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SB54 Debate Dominates T.O. City Council Meeting Again; Granny Flats Update Also Discussed

SB54 Debate Dominates T.O. City Council Meeting Again; Granny Flats Update Also Discussed

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council was once again deluged with with speakers urging action on SB54, during the Public Comments period of Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Thirty eight public speaker cards were pre-filled out, nearly all by local residents, most opposing the Sanctuary City legislation, though this time there were also many […]

John & Ken Broadcast Live from Ventura’s Rally Against Vagrant Crime on May 3

John & Ken Broadcast Live from Ventura’s Rally Against Vagrant Crime on May 3

By Kevin Harris Fed-up Venturans rallied on Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2018, to protest lenient city policies toward homeless criminal behavior, which they say led directly to the senseless murder of a local restaurant patron, while his young daughter sat in his lap, on April 18.  Anthony Mele, 35, was having dinner with his family […]

Busy Simi Council Meeting Tackles Granny Flats, Speed Limits, Public Labor & Infrastructure

Busy Simi Council Meeting Tackles Granny Flats, Speed Limits, Public Labor & Infrastructure

By Kevin Harris The Simi Valley City Council covered a full palette of public hearings and new business items during Monday night’s city council meeting. Accessory dwelling unit codes; speed limit changes; proposed revisions to public employee benefits; public safety and prohibited conduct codes on public property; and new LED lighting, air and heating contracts at […]

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. […]

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