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Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

By George Miller SUMMARY At the 12-3-19 Meeting, the Oxnard Council made a few  changes and approved final legislation for cannabis sales in the City. The next step is implementing supporting ordinances. After years of work, final short term rental (STR) rules were approved, with some exceptions carved out for The Colony/Harbor Island developments and […]

Oxnard Council: Homeless Shelter Tentatively Approved; Ormond Beach Power Plant May Stay Open

Oxnard Council: Homeless Shelter Tentatively Approved;  Ormond Beach Power Plant May Stay Open

By George Miller At the 11-19-19 Oxnard Council meeting, The council approved a lease for a permanent homeless shelter on 1258 Saviers Road, subject to a very short 90 day contingency and public outreach period. City Manager Nguyen announced his intention to negotiate an extension in operations of the  Ormond Beach power plant in exchange […]

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

By George Miller (Bulletin only- Full story follows later) On 11-7-19, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 (Madrigal dissenting) to approve a staff (and 6-0 Planning Commission) recommendation to reject a proposal to modify its Local Coastal Plan (LCP). This would have helped to allow a highly nonconforming project to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf (FW) […]

Oxnard Council- Short Term Rental Rules Debated; State of Region Summarized; Aaron Starr Initiatives Moved Along

Oxnard Council- Short Term Rental Rules Debated; State of Region Summarized; Aaron Starr Initiatives Moved Along

By George Miller On 11-5-19, The Oxnard City Council debated proposed rules for short term rentals, amid a background of passionate pleas from pro and anti-short-term rental stakeholders. This debate has been very strong statewide, especially in beach areas- like Oxnard. Evolving legislation and court rulings, as well as the Coastal Commission pressure to provide […]

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 […]

Cover-Up Exposed: Thousand Oaks Borderline Charity Event Political Power Play

Cover-Up Exposed: Thousand Oaks Borderline Charity Event Political Power Play

By George Miller More on the aborted Oct.6 Borderline charity fundraising event honoring Fallen Hero Sgt. Ron Helus to have been held at Newbury Park High School. Corrupt political influence and cover-up exposed …. New Highlights: 1. Confirmed now that the hateful words uttered by VCSO Thousand Oaks “Police Chief” Tim Hagel to the Foundation […]

Oxnard Proposes HUGE Sales Tax Increase, Buries Deep in 10-15-19 Agenda

Oxnard Proposes HUGE Sales Tax Increase, Buries Deep in 10-15-19 Agenda

    By George Miller Oxnard is now trying to solve years of fiscal mismanagement, poor negotiations and spending control with a huge $45 MILLION dollar annual sales tax increase. Without any warning and burying it deep in supplemental agenda materials, the Council/staff are attempting to wash away all the City’s financial problems with a […]

Former Trump Adviser Papadopoulos Tells His Story in Camarillo (includes speech video)

Former Trump Adviser Papadopoulos Tells His Story in Camarillo (includes speech video)

By George Miller The enterprising ladies of the Camarillo Republican Women Federated (CRWF) convinced enfant terrible former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos (GP),  pilloried by the FBI and DOJ, to come to their lair at the tony Spanish Hills Country Club to tell his story of intrigue and woe. He is most famous for being the […]

Local Heli-Flyers Honored With FAA Master Pilot Award

Local Heli-Flyers Honored With FAA Master Pilot Award

By George Miller Today, at the Aspen Helicopters Hangar/headquarters at Oxnard Airport, FAA officials bestowed the coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on three longtime helicopter veterans, all senior pilots with local Aspen Helicopters, all with 50+ years of military and civil flying, FAA or CAA pilot’s certificate, US Citizen. All three got their start […]

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

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