2005-06 goals, priorities focus of special Saturday council meeting

May 13, 2005
Santa Paula City Council

Goals and priorities will be the focus of discussion Saturday, when the City Council meets in a special session to address priorities for the coming fiscal year.

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesGoals and priorities will be the focus of discussion Saturday, when the City Council meets in a special session to address priorities for the coming fiscal year. The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 970 E. Ventura Street.The special goal and priority projects for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 meeting will be televised on Adelphia Cable Channel 10; Spanish translation will be available. The public is invited to offer input into what direction the council should take on projects, as well as setting goals for the coming year.
Last year the council set reopening Santa Paula Memorial Hospital as a major goal, one that is on the verge of becoming a reality with the sale of the hospital campus to the County of Ventura. Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, closed since December 2003, is scheduled to open in the fall as an arm of the Ventura County Medical Center.Many goals and priorities are directly rated to city coffers, not a good thing during these times of state cutbacks and economic malaise. The council has already approved budget cuts while trying to garner more revenue - whether through new sources or by boosting existing fees - to overcome an approximately $300,000 shortfall this fiscal year.A project expected to be carried over as a council priority is the continued planning of the new wastewater treatment plant, a project that must be completed by 2008 to avoid hefty state fines. Also expected to be a priority is finding more funding for public safety, specifically to hire additional police officers.



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