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Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

Oxnard Approves New Ordinances on Homeless/Vagrant Offenses

By George Miller At the 9-17-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a package of several ordinances was proposed by staff- and approved by Council-  to deal with vagrant offenders, which they differentiated from merely being homeless, an important legal point, it turned out. What prompted this is an expanding and sometimes aggressive population of homeless people […]

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

Oxnard to Consider New Ordinances to Control Camping, Aggressive Panhandling, Park Exclusion

By George Miller The local homeless situation, encampments and resulting environmental damage, panhandling, petty crime and resultant quality of life issues are prompting the city to take action. Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Eric Sonstegard said that California Proposition 47 and 57, AB109 and the Boise court ruling (people can sleep on public land unless there […]

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

Oxnard Council Approves Homeless Plans; Many New Fee Increases; Addresses Terrible Internal Controls;

By George Miller The 7-24-18 Oxnard City Council Meeting was the last one before the August break: Accepted the Police & Housing Departments’ plans on homelessness and anti-vagrancy efforts; Approved many new fee increases; Accepted Treasurer’s investment report and Finance’s new internal controls policy; Rice and 5th RR crossing progressing with funding, design, approvals; awarded […]

How Small is Too Small?

How Small is Too Small?

By Jennifer Felten A family in Chesterfield, remedy Virginia has been evicted from their home, health in part because it is too small. Homes of this type, cure known as “tiny homes,” are characterized by the size of less than 400 square feet and the fact that they are often on wheels. They have come […]