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Oxnard Council 2-20-18: Recall Update; Next Step on District Elections; Investment Policy

Oxnard Council 2-20-18: Recall Update; Next Step on District Elections; Investment Policy

By George Miller City Clerk Ascension updated special recall election status. a six district (plus Mayor) election map 635 was selected, district election sequences were determined and staff ordered to draft an ordinance for preliminary vote next week. Aaron Starr and Alicia Percell responded to Mayor Flynn’s allegedly illegal attack on Starr. Investment policy and annual […]

Stimulus puts US debt on an upward trajectory

Stimulus puts US debt on an upward trajectory

As part of a pledge to “Make America Great Again,” President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are pursuing aggressive economic stimulus while slashing taxes at the same time. The result, budget analysts say, is likely to be swelling debts and deficits for the world’s largest borrower. – A ballooning deficit – America’s budget deficit was […]

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

Santa Paula Council: The Sound of Silence

By Sheryl Hamlin While the Santa Paula City Council spent nearly one hour discussing the non-existent East Area 1 in lieu fee, the seven month financial report received not one word of commentary, discussion or question. Slated in the Consent Calendar on the agenda for the February 5, 2018 meeting, an area of the agenda […]

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Look At News Daily  (Jan. 20-26/Day 1-7) Week 1 – Government Shutdown, Motoring those Voters and So Much More

Look At News Daily  (Jan. 20-26/Day 1-7) Week 1 – Government Shutdown, Motoring those Voters and So Much More

By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  Mr. Hernandez has agreed to continue his weekly news column in 2018 but under a different banner:  “Look At News Daily” rather than “Trump Briefs.”  This change reflects his intent to provide election coverage; and focus on not just national news; but local, state and international news.) Saturday, January 20  […]

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to limit the creation of new programs while girding against the possibility of another recession. The governor’s budget release from last Thursday was […]

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

Conejo Valley Public Schools: Resident claims spending excesses, weak results

By Barry Gabrielson .  Let’s address the facts regarding Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)  Deputy Superintendent’s statement “Expects 7M in annual loss over the next 3 years”.  These facts are based on California Public Education and Districts reported numbers below:  . 1)      Received 187.1M Funding in 2016-17, Actuals of 181.7M, added reserve of 5.4M 2)      Reserve […]

Santa Paula: Creative Use of Enterprise Funds Carries City Finances

Santa Paula: Creative Use of Enterprise Funds Carries City Finances

By Sheryl Hamlin  A Rock and a Hard Spot To understand the Fiscal Year (FY) 17-18 budget, as presented by Finance Director Sandra Easley at the November 6, 2017 Santa Paula City council, one must revisit the October 16, 2017 council meeting. At this meeting watch video here City Manager Rock explained how the 125 […]

Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

. by Thomas L. Knapp President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders rolled out their new tax plan on November 2. Since all bills must have titles, they’re calling this one “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Republican “tax reform” theatrics have worn thin over  many months of waiting, but I still prefer a more […]

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and Medical Marijuana takes Root

 Approving the Budget, More Water Talk, and  Medical Marijuana takes Root

  By Jay Murphy This Tues evening the Ojai City Council held two meetings, a joint session with the Parks and Recreation Commission and the regular Council meeting. Both meetings were held in the council chambers at Ojai’s City Hall. Business began at 6:00 with the roll call and Pledge of Allegiance. All members were […]

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