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Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

By George Miller According to the U.S. census records, 74% of the population of Oxnard CA is of Latino extraction, as of the 2010 census. The records don’t indicate it accurately, but many are first generation or foreign born. Most have come here mostly for economic reasons- jobs are more scarce south of the border, […]

Port Hueneme 7-17-17 Council meeting review

Port Hueneme 7-17-17 Council meeting review

By Tom Dunn  One of the best city council meetings as many issues are discussed with results given by department heads.     7-17-17 meeting http://porthuenemeca.suiteonemedia.com/Web/Player.aspx?id=306&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0 http://porthuenemeca.boardsync.com/web/site.aspx Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme civic activist working to restore PH financial and governmental stability. He heads the Port Hueneme Coalition of Concerned Citizens (PHCCC). He is retired- […]

Oxnard: Red light cameras faulted; Credit card fees contemplated; Fee waivers; street paving

Oxnard: Red light cameras faulted; Credit card fees contemplated; Fee waivers; street paving

By George Miller Discussed at 7-18-17 City Council meeting: A County Grand Jury Report exposed some shortcomings in the red light camera system operated by a contractor. It has been shut down. The City started accepting credit and debit cards last year- a convenience to customers and a revenue accelerator. But Oxnard is getting eaten […]

Oxnard Council to allow medical marijuana deliveries

Oxnard Council to allow medical marijuana deliveries

By George Miller This week, the Oxnard City Council voted its willingness to allow medical marijuana (cannabis) deliveries in the city.  They have so far rejected commercial growing or processing of it as well as recreational marijuana sales, but seemed to be leaving it open for future consideration.   Ordinances would have to be drafted, […]

Oxnard to consider 2017/18 budget, many contracts

Oxnard to consider 2017/18 budget, many contracts

By George Miller On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 5 PM, the Oxnard City Council will consider approval of many contracts for landscape maintenance and other neighborhood level services, as well as Landscaping Maintenance Districts assessments and special tax levies for Community Facilities Districts and more.  They will also consider: nuisance abatement fees, Recovery of Civil Citation […]

Commentary: City of Ventura Golf Courses Bleeding Taxpayers

Commentary: City of Ventura Golf Courses Bleeding Taxpayers

    We begin with the punchline: $13.8 million tax dollars wasted on unsuccessful city golf courses.  That is what Ventura residents will pay over the next 15 years to cover accumulated and future losses at the Olivas and Buenaventura municipal golf courses – drowning in debt and unnecessary city overhead.  Golf course losses are projected to continue accumulating at $600,000 […]

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

New Guest House Regs and the New City Budget Dominated Tuesday’s TO Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council tried to balance complying with new state laws for Accessory Dwelling Units, and local homeowners not fond of change, Tuesday night,  5-30-17 in the midst of an important statewide housing issue. Later in the meeting, they received detailed information on the new, two-year operating budget for the city, […]

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 […]

Aaron Starr initiates recall of 4 Oxnard Council members

Aaron Starr initiates recall of 4 Oxnard Council members

By George Miller Aaron Starr of activist group Moving Oxnard Forward vowed to start a recall process of any Oxnard City Council member who voted for the proposed wastewater rate increase of 5.25% per year for 5 years, in addition to the 35% increase already levied and upheld by a stay on the Measure M […]

Oxnard City Council recall threatened

Oxnard City Council recall threatened

Moving Oxnard Forward Aaron —  It Appears Likely We Will Be Moving Forward with a Recall of the Oxnard City Council. This Tuesday, May 16, the Oxnard City Council is scheduled to INCREASE your sewer rates by $279.24 per year – even though we voted down their latest rate increase this last November, when we adopted Measure […]

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