OXNARD, CA – Jeffrey Burum, Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor in District 5, addressed the Oxnard City Council Tuesday night with a “Christmas Wish List” representing needs of the community that have been neglected.
“By creating more jobs and investment in our city, we can offer hope to working families. Many of our younger generation need employment to stay here as opposed to being forced to leave.”
Hello my name is Jeffrey Burum, current resident of Oxnard and community advocate and Ventura County Supervisor candidate for District 5.
I would like to begin by wishing our council, city staff and residents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I would also like to encourage our council members to consider all items on our following Christmas wish list:
- Promote jobs in Oxnard. By creating more jobs and investment in our city, we can offer hope to our working families. Many of our younger generation need employment to stay here as opposed to being forced to leave. I would like to see more small businesses, agriculture, and tourism brought to our community. We need to learn from the Amazon mistake. Perhaps we will be able to promote growth in the harbor after 15 years of delay.
- Promote Public Health and Safety. We have too many city owned properties that are crumbling within our city. What can be done to bring these building up to code and create viability? How can you work better with our homeless population? We have many non-profit organizations that want to help and be part of the process and our public should be part of the process for the new permanent shelter as opposed to upsetting the business community and paying $22,000 a month in rent.
- Promote fiscal management and transparency. We are still looking at over 100 audit items that have spanned two decades and need to be resolved. What can be done without a 1.5% sales tax increase?
When can we ever see our financial statements and when do you look at them?
- Clean up the Edison Canal from pollution that exceeds our standards. The harbor and canal are full of algae due to premature circulation system shutdown. Ormond Beach, downtown and Jallico have been environmental catastrophes on your watch.
I am not Santa, but you have been naughty, and our nice residents have asked for this list. My name is Jeffrey Burum and in fact, it’s our campaign platform.
In any case, we are all neighbors and I pray God blesses each and every one of us this holiday season. I hope to see you all at the parade this weekend.
My website is Burum4Supervisor.com