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Oxnard PACC Saved; Measure O “Weaning Off” Contemplated

Oxnard PACC Saved; Measure O “Weaning Off” Contemplated

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council at its 2-18-20 meeting approved a plan to save the seemingly doomed Performing Arts and Convention Center (PACC) via turning over event booking and some management to successful event manager Sterling Ventures, operator of The Canyon Club and seven other venues. Some parties expressed alarm at the probable […]

Oxnard Council- Short Term Rental Rules Debated; State of Region Summarized; Aaron Starr Initiatives Moved Along

Oxnard Council- Short Term Rental Rules Debated; State of Region Summarized; Aaron Starr Initiatives Moved Along

By George Miller On 11-5-19, The Oxnard City Council debated proposed rules for short term rentals, amid a background of passionate pleas from pro and anti-short-term rental stakeholders. This debate has been very strong statewide, especially in beach areas- like Oxnard. Evolving legislation and court rulings, as well as the Coastal Commission pressure to provide […]

Thousand Oaks passes a 45-day moratorium on hemp businesses; keeps current Election Code for 2020

Thousand Oaks passes a 45-day moratorium on hemp businesses; keeps current Election Code for 2020

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council adopted a 45-day moratorium on commercial operations related to industrial hemp (approving permits, licenses, or applications for cultivating, processing, drying, storing and manufacturing of industrial hemp as well as the retail sale of hemp products) at it’s Tuesday meeting based on a city staff recommendation (since the staff […]

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

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 […]

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