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Oxnard water cost of service study released- on 7/11 Council agenda

Oxnard water cost of service study released- on 7/11 Council agenda

By George Miller A draft of the water cost of service study required for Proposition 218 compliance to justify utility rates was released by Oxnard this week. Prepared by consulting firm Carollo Engineers and Oxnard staff, it sets the stage for rate increases scheduled for September 1.  This  will be discussed at the Tuesday, July […]

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 […]

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 staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

By George Miller Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna released 6 proposed wastewater increase scenarios to the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) on Monday 2-13-17.  The City (City management, Public Works and Finance) has been working on these since last fall, but the rate-setting process went into high gear this year. The Council selected the current Panel […]

Oxnard City Manager Enterprise Funds Update

Oxnard  City Manager Enterprise Funds Update

By Greg Nyhoff Wishing you a safe and blessed New Years Holiday.   I want to provide you a brief update regarding the City’s Utility Enterprises.  We have been meeting and working on our Water and Wastewater Enterprises.  We have also been discussing our needs to raise rates for Environmental Resources but the needs in […]

Former Oxnard Finance Director cites $400,000+ in assessment district overcharges

Former Oxnard Finance Director cites $400,000+ in assessment district overcharges

  By Phil Molina We have already identified that 2 districts within West Village have huge math errors to the point that over 200 homes are due refunds exceeding $2,000 from the City for the overcharges. Now we also found that an entire assessment district was not formed in a correct/legal manner as required by […]