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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. So, Simi Valley is not actually refusing to enforce SB54 at this time, but rather is supporting […]

“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 […]

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley City Council voted 5 to 0 to adopt the 2016-17 budget along with the five year capital improvement budget. Staff_Report – Budget With property tax revenue up staff projected a 4.1% increase in the General Fund revenues for Simi Valley for a total of $65,319,600. There are 87 projects […]

Simi Valley Residents Protest Planned Opening of Residential Detox Facility

Simi Valley Residents Protest Planned Opening of Residential Detox Facility

Last December, when residents in a quiet section of Simi Valley known as the “Texas tracts” learned that a residential drug and alcohol detox facility was moving into their neighborhood, they were concerned and in some cases appalled that a for profit business could simply buy a house in a residential area, get a license […]

Simi Valley Council votes to disallow Commercial marijuana growing in City

Simi Valley Council votes to disallow Commercial marijuana growing in City

By Debra Tash At their first meeting of 2016, the Council voted unanimously to take up the Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend the City’s  zoning code to disallow any commercial marijuana growing in Simi Valley along with permits for dispensaries.Staff_Report–Simi.Valley.Marijuana Several cities within Ventura County are considering similar measures, motivated by the the State’s passage […]

Simi Valley City Council takes Chickens off the table

Simi Valley City Council takes Chickens off the table

By Debra Tash The City Council revisited the issue of chicken keeping at their October 12th meeting. Teen 4H’er  Hannah Nandoor brought up the issue at the July 21st 2014 meeting during public comments because she wasn’t allowed to keep chickens in her Simi Valley neighborhood.   This young suffragette for chickens swayed the Council and […]

Simi Valley Council pushes off vote on two issues: Term Limits and Selling City’s Recycled Water

Simi Valley Council pushes off vote on two issues: Term Limits and Selling City’s Recycled Water

By Debra Tash Mayor Huber asked staff to study putting term limits for council members on the ballot and let the voters decide whether or not to enact it.  He said, “I was the one who raised the issue as I did in 2011.”  The School Board moved to place term limits for their seats […]

Simi Valley comes through to save the Samaritan Center

Simi Valley comes through to save the Samaritan Center

At their July 21st meeting the Simi Valley Council voted for an aggressive program to alleviate the City’s homeless problem, Citizens Journal story HERE  One of the key elements to the program’s success was the Samaritan Center, which was established in 1994.  The Center would provide the homeless displaced from their illegal encampments with temporary […]

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