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Oxnard Council to debate +1/2 cent transportation sales tax, City Manager contract extension, power plant ban

Oxnard Council to debate +1/2 cent transportation sales tax, City Manager contract extension, power plant ban

Oxnard Council: 144 low income apartments approved; more $$$ for lawyers to fight power plant; transit & street paving plans move ahead

Oxnard Council: 144 low income apartments approved; more $$$ for lawyers to fight power plant; transit & street paving  plans move ahead

By George Miller  A fair amount of heavy discussion of Council agenda items transpired, spanning low income housing, transportation priorities, power plant (again) and street paving Next phase of Las Cortes apartments approved- $59 million 144 units The 55 year old Las Cortes development near the La Colonia neighborhood, located at NE corner of 1st and […]

CA Energy Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

CA Energy  Commission releases schedule for Oxnard Mandalay “Puente” power plant

By George Miller The Energy Commission, which has the final say on any replacement for the NRG Mandalay power plant in Oxnard, released a “Commission Schedule Order” of activity and date deadlines for NRG’s Application for Certification (CEC Docket No. 15-AFC-01). It calls for a number of activities, culminating in the final staff assessment by […]

Sacramento runs Mandalay Power Plant hearing in Oxnard

Sacramento runs Mandalay Power Plant  hearing in Oxnard

By George Miller In still another of a long series of meetings/hearings in Sacramento and Oxnard, this time, a California Energy Commission (CEC) public hearing was held Thursday evening, 8-27-15, at the Performing Arts Center in sweltering heat. It was to discuss the status and fate of the so-called Puente” (Spanish for “bridge,” because it […]

Opponents dominate Oxnard CPUC hearing on Mandalay power plant replacement

By George Miller A two-year battle over the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement  (Case 1411016) project grinds on. A highly emotional 3 1/2 hour hearing was held Wednesday at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, attended by about 350 people. About 80+% appeared to oppose the project. Opponents were bussed or drove in from out of […]

Mike Barber responds to Mike Stubblefield on the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement

Mike Barber responds to Mike Stubblefield on the Oxnard Mandalay Beach power plant replacement

By Mike Barber Editor’s note: This is Mr. Barber’s response to a letter from Mike Stubblefield of the Sierra Club, which appeared in another newspaper, regarding the proposed replacement of the Mandalay Beach power plant.  You can figure out most of what it said from Mr. Barber’s words in this letter..   I read Mike […]

Hearing on Oxnard Mandalay power plant replacement

Rally for No More Power Plants on Oxnard’s Coast this Wednesday

Rally for No More Power Plants on Oxnard’s Coast this Wednesday

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

Oxnard extends power plant moratorium another year; NRG states its case on KADYTV

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council heard a staff report on the proposed power plant risks and options, debated the plant and what to do about the old plants to be shut down, at the 5-19-15 City Council meeting. The various factions rehashed the issues, which has been done at least a half dozen times before […]

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

By George Miller In a special  meeting on Tuesday night, Oxnard Council members followed through on their promise to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to take actions to protest the October contract award by SCE (Southern California Edison) to NRG to build a new, much cleaner, high efficiency, quick start, low footprint  262 Megawatt power […]