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Best Selling Author/Political Commentator Nick Adams Spoke in Camarillo; Exclusive Interview!

Best Selling Author/Political Commentator Nick Adams Spoke in Camarillo; Exclusive Interview!

By Kevin Harris The Camarillo Republican Women Federated hosted best selling author and conservative commentator, Nick Adams, to speak and conduct a book signing at their September 19 meeting in Camarillo. Adams also gave an exclusive, one-on-one interview with CitizensJournal immediately following his book signing session.  Speaking before a capacity crowd at the lavish Spanish […]

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

Stop Putting Government on a Pedestal… Don’t Label Crimes against Police “Hate Crimes”

    By Kevin Harris In May, 2016, Louisiana became the first state to make attacking police officers (and firefighters) a hate crime. Since then, 13 more states, most of them Republican-led, have passed “penalty enhancements” for crimes against police, with more on the way.  Once you get past the irony of Republicans pushing through […]

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

Trash Rates; Street Lights, Adult Businesses… Council Meeting Fun in Ventura Monday Night

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved a trash service increase, will keep the same outdated streetlights, and extended its contract for legal services dealing with adult businesses Monday night. Trash and Recycling Rate Increase Item number 10 during Monday’s City Council meeting was a Public Hearing on the proposed increase to the E.J. […]

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

By Kevin B. Harris Like a magician’s “disappearing coin” trick, the Simi Valley City Council quietly authorized a Community Facilities special tax for the Town Center Project when they included the vote as part of a 10-item, “Consent Calendar” single vote on Monday night. They also sorted through the necessary steps to establish a public […]

Ventura Council Explores Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities; Shopping for Contractors to Improve Five Points Intersection — Again

Ventura Council Explores Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities; Shopping for Contractors to Improve Five Points Intersection — Again

Ventura City Council Meeting Monday, May 8, 2017 By Kevin Harris After weeks of staff presentations and Council debate, the Ventura City Council unanimously approved of a new Water Services Agreement that will have San Buenaventura purchasing Casitas water through 2047, during Monday’s busy Council meeting. The lawmakers also rejected recent bids to improve the […]

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

By Kevin Harris VENTURA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CREATE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN DURING MONDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING The Ventura City Council unanimously approved of developing a Community Climate Action Plan on Monday night, following the lead of several other local cities and spurred on by enthusiastic attending speaker support. Also discussed were serious questions by Council […]

Thousand Oaks Council Address Gas Tax and the State of Local Roads — Honor Local Centenarian

Thousand Oaks Council Address Gas Tax and the State of Local Roads — Honor Local Centenarian

By Kevin Harris T.O. City Council: Local roads will benefit from capital reserve funds while city grants $2.5 million for unique public park During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Council directed staff to prepare to make a one-time transfer of Capital Reserve Funds from the city’s General Fund, to citywide streets and street projects. […]

City of Ventura Council’s Contentious Meeting over Special Events

City of Ventura Council’s Contentious Meeting over Special Events

By Kevin Harris Impassioned Ventura area event promoters stayed late into the night to voice their opposition and concerns over proposed changes to the special event permitting processes on Monday night in Council Chambers. Those processes being reviewed for possible changes include increased insurance requirements for both for-profit and nonprofit vendors, and higher parking charges […]

Thousand Oaks Council reviews Prop 64- Legalized Marijuana

Thousand Oaks Council reviews Prop 64- Legalized Marijuana

  By Kevin Harris Tuesday night’s long city council meeting was dominated by a workshop on CA Proposition 64; Recreational Marijuana, which state voters approved in November, 2016. Mayor De la Pena clarified at the beginning of the meeting that no decisions will be made during tonight’s gathering, and that the purpose of the evening […]

Thousand Oaks City Council tackle Thorny Question of Acquiring “Gifted” Open Space at $500,000 Price Tag

Thousand Oaks City Council tackle Thorny Question of Acquiring “Gifted” Open Space at $500,000 Price Tag

By Kevin Harris The acquiring of 82 acres of gifted open space was the main event at Tuesday night’s March 14th Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting. Other key topics included public land use, two prestigious awards recently won by the our local Chamber of Commerce, and a special recognition for the city’s former Assistant Police […]

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