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City of Simi Valley to Consider The Future of Gun Shows at the Monday, April 8 Meeting

City of Simi Valley to Consider The Future of Gun Shows at the Monday, April 8 Meeting

  The City of Simi Valley plans to have discussions on possible action regarding the Ventura County Board of Supervisors request that the City act in opposition to any contracts for future gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  The fight for keeping gun shows across the state has intensified as gun control activists organize and lobby […]

Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

By George Miller On April 2, 2019, the Oxnard Council tried to get its arms around a massive five year $437 million capital capital spending plan assembled by Public Works, Finance and other departments. While there seemed to be agreement on the needs, it was clear that there wasn’t consensus on priorities and that it […]

Oxnard: Special Meeting on Short Term House Rentals- Monday March 25

Oxnard: Special Meeting on Short Term House Rentals- Monday March 25

AGENDA OXNARD CITY COUNCIL Special Meeting: March 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard (Oxnard Room) Item D-1 1. SUBJECT: Short-Term Vacation Rental (STR) Report and Recommended Best Practice Regulations. (20/25/60) RECOMMENDATION: Receive a Short Term Rentals (STRs) report including: regulatory framework establishing restrictions on STRs and recommended […]

Oxnard Council Mulls East Village & Portofino Developments; Approves More Police Benefits ; Amends Industrial Zoning

Oxnard Council Mulls East Village & Portofino Developments; Approves More Police Benefits ; Amends Industrial Zoning

By George Miller On 3-19-19, the Oxnard Council: heard a proposal for a joint use project between the high school district and a residential/commercial developer; touted April 12 Oxnard  Job Fair; heard status of East Village Development Project; had some reservations about the Portofino Place Residential Development Project; approved health care benefits increases for Oxnard Peace Officers Association […]

Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council green lighted the review process for a local, controversial new residential-commercial complex, adopted an amended second-year Capital Improvement Plan, and authorized the city to fund the Museum of Ventura County another $250,000, during a marathon, 5-hour city council meeting Monday night. The meeting was so long that the […]

Oxnard moves on Tourism Marketing, farmworker housing, Citizen Advisory Group Overhaul

Oxnard moves on Tourism Marketing, farmworker housing, Citizen Advisory Group Overhaul

By George Miller At the 3-5-19 Oxnard Council meeting, the Council revamped the Citizen Advisory Group structure, established a tourism marketing district, omitting small hotels at their own request, approved a thirteen home development in the Wilson neighborhood, and agreed to the Villa Las Brisas Renovation Project for farmworker housing. They also commended 4 businesses for […]

Oxnard Council Continues Its Progressive Push Against Oil/Gas, Gun Shows

Oxnard Council Continues Its Progressive Push Against Oil/Gas, Gun Shows

By George Miller After a roaring start this year pushing what has been described as a “PC agenda,” the Oxnard Council continued at its 2-19-19 meeting, with attacks on gun shows and oilgas extraction, led by Mayor Pro Tem Ramirez. In each case, the city has no jurisdiction, but attempted to pass feelgood (a term […]

City of Camarillo Transitions to District-Based Elections

City of Camarillo Transitions to District-Based Elections

Camarillo, California – February 27, 2019, will be the first in a series of public hearings for the City of Camarillo as the City transitions to district-based elections. The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming public hearings to learn about the districting process and provide community input. The public hearings will be located at […]

Port Hueneme City Council addressing Poor Air Quality

Port Hueneme City Council addressing Poor Air Quality

The City Council meeting Tuesday night was a success for the 12 residents attending the city council meeting and those affected by the poor air quality and noise pollution in the neighborhood. Thanks to Kathy and Steve Biddle for speaking in Open Forum and describing the effects of the air and noise pollution on Port […]

City Council ponders Thousand Oaks future

City Council ponders Thousand Oaks future

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council conducted a General Plan Update Study Session in which they pondered three options for seeking a vision about how the community will change as residents shape the city’s future for the next 15 years.  The last time this process was done in a similar fashion was 1970.  Topics […]

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