Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo

On February 12, 2020, the League Of Women Voters: Ventura County and Oxnard College sponsored a forum on Measure B at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, a measure submitted to the voters by the City Council of Oxnard.  Measure B will appear on the March 3, 2020 primary election ballot.

David Maron, member of the League Of Women Voters, moderated the forum. Alex Nguyen Oxnard City Manager, and Aaron Starr and Alicia Percell of Moving Oxnard Forward debated the pros and cons of Measure-B based on questions taken from the attending members of the public.

Entitled Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act, the stated aim of the measure is to increase fiscal accountability, prevent special interest influence/political conflicts of interest, improve city ethics, governance, transparency without new City powers. If passed by the Oxnard voters, the act will amend the Oxnard City Code to prohibit elected officials from accepting gifts from lobbyist/City contractors; impose contribution limits on candidates for all elected office, limit Mayor/councilmembers to three consecutive four-year terms, require posting monthly financial reports and all expensive City contracts on City’s website for public review.

The opposition held a very different position on this, as you shall also see on the video, as follows ….

Video by Dan Pinedo

 


Dan Pinedo is a Citizen Journalist/photographer residing in Oxnard

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