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Local heavyweights bid for Oxnard City Manager job

Local heavyweights bid for Oxnard City Manager job

By George Miller Two well known local Citizens – Dan Rydberg and Steve Huber- both want the vacant Oxnard City Manager’s job. Both have heavyweight management/military credentials, both have worked extensively with local cities. Some residents have expressed a preference, all other things being equal, for local candidates to fill city jobs, because they are […]

Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel digs in at 2-8-17 meeting

Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel digs in at 2-8-17 meeting

By George Miller Panel hears Capital Improvement Proposals (CIP) Wastewater bonds BBB credit rating affirmed, with conditions Infrastructure fee status unresolved APWF charges unresolved Many panel questions answered, some still outstanding Staff still intends to present rate increase recommendations next week The Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel held its third meeting  (Agenda) on 2-8-17. The […]

Oxnard 4-26-16 City Council meeting: utilities update, financial review

Oxnard 4-26-16 City Council meeting: utilities update, financial review

By George Miller There wasn’t much on the Tuesday 4-26-16 Oxnard City Council agenda. Mainly some boring stuff about utilities, which make up only 3/4 of the City budget and are essential for survival. Just the yucky, smelly wastewater plant, trash disposal and water. Boring stuff-all. But vital. The room was almost empty and got emptier […]

Private group mounts blitz to stop Oxnard utility rate increase- watch your mailbox!

Private group mounts blitz to stop Oxnard utility rate increase- watch your mailbox!

By George Miller  12-30-15, updated 12:50 pm Aaron Starr, CPA, heads up local activist group Moving Oxnard Forward, which has put Oxnard’s proposed utility rate increase in its sights to defeat. Last week he told us that the increases are likely unjustified, poorly founded and work from some incorrect assumptions, prompting this opposition. Below is part of […]

Dan Rydberg appointed Oxnard Public Works Director and Keith Brooks Information Technology Director

Dan Rydberg appointed Oxnard Public Works Director and Keith Brooks Information Technology Director

By Dan Pinedo & George Miller Oxnard continues to upgrade city staff …. Daniel Rydberg Oxnard City Manager announced the appointment of Daniel Rydberg as Public Works Director. He is no stranger to the department, having been the Interim Director. Mr. Rydberg joined city staff in 2001. He worked as a Senior Civil Engineer, in the […]

1 year anniversary of Oxnard recycling facility takeover- Successes cited

1 year anniversary of Oxnard recycling facility takeover- Successes cited

By George Miller Oxnard Material Recycling Facility (MRF) Manager Todd Housley reported significant successes at the 1 yr anniversary of the City takeover of the facility. 92% of promised improvements were made- calculated at $2 million in annual savings (in spite of a BIG drop in commodity prices) in costs to city + doubling of diversion rate […]

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

By George Miller   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting February 3, 2015 03h 54m Agenda   Video    Utilities Update Report- $600-700 million needed Daniel Rydberg gave a report on the state of utilities- water, wastewater and streets in Oxnard. Staff Report: http://oxnard.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=46&event_id=8&meta_id=146846 City utilities, along with public safety, are among the most vital […]