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September 8, 1996
Ten candidates are running for two open City Council seats Nov. 5. Development and preservation of farmland top the list of concerns, with candidates touting their experience in public service in a year when two incumbents chose not to seek reelection. Mayor David M. Smith is retiring from public service and Councilman Mike Morgan is vying for county supervisor. Rick Brush Age: 55 Occupation: Retired Navy commander Education: U.S.
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August 16, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County voters will go to the polls Nov. 5 to cast ballots for California's governorship, four Assembly offices and two congressional seats. But a number of local contests also will be decided. Council races will be held in nine cities, including separate mayoral contests in three. The Ventura County Board of Education will gain two new members, and three seats on the Ventura Community College District Board of Trustees will also be decided.
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November 21, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN
The Camarillo City Council rejected a motion to make pet owners responsible for cleaning up after their animals when they are on public and private property. In a 3-2 vote, council members said it would be difficult to enforce such a law. "If you're going to enforce a law effectively, you need to devote manpower to it," City Manager Bill Little said. "We don't like to put laws on the books that we can't enforce."
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October 25, 2000
I was disappointed that The Times endorses Mike Morgan instead of Kathy Long for District 3 county supervisor. Your logic escapes me. The way I see it, Camarillo lost about $25 million on Morgan's watch. Although he has never accepted any responsibility for the loss, you excuse him by noting that he helped hire a competent city manager in the wake of it. I understand that the Camarillo City Council regularly received investment reports from the city treasurer who made the faulty investments leading to the loss, and those reports continually showed an unchanging value for those investments.
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January 26, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS
The Camarillo City Council will consider Wednesday a proposal to develop a residential project and golf course on a hilly, 236-acre parcel that includes a 168-acre citrus orchard. Camarillo-based developer Knightsbridge Holdings Inc. has proposed to build 302 housing units and an 18-hole golf course that would be open to the public on the property north of Wright Road at Beardsley Road.
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July 13, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
The Camarillo City Council has accepted a report by a community group that calls for preserving the city's small-town character and limiting commercial development. The long-awaited report by the 42-member community goals committee recommends that the city maintain its greenbelts and establish a municipal golf course. The report also says farmland should only be developed when alternative sites cannot be found.
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December 16, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
Despite requests from numerous property owners to delay imposing sharp fees for a long-planned freeway ramp, the Camarillo City Council has agreed to form a special district to pay for the $5.3-million project. The unanimous decision came after several property owners within the boundaries of the proposed 700-acre district off Lewis Road complained that the city was charging too much. "It's a good thing," Camarillo architect Mark Pittman said about the offramp.
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July 3, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER
The Camarillo City Council has approved a $22.6-million budget that includes major street improvements, plans for a curbside recycling program and a new police station. The budget, which shows a 19% increase over last year's $19-million plan, calls for a new four-tiered water billing system that penalizes residents for wasting water. But residents who cut back their water use by at least 10% will see no increase in their monthly bills, City Manager J. William Little said.
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February 14, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Four more people have taken out nomination papers for the City Council special election in June. Ned Chatfield, Christopher Valenzano, Michael Timothy Flynn and Keith Geller took out the papers this week. They must be submitted to the Camarillo city clerk by March 7 for the candidate to be on the ballot. Chatfield, 78, served on the City Council from 1964 to 1974 and worked for the Los Angeles Fire Department for 31 years.
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June 30, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL
Although statewide economic uncertainties continue to loom, the Camarillo City Council has approved a $33.8-million city budget for the 1995-96 fiscal year, proclaiming the city's financial status as healthy and stable. The council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept the economic package, which contains small increases in hiring and a 2.5% increase in employee salaries--1% of that a cost-of-living increase, City Manager Bill Little said.
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October 18, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its growing high-tech and retail industries and the planned arrival of a new public university, this city is enjoying one of the most prosperous and promising periods in its history. But over the next few years, officials will face tough planning decisions and a pressing need for more affordable housing as the city nears build-out. About 2,200 agricultural and residentally zoned acres within the city that could be developed remain.
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December 14, 1999 | STACY BROWN
With the City Council's decision to allocate $60,000 to improve the sheriff's substation, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has decided to move its crime suppression unit to Camarillo next year. Sheriff Bob Brooks had been looking for a more central permanent location for the unit, which was based in Ventura.
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September 27, 1998
I am a sophomore at Adolf Camarillo High School. I have many concerns about Longs Drugs' plan to build a store that would sell liquor across the street from our school, which the Camarillo City Council has approved. If the City Council does not think kids will find a way to get alcohol they are wrong. I have seen how sneaky kids can be, and there are many ways to get alcohol purchased for them. I am proud to go to a school that promotes a Safe and Sober After-Prom Party. When City Council members vote again on approval of a liquor license at this location, I sincerely hope they will reconsider their decision--for all the children of Camarillo.
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July 24, 1998 | JENNIFER KNIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying they were following the wishes of their constituents, the City Council has voted unanimously to place a local growth-control initiative on the November ballot. But the council split 3 to 2 Wednesday night when it came to adding an amendment that would void the initiative in the event that a similar countywide Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources measure fails.
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May 6, 1998
Kudos to the city leaders of Ventura for having the courage to vote for redesigning the E.P. Foster Library among many other projects. As a member of the Friends of the Camarillo Library, I talked to many patrons at the Friends' book sale in April. The majority of those attending believed the Camarillo City Council was supporting the library financially on an annual basis. Wake up, citizens! The Camarillo City Council does not acknowledge any financial responsibility for our Camarillo library.
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March 14, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
Camarillo City Councilman Stan Daily has announced he will not seek reelection in November. Daily said after 38 years of public service, including an 18-year term on the Oxnard Harbor District, he would like to spend more time with his wife and family. "Life is very tenuous and you might as well enjoy it while you can," Daily said. "I think I made the right decision, but it's hard because [politics] has been my whole life," he said.
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June 30, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
The Camarillo City Council has renewed the city's contract with Laidlaw Transit Inc., despite complaints from residents about bus breakdowns. The council voted last week to extend the three-year contract for another year until city transportation officials decide how they will change the city's bus service to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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October 23, 1990 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when environmental candidates are making strong political gains in Ventura County, slow-growth has become the buzzword in the Camarillo City Council election. All but one of the eight candidates vying for three council seats on Nov. 6 have billed themselves as strong opponents of growth. The exception is Mayor Charlotte Craven, who says she supports moderate development. Craven is seeking her second term on the five-member council.
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February 11, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Camarillo City Council has already said it supports an ordinance that would require voter approval to develop farmland or open space annexed to the city. But whether that support should be contingent upon the success of a similar countywide farmland-protection measure is among the issues the council will debate at its meeting tonight. "The question is whether we want to tie our hands voluntarily if the county isn't," said City Manager Bill Little.
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January 28, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A majority of City Council members said Tuesday they will support a proposed measure to limit growth in the city. The proposal, which could be adopted by the City Council or put before voters, is one of several such measures in Ventura County inspired by a proposed countywide measure known as Save Our Agricultural Resources, or SOAR.
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