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SB54 Debate Dominates T.O. City Council Meeting Again; Granny Flats Update Also Discussed

SB54 Debate Dominates T.O. City Council Meeting Again; Granny Flats Update Also Discussed

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council was once again deluged with with speakers urging action on SB54, during the Public Comments period of Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. Thirty eight public speaker cards were pre-filled out, nearly all by local residents, most opposing the Sanctuary City legislation, though this time there were also many […]

Public Puts SB54 Sanctuary State on Its Own Thousand Oaks Council Agenda

Public Puts SB54 Sanctuary State on Its Own Thousand Oaks Council Agenda

By Mike Batt The Thousand Oaks City Council has avoided taking a definite position on SB 54 “Sanctuary State,” also officially known perversely as “The California Values Act.” They have not opted to discuss it yet, but the public keeps forcing its own discussion in the public comments period of each Council meeting, most recently […]

Open Letter to Thousand Oaks City Council | Do Not Delay on SB 54

Open Letter to Thousand Oaks City Council | Do Not Delay on SB 54

    Dear Thousand Oaks City Council: I understand that the city council has announced that they will take up an agenda item on SB 54. Good. But the city council has signaled that they will discuss this issue in an open session of the city council in June. Not Good. This delay is unacceptable […]

SB54 Sanctuary state opponents lecture, demand action from Thousand Oaks City Council

SB54 Sanctuary state opponents lecture, demand action from Thousand Oaks City Council

By George Miller Dozens of people showed up at a 4-24-18  Thousand Oaks City Council meeting to oppose the SB54 Sanctuary State law, complain about the Council’s apparent  lack of resistance to it and demand action. A much smaller number of Sanctuary State advocates lectured opponents on why they thought it was good and why […]

Thousand Oaks on SB 54: Why Are They Doing Nothing?

Thousand Oaks on SB 54: Why Are They Doing Nothing?

      By Arthur Christopher Schaper I began writing to city councils and staff in Ventura County about one month ago. It seemed like then next natural course of action to ensure that more cities throughout Southern California would put the needs of their citizens ahead of illegal aliens, especially violent criminals released onto California […]

T.O. Residents Voice Opposition to SB54; Council Eases Zoning for Cannabis Businesses Tuesday Night

T.O. Residents Voice Opposition to SB54; Council Eases Zoning for Cannabis Businesses Tuesday Night

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council was swarmed by residents opposing California’s “Sanctuary Cities” policies during a Public Comments session at last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. The lawmakers also voted to ease certain zoning restrictions, making it easier for cannabis businesses to open within city limits.  Public Comments – SB54 During Item 6 […]

Thousand Oaks Focuses on the Homeless at City Council Meeting; Will Form Ad Hoc Committee

Thousand Oaks Focuses on the Homeless at City Council Meeting; Will Form Ad Hoc Committee

By Kevin Harris Countywide homelessness was the focus of Tuesday’s Thousand Oaks City Council meeting, during an unusual evening that had no public hearings and just one public speaker.  The presentation, a Department Report called “Spotlight on Homelessness,” was a discussion presented by Deputy City Manager Gary Rogers, but also included input from Police Chief Tim […]

TO City Council Improves Resident Golfing Program and Says Goodbye to Retiring Fire Chief

TO City Council Improves Resident Golfing Program and Says Goodbye to Retiring Fire Chief

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council made golfing easier for residents, and said goodbye to the city’s longtime, retiring Fire Chief during Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting.   Resident Golf Cards During the meeting’s only Public Hearing (Item 8A), the City Council considered amending the city’s Resident Golf Program, established in 1992, to streamline […]

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris In a controversial move Tuesday night, the Thousand Oaks City Council voted to use a “Measure E” loophole to increase the city’s residential density, without putting the issue to a public vote. Also during Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council reauthorized local PEG fees for video providers, and hosted the local fire chief […]

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council approved water rate hikes and raises for city executives during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. They also temporarily extended the land lease for a company promising to put an art museum in the heart of the city’s downtown revitalization district.  Water & Wastewater Rates Item 8A was […]

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