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Ventura | Our Advice: Let The Man Do His Job

Ventura | Our Advice: Let The Man Do His Job

“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes.” —Mark Twain Ventura finds itself staring down another multi-million-dollar budget deficit. This time we must overcome a 10% deficit, or $12 million. Most people’s attention won’t be on the budget because they’re focused on COVID-19 and the upheavals it has caused. The City Council will use the […]

City of Camarillo to Consider Appointment of Gregory Ramirez as City Manager

City of Camarillo to Consider Appointment of Gregory Ramirez as City Manager

Camarillo, California – After an exhaustive national recruitment conducted by Peckham & McKenney Inc., the Camarillo City Council is scheduled, on May 27, 2020, to consider the appointment of Gregory Ramirez as the City’s next City Manager.  Since the planned retirement of City Manager Dave Norman in April, Tully Clifford served as Interim City Manager […]

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 […]

Port Hueneme Hires New City Manager

Port Hueneme Hires New City Manager

The City of Port Hueneme is very pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Brad Conners as its next City Manager. Mr. Conners comes to Port Hueneme with a wealth of leadership experience in both the private and military sector. Mayor Laura Hernandez stated, “We are very excited to welcome Mr. Connors to the position […]

Camarillo | Community Input Requested for City Manager Recruitment

Camarillo | Community Input Requested for City Manager Recruitment

Camarillo, California – With the announced retirement of City Manager Dave Norman on April 3 and the appointment of Tully Clifford as Interim City Manager, the search for the next City Manager has begun. The Camarillo City Council is asking the community what attributes they would like to be considered in developing the candidate profile […]

Camarillo | New Leadership Chosen to Succeed Retiring City Manager

Camarillo | New Leadership Chosen to Succeed Retiring City Manager

Camarillo, California – The Camarillo City Council has appointed current Assistant City Manager Tully Clifford as Interim City Manager, effective April 4, 2020, to succeed City Manager Dave Norman, who is retiring April 3, 2020 after four years in the position. Before joining the City of Camarillo in April 2018 as Assistant City Manager, Mr. […]

Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman to Retire

Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman to Retire

Camarillo, California – Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman has announced his retirement, capping a 32-year career in local government, with the last four of those years as Camarillo’s City Manager.  Mr. Norman’s last day will be April 3, 2020.  Mr. Norman, 58, will have served the City of Camarillo for over seven years upon his […]

Santa Paula City Council Appoints Daniel Singer as City Manager

Santa Paula City Council Appoints Daniel Singer as City Manager

Santa Paula, California (November 12, 2019) — At its November 6th meeting, the Santa Paula City Council announced this afternoon the selection of Daniel Singer to serve as City Manager for the City, subject to the approval of a formal agreement. Singer has served as the Interim City Manager since August 15th, when he was […]

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 […]

Oxnard City Manager Disputes VC Star Ad Regarding Budget

Oxnard City Manager Disputes VC Star Ad Regarding Budget

OXNARD, CA. – A recent full-page ad in the VC Star portrayed that the City of Oxnard “found” $5.6 million the day its annual budget was passed. This is not true. That money is from bond proceeds, which is held by Wells Fargo Bank, the trustee of those funds. And, those funds can only be […]

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