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Oxnard Council approves wastewater rate increase; Starr initiates recall of 4 council members

Oxnard Council approves wastewater rate increase; Starr initiates recall of 4 council members

By George Miller   After many months of fighting over wastewater  rates, capital budgets, infrastructure fees, debt, the rate-setting process itself and more, the Oxnard City Council approved  a sharply downscaled rate proposal, over strong objections of some residents/business owners and approval of others.   Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna, who shepherded the the Prop 218 rate-setting […]

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 […]

Camarillo City Council approves pay raises–puts hold on e-cigarette businesses

Camarillo City Council approves pay raises–puts hold on e-cigarette businesses

The proposed compensation for City Council Members was a 5% increase for calendar years 2015 and 2016.  Councilmember Jan McDonald commented that city employees had performed their duties well for the past three years in spite of limited salary increases and, viagra 40mg in some cases no increase due to budget constraints. The proposed 5% […]