Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula is proud to announce that the Military Banner Program is back!
The "Santa Paula Salutes" Military Banner Program was established several years ago by the City of Santa Paula to honor and recognize military personnel from Santa Paula. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, budget constraints, and staffing issues, the program has been on pause for the past few years.
It is now back with a new, modern banner design that features a photograph of the service member. The City has also expanded qualification criteria. In the past, the program only honored active service members. To qualify for the new program, honorees must be a current or past resident of Santa Paula, and either an active duty service member, inactive or retired service member, or fallen service member.
Applications will be processed and banners will be installed on a quarterly basis (every 3 months). Applicants must pay a fee of $124.50. Applicants must pay this fee once every three years to reserve your banner location. The City will cover ongoing maintenance to the banner and hardware should either get damaged due to weather conditions.
The military banners will be displayed on an ongoing basis along 10th Street south of Main Street, and along Mill Street south of Main Street (see map). There are a total of 46 available pole locations for military banners. Banners will be installed on a first-come, first-served basis. Banner applications and payments must be received one month in advance of each end of quarter to be installed in that quarter.
Those interested in ordering a banner can go to tinyurl.com/4u273dur or visit City Hall to place your order in-person. Please note all payments must be cash or check, and must be mailed or submitted in-person at City Hall.
Read the full bilingual press release here...