Port Hueneme City Council Meeting Report/Overview

1)  City staff announced that council member Sylvia Schnopp pulled her proposal to rename Hueneme Pier from the meeting agenda.  According to staff she plans to find another way to recognize former council member Jon Sharkey’s years on the council. Six Port Hueneme residents addressed the council during open forum expressing that renaming Hueneme Pier was not in the community’s best interest and suggested someway way of recognition could be done.

2) Council member Rich Rollins spoke in the inspiration part of the meeting stating he was inspired that the council soon would be starting the Citizens Advisory Commission that would get residents involved in city issues and provide input to the city council on issues the council is considering.  Also, an Oversight Committee is being formed to review Measure U and how the tax money taken in by the city is being spent.  Two opportunities for residents to have input in city issues.  The City Staff will be putting out information on both and how the residents can get involved soon. 

3) The council adopted a resolution for the authorizing the creation of a Community Service Officer that would assist Police Officers doing secondary work so Police Officers could spend more time in their duties of protecting PH residents and keeping the city safe.  An example of what the CSO would do is taking information at a traffic accident from driver(s) and witnesses if any plus any follow up needed.  This sometimes take an hour or two away from officers patrolling the city. 

4) The council passed resolution to create a Human Resource Manager to oversee personnel, personnel issues, hiring standards, benefits and other related issues.

5) The Public Works Dept has added six new flashing radar speed signs  on city streets to monitor vehicle speeds.  This is now a total of six with three more to come. New LED lights have been installed at Moranda Park. The PWD is also installing pedestrian signals at various crosswalks to alert drivers someone is cross the street. 

6)  A Water Rate Plan meeting will take place in May. 

Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme resident who is publisher of Port Hueneme News, a digital newspaper (facebook @huenemenews)  and host of  “Hello Port Hueneme” a video interview show about people, places and things in Port Hueneme.

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