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District Based Ventura City Council Elections Community Information Meeting, October 26th

District Based Ventura City Council Elections Community Information Meeting, October 26th

The City of Ventura is hosting a Community Information Meeting to review the process for district based City Council elections and how residents can participate, on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Ventura Room at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura.  Residents are also encouraged to attend the Public Hearings on […]

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

By George Miller City Council, staff, the Treasurer and external auditor fought it out on whether Treasury has the right and responsibility to vet City disbursements of funds. Ref: 10-10-17 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda item C: C. APPOINTMENT ITEMS (5:00 PM)   Finance Department 1. SUBJECT: Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures (10/10/20) RECOMMENDATION: That […]

 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 […]

Oxnard Council recallers stalked

Oxnard Council recallers stalked

By George Miller Recent street incidents between opponents of the Oxnard City Council recall and its supporters highlight a hard fought and sometimes nasty campaign unfolding. As promised, Aaron Starr of Oxnard Recall (Facebook) initiated a recall of four City Council members who voted to raise wastewater rates: Mayor Tim Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez, […]

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 […]

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