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Santa Paula Council Presented with Fund Dump

Santa Paula Council Presented with Fund Dump

By Sheryl Hamlin Mid-Year Report FY 2016-2017 General Fund Only At the March 6, 2017 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Finance Director Easley told the council that there was a projected deficit in the General Fund. This meeting is reviewed here. Because there was nothing in the March 6, 2017 report about the Enterprise Funds, […]

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

    Higher gas taxes and car registration fees are not the answer We can fix roads without taking more money from hard-working families   Please take a moment to watch this short video on the $52 billion transportation tax increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. Later this week the Legislature is […]

Santa Paula: Inaugural Tax Measure Oversight Commission Chosen

Santa Paula: Inaugural Tax Measure Oversight Commission Chosen

By Sheryl Hamlin Taxing History In 2014, the City Council of Santa Paula approved a ballot measure, Measure F, a one cent sales tax which required monies to be divided into specific percentages for specific beneficiaries. A Specific Tax requires a 2/3 vote to pass. Measure F failed. In 2016, with the financial picture more […]

Santa Paula: Teenager Squats 512 Pounds for World Record

Santa Paula: Teenager Squats 512 Pounds for World Record

By Sheryl Hamlin No, this is not a teaser headline to sell you a fitness regime, but it could be! Santa Paula teenager Thalia Soto has won the International Powerlift League competition for a record setting squat of 512 pounds. Thalia trains at Santa Paula Fitness on Main Street owned and operated by fitness expert […]

ZGlobal Presents: Solar Powered Battery Storage to the Santa Paula Community

ZGlobal Presents: Solar Powered Battery Storage to the Santa Paula Community

 By Sheryl Hamlin The community meeting on March 28, 2017 was noticed here and was reviewed for informational purposes only at a Santa Paula Planning Commission on October 25, 2016. Battery Storage, Load Sharing and the Grid It is fair to say that the Lithium and nickel metal hybrid battery enabled the portable electronic device […]

Meeting Notice: Santa Paula Energy Storage Project (English/Spanish)

Meeting Notice: Santa Paula Energy Storage Project (English/Spanish)

 Notice of Community Meeting (See Below for Spanish Version) There will be a Neighborhood Meeting regarding the proposed Santa Paula Energy Storage Project at 132 North 13th Street in Santa Paula, California. Western Grid Development, LLC (“Western Grid”), a power engineering and energy solution company based out of Folsom, California, is working with the City […]

Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners — Channel Islands National Park hosts Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest Announces Winners — Channel Islands National Park hosts Awards Ceremony in honor of World Water Day

Ventura Water announced the winners of its 5th Annual Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Festival at a free community event at Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center on March 22nd, in celebration of World Water Day. The top 10 water-focused finalist films were presented, followed by the winners of the Audience […]

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 […]