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The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

Oxnard Investment Report- December 2016

Oxnard Investment Report- December 2016

By Phil Molina, Oxnard Treasurer Attached ( Bank Verification 12-2016 ) you will find the monthly cash report which includes the bank verifications, 2 pages summarizing the data in graphic representations plus charts showing a list of detailed investments outstanding as of December 31st. The bank verifications are attached for both the city’s general bank account as well […]

Oops- Oxnard has been funding/subsidizing the Performing Arts Center- without a contract- since 2010

Oops- Oxnard has been funding/subsidizing the Performing Arts Center- without a contract- since 2010

By Phil Molina Fyi ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Molina, Phillip <phillip.molina@oxnard.org> Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM Subject: I Need City Attorney’s legal opinion immediately To: Stephen Fischer <stephen.fischer@oxnard.org>, Greg Nyhoff <greg.nyhoff@oxnard.org>, Michelle Ascencion <Michelle.Ascencion@oxnard.org> Cc: Jefferson Billingsley <jefferson.billingsley@oxnard.org>, Throop, Jim <jim.throop@oxnard.org>, Ingrid Hardy <ingrid.hardy@oxnard.org>, Eden Casareno <ecasareno@eadiepaynellp.com>, Schwartz, Michael <michael.schwartz@ventura.org> Mr. […]

Review Oxnard’s own financial WikiLeaks- talk about transparency

Review Oxnard’s own financial WikiLeaks- talk about transparency

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

Oxnard: Council candidate Madrigal pulls ahead of Starr; Molina widens Treasurer lead

By Peter K. Godinez & George Miller In the continuing vote counting at Ventura County Elections headquarters, Oscar Madrigal has pulled ahead of Starr, while Phil Molina widened his lead over Larry Stein, the initial leader in the treasurer race. Election officials said that they expect to have the final results by December 5. But the […]

Was a newly elected Oxnard official threatened- by Oxnard?

Was a newly elected Oxnard official threatened- by Oxnard?

By Phil Molina . Good People of Oxnard: . Is this a lesson in how to setup at the start a good relationship with newly elected officials? . 1. Threaten to cut the departmental budget so that the newly elected City Clerk and/or City Treasurer cannot fulfill their duties and campaign promises; 2. Threaten to sue the […]

Oxnard Measure “M” to be discussed at Tuesday Council meeting: Treasurer candidate Molina weighs in

Oxnard Measure “M” to be discussed at Tuesday Council meeting: Treasurer candidate Molina weighs in

By Phil Molina Mayor, Councilmembers, Mr. Starr and Friends, On the City Council agenda next Tuesday is included an update on Measure M, the ballot measure on  the Wastewater rate increases, and offers 5 options. The “5 options” really aren’t alternative options, but simply a parsing of the same option staff has been offering all along. For […]

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

Oxnard Treasurer and Council races still close

By Phil Molina Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. According to the County’s webpage as of late this afternoon, I remain in  the lead at this time by 481 votes. The Election Board staff had no update on the number of ballots remaining uncounted at 2:30, but said December 5 at 5:00 as the absolute […]

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

Oxnard Treasurer, Council races are tight

By George Miller & Peter K. Godinez The Oxnard Treasurer election race between leaders Phil Molina and Larry  (Lawrence Paul) Stein has been nearly neck and neck and candidatews exchanged the lead once, with Phil Molina now leading 16,986 ((37.28%) to 16,527 (36.27%)-  pulling ahead to a lead of 459 votes. But the big news […]

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

By Phil Molina  . Mr. Mayor, Councilmembers and We the Public:  . Not yet sure who will be our next City Treasurer. I want to offer this observation and request.  . In local government there are Federal and State laws, and local ordinances. When a city wants to emphasize and provide more guidance, it will […]

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