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Watchdog Richard Michael Says HUGE New Oxnard Sales Tax Proposal Done Illegally; Plus Transparency Accountability Act

Watchdog Richard Michael Says HUGE New Oxnard Sales Tax Proposal Done Illegally; Plus Transparency Accountability Act

By George Miller   Tax/bond watchdog Richard Michael says the recent 1 1/2% Oxnard sales tax increase proposal, absent from the 10-15-19 city council agenda, but hidden in the weeds in agenda item M-1 in the agenda packet appears illegal on its face. A trial balloon for this as part of a voter survey starts […]

City Council to Consider New Event Services Manager for the Camarillo Ranch

City Council to Consider New Event Services Manager for the Camarillo Ranch

Camarillo, California – At the Camarillo City Council meeting on October 9, 2019, the City Council will consider a contract with Command Performance to serve as the new event services manager for the Camarillo Ranch, beginning November 1, 2019. Based on the proposal submitted by Command Performance, the City expects to be able to adequately […]

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

Cannabis Delivery Coming to Ventura

By  Gina Harden VENTURA – Councilmembers viewed a presentation and discussed a proposed ordinance to allow cannabis delivery, amending Municipal Code Section 6.420, during Monday night’s regular meeting. Councilmembers will vote on the proposed ordinance during the October 7 council meeting. Councilmember Nasarenko asked the police chief, “Do you have the resources within the department […]

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

By George Miller The local homeless situation, encampments and resulting environmental damage, panhandling, petty crime and resultant quality of life issues are prompting the city to take action. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard said that California Proposition 47 and 57, AB109 and the Boise court ruling (people can sleep on public land unless there […]

Moorpark Council Budgets $500k For General Plan

Moorpark Council Budgets $500k For General Plan

By  Gina Harden  MOORPARK | The Moorpark City Council enjoyed a relatively quiet meeting Wednesday night with few community members in attendance and zero public comments despite noteworthy items on the Sept. 4 agenda. Following a presentation by Planning Manager Doug Spondello, the Council unanimously approved a resolution to amend the budget and authorized staff […]

Simi Valley | Member Champions First Amendment While Trampling on Second as Council Resets Protocols

Simi Valley | Member Champions First Amendment While Trampling on Second as Council Resets Protocols

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLLEY – During August 26, 2019 City Council meeting, Councilman Judge called the question, ending heated exchange between Luevanos and Mayor Mashburn concerning the adoption of a resolution to establish City Council Meeting protocols. The resolution passed 4-1 with Luevanos dissenting. Luevanos highlighted first amendment concerns that “the total amount of […]

City of Simi Valley to Consider The Future of Gun Shows at the Monday, April 8 Meeting

City of Simi Valley to Consider The Future of Gun Shows at the Monday, April 8 Meeting

  The City of Simi Valley plans to have discussions on possible action regarding the Ventura County Board of Supervisors request that the City act in opposition to any contracts for future gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.  The fight for keeping gun shows across the state has intensified as gun control activists organize and lobby […]

Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

Oxnard Council Warns of $10MM Deficit; Approves Underfunded $437MM Capital Plan; Mandalay Bay Residents Sound the Alarm on City Seawalls; Housing Dept. Capital Plan Approved

By George Miller On April 2, 2019, the Oxnard Council tried to get its arms around a massive five year $437 million capital capital spending plan assembled by Public Works, Finance and other departments. While there seemed to be agreement on the needs, it was clear that there wasn’t consensus on priorities and that it […]

Oxnard: Special Meeting on Short Term House Rentals- Monday March 25

Oxnard: Special Meeting on Short Term House Rentals- Monday March 25

AGENDA OXNARD CITY COUNCIL Special Meeting: March 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard (Oxnard Room) Item D-1 1. SUBJECT: Short-Term Vacation Rental (STR) Report and Recommended Best Practice Regulations. (20/25/60) RECOMMENDATION: Receive a Short Term Rentals (STRs) report including: regulatory framework establishing restrictions on STRs and recommended […]

Oxnard Council Mulls East Village & Portofino Developments; Approves More Police Benefits ; Amends Industrial Zoning

Oxnard Council Mulls East Village & Portofino Developments; Approves More Police Benefits ; Amends Industrial Zoning

By George Miller On 3-19-19, the Oxnard Council: heard a proposal for a joint use project between the high school district and a residential/commercial developer; touted April 12 Oxnard  Job Fair; heard status of East Village Development Project; had some reservations about the Portofino Place Residential Development Project; approved health care benefits increases for Oxnard Peace Officers Association […]

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