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Port Hueneme Council Monday: significant job cuts ie. landscaping & lifeguards, more deficits coming

Port Hueneme Council Monday: significant job cuts ie. landscaping & lifeguards, more deficits coming

From PORT HUENEME COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS “Port Hueneme city council meeting Monday March 21st 6:30pm at city hall. Interim city manager, John Baker, has announced he will be reviewing the 2015-17 fiscal budgets. At the last city council meeting he said that the budget review contains a lot of bad news. This means significant job […]

Oxnard Council wants status quo, shorter term, for S.O.A.R. (Save Our Open Space) renewal

Oxnard Council wants status quo, shorter term, for S.O.A.R. (Save Our Open Space) renewal

By George Miller SOAR (Save Open Space & Agricultural Resources) is a very popular initiative that went into effect in most major cities and unincorporated areas of Ventura County in 1998 (read Oxnard SOAR. Read proposed Oxnard SOAR 2050). Designed to avoid the San Fernando-ization of the county and help preserve open space as growth moved out from […]

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

Editor’s note: This has also been a big regional issue, especially in the beach areas: Silverstrand & Hollywood Beaches, Mandalay Bay/Seabridge/Westport, Mandalay Shores and Pierpont Beach and of course Ojai, referenced in the linked article. Homeowners, beware. Property rights advocates say the right to rent is being threatened at the local government level, as cities across […]

Port Hueneme Public Forum For Citizens To Give Input For New City Manager March 29

Port Hueneme Public Forum For Citizens To Give Input For New City Manager March 29

William Avery & Associates is hosting a public forum to discuss the hiring of the next City Manager for Port Hueneme. The purpose of this forum is to give City of Port Hueneme residents and employees an opportunity to offer their opinion on what characteristics and/or qualifications would be acceptable to find the ideal candidate […]

Oxnard accounting meltdown starting to solidify, covered at Fiscal Policy meeting (video included)

Oxnard accounting meltdown starting to solidify, covered at Fiscal Policy meeting (video included)

By George Miller At the 3-9-16 Fiscal Policy Task Force meeting, we received the current audit status and internal audit plan status and were treated to a lively discussion. Audit Status Summary Audit still not complete, potentially inviting more state action, Controller’s audit, breaking bond covenants, affecting credit rating Several outside firms engaged to help with […]

Camarillo Airport Update

Camarillo Airport Update

By Logan McFadden At the Camarillo City Council meeting on March 9, 2016, the manager of the Camarillo and Oxnard airports presented an overview of recent developments. The airports generate $300 million in economic benefit in the communities. The airports log 250,000 take offs and landings annually; two thirds in Camarillo and one third in […]

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance District information

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance District information

 Editor’s note: Jeff Donabedian was kind enough to collect this data for property owners who may want to know more about some things on their tax bills and some problems being worked on which might have an affect on their costs, quality and content of work performed. By Jeff Donabedian, OXNARD, Calif., 3-6-16 . Linked below are a […]

Strorm Drain pumps installed at Oxnard Shores

Strorm Drain pumps installed at Oxnard Shores

Oxnard Council tonight: Maint. Assessment Districts; gang crime; recycled water and more

Oxnard Council tonight: Maint. Assessment Districts; gang crime; recycled water and more

At the regular Tuesday meeting 3-1-16 (AGENDA), the Council will hear the status of Maintenance Assessment Districts (MAD’s), a Regional Emergency Response Operations Agreement,  the Recycled Waterline Project, Specific Plan Amendment No. 1 to the Village Specific Plan, Issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds for Gateway Station, a report on gang violence prevention, Review of City Council Policy Regarding […]

Oxnard won’t let you see things on: litigation, employee evaluation and real estate deals

Oxnard won’t let you see things on: litigation, employee evaluation and real estate deals

Oxnard is holding a closed special meeting (AGENDA) Monday, 2-29-16 on anticipated litigation, employee performance evaluation and real estate negotiations. At the regular Tuesday meeting 3-1-16 (AGENDA), the Council will hear the status of Maintenance Assessment Districts (MAD’s), a Regional Emergency Response Operations Agreement,  the Recycled Waterline Project, Specific Plan Amendment No. 1 to the Village Specific Plan, Issuance […]