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VC Star: Oxnard’s “Mistake”

VC Star: Oxnard’s “Mistake”

Op-Ed by Aaron Starr   Contrary to the soft-pedaled view expressed in The Star’s recent editorial (“Oxnard moves on from a mistake”), the City of Oxnard’s Infrastructure Use Fee charged to utility ratepayers was much more than a mistake – it was quite deliberate. Not only did the Ventura County Superior Court describe the City’s […]

Oxnard Takes Cookies, Returns Crumbs

Oxnard Takes Cookies, Returns Crumbs

By Aaron Starr Imagine this. You learn that your child pocketed 36 cookies that did not belong to him … and he ate 32 of them. After you confront him, he returns the remaining four cookies and proclaims what a good boy he is for doing so. Does returning ONLY SOME of what he took […]

Should We Buy Oxnard’s City Manager Alex Nguyen a Dictionary?

Should We Buy Oxnard’s City Manager Alex Nguyen a Dictionary?

    By Aaron Starr Unfortunately, name-calling is the level of discourse we have come to expect from Oxnard City Hall. In last week’s issue of the Tri County Sentry, Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen called yours truly a “Fascist” because we use the democratic process to bring increased transparency to local government. By implication, […]

Oxnard Ordered to Repay $34 Million

Oxnard Ordered to Repay $34 Million

    Breaking News! Victory in court today! The City of Oxnard had been skimming as much as $7 million per year from the City’s three utility enterprises (water, wastewater and solid waste) … and diverting the money to the general fund for what they call an Infrastructure Use Fee (IUF). Our contention has been that the […]

POLITCS | Who is Moving Oxnard Forward? What do they stand for? (Look at the link for a short video about Measure L)

POLITCS | Who is Moving Oxnard Forward? What do they stand for? (Look at the link for a short video about Measure L)

Official Ballot Argument Supporting Measure L BRING FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO OXNARD CITY HALL! Concerned about transparency, performance, and accountability in government these days? If yes, join more than 12,000 local residents who signed our petition to place the Oxnard Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act on the ballot – and vote Yes on Measure […]

Politics | Moving Oxnard Forward; Vote No on E – Yes on F, L, M, and N

Politics | Moving Oxnard Forward; Vote No on E – Yes on F, L, M, and N

Oxnard City Manager Alexander Nguyen claims to have greatly increased transparency at City Hall. Really? California’s 482 cities are required to report employee wages and benefits to the California State Controller each year. Can you guess which four cities did not disclose that information for 2019? As of today, September 26, 2020, those four cities […]

Oxnard: Failing Municipal Law 101, Dragged Back Into Court

Oxnard: Failing Municipal Law 101, Dragged Back Into Court

  Moving Oxnard Forward   “When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.” – – Benjamin Disraeli We filed a lawsuit regarding the term limits initiative. We are scheduled to be in court on Thursday…. Ex Parte Application Petition for Writ of Mandate ***Please Share With Oxnard Friends and […]

POLITICS | Oxnard – So Much for Public Health and Safety!

POLITICS | Oxnard – So Much for Public Health and Safety!

Watch what politicians DO … not what they SAY. Do you remember how we were told by Oxnard officials that high wastewater rate increases were absolutely urgently needed for repairs at the wastewater plant? Well … on tonight’s city council meeting (Agenda Item L-1) … City Hall plans to borrow up to $30 million dollars in cash from the […]

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 […]

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

Oxnard Attempts to Spike Starr Initiatives; Ponders Electrical Supply

By George Miller A very contentious 1-15 -20 Oxnard Council special meeting featured mostly strong opposition to the Aaron Starr-led Moving Oxnard Forward voter initiatives. Open discussion was bracketed by before and after closed sessions to discuss and determine next steps on the Russ Branson consultant’s report on 3 of the 4  initiatives. The open […]

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