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Oxnard Council Back in Session: North Shore Development Pollution Allegations; Sympathy for Non-Conforming Clinicas Project

Oxnard Council Back in Session: North Shore Development Pollution Allegations; Sympathy for Non-Conforming Clinicas Project

By George Miller After a month off from meetings, the Oxnard Council returned on Tuesday, September 3, with the session dominated by conflict on the North Shore project. Public comments were overwhelmingly opposed to letting the development of 200 homes on Harbor and 5th proceed, due to objections over benzene and dioxin pollutants in the […]

Oxnard Council Sets Cannabis Business Rates, Contemplates Major Social Engineering, Postpones $5MM Golf Course Budget. Water Supply Cuts?

Oxnard Council Sets Cannabis Business Rates, Contemplates Major Social Engineering, Postpones $5MM Golf Course Budget. Water Supply Cuts?

By George Miller This was the last Oxnard City Council meeting before the August break. (Puff, puff): the Council explored “Social Equity” (significant social engineering/micromanagement) in cannabis permitting and approved the establishment of fees for cannabis related land use permits.A nearly $5 million dollar city golf course budget was approved by default, with no further […]

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

By George Miller The May 7, 2019 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda was long (7 hours) and complex, with numerous items listed/acted upon, including another budget financial warning, new dog hotel; new single family residence tract,and next step approval to build “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s or granny flats). The Senior Services Commission delivered a glowing […]

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting Report/Overview

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting Report/Overview

1)  City staff announced that council member Sylvia Schnopp pulled her proposal to rename Hueneme Pier from the meeting agenda.  According to staff she plans to find another way to recognize former council member Jon Sharkey’s years on the council. Six Port Hueneme residents addressed the council during open forum expressing that renaming Hueneme Pier […]

Port Hueneme | City Council Meeting Review (1-22-19)

Port Hueneme | City Council Meeting Review (1-22-19)

 Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme resident who is publisher of Port Hueneme News, a digital newspaper (facebook @huenemenews)  and host of  “Hello Port Hueneme” a video interview show about people, places and things in Port Hueneme. Tom Figg  is the owner of the Urban Planning Firm – Thomas E. Figg Consulting Services & City Council Member City of Port Hueneme Elected November […]

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting Review

Port Hueneme City Council Meeting Review

By Tom Dunn September is National Prepardeness Month and Constitution Month – Recognized by the City Council  – Movies in the Park a success as reported by Anna Handley with between 100-200 people attending  – Marine Supply Building – City owned.   Last night, the City Council gave staff direction to enter into negotiations with the Red […]

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

By George Miller The 7-24-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting was the last one before the August break: Accepted the Police & Housing Departments’ plans on homelessness and anti-vagrancy efforts; Approved many new fee increases; Accepted Treasurer’s investment report and Finance’s new internal controls policy; Rice and 5th RR crossing progressing with funding, design, approvals; awarded […]

Community Struggles to Work Together on Homelessness: Ventura City Council Meeting May 7th

Community Struggles to Work Together on Homelessness: Ventura City Council Meeting May 7th

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on May 7 announced an event the community is proud of – the Amgen Bike Tour, which kicks off this Monday, May 14. The meeting also discussed an issue they are not so proud of – decreasing vagrants’ illegal activity and violence. Public Comment Working together to […]

Oxnard: Millions in SB1 gas tax fees spent; OX HS Aces Academic Decathlon; Arts Hub Plan Advances

Oxnard: Millions in SB1 gas tax fees spent; OX HS Aces Academic Decathlon; Arts Hub Plan Advances

By George Miller At the 4-17-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting: Road paving plan to spend SB1 gas tax money on road work was approved, will be $3.4 million+ /year. It took an hour and a half to present and discuss the interesting downtown arts hub 5 year rough plan, some rules and approve it. Council […]

So Cal city opts out of state sanctuary law

So Cal city opts out of state sanctuary law

Apparently not everyone in California is on board with the Democrats’ aggressive sanctuary policies. Just weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown squared off with the federal government by signing the “California Values Act” limiting the state’s law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, the city of Los Alamitos voted to ignore the law and align […]

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