Doug Crosse is an outspoken Simi Valley community leader and former candidate for Simi Valley City Council. As he gets acclimated to the social media world, it’s evident that he has a lot to say about Simi Valley issues. Earlier today, he emailed me an article regarding Mayor Huber’s 20 point plan for Simi Valley. What follows is an excerpt and a link to the full article.
Since the deep recession of the early 1990s triggered by post-Cold War defense cuts, Simi Valley has evolved from industrial center to bedroom community to small-business hub.
Now, Mayor Bob Huber wants to reinvent the city as what you might call Simi Valley 4.0, combining the best parts of its past but bringing more of a startup and tech culture to the region’s second-largest city. He took the wraps off his vision in an Economic Strategic Plan that was presented to City Council on Aug. 13.
The 20-point plan includes developing an online permit process to automate and speed simple projects for homeowners, contractors and small businesses. He also wants to borrow some ideas from San Diego County, which pioneered a concierge style approach to helping property owners and developers navigate the permit process with a one-stop-shopping approach.
Read this article in its entirety by clicking here. Thanks to Doug Crosse for providing the details.