Oxnard to discuss Channel Islands Water Problems at 7/5 Special Meeting

By George Miller

The Oxnard City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 Am on July 5. This meeting is needed to authorize an $72,650 extension to testing contracts, but does not say what they are testing for. A recent report said that there was no significant bacteriological danger.

Residents have complained of the harbor waters’ brown opacity and smell. Some city personnel suggested that it might be due to an algae bloom or red tide. These usually occur only in  hotter weather than the harbor area has been experiencing. Some attribute it to the February shutdown of the Mandalay power plant and resultant stoppage of the cooling water pumps which greatly increased back harbor water circulation.

City staff and Council have been very responsive since mass protests by residents. This publication has written about the circulation pump situation twice before it became a big issue recently.


Meeting Agenda


Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street
July 5, 2018
Special Meeting – 9:00 AM

Pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States.
A person may address the legislative body only on matters appearing on the report item. The
presiding officer shall permit a person to address the legislative body after the staff presentation
on the report and before the consideration of the report by the legislative body.
Public Works Department
1. SUBJECT: Fifth Amendment to Agreement No. 7620, Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting
Laboratories, Inc. (10/10/10)
RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:
1. Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the Fifth Amendment to Agreement No.
7620 with Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratory, Inc. in the amount of $72,650
for monitoring services in Channel Islands Harbor.
2. Approve a budget appropriation from General Fund reserves in the amount of $72,650 to
fund the Fifth Amendment to Agreement No. 7620.
Legislative Body: CC Contact: Rosemarie Gaglione Phone: 385-8055

Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality FAQs 7-3-18

Oxnard Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Improving 7-3-2018


Previous Articles

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga | Citizens Journal …

citizensjournal.us/the-channel-islands-harbor-water-circulation-saga/Jun 26, 2018 – This created improved circulation in the harbor, since more water … Those who didn’t know but recognized the change in water appearance/quality found out about it … but doesn’t really get into water appearance, stagnant conditions … … odors or discoloration of water in the Channel IslandsHarbor area.

Now Channel Islands Harbor will be stagnant as a … – Citizens Journal

citizensjournal.us/now-channel-islands-harbor-will-be-stagnant-as-a-result-of-the-man… Jun 18, 2018 – Editor’s Note: Citizens Journal previously warned the public and Oxnard Council about the reduced Channel Islands harbor water circulation if …

Oxnard Announces Next Steps in Responding to Channel Islands …


5 days ago – Oxnard, California – The City of Oxnard has announced its next steps in responding towater quality in the Channel Islands Harbor. The City is …

Missing: circulation ‎| ‎Must include: ‎circulation

Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor … – Citizens Journal

citizensjournal.us/harbor-resident-advises-vc-star/Jun 26, 2018 – Harbor Resident Advises VC Star on Dirty Harbor Water, Local Economy … Charles McLaughlin lives at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard and …

Water Test Results Clean for Channel Islands Harbor

Water Test Results Clean for Channel Islands HarborResults received today from a water quality test performed by the Ventura County Harbor Department last week revealed the water in the Channel Islands Harbor is safe for human contact, according to Director of Harbor Planning & Redevelopment, Marilyn Miller. Miller said tests are conducted quarterly at the Harbor for readings on potential bacteria, heavy […]

Downside of abandoning Oxnard Mandalay power … – Citizens Journal

citizensjournal.us/downside-abandoning-oxnard-mandalay-power-plant-harbor-cleanl…Aug 27, 2017 – … the existing plant’s cooling water comes from Channel Islands Harbor. This greatly improves circulation and cleanliness of the water there.

Wayyy back: 

(UN)SAFE HARBOR – EnviroReporter.com

George Miller is Publisher and Co-Founder of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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