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Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

By George Miller The state water board has approved an extension to the Ormond Beach power plant to run for an indeterminate amount of time to meet unfilled power needs  brought about by premature shutdown of fossil and seawater cooled power plants in favor of so called “clean power.” The City was hell-bent on closing […]

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

By George Miller The 7-24-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting was the last one before the August break: Accepted the Police & Housing Departments’ plans on homelessness and anti-vagrancy efforts; Approved many new fee increases; Accepted Treasurer’s investment report and Finance’s new internal controls policy; Rice and 5th RR crossing progressing with funding, design, approvals; awarded […]

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

Oxnard turf battle over internal financial controls continues at council meeting

By George Miller City Council, staff, the Treasurer and external auditor fought it out on whether Treasury has the right and responsibility to vet City disbursements of funds. Ref: 10-10-17 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda item C: C. APPOINTMENT ITEMS (5:00 PM)   Finance Department 1. SUBJECT: Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures (10/10/20) RECOMMENDATION: That […]

Oxnard Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

Oxnard Treasury, Finance fight over turf: Internal Controls responsibility

By George Miller Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina has fought a year-long battle, mostly with CFO Jim Throop, over whether Treasury will be allowed to implement some principal campaign promises Molina made concerning verification and approval of expenditures. Throop and his boss, Asst. City Mgr. Jesus Nava, have seemingly moved heaven and earth to prevent Molina […]