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Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

By George Miller The July 16, 2019 Oxnard City Council covered a report of progress on the homeless situation, approval of $1,500,000 in grants to help address it and authorization to use the National Guard Armory as a 24 hour shelter. Then the Council made it clear that they are fed up with lack of […]

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council held a meeting on the eve of Independence Day, 2019, to cover the following business: Meeting AGENDA, VIDEO We were informed that the so called “Carman Override” supplemental tax to close the gap in public safety pension funding (police & Fire) will be assessed to property owners at […]

Like with the recent Summer Solstice – Citizens Journal Celebrated another Year of Publishing

Like with the recent Summer Solstice – Citizens Journal Celebrated another Year of Publishing

We’ve been in operation six years since starting publication of Citizens Journal- Ventura County, AKA CitizensJournal.us, AKA CJ, on June 21, 2013.  We want to thank our contributors, both financially and most assuredly, and we couldn’t be here without our writers, regulars like Sheryl Hamlin and Raven West to such extraordinary columnists like Victor Davis […]

The Earth Shook after Grand Jury Indictment of Robert Mueller

The Earth Shook after Grand Jury Indictment of Robert Mueller

By George Miller Yes, The Earth shook after a grand jury indictment of Robert Mueller on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Literally- shortly after a Citizens’ Grand Jury handed Prosecutor Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and CEO of Freedom Watch USA, their indictments of Mueller on all nine criminal counts of violations of federal law, nailed […]

Oxnard City Council Passes Controversial Budget; 6 Month Reprieve for PACC; Gets New Golf Course Operator; Approves Assessment District Fees

Oxnard City Council Passes Controversial Budget; 6 Month Reprieve for PACC; Gets New Golf Course Operator; Approves Assessment District Fees

By George Miller After much debate spanning multiple past meetings, The Oxnard Council at its six hour June 18 meeting finally approved a budget (item J-1) with major cuts to address what has become a structural deficit. Reductions in staff occurred in multiple areas. The general fund will be $141,567,529 + $23,782,900 for the Measure […]

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for the Housing Dept (city-owned housing) and Housing Commission (HUD-funded housing); objected […]

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

By George Miller At the 5-21-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a far-reaching overhaul and streamlining of the development/planning process was unveiled; dozens of residents rebelled against the proposed shutdown (to close a $9 million dollar shortfall) of  beloved amenities such as the Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Art Museum and Colonia Library; the renewal of the […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

Conference Explores Left’s “Long March Through the Institutions” Takeover

Conference Explores Left’s “Long March Through the Institutions” Takeover

By George Miller On 5-5-19, the American Freedom Alliance (AFA)  “Long March Through the Institutions The Left’s Revolution by Other Means” Conference explored the Left’s ongoing multi-decade takeover attempt of numerous public and private institutions to effect a radical transformation of America. About 200 people participated in the event, held at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. […]

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

By George Miller The May 7, 2019 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda was long (7 hours) and complex, with numerous items listed/acted upon, including another budget financial warning, new dog hotel; new single family residence tract,and next step approval to build “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s or granny flats). The Senior Services Commission delivered a glowing […]

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