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December 27, 1998
For the county of Ventura, 1998 was the year we finally recognized signs of recovery from the most far-reaching adversity of the past eight years: the economic doldrums of the 1990s. Property values crept back up, home sales exploded, employment levels improved and, for the first time in recent memory, county government realized a budget without serious cutbacks. This is not to say coming years will be easy--therefore my use of the term "signs of recovery." It can be argued that we are not fully recovered from the recession.
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April 28, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Judy Mikels has heard it all before. She's arrogant and inaccessible. She's not supportive of public safety. Each time, the 12-year Ventura County supervisor has beaten back the claims and remained in office. But as her fourth campaign swings into the final weeks before the June primary, Mikels is facing a new line of attack: that she doesn't really live in her Simi Valley district and is coasting through her job.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about bad timing. Just as Ventura County Supervisor Judy Mikels began to focus on higher office, the new chief administrator resigned, saying he'd found overwhelming problems in county government that the Board of Supervisors lacked the political will to fix. For Mikels, that huge dose of bad news came as she was girding for a sprint to the March 7 primary election, and already fighting an uphill battle against Assemblyman Tom McClintock to replace state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks won't have to share her seat on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy with one of her colleagues. On a 3-2 vote, the supervisors agreed that Parks should be the only one to fill the seat. Supervisor Judy Mikels had asked that she be allowed to fill the position for half of the four-year term. But Parks, who won office last year on a slow-growth platform, said her credentials as an open-space advocate make the slot a "good fit" for her.
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January 2, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To prepare for her new job as a Ventura County supervisor, Judy Mikels has spent the past few weeks talking with county department heads, poring over government documents and attending board meetings. "Every time I ask someone a question, I end up with a stack of papers," she said. But Mikels, who will be sworn in Tuesday, doesn't mind. "I love it," she said. "I enjoy the learning curve."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the two Republican candidates walked the shady streets of Simi Valley on a recent weekend, the moderate county supervisor and the conservative state assemblyman both noticed the same thing. Bright blue "Yes on Prop. 22" signs were planted on many front lawns of voters who usually stay home on election day. So Supervisor Judy Mikels and Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge) knocked on those doors too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2002
In the past, I have written some letters to the editor citing the total nonperformance, noninterest of Supervisor [Judy] Mikels, except when it furthers her needs (as in redistricting). We in Somis tried in vain to remove ourselves from her district, only to find she had maneuvered the largest slice of the pie for herself, which included an even larger portion of Somis. She has been absolutely no friend to farmland or to the citizens under her domain. We would like to register a loud go for John Lane for supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000
The Feb. 2 Local Agency Formation Commission hearing on Santa Paula's expansion was a sad example of callous disregard for common sense, integrity and credibility as shown by [Ventura County Supervisor and LAFCO member] Judy Mikels. After an emotional story about her grandmother's mandate that agriculture must be preserved no matter what, Mikels strongly insisted that she "would not put pressure on agriculture" and that "ag land is out of the question." Then, in a stunning display of contradiction, Mikels put forth a motion to include for development 125 acres of agricultural land!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1994
I was glad to read about the success of the Simi Valley Police Department's bicycle patrol detail (June 10). In 1991, while still employed as a Simi Valley police officer, I approached Lt. Neal Rein about the possibility of starting a bicycle patrol detail in the city. Lt. Rein supported the program, and I went to work on putting a plan together. I asked City Council members Judy Mikels and Bill Davis to support my project. Both did so willingly. I was told, however, that the city did not have the money to fund the project at that time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1999
Re "Board OKs Pay Hike, Reverses on Car Allowance," June 23. Thank you, Supervisors Susan Lacey and Kathy Long, for at least thinking about the taxpayers of this county and the needs of libraries, homeless shelters, etc. You were absolutely right to vote no for a raise at this time. When Ventura County has a budget shortfall, it is not the time for supervisors, who already are paid handsomely, to vote themselves an increase. You are to be commended for your sensible thinking. Unfortunately, the other three supervisors--Frank Schillo, Judy Mikels and John Flynn--did not agree with you. They took the approach of "the public be damned" and awarded themselves the raise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2002
In the past, I have written some letters to the editor citing the total nonperformance, noninterest of Supervisor [Judy] Mikels, except when it furthers her needs (as in redistricting). We in Somis tried in vain to remove ourselves from her district, only to find she had maneuvered the largest slice of the pie for herself, which included an even larger portion of Somis. She has been absolutely no friend to farmland or to the citizens under her domain. We would like to register a loud go for John Lane for supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to take advantage of a rift between Supervisor Judy Mikels and the union representing Ventura County sheriff's deputies, a former LAPD officer said Monday he plans to challenge Mikels in next year's election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to continuous attacks by some of her constituents, Ventura County Supervisor Judy Mikels said Tuesday she would consider giving up the eastern portion of the Las Posas Valley under a plan that would reconfigure each of the five supervisors' voting districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heading off a showdown with law enforcement officials, county supervisors on Tuesday postponed a decision to reduce public safety budgets, instead seeking a compromise with the sheriff and district attorney. Making good on his promise to push for cutbacks, Chief Administrative Officer Harry Hufford pointedly told supervisors that funneling millions of dollars into law enforcement hurts all other Ventura County departments and restricts the board's ability to balance the budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000 | HILARY E. MACGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl surged ahead in the 23rd Senate District Democratic primary and claimed victory early Wednesday in the hard-fought campaign, while Assemblyman Jack Scott jubilantly declared a win in the 21st Senate District. "I honestly think we won!" Kuehl told supporters in Santa Monica. With more than half of the precincts reporting, Kuehl led Assemblyman Wally Knox with 50% of the vote, and Scott claimed victory with a 10-point margin over Assemblyman Scott Wildman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the final countdown to the March 7 primary underway, money is pouring into local campaign coffers, highlighting the importance of some area races. Amanda Susskind, running for the Assembly, reported more than $100,000 in contributions from Native American tribes in her latest campaign finance report. Susskind's 42nd Assembly District Democratic primary race is already one of the most expensive primaries of its kind in California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Both of eastern Ventura County's supervisors--Judy Mikels and Frank Schillo--will face opponents this summer who are deeply involved in a set of initiative drives to restrict development on farmland and open space. The deadline to file candidacy papers for the June 2 election passed Friday with only one major new entry. Jon Palo, chairman of Simi Valley's Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources campaign, took out papers and by day's end gathered the 20 signatures needed to make the ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking the offensive in her state Senate primary campaign, Ventura County Supervisor Judy Mikels on Friday declared Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge) a hypocrite who postures as a taxpayer advocate but acts as a spendthrift of public money. Mikels, who trails McClintock badly in fund-raising, accused the veteran assemblyman of allowing his state staff to travel to political events outside his 38th District and charging taxpayers for the trips.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the two Republican candidates walked the shady streets of Simi Valley on a recent weekend, the moderate county supervisor and the conservative state assemblyman both noticed the same thing. Bright blue "Yes on Prop. 22" signs were planted on many front lawns of voters who usually stay home on election day. So Supervisor Judy Mikels and Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge) knocked on those doors too.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the two Republican candidates walked the shady streets of Simi Valley one recent Saturday, the moderate county supervisor and the conservative state Assemblyman both noticed the same thing. Bright blue "Yes on Prop. 22" signs were planted on many front lawns of voters who usually stay home on election day. So Supervisor Judy Mikels and Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Northridge) knocked on those doors too.
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