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Oxnard Councilman Perello interviewed after electrifying policy initiative

Oxnard Councilman Perello interviewed after electrifying policy initiative

By George Miller Longtime civic activist Bert Perello’s recently proposed budget oversight plan (see video at 3:38:50) caused quite a bit of a stir. This was not only for its content, which his peers seemed to be in accord with, but in the way it was delivered, last minute, without notice, without consultation, right before […]

Oxnard City Council passes $359+ million budget, big cuts; Perello’s surprise

Oxnard City Council passes $359+ million budget, big cuts; Perello’s surprise

By George Miller The Oxnard budget passed Tuesday night, 6-23-15, right on schedule, along with those for many assessment districts and supplemental property taxes. It was clear that the Council had been moving moving toward a consensus, even with strong opposition from the public safety unions and many members of the public. The alternative was insolvency, leading […]