Tuesday, February 7, 2023
52.4 F

    Latest Posts

    The Road to Tyranny by Don Jans

    Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’



    By Rosemarie R. Gaglione

    It is true that the City of Oxnard is seeking creative solutions to our General Fund budget woes. However, United Water Conservation District Director Sheldon Berger’s recent suggestion to sell Oxnard’s recycled water to United as a way of filling the City’s budget gap is not a viable option. By law, just as the City cannot transfer payments by the ratepayers to the General Fund, we must keep all revenue from water sales to United in the Water Fund. The law is crystal clear: intermingling these funds is not allowed.

    The City is embarking on a Water Resources Management Plan to consider what makes most sense for Oxnard and our neighbors regarding our use, production and sale of groundwater and recycled water. We invite our customers and stakeholders—including Director Berger and the rest of the United Board—to offer input into that process in the coming months. We hope that process helps Oxnard find regional solutions, perhaps in partnership with United, to our collective water problems. Those solutions will not, however, resolve the City’s General Fund budget problems

    Rosemarie R Gaglione, PE is Public Works Director for the City of Oxnard

    Related op-ed: Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

    Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE


    - Advertisement -
    0 0 votes
    Article Rating
    Notify of

    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments

    Latest Posts


    Don't Miss


    To receive the news in your inbox

    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x