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Oxnard Sets 5 Year Priorities; Trying to Sock Residents With More Taxes; Licenses 19 Pot Businesses

Oxnard Sets 5 Year Priorities; Trying to Sock Residents With More Taxes; Licenses 19 Pot Businesses

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council, on 3-16-21, voted to accept 5 year priorities* developed via surveys and previous meetings; made a host of additional commission/committee appointments, with more coming; Ventura County is moving from COVID “purple tier” restrictions to “red tier” (less restricted) on 3-17-21- still many constraints; Cannabis sales have skyrocketed, 16 […]

Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

By George Miller At the Tuesday, May 19, 2020 meeting, the Oxnard City Council voted huge increases in development fees, nearly doubling, with increases up to 2687%. New fee structure in total will add $28,000-$36,000 to the cost of a new home. Some fees hadn’t been increased since the 1970’s to 1990’s. However, the Council […]

Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

By George Miller SUMMARY At the 12-3-19 Meeting, the Oxnard Council made a few  changes and approved final legislation for cannabis sales in the City. The next step is implementing supporting ordinances. After years of work, final short term rental (STR) rules were approved, with some exceptions carved out for The Colony/Harbor Island developments and […]

Oxnard Measure “M” to be discussed at Tuesday Council meeting: Treasurer candidate Molina weighs in

Oxnard Measure “M” to be discussed at Tuesday Council meeting: Treasurer candidate Molina weighs in

By Phil Molina Mayor, Councilmembers, Mr. Starr and Friends, On the City Council agenda next Tuesday is included an update on Measure M, the ballot measure on  the Wastewater rate increases, and offers 5 options. The “5 options” really aren’t alternative options, but simply a parsing of the same option staff has been offering all along. For […]

Auditor: Oxnard has worst municipal financial records- EVAH!

Auditor: Oxnard has worst municipal financial records- EVAH!

By George Miller Oxnard has worst municipal books- EVAH! This is paraphrased, but was pretty much the opinion of not only Eadie + Payne, Oxnard’s auditors, but also CFO Dave Millican, City Manager Greg Nyhoff and multiple members of the public. Roughly $200 million in net unfavorable adjustments were made, 138 by City staff and still […]

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

By George Miller   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting February 3, 2015 03h 54m Agenda   Video    Utilities Update Report- $600-700 million needed Daniel Rydberg gave a report on the state of utilities- water, wastewater and streets in Oxnard. Staff Report: http://oxnard.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=46&event_id=8&meta_id=146846 City utilities, along with public safety, are among the most vital […]

State of Oxnard utilities systems and streets

State of Oxnard utilities systems and streets

By George Miller This segment recorded 2-4-15 with Host Peter Godinez and George Miller, ampoule Publisher, dosage Citizensjournal.us: who discusses the 2-3-15 Oxnard City Council presentation by Daniel Rydberg on the status of utilities- water, wastewater, storm water and streets. The Good Morning Oxnard show is recorded most Wednesday mornings (usually available as video on demand on kadytv.net within […]

Oxnard public to council: move ahead on City Manager recruitment

Oxnard public to council: move ahead on City Manager recruitment

By George Miller A special City Council public meeting,  attended by about 130 people, was held on April 3 to present the two finalists (photos- below) for the City Manager recruitment. What was supposed to be a candidate “meet and greet” event turned more into public expression of dissatisfaction with the recruitment process, although candidates later […]