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Oxnard $364 MM 2013-14 and $426 MM 2014-15 Budgets Approved

Oxnard $364 MM 2013-14 and $426 MM 2014-15 Budgets Approved

By George Miller July 21, 2013 July 16 City Council meeting summary: Budgets approved 4-1; Measure “O” sales tax increase results, priorities dissected, new $5 million appropriation; Golf Fund restructuring debated; low income housing subsidies refinancing approved; fracking discussed by members of the public. Ref: City Council Meeting July 16, 2013 05h 58m Agenda Minutes Video […]

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

By George Miller July 15, 2013   Editor’s Note:  The following is a summary of the Oxnard City Council meeting of Tuesday, July 9th:   The $364 million (2013-14) and $426 million (2014-15) proposed budgets were not approved by the City Council because of excessive disagreements on priorities, missing items and questions about funding sources. Financial […]

Ventura County Fourth of July Celebrations- 2013

Ventura County Fourth of July Celebrations- 2013

This Channel Islands fireworks show scene looks more like an abstract painting (all event photos by George Miller) Above: Scenes from 2103 Channel Islands Harbor fireworks show, 7/4/13 July 4 celebrations were held around the county.  The Channel Islands show is noted for its harbor scenes alone.  The show has been cut back over the […]

Citizens Journal Leaves the Launching Pad Week of June 18, 2013.

Citizens Journal Leaves the Launching Pad Week of June 18, 2013.

June 22, 2013 This week, Citizens Journal – Ventura County became the newest publication in the region,  achieving two milestones: going live on the web and making a small initial press run Saturday of the initial hard copy newspaper (Shown on this page).   It was a difficult and sometimes painful experience, as EVERYTHING was […]

Oxnard City Council 4-9-13: Soccer, Homeless, Class Warfare- Oh, My!

Oxnard City Council 4-9-13: Soccer, Homeless, Class Warfare- Oh, My!

Above: Council: Ramirez, (Mayor) Flynn, McDonald, Padilla By George Miller, Citizens Journal Oxnard, CA 4-10-13 Oxnard City Council http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us/ Info: Agenda Video minutes later here: http://oxnard.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=46 Nearly 200 people packed the council chamber and much of the hallway on Tuesday night, as a (too) busy agenda of activities unfolded. Soccer advocates laid out the shortage […]