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OPINION:  Oxnard Homeless Commission Chair Resigns

OPINION:  Oxnard Homeless Commission Chair Resigns

Opinion Douglas Partello   The recent resignation of the Chair of the Homeless Commission, has brought back the spectra of allegations of harassment, hostile workplace environment, and discriminatory practices within the Housing Authority. There are some well documented cases of such allegations, and a settlement that was reached in one case, that I am aware […]

Halaco Homeless Encampment Fire

Halaco Homeless Encampment Fire

By Douglas Partello Today, August 14, 2021, in the late morning hours, there was a single structure fire at the Halaco Homeless Encampment. No other camps, or structures were involved. The ‘ramshackle’ structure fire destroyed it completely. Oxnard and Ventura County Firefighters, and Oxnard Police responded. The homeless campers responded quickly with shovels, and buckets […]

Out In The Cold: America’s Homeless Youth

By Douglas Partello It is hard for us to imagine our own child out at night without a jacket, no less all night, without shelter, night after night, on the streets. According to The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) there are an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults, 16-24, who experience homelessness, 700,000 […]

Out In The Cold: America’s Homeless Youth

Out In The Cold: America’s Homeless Youth

    By Douglas Partello It is hard for us to imagine our own child out at night without a jacket, no less all night, without shelter, night after night, on the streets. According to The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) there are an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults, 16-24, who experience […]

Local Ballot Initiatives: Friend or Foe?

Local Ballot Initiatives: Friend or Foe?

Editorial     By Douglas Partello There are two camps it seems concerning Ballot Initiatives. Often, it depends upon whom is initiating them, rather than there being a valid option in CA for the election process. The recent tentative ruling by Judge Walsh, Ventura County Superior Court, on June 22, 2021, to invalidate Measure M […]

Lack of Decorum At Oxnard City Council Meetings

Lack of Decorum At Oxnard City Council Meetings

With the passage of Measure M by the voters, in Nov. 2020, there are new specific local regulations in the way City legislative bodies are run. This includes City Council and Council Committees to be governed by Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), subject to certain exceptions. RONR is the most widely used manual […]

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

By Douglas Partello Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans. The proposed Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ is planned for the old Code Building, on the corner of 2nd St. & B St. across from the Library. The Planning Commission, at the 12/17/20 meeting, approved the special permits (SUP) exemptions necessary for parking. The City is […]