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Oxnard audit effort finds $3.7 million more bad news, but clarifies situation

Oxnard audit effort finds $3.7 million more bad news, but clarifies situation

By George Miller  There have been many months of painful struggle over Oxnard’s error-plagued financial control/accounting system, under three Finance Directors/CFO’s. there have been endless, embarrassing and dangerous delays in trying to complete a successful audit and CAFR (Comprehensive annual Financial Report). Now, the City will be announcing its penultimate results at tonight’s City Council meeting. We say […]

Oxnard PD Chief Williams a finalist for Phoenix PD top job

Oxnard PD Chief Williams a finalist for Phoenix PD top job

Statement on Oxnard’s closing of Dial-A-Ride service

Statement on Oxnard’s closing of Dial-A-Ride service

5-19-16 Statement on Dial-a-Ride cancellation, From Oxnard City Manager Greg Nyhoff Thank you for your email from May 19th regarding the Harbor & Beaches Dial A Ride (HBDAR) service.  We apologize for the stress and anxiety this decision may cause you and other riders.  We believe the dial a ride service is not efficient or cost-effective […]

Opponents of Oxnard utility rate hike collect ballot signatures in only 2 weeks

Opponents of Oxnard utility rate hike collect ballot signatures in only 2 weeks

By George Miller Aaron Starr, leader of the Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF) civic activist group is determined to stop what he says are excessive aggregate 67% utility rate hikes which the City of Oxnard tried to ram through in February. At that time, he secured about 5000 resident/ratepayer protests and motivated hundreds to come to a […]

Oxnard Democrats pass resolution opposing privatization of utilities

Oxnard Democrats pass resolution opposing privatization of utilities

A resolution passed by the Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats “in support of quality infrastructure and opposition to privatizing utilities and labor” was read by the organization’s President Arthur J. Valenzuela, Jr. at tonight’s Oxnard City Council meeting: Resolution in Support of Oxnard’s Infrastructure WHEREAS, the Oxnard City Council voted in favor 4-1 to increase […]

Oxnard, Barrymore Drive: Police raise funds for Two children left behind

Oxnard, Barrymore Drive:  Police raise funds for Two children left behind

VC 3rd District supervisor candidate forum- 5-12-16

VC 3rd District supervisor candidate forum- 5-12-16

By George Miller All seven candidates for Ventura County’s third District Supervisor office faced off on May 12, 2016, at Fillmore City Hall, under the sponsorship of the League of Women Voters. David Maron moderated the event. Incumbent Kathy Long will be retiring. District 3 encompasses the areas of: Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Southeast Oxnard, East Oxnard Plain, […]

Sewage spill prompts Oxnard staff to post warnings at Ormond Beach Wetlands

Sewage spill prompts Oxnard staff to post warnings at Ormond Beach Wetlands

Port Hueneme agrees to insurance co-op demands for changes

Port Hueneme agrees to insurance co-op demands for changes

By George Miller The City of Port Hueneme Council agreed to terms imposed by the CJPIA (California Joint Powers Insurance Agency) as a condition of the City continuing to be fully insured by that body. This was brought about via an upsurge in claims against the city, including complaints about conduct of Council members. Some say […]

Status of Camarillo’s Construction Projects

Status of Camarillo’s Construction Projects