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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 […]

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

Oxnard: $79MM Wastewater Plan; COVID Economic & Safety Threats Reviewed; Homeless Shelter Budget Increased for Social Distancing

By George Miller COVID-19 Economic & Safety threats were the big topic of the Oxnard City Council 4-24-20 meeting. Discussions were on maintaining safety without totally destroying the economy, with the latter of these not going well at all so far. The budget impact will be enormous and far reaching. There are hopes for bailouts/grants. […]

Oxnard Council: COVID Emergency Declaration; Financial Transparency at Last; $400K Climate Action Plan Spend OK’ed

Oxnard Council: COVID Emergency Declaration; Financial Transparency at Last; $400K Climate Action Plan Spend OK’ed

By George Miller On 3-17-20, the Oxnard City Council: Ratified an emergency proclamation to address the Coronavirus pandemic; Approved a $411,400 contract to do a climate change plan (yes they believe they can change the climate); Approved the 2020 Ventura County Regional Consolidated Plan (for housing); Put 375 city vehicles on an outsourced maintenance plan […]

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

Oxnard Council OK’s Deal to Help Keep Ormond Beach Plant Open in Return for Later Demolition

By George Miller At the 1-21-20 meeting, the Oxnard City Council considered and approved a proposal that would keep the Ormond Beach power plant open for at least another two more years, in return for the operating company, Gen-On, to fund then demolish and remediate the soil it when  it finally closes (details in linked […]

Oxnard Council Kills Term Limits

Oxnard Council Kills Term Limits

The City Council did something dastardly — they adopted strict term limits in order to kill strict term limits. ‘ Yes, you read that correctly! Let me explain with a little background. ‘ As you know, we gathered signatures over the summer from Oxnard voters to qualify a term limits initiative for the November ballot […]

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 […]

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

Oxnard to Sue Starr to Block Three Initiatives

By George Miller At a contentions 6 hour meeting Tuesday night, after a closed session, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 to sue Aaron Starr, lead author of 5 voter initiatives, to block three of them from being put on the ballot. Story will follow.   George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” […]

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

Oxnard Drops Saviers Rd. Homeless Shelter; Police Brief on Opioid Crisis

By George Miller The first Oxnard City Council meeting of the year on January 7 had a fairly light, non-controversial agenda. The opioid crisis and homeless shelter were the two most notable items discussed. Off-agenda, City Mgr. Nguyen announced in the City Manager’s oral report the abandonment of the proposed homeless shelter/”Navigation Center,” as these […]

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