Camarillo City Council to discuss racial injustice resolution, review law enforcement

By Michael Hernandez 

CAMARILLO—The City Council will consider adopting a racial injustice resolution and review law enforcement policies and procedures as well as receive a Ventura County Grand Jury Report on Human Trafficking at its regular meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers, 601 Carmen Drive, starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. The City Council will recess at 6 p.m. and reconvene at 6:30 p.m. focused on the city’s COVID-19 response with public comments set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Camarillo City Council meeting can be watched via live broadcast on Spectrum Channel 10 and Frontier Channel 29, or via the City’s YouTube channel

Public comments can be made by:

Email: Submit comments on a specific agenda item via email to the City Clerk at [email protected]. Please send your email at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting. The City Clerk will print your email and distribute copies to all Councilmembers prior to the meeting. 

Phone: Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 388-5397 at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting and provide your name, your phone number and item of interest. When the Council reaches the item of interest on the agenda, you will receive a call at the phone number provided during the time for public comments. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].

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10 Responses to Camarillo City Council to discuss racial injustice resolution, review law enforcement

  1. Shelly Malinow July 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I am writing to say Thank You for keeping the Camarillo Library open in such a way that one can request books online, and then pick them up in a safe and easy way by coming to the library when you receive a notice that your order is ready. You simply park, call the phone number, tell them your library card number, tell them which numbered parking spot you are in, and your book is delivered to a table set in front of that space. Antonio was a wonderful example of what a librarian should be, prompt, courteous, and pleasant!
    I fully support our police, and I do not want to see any money taken from their budget. We have the best police force here in Camarillo, and my husband and I feel fortunate to live in this peaceful, respectful, sane community!

  2. Katherine Miller July 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    We support our police department 100%

  3. Mke July 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Racial Injustice? What the hell have we been doing for the last 60 years? All the laws, proclamations and genuflecting done so far will never change our basic tribal instincts. Just be nice to the folks from that other tribe. That’s the only way this experiment is ever going to work. Otherwise it’s just another shakedown.

  4. Claudine Dodd July 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I do not support defunding the Camarillo Police Dept! Those board members that support this will be voted out. We need the protection of our police and crime has gotten worse in our city!

  5. Mike Smith July 8, 2020 at 9:12 am

    How do we know this ‘racial injustice resolution’ is not a PRETEXT for DEFUNDING the Camarillo Patrol Operations Division of the Ventura County Sheriffs Office?

    Remember – the Camarillo City Council has a 3-5 LEFTIST majority.

    Mayor Tony Trembley: gop
    Vice Mayor Susan Santangelo: LEFTIST
    Councilmember Shawn Mulchay: LEFTIST
    Councilmember Kevin Kildee: LEFTIST
    Councilmember Charlotte Craven: gop

    • William Hicks July 8, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      How do they get elected? I don’t want an answer. It’s something that should be pondered by every citizen in the city they live in.

  6. Seafoam July 8, 2020 at 9:05 am

    I fully agree with you Mr Hicks. I’m very concerned. are we able to attend this meeting?

    • William Hicks July 8, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      If nothing else, tune in to the TV at 5:00 so you can see it at home. If you have concerns after hearing them, be sure to at least email them with your concerns.

  7. William Hicks July 8, 2020 at 5:15 am


    If there are any cuts in the Police Department there should be matched with cuts to The City Councils budget.

  8. William Hicks July 8, 2020 at 5:10 am

    I’m quite interested in the subject coverage of “racial injustice.” I just can’t imagine either a State, County or City having a policy that is better than The United States Constitution and its many Amendments that cover the subject. BUT, I will view the council meeting and make my final judgment then.

    Then there’s the subject of The Police Officers budget and training that also peak my interest. IF there’s a suggestion that the budget needs trimming, I suggest the council members put that to a vote by their constituency.


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