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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 […]

Oxnard This is no Way to run a Prosperous, Safe and Caring City! We Can and Must do Better!

Oxnard This is no Way to run a Prosperous, Safe and Caring City! We Can and Must do Better!

  By Armando Vazquez Since about 2000 until this year, 2020, a total of twenty years, the city of Oxnard has had a top level executive dysfunctional, wasteful, costly and head-spinning management turnover rate. This hair on fire musical chairs approach to local governance, of course, contributes to horrific and untimely fiscal, planning and programmatic […]

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

Oxnard Mayor Flynn Again Busted by DA for Brown Act Violation

By George Miller The Ventura County District Attorney’s office on July 28, 2020 again issued a warning to Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn for a Brown Act violation.  This time it was because at the December 17, 2019 Council meeting, he permitted City Manager Alex Nguyen to continue on a 9 1/2 minute monologue on a […]

Oxnard: Council Candidate Attacks City Mgr.; Council Assigns Initiative Arguments; Fine-Tunes Granny Flat Rules

Oxnard: Council Candidate Attacks City Mgr.; Council Assigns Initiative Arguments; Fine-Tunes Granny Flat Rules

By George Miller On  7-21-20, the Oxnard City Council: Assigned the opposition arguments, among themselves, against or for several ballot initiatives, some of which are in dispute for their wording; Updated granny flat (Accessory Dwelling Unit – ADU) and cannabis rules, with some reluctance on the former; Decided that they will appeal, if it goes […]

Oxnard Council: Debates Starr Voter Initiatives Language, Places on Ballot. In Dispute.

Oxnard Council: Debates Starr Voter Initiatives Language, Places on Ballot. In Dispute.

By George Miller On Wednesday July 15, The Oxnard City Council was forced by a judge to place three of Aaron Starr’s Moving Oxnard Forward’s voter initiatives on the ballot. This they did at a special meeting on Friday, July 17, 2020. But, there were complications, in that initiative proponents believed the city’s revised ballot […]

Oxnard Again Slapped Down by a Judge-and Aaron Starr, Calls Snap Council Meeting for Friday 1 PM

Oxnard Again Slapped Down by a Judge-and Aaron Starr, Calls Snap Council Meeting for Friday 1 PM

    By George Miller Oxnard calls emergency special meeting to place Starr voter initiatives on ballot with their modified prejudicial language in possible violation of the law. Local financial executive and activist Aaron Starr is known as an enfant terrible of local Oxnard politics- hated and feared by statists- especially most local Oxnard officials. […]

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

Oxnard Approves Budget; Declares Police Brutality/Racism “Public Health Crisis”; Moves Ahead on $34MM Homeless Facility

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council on 6-30-20 addressed: – The 2020-21 fiscal year budget approved, with massive loans and new taxes promised. – A resolution declaring racism and police brutality a public health crisis. – A $34 million dollar homeless center, now dubbed  a solution center, with an additional $2-3 million in annual […]

Oxnard Attempt to Declare Racism a “Public Health Crisis”

Oxnard Attempt to Declare Racism a “Public Health Crisis”

    By George Miller In its latest “virtue signaling” move, the Oxnard Council will consider a resolution to declare racism a “public health crisis” at the Tuesday June 30 Council meeting. Applicable material is in item H-1 starting on page 8 in the agenda packet. This wasn’t done before, but now it is apparently […]

A Virtual Panel Discussion on Racism and Policing Special Meeting of the Oxnard City Council

A Virtual Panel Discussion on Racism and Policing Special Meeting of the Oxnard City Council

  (This is not a formal meeting of the Oxnard City Council, however a quorum of the members is anticipated to attend the online meeting. Therefore, it is being noticed as a special meeting. As part of the program for the Community Meeting, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment […]

Oxnard Attempts to Curtail Elected Treasurer’s Functions: Treasurer Takes Legal Steps to “Halt City Manager’s Vendetta to Strip Him of Duties”

Oxnard Attempts to Curtail Elected Treasurer’s Functions:  Treasurer Takes Legal Steps to “Halt City Manager’s Vendetta to Strip Him of Duties”

    By George Miller This week’s Oxnard City Council meeting on May 5, agenda item M-1, is a bold attempt to strip Elected Treasurer Phil Molina of most of his duties (see agenda summary below and detail in AGENDA PACKET starting on page 157). Worded as it is, it would strip these duties from […]

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