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Oppose Oxnard 1 1/2 % Sales Tax Increase

Oppose Oxnard 1 1/2 % Sales Tax Increase

    By Lawrence Paul Stein How can this person trust the City of Oxnard to expend fund proceeds from a 1 1/2% sales tax increase when they violated that trust from the proceeds of  a 1/2% sales tax increase (Measure O)? We are paying for a $20,000,000 fire station that was to have cost […]

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

By Robert Schroeder Editor’s note: National debt doubled under Bush, doubled again under Obama and is continuing a geometric rise under Trump so far. While Congress passed these, Presidents signed them. It has taken a little more than six months for the U.S. national debt to grow by a trillion dollars, a quick clip that […]

Gas taxes go up at midnight

Gas taxes go up at midnight

  Fill your tank before the Democrats 12-cents a gallon tax hike takes effect. . Tomorrow, courtesy of the legislative majority party, the price of gas goes up 12-cents a gallon and diesel goes up 20-cents a gallon in California. And there is no guarantee those dollars will fix our roads. I voted NO on […]

Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

GOP take another swing at canceling some of the health law’s tax increases, saying it could be part of the new push to overhaul the tax code. A tax on medical devices and a sales tax…

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

    Moving Oxnard Forward Aaron —  This is shocking! Late last night we finally learned what sewer rate increase City Hall wants to recommend. One proposal is a rate increase of over 96%! You absolutely must attend this very important fourth (and possibly last) meeting of the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel on Wednesday, February 15, starting […]

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

By George Miller Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna released 6 proposed wastewater increase scenarios to the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) on Monday 2-13-17.  The City (City management, Public Works and Finance) has been working on these since last fall, but the rate-setting process went into high gear this year. The Council selected the current Panel […]

Notes From An Engineer on Obamacare

Notes From An Engineer on Obamacare

By Anonymous . I am a consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000 per year, depending on how hard I work and whether there are work projects out there for me. . My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year, working as a part-time mail clerk. For me, making $60,000 a year, […]

Oxnard crime situation

Oxnard crime situation

By George Miller Oxnard crime has risen significantly since 2011 and is up 26% just in the last year. Police Chief Jeri Williams and staff will present the attached report at the Tuesday April 7 City Council meeting. There will be discussion of crime statistics, possible causes and what to do about it. Download/read report: Oxnard […]

California legislature wants 47% corporate tax increase & cap on CEO pay

California legislature wants 47% corporate tax increase & cap on CEO pay

By George Miller Yeah, you read that right. The state that passed the largest tax increase in history not so long ago, now wants to increase the corporate tax rate by …. 47%. This would apply to the same corporations already running for the exits, or they may be trying to find them if they […]