City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009

REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
6:30 P.M.

FILLMORE CITY HALL
CENTRAL PARK PLAZA
250 CENTRAL AVENUE
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA

ITEM REFERENCE**

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Oral

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Oral

3. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Oral
Oral Communications is the time for citizen presentations or comments on items not on the agenda, but within the responsibility of the City Council. Please complete an Audience Participation Form prior to the beginning of oral communications and hand it to the clerk if you wish to speak. Please stay within the time limit indicated by the Mayor. If you wish to speak on an item on this agenda, please fill out an Audience Participation Form and hand it to the clerk prior to that item.

4. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR (6:50p)
4A. Warrant List for February 24, 2009. Copy
4B. Trust Warrant List for February 24, 2009. Copy CONTINUED »

 


 
An urgent message from David Horowitz

Dear Friend,

Radical Muslims are using our court system to try to silence those who expose their terrorist connections. They've done it in Europe and Canada - and now they're trying it here in America.

In the case of investigative reporter Joe Kaufman, so far they've been successful.

Seven Muslim groups claim that Joe is a threat. They convinced a court that Joe "intends to threaten to take unlawful action...cause bodily injury...or threaten Plaintiffs or their members with immediate bodily injury."

On those grounds the court imposed a restraining order on him. And they are suing Joe for defamation to stop him from writing about Muslims in the future and to close down his web sites.

Joe reports and writes for my web site FrontPageMagazine and for his own web sites. He has never threatened a Muslim in his life. But he has exposed facts they want to hide. CONTINUED »

 


 
Press the play button for a Fillmore political cartoon
The City of Fillmore's "Spooky" Hall

 

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City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

Interested in putting your mark on Fillmore? The Fillmore Park & Recreation Commission is soliciting potential names for Fillmore’s new community park, currently being constructed at the corner of C and River Streets.

Submittals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on March 6 and may be turned in at City Hall, attention Recreation Department. The winning entry is scheduled to be announced at the March 24 City Council meeting. The winning entry will receive $50 from the City of Fillmore.

For more information please contact Angela Mumme at 524-1500, extension 214.

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

Persons interested in serving on the City of Fillmore Film Commission are invited to submit an application to the City by March 2.

The Film Commission serves an active role in marketing Fillmore to the film industry as well as helping to develop filming policies for the City. The commission generally meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Film Commissioners also participate in an annual film location exposition, which serves to highlight what Fillmore has to offer to the film industry. Monthly meetings of the five-person commission
generally last about one hour.

Two seats on the commission are open for appointment. Interested residents are asked to obtain a Citizens Advisory Group application and submit it at Fillmore City Hall, attn: Administrative Assistant Angela Mumme, 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, CA 93015. Applications are available at City Hall (at the front desk) and may also be found on the City’s web site at www.fillmoreca.com. Applicants may include a letter of interest with their application. CONTINUED »

 

The County of Ventura proudly sponsors the www.vcmax.org “Reuse, Donate, Recycle” waste reduction program, and encourages residents and business owners to browse through the hundreds of “Available for Reuse” and “Wanted for Reuse” ads posted free of charge on the website. VCMAX, the Ventura County Materials Exchange program, operates like Craigslist; the major difference between the programs is all ads and photographs on the VCMAX website are approved by County staff prior to posting. This is a “safe” site, and there is no charge to place ads. Everything posted on the website is free or reasonably priced. If you find something you like in an ad, just contact the listing party by email or phone, arrange for the swap, and then log back on the VCMAX.org site to confirm the match. Confirmation of matches is very important as it provides the County with the weight of the items swapped for reuse. That tonnage information is totaled at the end of the year and included in mandatory
reports to the California Integrated Waste Management Board to document the County’s waste reduction efforts. CONTINUED »

 

 
Keep The Change
Keep The Change
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City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009

REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
6:30 P.M.

