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Video | Oxnard Budget Meeting

Video | Oxnard Budget Meeting

On May 11, 2019 the City of Oxnard held a Community Budget Meeting for fiscal year 2019 – 2020 at Blackstock School in south Oxnard. In its efforts to inform the residents, Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen and department heads are holding these budget meetings at several locations in the city, this is the first […]

Oxnard Budget meeting 6-7-17

Oxnard Budget meeting 6-7-17

By George Miller There was a another budget hearing on Wednesday, 6-7-17., following the previous Monday session. Covered were: Public Works, City Clerk, City Manager, Public Works- Water, Wastewater/Stormwater, maintenance, Environmental Services, Finance, Cultural Services, Measure O There was a budget hearing on 6-13-17 and  a vote on the budget is planned for the 6-20-17 meeting. […]

Oxnard budget omission?

Oxnard budget omission?

By Phil Molina   Even before the Council approves the proposed budget for next year, the staff has  already  found a three quarters of a million dollar mistake that they missed. They forgot to fund half a year for 12 firefighters.  I won’t do a “I told you so”, even though this would have or should […]

More painful Oxnard budget hearings- prioritize and close deficit

By George Miller Difficult hearings on the coming year’s Oxnard City budget continued Thursday (May 28) afternoon/evening, with Library, Recreation, Human Resources,  Finance and Environmental (waste disposal) Departments presenting. Significantly, the Utilities and Streets presentations were pulled from the program at the last minute. City Manager Greg Nyhoff said they just weren’t ready, but would be […]

Special meeting on Oxnard Budget crisis held

Special meeting on Oxnard Budget crisis held

By George Miller A rather emotional, somber special meeting was held to attempt to explain and quantify the budget crisis, probable causes and possible approaches. See our prior article: Special Oxnard City Council emergency meeting Monday to discuss budget crisis. Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting – Special Meeting May 4, 2015 03h 17m […]

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

Oxnard Budgeting process grinds closer to approval

By George Miller The City Council further sharpened budget spending priorities at the June 3 meeting (Agenda item K-1). The $358 million total was pared down from initial projections and is now actually 2% lower than last year’s.  Mayor Tim Flynn outlined 10 priorities in a letter he presented, which he said incorporated thoughts of […]

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

Oxnard budget not approved, large low income housing advanced, controversy over key city staff “evaluation”

By George Miller July 15, 2013   Editor’s Note:  The following is a summary of the Oxnard City Council meeting of Tuesday, July 9th:   The $364 million (2013-14) and $426 million (2014-15) proposed budgets were not approved by the City Council because of excessive disagreements on priorities, missing items and questions about funding sources. Financial […]

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council on 6-30-20 addressed: – The 2020-21 fiscal year budget approved, with massive loans and new taxes promised. – A resolution declaring racism and police brutality a public health crisis. – A $34 million dollar homeless center, now dubbed  a solution center, with an additional $2-3 million in annual […]

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

Oxnard: Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs; a Sell Job on $45 Million Sales Tax Increase and More to Finance Budget Spending

By George Miller On June 16, the Oxnard City Council cleared away some of the last obstacles for the new Sakioka Farms Business Park to bring 5,000-9,000 jobs. The Developer promised to break ground on the project this year. The 430 acre site is the last remaining large undeveloped parcel in the city and a […]

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

By George Miller COVID-19 Economic & Safety threats were the big topic of the Oxnard City Council 4-24-20 meeting. Discussions were on maintaining safety without totally destroying the economy, with the latter of these not going well at all so far. The budget impact will be enormous and far reaching. There are hopes for bailouts/grants. […]

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