City and Government

In June 1995, the community of Lindsay was named the only unanimous choice as an All-America City. This extremely prestigious award is given annually to the ten cities in the United States which have provided outstanding examples of community problem solving.

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 251 E. Honolulu Street at 6pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month. For detailed meeting information please click here for council agendas, here to email , or phone (559) 562-7103.

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City Clerk Services

The City Clerk , as historian of the community, is responsible for records retention and the care, custody and control of all official City records.

The Clerk serves each administrative department in the City and is the direct liaison between the City Council and the public.

The Clerk creates, keeps, indexes and retrieves minutes of Council meetings, Ordinances and Resolutions, contracts and bid documents.

The Clerk is Redevelopment Agency Secretary; Secretary to the Finance Authority; the Clerk officiates at all City bid openings ; receives, publishes and files public and legal notices, and records legal documents at the County level.

The City Clerk's office has a Notary Public , accepts subpoenas, and is responsible for registering voters and conducting the municipal election.

City Council

Ramona Villarreal-Padilla - Mayor
Appointed to City Council 01/11

Mayor 12/2012

(Term expires 11/2014)

Ramona Villarreal-Padilla is a former migrant student and is a graduate of Lindsay High School. She continued her education, obtaining a Masters Degree in Family Therapy and is currently working on a Doctoral Degree from Chicago School of Psychology. Currently Ramona works at Lindsay Unified School District as a case manager for the “Supporting Father Involvement” program. She and her husband Lino have four children and two grandchildren.

Ramona has been involved with The Orange Blossom Festival committee, and has coached various city sports, including serving as head coach for the Lindsay High School Cheerleading Squad from 2001-2005. Ramona is a board member for “Healthy Kids, Healthy Lindsay.” She understands the importance of culture, the lived experiences of others, and how they play a critical role in a person's life. Her work involves interacting closely with families to ensure they're successful in life in general. Her passion and dedication are driven by helping students and families reach their greatest potential through education and commitment.

Ramona is also passionate about Lindsay and looks forward to assisting this city with present on-going developments. Some of her long-term community focuses are to have economic growth and engage the youth with more hands-on projects. One of her mottos is to “Shop Lindsay First.” She believes that if we think in this way, we can make a difference in helping our city to continue to prosper. Ramona can be reached at: rpadilla@lindsay.ca.us.

Danny Salinas - Mayor Pro-Tempore
Appointed to City Council 07/01

Elected to City Council 11/02

Mayor Pro-Tempore 12/2012

(Term expires 11/2014)

Danny Salinas is a native of Lindsay and graduated from Lindsay High School in 1983. He and his wife Lisa's family have lived in Lindsay for many years. He worked for ten years as a Officer at Wasco State Prison but a foot injury ended that career. He and his wife own the Uniform Connection and The Embroidery Connection in Porterville.

Danny feels he is open to anyone that has problems or concerns with the direction in which the City is headed. He wants anyone that wants to talk to get in touch with him. He feels one of his strengths is his ability to talk with people. His council goals include more activities and recreational facilities for kids. He feels he can help the City move forward with their plans for city improvements.

He is a Board member the Planning Commission and serves as chairman of the Orange Blossom Festival Committee. Danny can be reached at: dsalinas@lindsay.ca.us.

Pamela Kimball
Appointed to City Council 06/01
Elected 11/04

Mayor Pro Tempore 11/2002-11/2008

(Term expires 11/2016)

Pamela Kimball is a Lindsay native, with family roots in Lindsay going back to 1914. She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1972, and obtained a bachelors degree in humanities from Brigham Young University.

She and her husband Dan have five children and 10 grandchildren. Primarily a homemaker while raising her family, Pam's work experience includes substitute teaching and working in her family's nursery and floral shop. She has given extensive service to her church, and in community organizations including school parent groups and site councils, the Lindsay Community Theater, The Lindsay-Ono Sister City Organization, the Lindsay Strathmore Coordinating Council (an emergency aid organization), and the Lindsay Cultural Arts Council, where she is current president. She is an advocate for the Arts and for the preservation of Lindsay's unique history.

Pam currently serves on the board of directors for Healthy Kids, Healthy Lindsay, and is the City Council's representative to the Tulare County Association of Governments, or TCAG. TCAG is the Council of Governments, Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Measure R (road tax) Authority for Tulare County-helping local governments receive state and federal funding and providing long range planning assistance.

Pam's interests include regional cooperation and planning to solve today's challenges with issues as air quality, water, and farmland preservation; preserving local culture and heritage, and planning for a prosperous future while respecting the environment.

“I see art and heritage activities as a great way to preserve the best of the past, authenticate the present, the project into a thoughtfully planned future. I have a genuine love for Lindsay and the entire San Joaquin Valley, and want this to be a place where my own children would like to live and raise their families. Keeping Lindsay a family friendly place, improving economic outlook, and inviting middle class and higher income residents back into town with some truly innovative projects are among my highest priorities.”

Pam can be reached at: pamkimball@hotmail.com

Rosaena Sanchez
Elected to City Council 11/12

(Term expires 11/2016)

Biography to be provided.

Rosaena can be reached at: rosaena.sanchez@yahoo.com

Steven Mecum

Elected to City Council 11/12

(Term expires 11/2016)

Biography to be provided.

Steven can be reached at: steven.mecum@yahoo.com

The Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone - Lindsay

Commonly Asked Questions
Business Testimonials

The state-designated Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone provides special tax incentives to qualified businesses locating, expanding, or continuing to do business in the city of Lindsay. Incentives include:

  • Hiring Tax credit for hiring qualified employees (up to $37,000 per qualified employee)

  • Sales and Use tax credit for purchasing qualified equipment

  • Accelerated Expense Deductions

  • Net Interest Deduction for lenders

  • 21 day permit fast tracking

  • 5 year – no interest development fee deferral

The Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone program was designed to encourage business investment and employment growth in economically distressed areas of California. Your business may qualify for these incentives if it is located within the Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone boundary. The zone boundary consists of industrial and commercial areas located within the eight incorporated cities of Tulare County, including the city of Lindsay, as well as multiple unincorporated areas. A map of zone boundaries and street ranges can be found at www.sequoiavalley.com. Zone effective date 10/6/2010 and incentives will be available through 10/6/2025.

Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone website : http://sequoia.enterprisezonesoftware.com/

For additional information, contact:

Becky Murphy – 559-562-5945 - City of Lindsay

or

Lori Dunagan – 559-688-3388 x101, Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone Manager


 


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