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Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

By George Miller For years, the Oxnard utilities staff has been warning us about shrinking water supplies, higher costs, extensive deferred maintenance, obsolescence and expanding demand for water, wastewater and stormwater services. These services are probably as important to the health and safety of residents as are the police and fire departments. After one year of […]

Oxnard Holds Utility Rates Workshops

Oxnard Holds Utility Rates Workshops

By Dan Pinedo In anticipation of utilities rates increases the city of Oxnard has created a Utilities Rates Advisory Panel, (URAP). The panel is made up of 8 members representing the community from three categories: Business/Industrial, Single Family Residential and Multi-Family Residential. There are 5 alternates. Under the direction of Interim Utilities Director Daniel Rydberg […]

Former Oxnard Finance Director points out inequitable utility rates

Former Oxnard Finance Director points out inequitable utility rates

By Phil Molina Editor’s note: We published this letter from Mr. Molina to Oxnard officials and “friends”  just  as we received it. Friends, Mayor, Councilpersons and staff:   How much do you like Oxnard?  How fairly, equitably and justly do you feel Oxnard treats you? Do you like subsidizing the poor? Do you like paying […]

Commentary | Conspiracy to Violate Prop 218 – Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Recovery (GREAT) Program City of Oxnard, CA

Commentary | Conspiracy to Violate Prop 218 – Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Recovery (GREAT) Program City of Oxnard, CA

By Larry Stein I am of the belief that the City Manager, the City Attorney, the City Chief Financial Officer, the previous Mayor and the previous Director of Public Works conspired to violate Proposition 218 by having one class of ratepayers pay for infrastructure, operation and debt service that solely benefits another class of ratepayers. […]

Oxnard Officials Fail to Respect Will of The People

Oxnard Officials Fail to Respect Will of The People

Guest Editorial By Doug Partello   It seems our City officials only respect the will of the people when they win a majority in their own elections, or win ballot measures they promote. The people spoke when the ridiculously high increase in wastewater rates were imposed, with then Measure M. They lost in court, then […]

Starr’s Response to Oxnard City Manager’s December 30 Press Statement

Starr’s Response to Oxnard City Manager’s December 30 Press Statement

  Starr Coalition for Moving Oxnard Forward “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table.” — Lawyer’s adage It’s sad that Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen published a petty press release […]

Oxnard Ordered to Repay $34 Million

Oxnard Ordered to Repay $34 Million

    Breaking News! Victory in court today! The City of Oxnard had been skimming as much as $7 million per year from the City’s three utility enterprises (water, wastewater and solid waste) … and diverting the money to the general fund for what they call an Infrastructure Use Fee (IUF). Our contention has been that the […]

Oxnard: New Short-Term Rental Rules Approved; City Mgr. & Atty. Contracts Extended; Alleged Political Attacks Made by Officials

Oxnard: New Short-Term Rental Rules Approved; City Mgr. & Atty. Contracts Extended; Alleged Political Attacks Made by Officials

By George Miller At the Oxnard Council meeting of 10-6-20, the final short term rental rules were approved with some public objections and support divided; more reopenings announced; In a last minute pre-election gift, the Council extended the contracts of its only direct reports- City Mgr. Alex Nguyen and City Attorney Stephen Fischer; City officials […]

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

By George Miller The Ventura County District Attorney’s office on July 28, 2020 again issued a warning to Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn for a Brown Act violation.  This time it was because at the December 17, 2019 Council meeting, he permitted City Manager Alex Nguyen to continue on a 9 1/2 minute monologue on a […]

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 […]

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