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Port Hueneme City Council addressing Poor Air Quality

Port Hueneme City Council addressing Poor Air Quality

The City Council meeting Tuesday night was a success for the 12 residents attending the city council meeting and those affected by the poor air quality and noise pollution in the neighborhood. Thanks to Kathy and Steve Biddle for speaking in Open Forum and describing the effects of the air and noise pollution on Port […]

City Council ponders Thousand Oaks future

City Council ponders Thousand Oaks future

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council conducted a General Plan Update Study Session in which they pondered three options for seeking a vision about how the community will change as residents shape the city’s future for the next 15 years.  The last time this process was done in a similar fashion was 1970.  Topics […]

Oxnard Council Advances Anti-Gun, Anti-Drilling Agendi, Will Appeal Losing Case Against Aaron Starr Wastewater Rate Rollback

Oxnard Council Advances Anti-Gun, Anti-Drilling Agendi, Will Appeal Losing Case Against Aaron Starr Wastewater Rate Rollback

By George Miller At the first Oxnard Council meeting of the year on January 8, activist members were already advancing their very political agenda, mostly pushed by Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez. Agreed to agendize opposing VC Fairgrounds gun shows (if voted on, it would have no legal effect, as Oxnard has no jurisdiction). Passed a […]

Port Hueneme | New Mayor and Council Members

Port Hueneme | New Mayor and Council Members

By Tom Dunn Laura Hernandez, Richard Rollings and Steven Gama were sworn in for a four year term as Port Hueneme City Council members.  Will Berg was voted by the council members to be Mayor and Laura Hernandez was voted to be Mayor Pro Tem both for one year term.  Welcome to all and residents […]

Andrew P. Fox and Joel Price honored at City Council reorganization; Rob McCoy installed as Thousand Oaks Mayor

Andrew P. Fox and Joel Price honored at City Council reorganization;  Rob McCoy installed as Thousand Oaks Mayor

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—Mayor Andrew P. Fox was honored by his city council colleagues in a festive City Council reorganization which celebrated his 24 years of service to the City Council—the second longest serving Council member in the City of Thousand Oaks. Fox who was elected in 1994 was honored by the Thousand Oaks […]

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Acity in Flux

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Acity in Flux

As of this week, Ventura’s new City Manager, Alex McIntyre, started his new position and will begin getting acquainted with staff, community leaders and the city at large. Mr. McIntyre is no stranger to managing municipalities so it goes without saying that he will become intricately familiar with Ventura’s budget and various legal agreements over […]

Oxnard Approves Harbor Water Problem Testing/Analysis & Planning; Finalizes New Controversial Committee System

Oxnard Approves Harbor Water Problem Testing/Analysis & Planning;  Finalizes New Controversial Committee System

By George Miller Agenda items  J-2&3- The Council finalized, but not without major public dissent, via the consent agenda, the “Sunshine ordinance” for added transparency and the new committee meeting approach approved with contention at the last meeting on October 23 (ref .10-23 meeting report below): Oxnard Rams Through New Committee Management System & 100% […]

Santa Paula Council: Windfalls, Shortfalls and Mysteries

Santa Paula Council: Windfalls, Shortfalls and Mysteries

By Sheryl Hamlin On the day after the 2018 mid-term elections, it was back to business-as-usual for the Santa Paula City council with new and old projects on the agenda, some with financial windfalls to the city while others incomplete. Windfalls $650,000 Sale of Property Community Development Director, James Mason, presented item #21, the sale […]

De la Pena, Engler & Jones Elected to Thousand Oaks City Council

De la Pena, Engler & Jones Elected to Thousand Oaks City Council

By George Miller In a field of 11 candidates, incumbent Claudia Bill de la Pena (19%), Bob Engler (18.78%) and Ed Jones (16.6%) were elected to the Thousand Oaks City Council. Jones is currently City Parks Director and previously held office decades ago.l Losing out were newcomer Kevin McNamee (11.85%), incumbent Joel Price (11.23%) and Tom […]

2018 Voter Guides

2018 Voter Guides

  By George Miller & Debra Tash Regular readers may remember that Citizens Journal publishes candidate/proposition endorsements/recommendations from as many different sources as we can find for Ventura County voters. Here’s the collection for the 2018 general election. We’ll update it as we get more!  Tell us what we missed and where to find it! […]