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Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% rate increase) and IUF

Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% rate increase) and IUF

By Steve Nash Re: the Aaron Starr Lawsuits Against Oxnard for Measure M (35% wastewater rate increase rescission) and utility Infrastructure Use Fees   If Starr wins ~   1)  The rating agencies will downgrade our credit, resulting in greatly increased borrowing costs.   2) The top management will move on to greener pastures. They […]

Oxnard City Council recall threatened

Oxnard City Council recall threatened

Moving Oxnard Forward Aaron —  It Appears Likely We Will Be Moving Forward with a Recall of the Oxnard City Council. This Tuesday, May 16, the Oxnard City Council is scheduled to INCREASE your sewer rates by $279.24 per year – even though we voted down their latest rate increase this last November, when we adopted Measure […]

Aaron Starr Serves Oxnard with a Prop. 218 lawsuit + cupcakes

Aaron Starr Serves Oxnard with a Prop. 218 lawsuit + cupcakes

Moving Oxnard Forward   Editor’s note: At your service! Aaron Starr has Oxnard served with lawsuit and residents served with cupcakes simultaneously. He says that the City has violated statutes and multiple legal precedents making it settled law that a city may not charge utility “infrastructure fees.”       Starr’s 4-5-17 statement at Oxnard […]

Is Oxnard Unlawfully Skimming Revenues from Utilities?

Is Oxnard Unlawfully Skimming Revenues from Utilities?

  By Moving Oxnard Forward Staff | March 01, 2017 When a city nearly doubles its utility rates and sues the political opposition, it’s time to take a hard look at how the utility is spending its money. When we studied the finances of Oxnard’s wastewater utility, one giant red flag was an expense called the Infrastructure […]

Should we sue the City of Oxnard?

Should we sue the City of Oxnard?

Moving Oxnard Forward   Aaron —  Perhaps you can help me with an urgent question: Should we sue the City of Oxnard? Oxnard’s utilities are charging us a lot for our water, sewer and trash services. But instead of using all of that money for their intended purposes, including needed infrastructure maintenance, the City of […]

Oxnard to Raise Sewer Rates Again

Oxnard to Raise Sewer Rates Again

Moving Oxnard Forward   Aaron —  74%!! Really?!  Last week, a bare majority of the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) embraced a recommendation by city staff that the Oxnard City Council raise your sewer bill by a whopping 74%. The plan calls for 5.25% increases for each of the next five years on top of […]

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

    Moving Oxnard Forward Aaron —  This is shocking! Late last night we finally learned what sewer rate increase City Hall wants to recommend. One proposal is a rate increase of over 96%! You absolutely must attend this very important fourth (and possibly last) meeting of the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel on Wednesday, February 15, starting […]

Eliminating Waste from Wastewater Rates

Eliminating Waste from Wastewater Rates

Oxnard wastewater rate rollback, SOAR 2030 and SOAR 2050 initiatives will be on November ballot.

Oxnard wastewater rate rollback, SOAR 2030 and SOAR 2050 initiatives will be on November ballot.

By George Miller SOAR It seemed like Oxnard Council Members had previously made up their minds to put both the SOAR 2030 and 2050 initiatives on the November ballot, but they formalized it with a vote on Tuesday. The more agriculture-friendly SUSTAIN VC version created by COLAB-VC (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business -Ventura County) was not […]

Opponents of Oxnard utility rate hike collect ballot signatures in only 2 weeks

Opponents of Oxnard utility rate hike collect ballot signatures in only 2 weeks

By George Miller Aaron Starr, leader of the Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF) civic activist group is determined to stop what he says are excessive aggregate 67% utility rate hikes which the City of Oxnard tried to ram through in February. At that time, he secured about 5000 resident/ratepayer protests and motivated hundreds to come to a […]

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