3 Oxnard Council meetings this week- Utility rate increases, budget, maintenance asssessment and community facilities districts

sale arial, hospital sans-serif;”>By George MillerOxnardBiggerLogo

order arial, sans-serif;”>Due to the year end crunch of business, major financial crisis and utility rate increase proposal, there will be three council meetings this week- tuesday, wednesday and Thursday.

 

Name Date Agenda
City Council Meeting December 8, 2015 – 05:00 PM View Agenda
City Council – SPECIAL MEETING December 9, 2015 – 05:00 PM View Agenda
City Council – SPECIAL MEETING December 10, 2015 – 05:00 PM View Agenda

Some highlights:

Tuesday, 12-8-15, 6pm

  • Walmart on Saviers liquor license
  • Community Facilities Districts- Westport, Seabridge, River Park
  • NBS contract for maintenance assessment districts management
  • Status update on the Organizational Assessment’s Implementation Action Plans (IAP’s) that prioritizes the 128 recommendations adopted by Council on July 21, 2015
  • Blanket orders for gasoline, diesel, lubricants
  • Outsourced work on water system – $1.8 million
  • $241,250 FEMA fire dept grant

Wednesday, 12-9-15, 5pm

  • Priority based budgeting; city priorities survey; market and location of YMCA- Sports Park or Southwest Community Park

Thursday, 12-10-15, 5 pm

 

Relevant article:

Oxnard to hold special meetings on utility rate increases, YMCA, on short notice: utility rate ballots mailed

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By George Miller At last week’s city council meeting, no mention at all was made that there would be two additional emergency special meetings next week. But in flurry of pre-holiday activity, these were reportedly scheduled, plus ballots to poll residents on utility rate increases were mailed out (we haven’t seen them yet). We call […]

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