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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 Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

Oxnard Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

By George Miller Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina has fought a year-long battle, mostly with CFO Jim Throop, over whether Treasury will be allowed to implement some principal campaign promises Molina made concerning verification and approval of expenditures. Throop and his boss, Asst. City Mgr. Jesus Nava, have seemingly moved heaven and earth to prevent Molina […]

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 […]

Port Hueneme 7-17-17 Council meeting review

Port Hueneme 7-17-17 Council meeting review

By Tom Dunn  One of the best city council meetings as many issues are discussed with results given by department heads.     7-17-17 meeting http://porthuenemeca.suiteonemedia.com/Web/Player.aspx?id=306&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0 http://porthuenemeca.boardsync.com/web/site.aspx Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme civic activist working to restore PH financial and governmental stability. He heads the Port Hueneme Coalition of Concerned Citizens (PHCCC). He is retired- […]

Review of Port Hueneme 3-20-17 City Council meeting

Review of Port Hueneme 3-20-17 City Council meeting

By Tom Dunn Hello Port Hueneme Program host Tom Dunn and Laura Hernandez take us through what happened at the March 20 Port Hueneme City Council meeting. Included are: New Police Chief Andrew Salinas, Changing of Fire Chief to John McNeil, Fences & permitting, Strategic Action Plan. http://helloporthuenemeblog.blogspot.com . Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme civic […]

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

George Miller So, here is a list   GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1)        GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1) of Oxnard’s near-term accounts payable “warrants” (as opposed to checks. Do you know the difference*?).  So, why is this even “news” today? Well, for one thing, the City’s tight financial situation means that these are […]

10 Undeniably Good Things That Happened in 2016

10 Undeniably Good Things That Happened in 2016

When ringing in the New Year, it’s great to reflect on the positive things that happened during the previous year–and 2016 wasn’t all bad! Click on the headlines to read more about these outstanding developments… and, may good bless you in 2017-from all of us at Good News Network. 10) Veteran Homelessness Has Dropped 50% […]

Newhall Ranch: Public Review Extended for Additional Environmental Analysis

Newhall Ranch: Public Review Extended for Additional Environmental Analysis

Billed as a new California city with 58,000 residents, stores, golf courses and commercial development, the two-decade Newhall Ranch projected has been dogged with environmental issues, such as the 2015 rejection by the California Supreme Court of the environmental report. Source:  KCET The project spans the Santa Clara River and extends west along State Route 126 […]

Risen: Internationally known Ventura resident photographer’s perspective on the movie

Risen: Internationally known Ventura resident photographer’s perspective on the movie

By David Pu’u, March 5, 2016 . I typically dislike Bible based films for a large number of professional reasons (as a Cinematographer). So it was with rather low expectations that I sat in on a screening early this morning. This is possibly one of the best crafted motion pictures I have seen in awhile. It […]

NRG provides Mandalay power plant site rendering, after existing plant demolition

NRG provides Mandalay power plant site rendering, after existing plant demolition

By George Miller This rendering, below, was received Thursday from NRG, current operator of the Mandalay and Ormond Beach power plants. The company has proposed a new replacement 262 MW cleaner peaker plant at the Mandalay site.  It depicts what the new plant would look like, with the old plant gone and other existing infrastructure, as […]

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