City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

ClTY OF FILLMORE ClTY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 5,2012 3:00 P.M.
FILLMORE ClTY HALL CENTRAL PARK PLAZA 250 CENTRAL AVENUE FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call: Councilmembers Steve Conaway, A. Eduardo Gonzalez, Brian Sipes,
Mayor Pro Tem Jamey Brooks and Mayor Gayle Washburn
4. Public Comments
5. Closed Session
A. Public Employee Appointment (Gov't Code s54957) -Title: City Attorney.
6. Adjournment: City Council adjourns. The next City Council meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall,
250 Central Avenue.
I i Agenda Posted: June 28, 2012, 500 p.m

 


 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on Arizona’s SB 1070:

“It is a sad time in America when Arizona and other states feel the need to pass their own illegal immigration laws in light of the federal government’s failure to enforce federal laws on the books.

“Arizona’s law mirrored federal law. In striking down three provisions of the law, the court ruled today that Arizona may not fill the breach caused by the federal government’s failure to enforce immigration laws, which it did when the federal government’s failure to act placed the state’s citizens in danger and hurt its citizens’ ability to get jobs.

“To make matters worse, after the court upheld Arizona’s right to have police officers check the immigration status of drivers during traffic stops if they had a reasonable suspicion they were in the country illegally, the president further interfered with Arizona’s right to protect its citizens by declaring that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would no longer cooperate with local law enforcement.

“In the past several months, President Obama has unilaterally made it possible for more than a million illegal immigrants to continue to take American jobs by removing them from deportation proceedings and giving them working papers. Instead of putting more Americans on the unemployment line, President Obama should be enforcing federal immigration laws and cooperating with the states so Arizona’s SB 1070 and other protective state laws would be unnecessary.”

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY OF FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 6:30 P.M.
FILLMORE CITY HALL CENTRAL PARK PLAZA 250 CENTRAL AVENUE FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA
1. Call to Order:
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call: Councilmembers Steve Conaway, A. Eduardo Gonzalez, Brian Sipes, Mayor Pro Tem Jamey Brooks and Mayor Gayle Washburn
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Presentations and Announcements
A. Eagle Scout Proclamation for Sean Thomas Chandler
6. Public Comments
7. Consent Calendar
Recommendation for Items A. through E. is to Approve.
A. Warrant List for JUNE 26, 2012.
B. Adoption of Resolution No. 12-3358, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF VENTURA TO CONSOLIDATE A FILLMORE MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF SAID CITY TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012, WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON SAID DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 23302; AND AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO UTILIZE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 15651(A) AND RESOLVE THE TIE VOTE BY LOT.
C. Adoption of Resolution CONTINUED »

 

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Ventura County Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark A. Lunn announced today the final election results for the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election with 100% of precincts reporting. This election was certified 6 days prior to the 28 day certification deadline of July 3, 2012.

Final results revealed a 32.9% voter turnout. Lunn stated, “We know we've done our job when we are able to process all of the voted ballots and give every registered voter an opportunity to cast their vote. We were well prepared to conduct this election.”

A total of 133,800 ballots were cast this election. This included 80,917 Vote By Mail ballots and 52,883 ballots cast at 361 polling places throughout the County.

Lunn also attributed the success of this election to the coordinated efforts of his dedicated election team, which included more than 1,500 citizens who volunteered to work the polls on Election Day.
“I am so grateful to all our pollworkers,” Lunn stated. “They are the unsung heroes of every election.”

For questions, please call the Ventura County Elections Division at (805) 654-2664.

 


 

SACRAMENTO, CA – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s approval of a budget bill:

“Rather than deal with reality, the Legislature has once again sent a fantasy budget to the Governor.

“This fantasy budget foolishly assumes overtaxed Californians will vote this November to send even more of their hard-earned dollars to Sacramento.

“When voters approved Proposition 25, they didn’t anticipate it would allow one party to make all major budget decisions in secret. Not only were Republicans shut out of the process, but so was the public.

“Rather than make real reforms to increase private sector paychecks, this budget plan relies on taxes, borrowing and gimmicks to keep legislators’ paychecks flowing.

