Welcome

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All individuals who wish to post to, or comment on, the Blog are required . . . → Read More: Welcome

Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Water management will become an issue of greater and greater importance to the Santa Rosa Valley as Southern California continues to experience years with less and less rain. The California Sustainable Groundwater Act (SGMA) of 2014 requires that high- and medium-priority groundwater basins be managed by a local Groundwater Management Agency (GMA).

In 2015 the . . . → Read More: Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Fire Fee Protest Petitions

The latest from Howard Jarvis Tax Association as of 6/2/16 is:

Petitions: One and Done Once you have filed a timely Petition for Redetermination, you do not need to keep submitting Petitions each year. At first, HJTA advised people to submit a new Petition each year. This was in case the Court only allowed refunds . . . → Read More: Fire Fee Protest Petitions

Fire Fee Protest Status

The Class Action Lawsuit continues.

A recent status report is available here:

http://agalert.com/story/?id=9619

You can keep up with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association actions here:

http://firetaxprotest.org/

The history of SRV Blog entries on this subject is available here: http://www.santarosavalley.us/blog/category/fire-prevention-fee/

National Parks Service Study – Completed

Representative Julia Brownly held a Town Hall earlier this month to present and discuss the final National Parks Study Report. Congressman Adam Schiff who originally requested this study was in attendance. It was not apparent that any Santa Rosa Valley resident other than the author of this post was in attendance.

Information on the results . . . → Read More: National Parks Service Study – Completed

SoCalGas Advanced Metering Project – March 2016

The Southern California Gas Company provides natural gas service to the Santa Rosa Valley. In 2010 they announced, and obtained funding approval for, a project to convert all of the gas meters in their service area to automated reading. Announcement messages discussing the future meter conversion plans were distributed to Santa Rosa Valley Announcements List . . . → Read More: SoCalGas Advanced Metering Project – March 2016

Fire Fee Protest Lawsuit Notice Approved

Following an extended period of negotiating notice provisions, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association (HJTA) has been successful of getting those provisions approved. Here is the HJTA announcement and below is a link to the judge’s ruling granting the motion.

Please note that our neighbor who agreed to stand up and be a Primary Plaintiff (Richard . . . → Read More: Fire Fee Protest Lawsuit Notice Approved

Camrosa Water Use Violation Fees Public Hearing

The Agenda for the Camrosa Water District Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 27th, is available HERE.

The anticipated Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendment to Ordinance 40-10 will be held as part of this meeting. As described before, this amendment is in response to the action by the State to force Water Districts to . . . → Read More: Camrosa Water Use Violation Fees Public Hearing

Camrosa Setting Water Use Violation Fees

The Agenda for the Camrosa Water District Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 13th, is available HERE.

The primary item of importance for most of us is the action to set a Public Hearing for August 27th to accept comments on the Proposed Amendment to Ordinance 40-10, the Ordinance that controls provision of water service. . . . → Read More: Camrosa Setting Water Use Violation Fees

Fire Fee Protest Class Approved

Santa Rosa Road Assessment District Extension

We are coming to the end of the proposed 10 year term of the Assessment District established to support installation, maintenance, and operation of the traffic signals on Santa Rosa Road. Assessment District collections will pay-off the remaining balance on this agreement this tax year.

Part of the original agreement was that the system would . . . → Read More: Santa Rosa Road Assessment District Extension