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The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

George Miller So, here is a list   GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1)        GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1) of Oxnard’s near-term accounts payable “warrants” (as opposed to checks. Do you know the difference*?).  So, why is this even “news” today? Well, for one thing, the City’s tight financial situation means that these are […]

Oxnard caves on Starr utility rate initiative ballot statement

Oxnard caves on Starr utility rate initiative ballot statement

By George Miller An Oxnard City Council majority has been sparring with “Moving Oxnard Forward” (MOF), an activist organization led by local businessman and City Council candidate Aaron Starr, over MOF’s initiative to roll back the wastewater rate increase. On Tuesday night, after a long closed session, the City Council and staff filed into council chambers, late for […]

Starr to Seek Contempt of Court Finding Against Oxnard and City Attorney?

Starr to Seek Contempt of Court Finding Against Oxnard and City Attorney?

By Mof Staff  April 18, 2016 Must we go back to court? It has been three days since a judge ordered Oxnard City Attorney Stephen Fischer to “immediately” provide the paperwork we need to start collecting petition signatures to repeal the 87% wastewater rate increase.  He has not done it yet. That’s another weekend gone […]