“The Governor should veto this budget, scrap his proposed $50 billion tax hike and propose a new plan that requires government to live within its means.”

Elected in November 2010, George Runner represents more than nine million Californians as a member of the State Board of Equalization. For more information, visit www.boe.ca.gov/Runner.

 

State Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Democrat’s budget:

“Despite repeated assurances that the budget process would be public and transparent, the Democrat majority has been meeting behind closed doors and it is clear that this budget is composed almost entirely of gimmicks and with the assumption that the proposed tax increases will be approved by voters in the November General Election.

“Earlier this week, Governor Brown called the Democrat budgets’ plan ‘structurally imbalanced.’ Their $16.2 billion solution to fix the deficit includes approximately $14.9 billion (93 percent) in tax increases and gimmicks, and only about $1.3 billion (7 percent) of real spending reductions.

“This budget plan contains none of the Governor’s pension reforms necessary to address the unsustainable cost of public pensions that are bankrupting the state and local governments. And it continues to erode money for critical services like education and public safety.

“The Democrat majority has the decision making authority to craft a balanced budget, yet, they play shell games and blame Republicans for blocking their never-ending efforts to raise taxes. Neither does anything to bridge the state budget gap or inspire public confidence in the Legislature’s ability to function.

“Public opinion polls have shown a steady decline in support for the tax measures. Californians are tired of their taxes being raised and they don’t trust lawmakers to spend tax revenues responsibly.

“It is time for politicians in Sacramento to bite the bullet and make those tough, but necessary, cuts to balance the state’s budget.”

Senator Sharon Runner represents the residents of the Seventeenth Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern and San Bernardino Counties. Contact her office at 916-651-4017, or via email at senator.runner@sen.ca.gov.

 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

NOTICE AND CALL OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FILLMORE ClTY COUNCIL
Tuesday, JUNE 19, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Fillmore City Hall
250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, California

TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE ClTY COUNCIL OF THE ClTY OF FILLMORE
AND THOSE REQUESTING NOTICE OF SUCH MATTERS:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to California Government Code Section
54956, the City Council has called a Special Meeting of the Fillmore City Council to be
held on Tuesday, JUNE 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City
Hall, 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, California. Said Special Meeting is for the purpose
of, and to consider the business on the attached agenda.

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City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY OF FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING & BUDGET WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 6:30 P.M. FILLMORE CITY HALL CENTRAL PARK PLAZA 250 CENTRAL AVENUE FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA
1.
Call to Order: 6:30 P.M.
2.
Pledge of Allegiance
3.
Roll Call: Councilmembers Conaway, Gonzalez, Sipes, Mayor Pro Tem Brooks and Mayor Washburn
4.
Approval of Agenda
5.
Presentations and Announcements
A.
Erik Sternad, Interface 211 Services
B. CONTINUED »

 
Offering Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act as an Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — I want to thank Chairman McKeon and also Ranking Member Smith for their hard work putting this bill together.

My amendment, which is included in the en bloc, will address the repercussions of the expansion of sea otters into Southern California coastal waters. With the official termination of the sea otter containment zone by the Fish and Wildlife Service, sea otters will begin to migrate south. As they do this, they will be invading U.S. Naval testing areas.

While I fully support the recovery efforts of the sea otter, this does not have to happen at the expense of our national security.

By creating ‘Military Readiness Areas’ around San Nicolas Island, San Clemente Island, and the shores off of Camp Pendleton, sea otters will be able to expand their range. At the same time, the Navy will be able to maintain their incidental taking exemption, which allows the Navy to continue their operations off the Southern California coast without harming our national security.

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Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement

Hearing on H.R. 3039, THE “Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act of 2011”

(As prepared)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, we are conducting a hearing on H.R. 3039, the Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act. This legislation raises important issues, including how we balance our nation’s security and counter-terrorism efforts with our desire to encourage increased tourism and more visitors from foreign countries.

H.R. 3039 requires the Secretary of State to process visas for Chinese, Indians and Brazilians within 12 days. The bill also requires the Secretary to conduct a pilot program using videoconferencing to interview visa applicants. Supporters believe videoconferencing should be used in remote areas far from a U.S. consulate office.

