad Financial News

By Sheryl Hamlin The following discussion items are presented in order of appearance at the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting. To watch the video and see the reports, click here. Citizen Questions Undocumented Reclassification of Expenses in Audited Financial Statements Without a note in the Audited Financial Statements or a reconciliation of […]

Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

Is Ventura County’s public transit system meeting your needs? Comment Period Extended

Help us to understand your transit needs, Ventura County! VCTC wants your input. Would you like to expand existing bus and dial-a-ride service? Add new bus routes? Your feedback will help Ventura County’s transit operators understand where you need to go and how to help you get there. Make your voice heard at our February […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves New Commercial Drilling Business

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 8A. 2016-CDP-05 Ventura Directional Drilling has chosen Santa Paula for a new location at 17902 East Telegraph Road, a parcel that was annexed into Santa Paula in 2013 with the East Gateway annexation. At that time, the zoning was changed to Highway Commercial. From the East Area Two documents, the .93 […]

VCGC: Private Tour of Eden Gardens in Moorpark and April Meeting Notice

VCGC: Private Tour of Eden Gardens in Moorpark and April Meeting Notice

 By Sheryl Hamlin About 30 members and guests of the Ventura County Garden Club (VCGC) met at Eden Gardens in Moorpark on a sunny, cool first Wednesday in March 2017. Eden Gardens is a garden themed event space of about two acres that was created over a four-year period. The owners imported 900 trees, plants […]