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D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

D.A. Opines Against Aaron Starr’s Brown Act Complaint on Oxnard Mayor Flynn’s Public Comments Restriction

By George Miller Ventura County Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Hughes rejected a Brown Act complaint lodged by Oxnard Mayoral Candidate Aaron Starr against Mayor Tim Flynn, for denying him the right to publicly comment on comments made by Council Members during the City Reports section of the 10-16-18 City Council meeting. This was done […]

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council approved water rate hikes and raises for city executives during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. They also temporarily extended the land lease for a company promising to put an art museum in the heart of the city’s downtown revitalization district.  Water & Wastewater Rates Item 8A was […]

Do elections have consequences? Pt. Hueneme City Attorney resigns

Do elections have consequences? Pt. Hueneme City Attorney resigns

By George Miller Port Hueneme City Attorney Mark Hensley (no relation to Councilman Jim Hensley) resigned on 11-21-16, offering to stay on until a replacement was installed. His contract calls for 60 days notice. Hensley (First under another foirm, until he started his own in recent years- Hensley Law Group) has been City Attorney for 15 years, […]

Ventura Measure O funds might be subject to state confiscation

Ventura Measure O funds might be subject to state confiscation

By Daniel Cormode Daniel Cormode is a Ventura resident and the Chairman of the Planning & Development Committee for The East Ventura Community Council. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Santa Paula Council: Money, Taxes and East Area I Tax and Timeline

Santa Paula Council: Money, Taxes and East Area I Tax and Timeline

By Sheryl Hamlin After several public presentations and commentary, the Santa Paula City Council attended to the business portion of the meeting on March 7, 2016. Recurring themes were money, taxes and East Area I, whose revenue benefit is at least twelve (12) years away, according to Mayor Hernandez. Item 10 A. Adoption of Wastewater […]

Does the City of Oxnard hold any past officers responsible for their actions?

Does the City of Oxnard hold any past officers responsible for their actions?

By Phil Molina We will learn this Tuesday that the auditors are finding it difficult to complete the city’s audits on time. One “little” reason is that the city staff hasn’t reconciled the city’s cash account(s) since June or November of 2014.   Yes the city has been running blind fiscally for the last year to […]

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

By George Miller In a special  meeting on Tuesday night, Oxnard Council members followed through on their promise to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to take actions to protest the October contract award by SCE (Southern California Edison) to NRG to build a new, much cleaner, high efficiency, quick start, low footprint  262 Megawatt power […]

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

New city attorney appointed in Ventura

Last night the Ventura City Council announced the appointment of Gregory G. Diaz as the new City Attorney.  Diaz has served as the City Attorney for the City of Merced since 2001, and is scheduled to begin with the City of Ventura in late September.  Diaz replaces Ariel Calonne who left in March after seven […]

Oxnard Council: golf course fiasco, new transit district bylaws, City Manager recruitment, recycling facility takeover.

Oxnard Council:  golf course fiasco, new transit district bylaws, City Manager recruitment, recycling facility takeover.

By George Miller The January 28 Council meeting covered multiple topics, most notable being: City Golf course financial fiasco redux-again Gold Coast Transit District bylaws presented: read here- https://citizensjournal.us/gold-coast-transit-district-bylaws-presented/ Recruitment of City Manager and Attorney Senior Services Commission annual recap Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) takeover effective Feb. 1 Budget review Free income tax preparation assistance to […]