The bill also allows the Secretary to increase the period of visa validity for individuals from a certain country regardless of the reciprocal visa validity period for Americans traveling to that country.

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SACRAMENTO, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced two bills to help tenants who suddenly find themselves with the possibility of being displaced because of a foreclosure passed the Assembly and Senate. The bills are part of the Attorney General's proposed California Homeowner Bill of Rights.

Assembly Bill 2610 (Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley) and Senate Bill 1473 (Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley) will require purchasers of foreclosed homes to give tenants at least 90 days before starting eviction proceedings.

"Tenants are unsuspecting victims in the mortgage and financial crisis," said Attorney General Harris. "They pay rent on time but may suddenly find themselves forced to move. These bills will give tenants important rights and fair treatment when they live in a rental that is under threat of foreclosure."

Under the bills, if the tenant has a fixed-term lease, the new owner must honor the lease unless the owner demonstrates that certain exceptions intended to prevent fraudulent leases apply.

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Senator Alex Padilla
Senator Alex Padilla

Sacramento, CA – The State Senate today passed SB 1160 authored by Senator Alex Padilla with unanimous bipartisan support 32 to 0. SB 1160 would protect California consumers by preventing the arbitrary interruption of communication services. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

“For decades, California law has required a court order to interrupt or shut down traditional telephone service. SB 1160 would extend these protections to the modern telecommunication networks and preempt any local government or agency policy that allows shut down of service without court review,” said Senator Alex Padilla.

“Open and available communication networks are critical to public safety and a key element of a free and open society. SB 1160 will protect our right of free speech,” added Padilla

In August of 2011, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency (BART) shut down mobile services during public protests. Following the shut down, BART’s Board adopted a policy allowing an interruption of telecommunication services under certain circumstances. SB 1160 would protect the public’s access to 911 services and the right to use communication networks for any lawful communications. The bill’s provisions would be technology neutral and would apply to any service used for calling 911, including wireless and Internet-based services. This bill would maintain the statewide standard allowing service interruption only as directed by a court order based on probable cause and would preempt conflicting local policies.

Senator Alex Padilla, 39, graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves on the Board of MIT. He is Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and represents the more than 900,000 residents of the 20th State Senate District which includes most of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. You can find more information about Senator Padilla at his website or follow him at his Fan Page on facebook.

 
Offering Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act as an Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— I want to thank Chairman McKeon and also Ranking Member Smith for their hard work putting this bill together.

My amendment, which is included in the en bloc, will address the repercussions of the expansion of sea otters into Southern California coastal waters. With the official termination of the sea otter containment zone by the Fish and Wildlife Service, sea otters will begin to migrate south. As they do this, they will be invading U.S. Naval testing areas.

While I fully support the recovery efforts of the sea otter, this does not have to happen at the expense of our national security.

By creating ‘Military Readiness Areas’ around San Nicolas Island, San Clemente Island, and the shores off of Camp Pendleton, sea otters will be able to expand their range. At the same time, the Navy will be able to maintain their incidental taking exemption, which allows the Navy to continue their operations off the Southern California coast without harming our national security.

Further, while implementing CONTINUED »

 
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement

Hearing on H.R. 3039, THE “Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act of 2011”

(As prepared)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, we are conducting a hearing on H.R. 3039, the Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act. This legislation raises important issues, including how we balance our nation’s security and counter-terrorism efforts with our desire to encourage increased tourism and more visitors from foreign countries.

H.R. 3039 requires the Secretary of State to process visas for Chinese, Indians and Brazilians within 12 days. The bill also requires the Secretary to conduct a pilot program using videoconferencing to interview visa applicants. Supporters believe videoconferencing should be used in remote areas far from a U.S. consulate office.

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Written By U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

There shouldn’t be any secret to securing the Hispanic vote. Hispanic voters want the same things all American voters want: Job security and opportunities for themselves, their children and their grandchildren.

Reaching out to the Hispanic population to gain their vote does not mean granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. It means to treat Hispanic citizens and legal residents the same as the rest of their American brethren.

