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Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

By Gina Harden VENTURA – December 2, the City Council unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance prohibiting no fault evictions from December 2, 2019 until January 1, 2020, when AB1482, the State’s rent control law takes effect. City Attorney Gregory Diaz presented a power point presentation on the “Just Cause for Eviction” ordinance which “…requires residential […]

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved a $33.85 million dollar loan to design and construct eleven energy-related projects for the City’s Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP). The WQCP is the city’s largest electricity consumer. Ron Fuchiwaki, Public Works Director, presented a report outlining strategies to reduce city utility costs by […]

Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Freeway Sign Unveiled

Sgt. Ron Helus Memorial Freeway Sign Unveiled

By  Gina Harden Thousand Oaks, CA – Wednesday morning, dozens of Sherriff’s deputies and elected officials, along with Sgt. Ron Helus’s loved ones gathered a short distance from the Borderline tragedy, in the beautiful gardens of Los Robles Greens, to unveil the new Sgt. Ronald Lee Helus memorial freeway sign. The memorial freeway includes three […]

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

Simi Council Considers New Sales Tax

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – Mayor Mashburn pushed back against Councilmember Luevanos’s argument in favor of raising the sales tax currently pegged to the State minimum 7.25%. He conceded, however, to requests from Luevanos and Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh, to forward the staff report to Neighborhood Councils for further input. Staff, at Luevanos’s request, […]

Assemblymember Irwin Headlines Knights of Columbus Civic Night

Assemblymember Irwin Headlines Knights of Columbus Civic Night

By  Gina Harden OXNARD – Monday evening, the Oxnard Chapter of the Knights of Columbus (KOC), hosted their annual Civic Night to honor those in public service. About 150 KOC members and community guests gathered for a dinner banquet featuring speaker Jacqui Irwin, Assemblymember 44th District. Distinguished guests included Oxnard and Port Hueneme police officers, […]

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

By  Gina Harden VENTURA – Councilmembers viewed a presentation and discussed a proposed ordinance to allow cannabis delivery, amending Municipal Code Section 6.420, during Monday night’s regular meeting. Councilmembers will vote on the proposed ordinance during the October 7 council meeting. Councilmember Nasarenko asked the police chief, “Do you have the resources within the department […]

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The drama surrounding Simi Councilmember Luevanos’s controversial video on immigration as well as comments concerning an alleged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a nearby business, continued Monday night with more than an hour of public comment and a lengthy discussion by the Council regarding potential action. A […]

Moorpark Council Budgets $500k For General Plan

Moorpark Council Budgets $500k For General Plan

By  Gina Harden  MOORPARK | The Moorpark City Council enjoyed a relatively quiet meeting Wednesday night with few community members in attendance and zero public comments despite noteworthy items on the Sept. 4 agenda. Following a presentation by Planning Manager Doug Spondello, the Council unanimously approved a resolution to amend the budget and authorized staff […]

After Amazon Walks Away, Oxnard Hopes Education, Reforms Attract New Economy Jobs

After Amazon Walks Away, Oxnard Hopes Education, Reforms Attract New Economy Jobs

    By  Gina Harden  OXNARD – Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn and City Manager Alex Nguyen recently offered their perspective on the failed negotiations between the city and Amazon’s representatives, Seefried Properties, in building a distribution center at the Sakioka Farms site. Nguyen expressed “frustration about how bureaucratic” the system was and said, “we didn’t […]

Simi Valley | Member Champions First Amendment While Trampling on Second as Council Resets Protocols

Simi Valley | Member Champions First Amendment While Trampling on Second as Council Resets Protocols

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLLEY – During August 26, 2019 City Council meeting, Councilman Judge called the question, ending heated exchange between Luevanos and Mayor Mashburn concerning the adoption of a resolution to establish City Council Meeting protocols. The resolution passed 4-1 with Luevanos dissenting. Luevanos highlighted first amendment concerns that “the total amount of […]

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