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Oxnard’s Council’s Victory on Measure B May Be Short-lived | Lawsuit is Coming

Oxnard’s Council’s Victory on Measure B May Be Short-lived | Lawsuit is Coming

The Oxnard City Council thinks they’re playing a clever game with voters … but they actually broke the law … again! Way back in 1973 the Oxnard electorate voted to separately elect the mayor with a two-year term –– after residents gathered signatures to place the matter on the ballot. Stay with me. You’ll see […]

Politics | Oxnard’s Measure B’s Transparency Veto

Politics | Oxnard’s Measure B’s Transparency Veto

Fun Fact:  Oxnard Measure B’s “transparency” provisions include veto clauses.   Yes, you read that correctly.  Copied straight from the text of Measure B: “All agreements requiring City Council approval must be posted on the City’s website and made available to the public prior to City Council action unless determined otherwise by the city attorney.” […]

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo On February 12, 2020, the League Of Women Voters: Ventura County and Oxnard College sponsored a forum on Measure B at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, a measure submitted to the voters by the City Council of Oxnard.  Measure B will appear on the March 3, 2020 primary election ballot. David […]

POLITICS | Oxnard’s One-sided Debate on Measure B

POLITICS | Oxnard’s One-sided Debate on Measure B

Imagine if City Hall hosted a voter forum and invited only one side to the debate. You’d think something so corrupt could never happen … but we’re talking about Oxnard City Hall. On Wednesday, February 5 the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) –– an organization chartered by the Oxnard City Council –– hosted what was advertised […]

VC Supervisor District 1, 3, 5 Candidate Forum & Measure B

VC Supervisor District 1, 3, 5 Candidate Forum & Measure B

    By George Miller The Oxnard Inter-Neighborhood Council held an ambitious election forum on 2-5-20, covering all  VC Supervisors’ races- District 1, 3, 5, plus the  Measure B Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act. From District 5,  Retired CPA/CFO/USAF Major/Vet Jeff Burum, Mayor/retired Teacher Tim Flynn, Mayor ProTem/Attorney Carmen Ramirez and Harbor District President/Longshoreman […]

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

POLITICS | What’s Wrong with Measure B

Measure B, the so called “Government Accountability and Ethics Act”, is a defective incumbent protection scheme written at the direction of City Manager Alexander Nguyen, and placed on the March 2020 primary ballot by the Oxnard City Council.  It is designed to extend city council terms, handcuff the council’s political challengers and kneecap several citizen-sponsored […]

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

By George Miller In the last scheduled Oxnard City Council meeting of the year, they covered a number of items. Among them were: Received four of of the Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward ballot  initiatives and agreed to get third party impact analyses of them and the fifth one first before placing on November 2020 ballot. […]

Oxnard: Starr Challenges City’s Measure B “Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act” Verbiage, Ballot Argument, Legality

Oxnard: Starr Challenges City’s Measure B “Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act” Verbiage, Ballot Argument, Legality

By George Miller, Oxnard, CA Oxnard’s Battling Ballot Initiatives- These are far reaching measures, so voters should get familiar with them Moving Oxnard Forward, Inc. activist and financial executive Aaron Starr authored and obtained petition signatures for a record five ballot initiatives- a massive and expensive undertaking. In parallel, or some say reaction, the city […]