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Oxnard Officials Fail to Respect Will of The People

Oxnard Officials Fail to Respect Will of The People

Guest Editorial By Doug Partello   It seems our City officials only respect the will of the people when they win a majority in their own elections, or win ballot measures they promote. The people spoke when the ridiculously high increase in wastewater rates were imposed, with then Measure M. They lost in court, then […]

Sneaky Maneuvers by Oxnard City Hall

Sneaky Maneuvers by Oxnard City Hall

In City Hall’s continuing war against increased transparency and public participation, they lost another battle on Monday. Without warning last Thursday, City Hall notified our attorney that they had requested a next-day court hearing seeking an emergency temporary restraining order to enjoin – in other words, stop – implementation of Measure M. As a reminder, […]

Jumping Off Bridges in Oxnard

Jumping Off Bridges in Oxnard

The entire Oxnard City Council urged voters to oppose Measure M (the “Oxnard Open Meetings Act”). But Oxnard voters knew better and adopted Measure M with 57% of the vote this past November. As a result of your vote for Measure M, there’s a new feature on council meeting agendas – and we want to […]

Oxnard Council Advances Anti-Gun, Anti-Drilling Agendi, Will Appeal Losing Case Against Aaron Starr Wastewater Rate Rollback

Oxnard Council Advances Anti-Gun, Anti-Drilling Agendi, Will Appeal Losing Case Against Aaron Starr Wastewater Rate Rollback

By George Miller At the first Oxnard Council meeting of the year on January 8, activist members were already advancing their very political agenda, mostly pushed by Mayor Pro-Tem Carmen Ramirez. Agreed to agendize opposing VC Fairgrounds gun shows (if voted on, it would have no legal effect, as Oxnard has no jurisdiction). Passed a […]

Judge’s Final Word On Oxnard Measure M Overturning Wastewater Rate Increases

Judge’s Final Word On Oxnard Measure M Overturning Wastewater Rate Increases

By George Miller In May, after a year of litigation by both parties, after the recall election was safely over and right about at the 90 day deadline after the trial was completed, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Rocky Baio tentatively ruled against Oxnard’s lawsuit against local financial executive and activist Aaron Starr’s wildly successful […]

Public tears into, defends, Oxnard Council on Measure M wastewater rate rollback court victory

Public tears into, defends, Oxnard Council on Measure M wastewater rate rollback court victory

By George Miller At the 5-29-18 special emergency  Oxnard City Council meeting, a two to one majority of two dozen speakers tore into the Oxnard Council for their actions leading to the Measure M wastewater rate rollback voter initiative and defeat of Council-ordered litigation against it and its author, local financial executive Aaron Starr. A […]

Starr’s Measure M Rate Rollback Upheld! City Overcollected $5.2MM

Starr’s Measure M Rate Rollback Upheld! City Overcollected $5.2MM

By George Miller Ventura County Superior Court Judge Rocky Baio has finally come back with a ruling  on the 1+ year old challenge by the City of Oxnard to Aaron’ Starr’s Measure M wastewater rate increase rescission, which passed with 72% of the vote. It would reinstate the Measure, which was stayed by an injunction […]

Anatomy of a Recall

Anatomy of a Recall

By Doug Hubbard It had been brewing for years–the mismanagement of  city finances and policies by elected and appointed Oxnard city officials. . It came to head when the city council voted to increase sewer rates by a staggering 87 percent.  Furious citizens, led by Aaron Starr of Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF),  launched an initiative […]

Oxnard Measure M Wastewater Trial Fails to Finish on Schedule- next hearing 2-23-18

Oxnard Measure M Wastewater Trial Fails to Finish on Schedule- next hearing 2-23-18

By George Miller Friday, January 5, 2018 was supposed to be the last day of the City of Oxnard vs. Aaron Starr civil lawsuit challenging the legality of the Measure M voter initiative rescinding the 2016 88% wastewater rate increase. This has dragged on for a year. Judge Rocky Baio slapped an injunction on Measure […]

Oxnard Measure M trial nears conclusion

Oxnard Measure M trial nears conclusion

  By William Westmiller & Deborah Baber-Savalla Aaron Starr and Oxnard City may complete their arguments tomorrow. After nearly two years of legal proceedings, the “Trial of Measure M” (City of Oxnard vs. Aaron Starr) could be concluded tomorrow, according to defense attorney Chad Morgan. The dispute over wastewater treatment rates will be in the […]

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