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Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

By George Miller Note: Meeting highlights were published Tuesday. This is the full version. The Oxnard City Council, at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting, approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for […]

Eber | 10 things Newsom must do to fulfill his destiny

Eber | 10 things Newsom must do to fulfill his destiny

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views  It is not the fault of the once and future king of California politics had little to do during his two terms in office as Lt. Governor of the Golden State.  Gavin Newsom did his best to stay in the spotlight.  Outside of running for the past […]

Oxnard holds second Townhall- accomplishments, hopes, challenges, plans, vision discussed

Oxnard holds second Townhall- accomplishments, hopes, challenges, plans, vision discussed

By George Miller Oxnard held its second TownHall in recent memory Wednesday night, 9-2-15 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. It addressed some serious financial and organizational challenges, as well as heartening highlights and opportunities. The event was run by the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organizations (INCO), organized and run by residents. Its purpose was to provide an overview of […]

Oxnard PD Union warns public on reduced service

Oxnard PD Union warns public on reduced service

By George Miller The Oxnard Peace Officers Association (the Oxnard police officers’ union) announced that the manpower reductions driven by the Oxnard General Fund budget cuts have been implemented and that service will suffer as a result. While management, officers and staff have done what they could to avoid adversely  impacting public safety and crime […]

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 6-3-15: Fire Department response time; Refugio oil spill and more

Good Morning Oxnard Show- 6-3-15: Fire Department response time; Refugio oil spill and more

 By George Miller On this segment (6-3-15) of the Good Morning Oxnard Show- Host Peter Godinez interviews George Miller, Publisher of CitizensJournal.us on Oxnard News, consisting of: Animal Control budget; Fire Department response time; Street repair; Excess leave issues resolved; Landscaping assessments Also, host Peter Godinez interviews George Miller on the Refugio oil spill. This report was released […]

Oxnard Fire Dept incident response times officially a mystery- more important now that budget cuts will hit Dept.

Oxnard Fire Dept incident response times officially a mystery- more important now that budget cuts will hit Dept.

By George Miller Rapid response by the fire department is vital for public safety. City Council has requested Fire Department incident response time numbers repeatedly. A Fire Dept response time survey was pulled off  the 3-4-14 City Council meeting agenda due to lack of agreement on its accuracy. Those numbers showed that, overall,  only about […]

Budget Crunch is here: Oxnard City Fire Station Closures

Budget Crunch is here: Oxnard City Fire Station Closures

Santa Paula City Council Part Two: 2015/2016 Budget

Santa Paula City Council Part Two: 2015/2016 Budget

By Sheryl Hamlin In Part One covering the June 1, 2015 Santa Paula City Council meeting, three items were considered:  Street Repair, Delinquent Bills and Low-Cost Housing. In Part Two, the council discussion of the proposed 2015/2016 budget will be reviewed. Recall that the special March 21, 2015 council session was devoted to citizen input […]

Official statement from Oxnard Firefighters Association President Jeffery Donabedian, re: Proposed Fire Department Budget cuts  

Official statement from Oxnard Firefighters Association President Jeffery Donabedian, re: Proposed Fire Department Budget cuts