FILLMORE CITY HALL
CENTRAL PARK PLAZA
250 CENTRAL AVENUE
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA

ITEM REFERENCE**

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Oral

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Oral

3. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Oral
Oral Communications is the time for citizen presentations or comments on items not on the agenda, but within the responsibility of the City Council. Please complete an Audience Participation Form prior to the beginning of oral communications and hand it to the clerk if you wish to speak. Please stay within the time limit indicated by the Mayor. If you wish to speak on an item on this agenda, please fill out an Audience Participation Form and hand it to the clerk prior to that item.

4. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR (6:50p)
4A. Warrant List for February 10, 2009. Copy
4B. Trust Warrant List for February 10, 2009. Copy
4C. Minutes of October 17, 2008 Regular City Council Meeting. Copy
4D. Minutes of January 13, 2009 Regular City Council Meeting. Copy
4E. Minutes of January 27, 2009 Regular City Council Meeting. Copy
4F. Acceptance of Improvements for Completed Construction of Route 126 / Memo
Central Avenue Traffic Signal & Intersection Improvement Project. CONTINUED »

 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

Persons interested in serving on the City of Fillmore Parks & Recreation Commission are invited to apply by February 19, 2009.

Adults and youths with an interest in the City’s parks and recreation programs are urged to apply for a seat on the Fillmore Parks & Recreation Commission. The Parks commission generally meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, and makes recommendations and provides input to the City Council on issues concerning the City’s parks, parkland acquisition and development, as well as recreational programs and other offerings. The sevenmember volunteer board consists of five adult voting members and two nonvoting student representatives.

The City is seeking to fill one adult position and two student representative positions. The adult commissioner would be appointed to complete an unexpired term ending June 2009. Student representatives are appointed to serve one-year terms and must be between the ages of 14 and 19 and reside within the boundaries of the Fillmore Unified School District. CONTINUED »

 

 

Senate Budget Committee Vice Chair, Republican Senator Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga, today issued the following statement after the California Employment Development Department announced the state’s unemployment rate reached 9.3 percent in December:

“No one would disagree that California’s economy is struggling and this state is clearly in a recession. As California searches for effective ways to close a projected $42 billion deficit over the next 18 months, several proposals have been put on the table. One proposal is to cut the number of paid holidays, or 1 holiday plus a personal day, given to state employees. Cutting 2 holidays would reduce the number from 13 to 11.

“Keep in mind most employees in the private workforce get six paid federal holidays.

“The proposal would combine Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays into one paid holiday in February and eliminate Columbus Day. That proposal would save the state an estimated $75 million a year. CONTINUED »

 
Senator George Runner
Senator George Runner
Serving the 17th District which incorporates portions of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern counties.

With the seemingly insurmountable budget challenges that face California government today, the many interest groups that depend on government funding are making their case to lawmakers on why they should be exempt from funding cuts. Unfortunately, due to the budget situation, the state can not be all things to all people.

As policymakers, the first programs to cut should be those that are ineffective, duplicative or inefficient. Scarce resources should not be spent on government excess or ineffective programs, especially when we face such a huge budget deficit. Before making important and far reaching decisions regarding funding, lawmakers need to have accurate information. Which brings me to the recent Education Week figures that place California at 47th in the nation in per-pupil funding? (Education Week is a teacher union friendly publication that distributes this report annually.)

The non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office was concerned with the way Education Week calculated the index, and was not confident that these figures accurately reflected California’s per-pupil funding compared with other states. The information that determined how the index was calculated was not available. These figures cannot be taken at face value if the criteria used are either questionable or simply unavailable. CONTINUED »

 
Senator George Runner
Senator George Runner
Serving the 17th District which incorporates portions of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern counties.

Dear friends,

As the Democrat leaders in the Legislature and the Governor continue to espouse the idea of raising taxes in California, it's important to remember just how many taxes we pay on a daily basis.

Income tax, property tax, sales tax and gasoline tax are the obvious ones. But don't forget the sewer tax, storm drain tax, trash tax and state excise tax - the list goes on.

The following video is a sobering reminder that Californians are taxed from sun-up to sun-down.


Sincerely,
Senator George Runner

 
Persons interested in serving on the City of Fillmore Parks & Recreation Commission are invited to apply by February 19, 2009.

