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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 […]

Activist questions handling of Oxnard “consent agenda” spending

Activist questions handling of Oxnard “consent agenda” spending

By Larry Stein Why is a $600,000 per year item for 5 years ($3,000,000) on the information and consent agenda ( 2015 07 20 Agenda I-7_pdf_144_KB ) and not a staff report? When is a $3,000,000 item considered routine?   Editor’s note: “The information and consent agenda is supposed to contain only relatively small and non-controversial items. Yet […]