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Oxnard Council recallers stalked

Oxnard Council recallers stalked

By George Miller Recent street incidents between opponents of the Oxnard City Council recall and its supporters highlight a hard fought and sometimes nasty campaign unfolding. As promised, Aaron Starr of Oxnard Recall (Facebook) initiated a recall of four City Council members who voted to raise wastewater rates: Mayor Tim Flynn, Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez, […]

Council to install elected officials, regulate marijuana, auditor-contract

Council to install elected officials, regulate marijuana, auditor-contract

By George Miller Tonight, 12-6-16, the Oxnard City Council will install/swear-in recently (re)elected officials: Phil Molina, as Treasurer; Michelle Ascencion as Clerk, Oscar Madrigal and Bryan MacDonald (re-elected) as Councilmen. They will also honor departing Council Member Dorina Padilla and long-time Clerk Daniel Martinez. The meeting agenda also includes an updated marijuana ordinance, External Auditor Contract […]

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

Oxnard Downtown candidate forum- 9-28-16

By George Miller The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District sponsored this event, to showcase Mayoral and Council candidates to the public. The forum questions tended to emphasize downtown concerns. We didn’t see an official count, but there seemed to be about 175+ people there, which would make it the biggest Oxnard candidate forum of the year. […]

Re-Elect Bryan MacDonald to Oxnard City Council statement

Re-Elect Bryan MacDonald to Oxnard City Council statement

First Oxnard Council candidates forum report

First Oxnard Council candidates forum report

By George Miller The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce held a forum for Mayoral and City Council candidates on Thursday Morning, 9-8-16, at the Marriott Residence Inn, River Ridge. This was the first such event of the 2016 election season in town. It served the purpose of introducing the  candidates to business leaders, some for the […]

Candidate Statement- Re-elect Bryan MacDonald to Oxnard City Council

Candidate Statement- Re-elect Bryan MacDonald to Oxnard City Council

Bryan MacDonald’s statement about what he has and will continue to focus on as a councilman of Oxnard – “It seems like just yesterday that I was sworn into office as an Oxnard City Councilman and here I am approaching the end of my second term. It has been a whirlwind and, as a community, […]

Bryan MacDonald Oxnard City Council re-election campaign kick-off

Bryan MacDonald Oxnard City Council re-election campaign kick-off

On 7-20-16, Councilman Bryan MacDonald held his re-election campaign kick-off event at the Casa Lopez restaurant in Oxnard. County Treasurer Steven Hintz was the lead-off speaker. He praised MacDonald’s understanding of municipal finance and suitability for office and committed to support the campaign. Event video by Dan Pinedo Next was Mike Barber, the Director of […]

Oxnard Councilman Bryan MacDonald re-election kickoff 7-20-16

Oxnard Councilman Bryan MacDonald re-election kickoff 7-20-16

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

Oxnard nixes huge water and solid waste utility rate hikes amid strong opposition, council second thoughts

By George Miller High drama tonight 1-26-16. The council voted 3-2 to reject the huge proposed rate increases for wastewater and water, with Mayor Flynn, Council Members Perello and MacDonald all voting against the increase. Surprising everyone, including City Attorney Stephen Fischer and perhaps himself, it was Mayor Flynn who led a coup to stop […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

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