Parks & Recreation Commission:
Adults and youths with an interest in the City’s parks and recreation programs are urged to apply for a seat on the Fillmore Parks & Recreation Commission.
The Parks commission generally meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, and makes recommendations and provides input to the City Council on issues concerning the City's parks, parkland acquisition and development, as well as recreational programs and other offerings. The seven-member volunteer board consists of five adult voting members and two non-voting student representatives.
The City is seeking to fill one adult position and two student representative positions. The adult commissioner would be appointed to complete an unexpired term ending June 2009. Student representatives are appointed to serve one-year terms and must be between the ages of 14 and 19 and reside within the boundaries of the Fillmore Unified School District.
Local residents interested in being considered for appointment to either commission must submit a City Commission Application Form no later than 5 p.m. on February 19, 2009 to Angela Mumme, Administrative Assistant, Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, CA. 93015. Applications are available at Fillmore City Hall or on the City's website at www.fillmoreca.com/comfaq.htm
Appointments will be made by the mayor, with approval of the city council, following an interview with and recommendation from the City Council Interview/Selection Committee.
For further information on the application process please call (805) 524-1500, extension 214.

 
Nothing like unbiased coverage in the news...

Inauguration Headlines 4 Years Ago:

"Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops die in unarmored Humvees"

"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"

"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, ordinary Americans get the shaft"

"Bush starts his day with a one hour workout, maybe he should spend more time doing "the nation's work."

Inauguration Headlines This Year:

"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million"

"Obama Spends $120 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

"Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"

"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"

"President of the United States can dedicates himself to a 2 hour morning workout, should inspire every American"

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009

FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009

REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
6:30 P.M.

FILLMORE CITY HALL
CENTRAL PARK PLAZA
250 CENTRAL AVENUE
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

AGENDA

ITEM REFERENCE**

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Oral

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Oral

3. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Oral
Oral Communications is the time for citizen presentations or comments on items not on the agenda, but within the responsibility of the City Council. Please complete an Audience Participation Form prior to the beginning of oral communications and hand it to the clerk if you wish to speak. Please stay within the time limit indicated by the Mayor. If you wish to speak on an item on this agenda, please fill out an Audience Participation Form and hand it to the clerk prior to that item.

4. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR (6:50p)
4A. Warrant List for January 27, 2009. Copy CONTINUED »

 

 
Senator George Runner
Senator George Runner
Serving the 17th District which incorporates portions of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern counties.

SACRAMENTO – Sen. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today commented on the California Sex Offender Management Board's call to repeal residency restrictions set forth by Proposition 83: Jessica's Law, a ballot measure passed by 70 percent of voters in the 2006 election:

"California voters overwhelming adopted the laws that determine where sex offenders are allowed to live. If the Sex Offender Management Board wants to change the will of the voters, then I would expect them to issue a more detailed report that outlines the specific changes they believe should be made to Jessica's Law.

"What SOMB's latest report fails to address is the inclusion of GPS monitoring of California sex offenders, which gives our state a comprehensive approach to residency restrictions – unlike so many other states that just use residency restrictions.

"The report also lacks specific recommendations to improve current California sex offender management policies, which is disappointing; and it's unfortunate that the report omits actual evidence to support the board's idea that sex offender residency laws in California should be abandoned.

"Let's not forget the voters made it clear that they do not believe child molesters should live in close proximity to schools, parks and other places where children play."

 
Senator George Runner
Senator George Runner
Serving the 17th District which incorporates portions of the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura and Kern counties.

SACRAMENTO – Sen. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today released the following statements regarding the Governor's 2009 State of the State speech:

"The Governor mentioned the political catchphrase of 2008: 'change.' The change that California needs to implement is to stop the ongoing cycle of overspending taxpayers' dollars.

"California can beg, steal or borrow $40 billion today, but if we continue to spend with abandon we will be $20 billion in the hole tomorrow.

"Now is the time to live within ours means; we must adopt a spending limit, hold the taxations of our citizens to a minimum and allow government to provide only the most basic needs."

Visit Senator Runner's website at: http://cssrc.us/web/17/