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Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

Oxnard wastewater rate battle: what are the REAL costs? What SHOULD the rates be?

By George Miller Background Oxnard recently approved a 88% increase in wastewater rates over a four year period. There has been much controversy over this. Some believe that the increase is unjustified and that the City’s accounting system is so bad that they don’t even know what it really costs. But, it is fairly certain that […]

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, testing & training in county

By George Miller Today we saw US Customs and Coast Guard testing and training activities offshore near Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. The U.S. Customs and Border protection was testing a chase boat which crew members confirmed is intended to be used for drug interdiction. They said it was brought here from Florida for testing in West […]

Phoenix PD Chief semi-finalists include Oxnard Chief Jeri Williams

Phoenix PD Chief semi-finalists include Oxnard Chief Jeri Williams

Ten semi-finalists for the position of Phoenix Police Chief were announced by the City Manager’s office. Included is our very own Oxnard PD Chef Jeri Williams. While we’re happy for her, it would be Oxnard’s loss if she wins it. Fortunately she would be leaving the department with multiple qualified potential successors, See also: http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-police-chief-jeri-williams-to-leave-for-phoenix/   […]

Aaron Starr 2, Oxnard 1, in utility rate battle

Aaron Starr 2, Oxnard 1, in utility rate battle

By George Miller Starr obtains expedited hearing date for Starr v City of Oxnard case to get rate rollback on the ballot Local Oxnard business executive, civic activist and City Council candidate Aaron Starr and his Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF) grassroot activist organization have pressured the city to lower business and permit fees, as well as make it easier […]

Oxnard to invite State Controller to examine the books, agree on action?

Oxnard to invite State Controller to examine the books, agree on action?

By George Miller Calling in State Controller At today’s Oxnard Fiscal Policy Task Force special meeting, the group reached consensus to recommend to City Council to invite the State Controller’s office in to examine the books in detail. The state has already inquired as why the the 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is so late and submitted […]

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams to leave for Phoenix?

Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams to leave for Phoenix?

By George Miller Reliable sources told Councilman Bert Perello that police sources in Phoenix revealed that Oxnard Police Chief Jeri Williams is a finalist for a position there. What we were told was: “Jeri Williams was notified today that she is one of 10 finalists for the chief’s job in Phoenix. The position will be filled in […]

Breaking: Car crashes into Oxnard City Hall office building

Breaking: Car crashes into Oxnard City Hall office building

Stephen Fischer appointed Oxnard City Attorney

Stephen Fischer appointed Oxnard City Attorney

By George Miller Stephen Fischer’s appointment as City Attorney, reporting to the City Council, was announced at the Tuesday 4-5-16 City Council meeting. He has been doing the job for years as Interim City Attorney and has been in the legal department for seven years. He took over as Interim City Attorney in July, 2013, […]

Oxnard utility rate legal battle heats up — Aaron Starr serves Oxnard Council with lawsuit

Oxnard utility rate legal battle heats up  — Aaron Starr serves Oxnard Council with lawsuit

Tonight, Aaron Starr had City Council and Counsel served with a lawsuit- at the Council meeting during the public comment period-  disputing what he asserts is their unconstitutional deprivation of his right to place a voter initiative up for signatures to get it on the ballot this year. The initiative would repeal the wastewater ratte increases which […]

Port Hueneme Surfside Condo owners/residents concerned about increased port rail traffic

Port Hueneme Surfside Condo owners/residents concerned about increased port rail traffic

By Tom Dunn Editor’s note: Nearby PH SurfSide4 Condo board meeting last month …. Part 1   The February board meeting was attend by 50 very interested homeowners, other nearby HOA board members and two city council members, all interested in hearing what Kristen, Will and John from the Port of Hueneme had to say regarding […]