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Oxnard, CA | Mayor John Zaragoza Announces Mayor’s Gateways Task Force

Oxnard, CA | Mayor John Zaragoza Announces Mayor’s Gateways Task Force

OXNARD, Calif. – Mayor John Zaragoza announced the creation of the Mayor’s Gateways Task Force, a group of five everyday residents that the Mayor has appointed to lead the effort to create gateways into the City of Oxnard. As part of the City Council’s 5-year priorities, the Council committed to restoring proper maintenance of parkways […]

City Council Accepts Armored Vehicle for PD; City Mgr. Update at Oxnard Meeting

City Council Accepts Armored Vehicle for PD; City Mgr. Update at Oxnard Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Oxnard City Council voted to accept an armored rescue vehicle donated by the state, a move that has some residents labeling the “militarization of our police force,” during Tuesday night’s video conferenced city council meeting. The session also included an important City Manager Report, with updates on covid-19, and local Measure […]

Local Ballot Initiatives: Friend or Foe?

Local Ballot Initiatives: Friend or Foe?

Editorial     By Douglas Partello There are two camps it seems concerning Ballot Initiatives. Often, it depends upon whom is initiating them, rather than there being a valid option in CA for the election process. The recent tentative ruling by Judge Walsh, Ventura County Superior Court, on June 22, 2021, to invalidate Measure M […]

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: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

Oxnard: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

On 9-15-20, the Oxnard City Council proclaimed the Celebration of Constitution Week September 17-23 They also heard recommendations, public comments and provided guidance to staff on cannabis retailing and cultivation regulations. They favored restricted future cultivation to indoor only and tweaks to application/permits/fees. The Senior Services Commission made their annual report, highlighting their efforts to […]

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris In a controversial move Tuesday night, the Thousand Oaks City Council voted to use a “Measure E” loophole to increase the city’s residential density, without putting the issue to a public vote. Also during Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council reauthorized local PEG fees for video providers, and hosted the local fire chief […]