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Oxnard Public Hearing 05-16-2017 on Utility Rate Increase (Wastewater)

Oxnard Public Hearing 05-16-2017 on Utility Rate Increase (Wastewater)

. By Larry Stein, 5-16-17 The staff’s presentation for tonight’s public hearing (Agenda Item K-1) on utility rate increases  ignore’s the work of the 1st URAP (2015). Why bother getting involved as a citizen if your efforts get ignored by the 4th floor and the elected officials. Questions get asked by the public, but get […]

Aaron Starr wins another round against Oxnard utility rate increase

Aaron Starr wins another round against Oxnard utility rate increase

By George Miller High legal drama in Oxnard today …. local business executive, activist and City Council candidate Aaron Starr’s legal team defeated the City in court today, winning a ruling that the City must produce a ballot “title & summary” of his initiative to roll back the recent wastewater rate increase. He cannot circulate ballot […]

Oxnard moment of truth coming on utility rate increases- Tuesday

Oxnard moment of truth coming on utility rate increases- Tuesday

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16 there will be a hearing on the proposed utility increases of 60% over the next few years. The city says that the utilities are underfunded and that service and safety will be endangered if increases aren’t made to fund necessary work. Rate increases have lagged behind cost increases for several […]

Private group mounts blitz to stop Oxnard utility rate increase- watch your mailbox!

Private group mounts blitz to stop Oxnard utility rate increase- watch your mailbox!

By George Miller  12-30-15, updated 12:50 pm Aaron Starr, CPA, heads up local activist group Moving Oxnard Forward, which has put Oxnard’s proposed utility rate increase in its sights to defeat. Last week he told us that the increases are likely unjustified, poorly founded and work from some incorrect assumptions, prompting this opposition. Below is part of […]

Tonight’s Oxnard Council meeting (12-10-15): Utility rate increases, protest ballot

Tonight’s Oxnard Council meeting (12-10-15): Utility rate increases, protest ballot

By George Miller  Utility rate increase is the topic of tonight’s (12-10-15) Oxnard City Council meeting at 5PM in City Hall Council Chambers.  After much planning and analysis, the city formulated proposed rate increases for its utilities: water, wastewater and solid waste disposal. They are quite hefty and reflect deferred maintenance, higher costs, poor management […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Come to Tuesday Oxnard City Council meeting re: 1st year 56% utility rate increases

Come to Tuesday Oxnard City Council meeting re: 1st year 56% utility rate increases

By Phil Molina  Mr.Aaron Starr, CPA and I spoke today about the Oxnard’s proposed 3 utilities rate increases. We agree that there are issues with those proposed rate increases that are significant so we oppose the rates increases.     We ask that you join us this Tuesday to voice your opposition to the rate increases Oxnard is […]

S&P: Falling Water Levels Could Lead To Higher Utility Bills In Western States

S&P: Falling Water Levels Could Lead To Higher Utility Bills In Western States

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square This March 26, 2019, photo shows the water level of the Colorado River, as seen from the Hoover Dam, Ariz. Richard Vogel / AP (The Center Square) – A rating agency is warning water shortages in western states reliant on the Colorado River could lead to rate hikes that […]

Biden plans first major U.S. tax increase in decades

Biden plans first major U.S. tax increase in decades

Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike in nearly 30 years. Biden has not released the full tax plan, but sources told Bloomberg the proposed changes would raise taxes, including the corporate tax rate, to help fund an anticipated […]

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