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County of Ventura Public Works Agency Awarded Employer Of The Year By International Right Of Way Association (IRWA)

County of Ventura Public Works Agency Awarded Employer Of The Year By International Right Of Way Association (IRWA)

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – September 30, 2021 – The County of Ventura Public Works Agency has been awarded Employer of the Year for 2020-2021 by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), Chapter 47.  IRWA is a global, member-led organization of dedicated professionals whose purpose is to improve quality of life through excellence in infrastructure development.  In this case, the County […]

California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

California Has 6th Most Government Debt Per Capita

The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impacts on state and local governments by reducing tax revenue, causing widespread unemployment, and increasing healthcare costs. In addition to reducing spending and, in some cases, raising taxes, state governments have relied on debt to address their budget shortfalls during the pandemic. According to data from the U.S. Census […]

Southern California Association Of Governments Selects Nyeland Promise To Build Street Level Community Resiliency And Increase Traffic Safety

Southern California Association Of Governments Selects Nyeland Promise To Build Street Level Community Resiliency And Increase Traffic Safety

Nyeland Acres, CA, September 27, 2021—From a competitive pool of applicants across the region, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has awarded funding to Nyeland Promise to implement a traffic safety project.  The funding is part of the Go Human Community Streets Mini-Grants Program, which focuses on building street-level community resiliency and increasing the safety of […]

Good Morning Oxnard

Good Morning Oxnard

Good People of Oxnard, Your city, it does belong to you and not the Mayor, Council or City Manager, had to be ordered a second time to comply with the Judge’s ruling.  Namely to refund you for the overcharges. However, I recommend that you send another email to the Mayor and Council members (their email […]

California Spends The 4th Most On Welfare

California Spends The 4th Most On Welfare

In its first year, the Biden Administration has embarked on an aggressive domestic agenda intended to offer a variety of economic support to lower and middle class Americans. The American Rescue Plan, passed in March, included direct payments to U.S. households, new investments into safety net programs like food stamps and unemployment, and increases to […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

Ventura, CA | CPUC Under Fire For Gas Infrastructure Expansion In Neighborhoods

Ventura, CA | CPUC Under Fire For Gas Infrastructure Expansion In Neighborhoods

Ventura, CA — Residents of Aliso Canyon, Playa Del Rey and West Ventura will use the public comment period at the California Public Utilities Commission voting meeting to critique the agency’s moves to expand natural gas infrastructure in vulnerable communities. Residents of West Ventura, fresh from achieving a temporary halt to work on SoCalGas’ compressor station, […]

City of Oxnard Issues Credit To Utility Customers; Also Cuts Current Utility Rates To Exclude Infrastructure Use Fee

City of Oxnard Issues Credit To Utility Customers; Also Cuts Current Utility Rates To Exclude Infrastructure Use Fee

OXNARD, Calif. – In a series of decisions that culminated in its final ruling in July of 2021 regarding the City of Oxnard’s Infrastructure Use Fee (IUF), the Ventura County Superior Court ordered the City to reimburse its utility funds a total of $36.5 million over a three-year period and to remove the IUF from […]

State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes. “Caltrans is committed […]

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

BY ALAN MCDONNELL According to analysis of recent government data by the Association of General Contractors of America (AGC), employment in the construction sector increased by 158,000 jobs in June. However, jobs in infrastructural construction continued to shrink over the same period. The overall rate of unemployment in construction was 10.1 percent, with 962,000 construction workers currently off work. The unemployment […]

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