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Tax cut??? Ha!

Tax cut??? Ha!

By George Miller (originally published 9-29-17- needed re-airing and still seems applicable with only minor changes)   My friends are shocked to hear that I do NOT favor a tax cut right now. You may ask why, or maybe you don’t give a #*@)!. But I’ll tell you anyway: A tax cut without spending cuts […]

Oops- Oxnard has been funding/subsidizing the Performing Arts Center- without a contract- since 2010

Oops- Oxnard has been funding/subsidizing the Performing Arts Center- without a contract- since 2010

By Phil Molina Fyi ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Molina, Phillip <phillip.molina@oxnard.org> Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM Subject: I Need City Attorney’s legal opinion immediately To: Stephen Fischer <stephen.fischer@oxnard.org>, Greg Nyhoff <greg.nyhoff@oxnard.org>, Michelle Ascencion <Michelle.Ascencion@oxnard.org> Cc: Jefferson Billingsley <jefferson.billingsley@oxnard.org>, Throop, Jim <jim.throop@oxnard.org>, Ingrid Hardy <ingrid.hardy@oxnard.org>, Eden Casareno <ecasareno@eadiepaynellp.com>, Schwartz, Michael <michael.schwartz@ventura.org> Mr. […]

Midnight in America

Midnight in America

By: Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital   Editor’s note: legendary financial and investment expert Peter Schiff comments on the underlying reasons for Donald Trump’s victory and his recently announced first hundred days plan. Employing the unyielding rules of economics, he concludes that the plan makes some unwarranted assumptions and does not allow sufficient reductions […]

Ellis Green for Port Hueneme Council- but why?

Ellis Green for Port Hueneme Council- but why?

By Richard Nick   In his candidate statement to the VC Star on August 9th, Council incumbent Ellis Green proclaims:  “Our biggest challenges, presently, are City Council integrity, accountability and teamwork. Our inability to deal with these deficiencies has created a fiscal crisis of epic proportions involving erosion of financial reserves, outstanding liability claims by the […]

Do Oxnard residents want to get our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed, water basin fences repaired, OR pay for more consultant reports?

Do Oxnard residents want to get our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed,  water basin fences repaired, OR pay for more consultant reports?

By Phil Molina   Mr. Mayor, Council Persons and City Manager Nyhoff:   ​Almost 50% of Oxnard residents pay extra taxes to have our trees trimmed, sidewalks fixed, water-basin fences maintained, parks maintained, and mail boxes repaired. ​ OK, last Tuesday we heard from the consultants, NBS, concerning these issues, so ​ what further is required from the consultants? Where […]

Jeff Sessions Says His ‘Knees Quiver’ Over Boehner-Obama Deal

“My knees quiver at the sound,” Sessions told reporters Monday evening, according to Politico, as details of the deal became public. “I’m worried about how fast it’s moving,” Sessions added. “I see no reason for that. Based on what I know now, it appears the president got whatever he wanted.” The deal, officially unveiled by Boehner […]

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

By George Miller What was NOT addressed at the Tuesday, October 6 Oxnard Council meeting was likely more important than what was. Issues with tens of millions of dollars impact went unaddressed. Dozens of people came to the meeting to hear/talk about the multi (3)-million dollar assessment district fiasco and the high-stakes discussion over huge utility rate […]

Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

Oxnard mismanagement of “assessment districts” causes furor

By George Miller Oxnard’s West Village Neighborhood Council met to complain, scope out and plan response to problems with assessment districts in their neighborhood. Mike Gleason, Phil Molina, Phil Durante, Nancy Kobashigawa, Jann Correll and others were present, including a CitizensJournal.us reporter. Larger map than above: oxnard maps of assessment distScan0079 Over the years, there have been disputes […]

The Doctor is in: Ben Carson comes to Anaheim, CA

The Doctor  is in: Ben Carson comes to Anaheim, CA

By Beau Akers The stars and stripes draped patriotically across the stage at a packed house in the Anaheim, CA  Convention Center on Wednesday, where Dr. Ben Carson voiced his thoughts on the most prominent issues faced by the United States. There were thousands there and a lot were probable Reagan fans and older Republicans filling […]

Oxnard to debate budget cuts- Police, Fire, etc. and present utilities budget

Oxnard to debate budget cuts- Police, Fire, etc. and present utilities budget

By George Miller After months of wrangling about Oxnard spending priorities, it’s getting down to the wire, with a budget due by month-end.  This year is different than most, in that estimates of deficits have grown and grown to $12.8 million- and that was just as of last Thursday.  Projected deficits have been presented as the […]

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