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Oxnard Sets 5 Year Priorities; Trying to Sock Residents With More Taxes; Licenses 19 Pot Businesses

Oxnard Sets 5 Year Priorities; Trying to Sock Residents With More Taxes; Licenses 19 Pot Businesses

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council, on 3-16-21, voted to accept 5 year priorities* developed via surveys and previous meetings; made a host of additional commission/committee appointments, with more coming; Ventura County is moving from COVID “purple tier” restrictions to “red tier” (less restricted) on 3-17-21- still many constraints; Cannabis sales have skyrocketed, 16 […]

Oxnard Attempts to Shakedown Homeowners for Community Maintenance Funding?

Oxnard Attempts to Shakedown Homeowners for Community Maintenance Funding?

Guest Editorial     By Doug Partello Oxnard ReNew Program: All paths lead to Mello-Roos The City of Oxnard approved $403,650 from our Landscape Maintenance Districts (LMD) monies to pay NBS/CivicMic, Temecula, a consulting firm, to convince us to volunteer, have CAGs (Community Advisory Group), and switch to Mello-Roos (special tax levys for enhancements to […]

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 […]

Oxnard approves dozens of contracts, assessments, taxes, trash trucks, hauling services

Oxnard approves dozens of contracts, assessments, taxes, trash trucks, hauling services

By George Miller On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the Oxnard City Council considered approval of many contracts for dozens of landscape maintenance districts, other neighborhood level services,  Landscaping Maintenance Districts assessments and special tax levies for Community Facilities Districts and more.  They also considered nuisance abatement fees, recovery of Civil Citation Fines, Ventura Council of Governments […]

Oxnard to address landscaping contracts, level of service + wastewater increase final vote

Oxnard to address landscaping contracts, level of service + wastewater increase final vote

By George Miller Landscape Management Districts Editor’s note: Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina alerts residents, especially property owners in landscape districts, of upcoming Tuesday city council agenda item M-2, to award landscaping contracts.  Are you in a an LMD? Look at your property tax bill. You might also contact your neighborhood council, if you have an […]

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance Districts Town Hall

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance Districts Town Hall

By Dan Pinedo An OXNARD LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS TOWN HALL was held at the Oxnard Performing Arts And Convention Center on April 7, 2017. The city of Oxnard, California is in the process of realigning its landscape maintenance districts. Following an audit of the districts by hired consultant Pablo Perez of NBS, it was discovered […]

Oxnard Council to consider wastewater rate increase at 3-7-17 meeting

Oxnard Council to consider wastewater rate increase at 3-7-17 meeting

By George Miller At the 3-7-17 meeting, the Oxnard City Council will consider 5 1/4% annual rate increases for the next five years. This totals 74% compounded, when last year’s increase is considered.   The increases are controversial, since they involve substantial capital investment, which some claim could be deferred and taking on large new […]

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance District information

Oxnard Landscape Maintenance District information

 Editor’s note: Jeff Donabedian was kind enough to collect this data for property owners who may want to know more about some things on their tax bills and some problems being worked on which might have an affect on their costs, quality and content of work performed. By Jeff Donabedian, OXNARD, Calif., 3-6-16 . Linked below are a […]

Oxnard Maintenance Assessment/Landscaping district meetings

Oxnard Maintenance Assessment/Landscaping district meetings

By Mike Gleason Editor’s note: Landscape Maintenance Assessment Districts were set up to manage maintenance of common areas in newer neighborhoods of the city. They have been plagued by mismanagement are now undergoing improvements. Mr. Gleason was a leader in discovering, calling attention to and encouraging correction of many problems uncovered. After the city reached […]