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Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

Thousand Oaks Pastor Resigns Council Seat Over In-Person Church Communion, Makes National News

    By George Miller and Debra Tash Calvary Chapel Godspeak Thousand Oaks (GCCTO) Pastor Rob McCoy resigned his position on the Thousand Oaks Council last night. He had a conflict with the City over its order to ban nearly all public gatherings, which resulted in his resignation. “Is the church going to sit back […]

Thousand Oaks City Council adopts local emergency resolution; appoints City Manager as Director of Emergency Services

Thousand Oaks City Council adopts local emergency resolution; appoints City Manager as Director of Emergency Services

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council on Tuesday ratified a Proclamation of the existence of a Local Emergency rendering certain emergency orders including the naming of City Manager Andrew Powers as Director of Emergency Services. “We are dealing with unprecedented circumstances,” said City Manager Andrew Powers.   “This is a unique crisis.  We have 10 […]

Simi Valley | Appeal Continued on Tapo St Development

Simi Valley | Appeal Continued on Tapo St Development

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The public hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for 62 single room occupancy (SRO) residential units on vacant lots at 2225 and 2230 Tapo Street, was continued a second time due to a last minute agreement between the […]

Thousand Oaks City Council hears regional housing plan

Thousand Oaks City Council hears regional housing plan

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—City Council members received a draft of 2020-2024 Regional Housing Plan (RHP) developed by the City of Thousand Oaks, the County of Ventura and nine other county cities in collaboration with Cloudburst Consulting. The federal government requires each city that receives funding for programs from the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Simi Approves $548k for Easy Fire Landfill Damages

Simi Approves $548k for Easy Fire Landfill Damages

By Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved $548k in funding and a supplemental budget request for emergency work at the closed 66-acre Tierra Rejada Landfill.  According to Public Works Director Ron Fuchiwaki’s report, the October 2019 Easy Fire consumed all vegetation, destroyed the ground surface gas collection system and the flare […]

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

Measure B, the so called “Government Accountability and Ethics Act”, is a defective incumbent protection scheme written at the direction of City Manager Alexander Nguyen, and placed on the March 2020 primary ballot by the Oxnard City Council.  It is designed to extend city council terms, handcuff the council’s political challengers and kneecap several citizen-sponsored […]

Port Hueneme Final Water Rate Workshop

Port Hueneme Final Water Rate Workshop

PORT HUENEME, CA – Citizens of Port Hueneme are encouraged to attend a final workshop on the water rate changes. The information session will be held Thursday, January 23, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The new water rate structure is designed to encourage water conservation. Under the changes, approximately 70 percent of customers will […]

Port Hueneme City Council Votes for New Mayor

Port Hueneme City Council Votes for New Mayor

(PORT HUENEME, CA) The City of Port Hueneme City Council has a new female team at the helm. At a regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Hernandez, received a unanimous vote as the 2019-2020 Mayor.  Ms. Hernandez was newly elected to the City Council in 2018 and has served one […]

Thousand Oaks City Council postpones decision on exclusive franchise solid waste agreements

Thousand Oaks City Council postpones decision on exclusive franchise solid waste agreements

By Michael Hernandez   THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council decided on Tuesday to adopt a suggestion by City Manager Andrew Powers to postpone a decision until January 28th on whether to approve exclusive franchise solid waste agreements worth $20 million per year for USA Waste of California, Inc. (a Waste Management Company) and Newbury Disposal Company […]

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

Simi Approves $33M Loan for Aging Water Quality Control Plant

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The City Council unanimously approved a $33.85 million dollar loan to design and construct eleven energy-related projects for the City’s Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP). The WQCP is the city’s largest electricity consumer. Ron Fuchiwaki, Public Works Director, presented a report outlining strategies to reduce city utility costs by […]

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