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Oxnard Treasurer and Mayoral candidate attacked on CPA license

Oxnard Treasurer and Mayoral candidate attacked on CPA license

By George Miller There has been much political battling in Oxnard, including personal attacks on special election candidates, including plenty of mudslinging. Controversial and aggressive Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina has also been attacked, even though he is not running for office. He has challenged various City financial norms he says are unacceptable and some powerful […]

Oxnard Treasurer to be included in approval of debt issues?

Oxnard Treasurer to be included in approval of debt issues?

By Phil Molina, Oxnard Treasurer  . We the People, The City Treasurer, has been added with the City Manager, ​CFO and City Attorney  as one of the city officers who must review and approve the issuance of debt instruments before the proposal is presented to the City Council. ​Thank you for your assistance in getting […]

Oxnard ratepayers scammed by payment web site; how to pay utility and traffic fines online

Oxnard ratepayers scammed by payment web site; how to pay utility and traffic fines online

By George Miller Oxnard Treasury Dept. staff spotted a scam perpetrated on Oxnard utility ratepayers, via a website which looks like Oxnard, takes a hefty $7+ fee, then dutifully forwards the funds to the City- less the $7+, of course. By posing as a legitimate collector/forwarder they may be skirting the law, but the deception […]

Oxnard Treasurer’s Office wins coveted award

Oxnard Treasurer’s Office wins coveted award

By George Miller Oxnard’s investment policy, initiated by new Treasurer Phil Molina in January, has passed muster with the California Municipal Treasurers Association  (CMTA), which certified it in compliance to its stringent best practices criteria in October. The policy was adopted without modification by the City Council on January 24, 2017- see attachment: Oxnard Investment_Policy   The […]

Oxnard to meet on council district voting- fears litigation

Oxnard to meet on council district voting- fears litigation

By Phil Molina News affecting every registered voter in Oxnard, businesses, employees, and the public. Just learned this morning that the City Council will hold a special Council meeting on November the 27th to discuss and vote on whether to set up council-manic districts. The decision for Council that night will be whether to move […]

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

By George Miller City Council, staff, the Treasurer and external auditor fought it out on whether Treasury has the right and responsibility to vet City disbursements of funds. Ref: 10-10-17 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda item C: C. APPOINTMENT ITEMS (5:00 PM)   Finance Department 1. SUBJECT: Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures (10/10/20) RECOMMENDATION: That […]

Oxnard activist accountant challenges city management, auditor, CFO, on financial controls

Oxnard activist accountant challenges city management, auditor, CFO,  on financial controls

By Lawrence Paul Stein   Mr. Assistant City Manager Nava: .I am a degreed accountant with over 25 years of experience, but not a CPA. I am also a former candidate for Oxnard City Treasurer who lost the 2016 election by 400 votes (of over 40,000 votes cast) to a more qualified candidate. One of […]

Ex-Oxnard employees owe city money for illegal pension benefits?

Ex-Oxnard employees owe city money for illegal pension benefits?

By Phil Molina Editor’s note: Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina and some other local activists, including Councilman Bert Perello, have been pushing hard, first to expose illegal pension supplements granted by former City Manager Sotello. Now they are trying to pressure the city to collect the outstanding balances. Name amount owed city amount paid % collected […]

New Oxnard business license tax rates will take effect July 1, 2017

New Oxnard business license tax rates will take effect July 1, 2017

By Phil Molina .Oxnard City Officials and public: . Earlier this year I provided the Mayor and Council with the resolution and the CPI Index that is required to be used to increase the Oxnard business license taxes. I did not hear from the Mayor or Council concerning this information and, therefore, consistent with the […]

Oxnard Treasurer writes about water costs

Oxnard Treasurer writes about water costs

By Phil Molina  . A number of friends asked me for my comments about Oxnard’s Water Enterprise utility. To respond I am providing the information below, which is not intended to answer all questions, but just to look at the P&L (Profit and Loss) statement for some clues as to what happened and why. . […]

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