MALDEF, LULAC, La Raza and other pro-illegal immigration groups want unfettered illegal immigration for their own selfish reasons, not to help Hispanic U.S. citizens and legal residents. These groups are not pro-Hispanic. They are pro-illegal immigration. And, despite the rhetoric spouted by pro-illegal immigration groups, Hispanics do not want open borders, because Hispanics need the jobs that illegal immigrants take from them.

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Committee with Bi-partisan Support

SACRAMENTO, CA – A package of bills authored by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) today passed out of the Appropriations Committee with bi-partisan support. Designed to help returning military veterans find jobs when they return from overseas, as well as to help them vote while away, these bills represent a commitment to the men and women who guard our freedom.

As California struggles to recover from lingering effects of the recession, the flood of experienced returning veterans represents both a tremendous resource for our economic growth, as well as a potential economic hazard if they are allowed to remain unemployed.

“The rate of unemployment for California’s military veterans is as high as 20 percent,” said Assemblyman Gorell. “We have an obligation to help these men and women find jobs and transition back into our economy. These bills create a one-stop shop for veterans seeking benefits and support at the California Department of Veteran Affairs, where most veterans call to seek help.”

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Eager to host Amazon warehouses and receive a cut of the tax on sales to customers statewide, two California cities are offering Amazon most of the tax money they stand to gain.

Written By Marc Lifsher

PATTERSON, CA - Amazon.com Inc. for years has fought government efforts to tax e-commerce. Now it's poised to pocket millions of dollars in sales taxes paid by California customers.

As part of a pact reached last year with state lawmakers, some online retailers agreed to begin collecting sales taxes this fall. About half of the projected $316 million raised in the first full year is expected to come from merchandise sold by Amazon, which is also setting up two California fulfillment centers that will employ at least 1,000 workers each.

San Bernardino and Patterson, where the centers will be located, will gain not only jobs but also a tax bonanza: Sales to Amazon customers throughout California will be deemed to take place there, so all the sales tax earmarked for local government operations will go to those two cities. It's a windfall so lucrative — about $8 million a year initially for each city — that local officials are preparing to give Amazon the lion's share of their take as a reward for setting up shop there.

Talks with Amazon... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amazon-sales-taxes-20120520,0,4308...

 
Oregon girls soccer team became ill from reusable grocery bag

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Moorpark) said Thursday now that there’s a documented case where a contaminated reusable bag has made people sick, it’s time to start raising public awareness about the potential health hazards. Strickland is the author of SB 1106, a measure that would have required the State of California to conduct a public awareness campaign and further tests of reusable bags. The measure was defeated two weeks ago by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Oregon public health officials have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that infected members of a Beaverton, OR girls' soccer team after they shared cookies that had been transported in the grocery bag. The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010. At the tournament, half of the team got sick with symptoms of the bug, which often resemble the "stomach flu," including vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.

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Assembly Bill 1929 Approved Unanimously by Elections Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation designed to reform California’s current antiquated voting process for military service members who are currently deployed overseas passed unanimously out of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee today. AB 1929, authored by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo), seeks to bring California into the 21st century and utilize technology to improve a system that regularly results in lost or late ballots and military votes arriving in county elections offices too late to be counted.

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Encourages residents to register before the deadline

Ventura, CA – Ventura County Clerk and Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark A. Lunn today announced the deadline to register to vote in the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election.

“The deadline to register to vote in this election is just around the corner,” said Lunn. “I encourage eligible voters to register before the deadline to ensure that their voice gets heard and their vote gets counted.”

The last day to register to vote for the June 5, Presidential Primary Election is Monday, May 21. The completed voter registration forms must be postmarked by Monday, May 21.

Residents may register at the Ventura County Elections Division, located in the Ventura County Government Center: Hall of Administration, 800 South Victoria Avenue., Ventura. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For added convenience, voters may also fill out registration forms online at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ and mail the completed forms to the Ventura County Elections Division.

Registration forms are also available throughout the County at city halls, post offices, libraries, chambers of commerce, and fire stations.

For more information, please visit our website: http://recorder.countyofventura.org/registration.htm.