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VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

VC Board of Supervisors Maintains Perks While Eliminating Same for Employees

Guest Editorial Comments to BOS on 12/10/2013:   Earlier this year the Board of Supervisors approved labor agreements that by July of 2014 will eliminate the employer pick-up of the employee’s share of pension costs for members of SEIU, Operating Engineers and employees covered by the Management Resolution – including elected department heads – everyone in […]

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Guest Editorial The Ventura County Taxpayers Association believes that the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) tentatively approved for construction of the new $45 million Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo is ill considered, is not in the best interests of Taxpayers that are paying for it and we strongly urge the Oxnard Union High School District Trustees to reconsider their […]

Obama in Johannesburg

Obama in Johannesburg

Viewpoint- Editorial Cartoon

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

Myth Dispelled: Energy Requirements Not “Mandated” for Ventura’s Granny Flat Program

By Camille Harris Ventura added modern energy codes May 1st to their second unit legalization program. This new requirement cut out the majority of Ventura’s granny flats due to the increased cost.  Ventura’s code enforcement management claimed the State gave them no choice, the energy codes were mandated. A phone call to the state Housing […]

Response to Letter in The VC Star

Response to Letter in The VC Star

Viewpoint By Debra Tash Sent 10-31-13 To Mike Craft, pilule Editor, buy Ventura County Star Subject: LETTER TO THE EDITOR – REPLY – Ray Holm letter to Editor – Please open As one of the principals at Citizens Journal, and now its Editor in-Chief, I feel as well-intentioned as Mr. Holm’s recent comments in The […]

Activist: CA SB54 a Big Mistake, also thanks bill opponents

Activist: CA SB54 a Big Mistake, also thanks bill opponents

Viewpoint Eric Eisenhammer  Editor’s note: This was an email sent to the Energy Users Coalition email list.  Mr. Eisenhammer laments bill’s passage, requests a Governor Brown veto and cautions about major cost increases, mandatory union workers and danger of under-skilled employees that would allegedly occur under this new statute.   Thank you to everyone who signed […]

What We’ve Achieved…

What We’ve Achieved…

Viewpoint By Buck McKeon With all the frustrating gridlock in Washington, it is important to remember what we’ve achieved in our battle for a more effective and efficient federal government: • For the first time since the Korean War, total federal spending has gone down for two years in a row.   Chart Key:  – […]

On Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

On Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Viewpoint By George Miller I was interviewed by Gretchen Wenner of the Ventura County Star Thursday morning, regarding my opinion of the new California “law” granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. . Briefly, I’m opposed to granting licenses to illegal immigrants. They are breaking the law by being here in the first place. I’m, however, in […]

New Waste Disposal Contract a Total Loser for Oxnard Residents

New Waste Disposal Contract a Total Loser for Oxnard Residents

Viewpoint by David Grau On City Council Agenda 10/1 at 6:30   Council-members, The September 24th editorial by Ventura County Taxpayers Association and subsequent comments to Oxnard City Council expressed concerns about the proposed agreement with VRSD.  The primary question centered around the low rate (20% below Toland’s cost of operation) and recently disclosed capacity limitations at […]

California suspends a critical method to prevent voter fraud!

California suspends a critical method to prevent voter fraud!

Press release, from Election Integrity project EIP and its supporters nationwide have been reeling from Governor Brown’s recent signing of a bill that allows non-citizens to serve as elections workers, despite our best efforts to kill this unconstitutional bill. Now, EIP has learned that further assaults on fair and honest elections in our state are hidden in […]