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The Lompoc City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss the city's allocation of American Rescue Plan Act relief funds.
Lompoc Fire Capt. Jeff Edman's 31-year career at the department ended with a puff of smoke.
The Santa Maria City Council will meet at Santa Maria City Hall on Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic no one will be allowed into the council chambers.
A couple dozen Lompoc residents participated in a “Peace Rally” on Tuesday night in the courtyard outside City Hall. The aim of the event, which began around the same time as that night’s City Council meeting, was to send a message to city leaders that community members are fed up with the ongoing violent crime, and it also served as a public show of support for the Lompoc Police Department.
The races are now set for the Nov. 3 election following last week’s passage of the filing deadline. Gilda Cordova, who was appointed to her District 1 City Council seat in January 2019, will run unopposed to maintain that seat, while District 4 Councilman Jim Mosby will face off against challenger Jeremy Ball. The lone other city race will involve two familiar faces, as District 2 Councilman Victor Vega, who has two years remaining on his current term, will seek to supplant Mayor Jenelle Osborne, who is running for re-election.
After spending the past 19 months as an appointee on the Lompoc City Council, Gilda Cordova said she had learned a lot about her hometown and …
More than two dozen Lompoc residents, many with signs expressing displeasure with fireworks, rallied outside City Hall ahead of Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council. Once the meeting began, most of them filed inside to voice their concerns and call on the governing body to ramp up enforcement of fireworks violations and to reintroduce a complete ban on all fireworks in the city.
Santa Maria city crews on Wednesday replaced the rope on the flagpole in front of City Hall that was damaged during last month's civil unrest.
The Lompoc City Council this month directed staff to prepare a Community Benefits Agreement that the city will look to enter into with Strauss Wind, LLC, the developer behind the 100-megawatt Strauss Wind Energy project that is planned for the ridgetops near the end of San Miguelito Road. The pact is likely to include a substantial payment to the city, if certain conditions are met.