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Oxnard: Failing Municipal Law 101, Dragged Back Into Court

Oxnard: Failing Municipal Law 101, Dragged Back Into Court

  Moving Oxnard Forward   “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.” – – Benjamin Disraeli We filed a lawsuit regarding the term limits initiative. We are scheduled to be in court on Thursday…. Ex Parte Application Petition for Writ of Mandate ***Please Share With Oxnard Friends and […]

Politics | Oxnard’s Measure B’s Transparency Veto

Politics | Oxnard’s Measure B’s Transparency Veto

Fun Fact:  Oxnard Measure B’s “transparency” provisions include veto clauses.   Yes, you read that correctly.  Copied straight from the text of Measure B: “All agreements requiring City Council approval must be posted on the City’s website and made available to the public prior to City Council action unless determined otherwise by the city attorney.” […]

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo On February 12, 2020, the League Of Women Voters: Ventura County and Oxnard College sponsored a forum on Measure B at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, a measure submitted to the voters by the City Council of Oxnard.  Measure B will appear on the March 3, 2020 primary election ballot. David […]

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

Measure B, the so called “Government Accountability and Ethics Act”, is a defective incumbent protection scheme written at the direction of City Manager Alexander Nguyen, and placed on the March 2020 primary ballot by the Oxnard City Council.  It is designed to extend city council terms, handcuff the council’s political challengers and kneecap several citizen-sponsored […]

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

By George Miller At the 1-21-20 meeting, the Oxnard City Council considered and approved a proposal that would keep the Ormond Beach power plant open for at least another two more years, in return for the operating company, Gen-On, to fund then demolish and remediate the soil it when  it finally closes (details in linked […]

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

In Surprise Move, Oxnard Council Adopts Starr Term Limits, BUT ….

By George Miller The Oxnard Council adopted Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward’s term limits ballot measure at the 1-21-20 meeting. Many anticipated that the council would also attempt to litigate this like they signaled they would with three other Starr initiatives at last week’s special meeting. But in a surprise maneuver, they actually adopted the initiative […]

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

By George Miller At a contentions 6 hour meeting Tuesday night, after a closed session, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 to sue Aaron Starr, lead author of 5 voter initiatives, to block three of them from being put on the ballot. Story will follow.   George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” […]

POLITICS | City Hall’s “Trade Secrets”

POLITICS | City Hall’s “Trade Secrets”

    By Aaron Starr In an attempt to circumvent public disclosure requirements under the Public Records Act, Oxnard city management is claiming that the results of a taxpayer-funded public opinion poll are a “trade secret,” and are refusing to disclose that information to the public. As we were petitioning over the summer to qualify […]

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

By George Miller In the last scheduled Oxnard City Council meeting of the year, they covered a number of items. Among them were: Received four of of the Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward ballot  initiatives and agreed to get third party impact analyses of them and the fifth one first before placing on November 2020 ballot. […]

Starr Submitting 5 Ballot Initiatives to Oxnard on Monday

Starr Submitting 5 Ballot Initiatives to Oxnard on Monday

Moving Oxnard Forward   Over the summer and early fall we have been working diligently to gather 8,401 valid signatures for each of five different reform measures to be placed on the Oxnard ballot in November 2020. We had great conversations with an untold number of Oxnard residents at stores, farmers markets and front porches. […]

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