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    Letter to the Editor

     
    Good Oxnard People,
    We, both you and I, WON a big one this morning at court.
    The Judge heard my motion for a 5 day trial with witnesses. He then asked the City’s attorney Jennie Kelly who said the city wants no witnesses, and
    a short trial with briefs only taking just a few hours.  After listening to my attorney, Andrew Covner, and the City Attorney, Jennie the Judge made his decision.
    The date for the court trial is set for October 6th starting at 1:30. The Judge settled on this date only after the City’s attorney tried with numerous excuses to postpone the trial yet again. Best of all the Judge granted me the right to call all and any city witness I need and he gave me a 4 day trial to do so.  So we will certainly include Alexander, other staff, and  department heads who intruded into the office of the elected city treasurer to ask them questions.
    The Judge asked if a pretrial settlement conference would be valuable.  Both Jennie and my attorney did agree that since I am not suing for money such a settlement conference would not be useful.
    My sister-in-law had your right hip replaced and got an 17 inch scare. The surgery took 3 hours after which she was sent home that same day and ordered to start walking the following day and made meals for the family. So two weeks later she was walking normally without any assistance.
    The city´s attorney, on the other hand, again used the potential surgery excuse to again try to postpone the trial date to late October or even November on her evermoving surgery date for her foot. The Judge asked if she needed to sit during the proceedings, but Jennie pulled her courage and told the Judge no she can stand.  We all wish her well. But the Judge got tired of Jennie´s next excuse for trying to delay the trial when she said she was the only qualified attorney in the City Attorney´s office and she said none of the other 6 attorneys in the city are professional enough the take the case to court.   hmmmmm.
    Everyone is invited to the trial.
    Feel free to share this email.
    Respectfully,
    Phillip Molina,   
    City Treasurer

    The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of Citizens Journal


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