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Oxnard activist accountant challenges city management, auditor, CFO, on financial controls

Oxnard activist accountant challenges city management, auditor, CFO,  on financial controls

By Lawrence Paul Stein   Mr. Assistant City Manager Nava: .I am a degreed accountant with over 25 years of experience, but not a CPA. I am also a former candidate for Oxnard City Treasurer who lost the 2016 election by 400 votes (of over 40,000 votes cast) to a more qualified candidate. One of […]

Tuesday in Oxnard: $200,000 more to auditor, gang violence report, conflict of interest policy

Tuesday in Oxnard: $200,000 more to auditor, gang violence report, conflict of interest policy

The Oxnard City Council will discuss a gang violence report (citywide crime is up 56%),  another $194,000 for auditor Eadie and Payne to complete the troubled 2014-15 audit of City books, proposed new conflict of interest policy, plus closed session labor negotiations . The City and bargaining units have made no breakthroughs in realizing the […]

Oxnard’s auditor pulls out, fiscal policy task force meets

Oxnard’s auditor pulls out, fiscal policy task force meets

By George Miller City struggles with still unfinished, badly overdue 2014-15 financial audit Yes, Eadie + Payne, the City of Oxnard’s auditor, pulled out its staff two weeks ago, per Asst. City Manager Maria Hurtado. No, they didn’t quit, but until the Finance Dept. gives them more information to work with, they see no point in […]

Oxnard Police/Fire Dept unions distrust city financials- hiring own auditor

Oxnard Police/Fire Dept unions distrust city financials- hiring own auditor

By George Miller The heads of the Oxnard fire and police unions recently told CitizensJournal.us that they did not believe the financial numbers produced by city staff and an outside auditor (formally announced today), so they have hired their own auditor to challenge them and to provide better transparency and accountability. Jeff Donabedian is the Oxnard Firefighters […]

Auditor: State govt. still can’t compute with multi-million dollar BreEZe system

Auditor: State govt. still can’t compute with multi-million dollar BreEZe system

by John Seiler As the locus of the global high-tech boom, treat you would think some of that digital dexterity might rub off on the California state government. Nope. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com A new report from state Auditor Elaine Howle is on the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ BreEZe System. It found: Consumer Affairs […]