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The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13!

The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13!

PLEASE READ: The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13 at City Council Meeting!   Greetings from the Channel Islands Neighborhood Council (C.I.N.C.), If you live on the harbor in the communities of Mandalay Bay, Harbour Island, Seabridge or Westport (Channel Islands Neighborhood Council) you are about to be taxed for the […]

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

By George Miller The 7-24-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting was the last one before the August break: Accepted the Police & Housing Departments’ plans on homelessness and anti-vagrancy efforts; Approved many new fee increases; Accepted Treasurer’s investment report and Finance’s new internal controls policy; Rice and 5th RR crossing progressing with funding, design, approvals; awarded […]

Seawater Farming to Solve Oxnard Harbor’s Brown Water Problem (Farming without fresh water)

Seawater Farming to Solve Oxnard Harbor’s Brown Water Problem (Farming without fresh water)

Two local firms have teamed up to solve Oxnard Harbor’s brown water problem using a new and innovative solution. The firms are Hasan Consultants, a nationally recognized civil, environmental and transportation engineering company, and OceanForesters, retained by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Project Agency for designing multi-product aquaculture ecosystems. The innovative solution is […]

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

The Channel Islands Harbor Water Circulation Saga

By George Miller When the Oxnard City Council and various NGO’s scrambled to shut down Oxnard’s power plants, seemingly at any cost and blocked a state of the art clean gas plant replacement, something got lost in the shuffle. Unbeknownst to 99+% of local people, the old plant’s cooling system sucked millions of gallons of […]

Oxnard Council Initiates Parks Master Plan; Trying to buy Successor Agcy. Properties; LMD’s Still Festering

Oxnard Council Initiates Parks Master Plan; Trying to buy Successor Agcy. Properties; LMD’s Still Festering

By George Miller At the 5-22-18 meeting, Oxnard City Council approved creating a Parks/Recreation Master Plan; City attempting to buy several key downtown Successor Agency properties;  Passed an anti price gouging during emergencies ordinance; discussed a future resolution opposing a federal bill to permit concealed carry gun permit reciprocity; City is seeking Citizens Advisory Council […]

Oxnard City Council- 6-13-17 Budget study session

Oxnard City Council- 6-13-17 Budget study session

By George Miller The 6-13-17 regular Oxnard City Council meeting covered important topics, including most of the rest of the budget review and a crackdown on code violation nuisance abatement   A proposed “budget augmentation” and the supplementary sales tax Measure O fund had some issues. An earlier budget study session meeting is covered in […]

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

Oxnard holds Short-Term Rental community meeting

By George Miller About 140 people showed up at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, 8-16-16 for a community meeting to discuss issues and potential action on the short-term rental situation. It locally impacts beach neighborhoods the most. Kathleen Mallory of the Planning Department and consultant Ken Lee conducted the meeting. In summary, it appears that is no […]

Oxnard approves City Mgr. contract extension, new ethics policy, Ormond Beach and Landscaping deals

Oxnard approves City Mgr. contract extension, new ethics policy, Ormond Beach and Landscaping deals

By George Miller City Manager contract extension In a sometimes heated debate, the Oxnard City Council approved a one year extension of City Manager Greg Nyhoff’s contract from 5-31-17 to 5-31-18, as well as increasing leave time to 200 hours and reducing recoverable time to 60 days. See previous ARTICLE with terms. The lack of any […]

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

By Sheryl Hamlin On 6/17/2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced an on-site meeting to be held in Santa Paula on June 28, 2016. Citizens who had previously signed up on the CEC mailing list, received notice of this event as follows with the full explanation here. Attendees were advised to RSVP to the Public […]

Santa Paula Council: City News and Citizen Commentary

Santa Paula Council: City News and Citizen Commentary

By Sheryl Hamlin After an invocation by Reverend Maddie Sifantus, the newly installed minister of the historic Universalist Unitarian Church, three notable announcements from city staff were made followed by three serious issues brought forth by citizens. City News Beverly Ruiz, Senior Coordinator, representing the Santa Paula Community Center, invited all to attend a celebratory […]