Oxnard City Manager’s Statement on Closing of Oxnard Performing Arts Center

CITY MANAGER’S MESSAGE REGARDING THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF THE OXNARD PERFORMING ARTS AND CONVENTION CENTER (PACC)

OXNARD, Calif. – OXNARD, CA –Based on public input at the four recent community budget meetings, City staff will work with the Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPACC) Board of Directors to present City Council with a short-term plan to fulfill the commitments for the events booked through the end of the calendar year.

Staff will also work with the OPACC Board of Directors over the summer to provide the City Council with long-term options for a viable, sustainable operating model for the PACC.

Due to the City’s structural budget deficits totaling $9.2 million for Fiscal Year 2019 -2020 (FY 19-20) budget, closure of the PACC was proposed, which saves $1.1 million annually. The General Fund has been subsidizing the PACC between $760,816 – $2,733,732 per year between FY 12-13 through FY 18-19, which it can no longer afford to do.


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Ray Pichay
Ray Pichay
2 years ago

Some reported PACC of Oxnard making substantial revenue funny suddenly the city decide to shut it down… where’s all the money went….. to social services for illegals and sanctuary City.
So sad…. they couldn’t even upgrade the condition of the Oxnard room where most locals frequently rents it including most groups and organization where they hold their yearly social event. The condition of the floors is so bad yet they continue to raise the rent. Floor restoration is badly needed even though some other things needs attention but the floor is more critical especially out of town guest are always showing up…. perhaps with negative criticism about the venue condition.
I happen to represent one of the Filipino organization in Oxnard and I’m very much disappointed the condition of the floors. We are all exploring other area for yearly event
In closing unless they restore the condition of the floor in the Oxnard room better for them to shut it down