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Oxnard: New Short-Term Rental Rules Approved; City Mgr. & Atty. Contracts Extended; Alleged Political Attacks Made by Officials

Oxnard: New Short-Term Rental Rules Approved; City Mgr. & Atty. Contracts Extended; Alleged Political Attacks Made by Officials

By George Miller At the Oxnard Council meeting of 10-6-20, the final short term rental rules were approved with some public objections and support divided; more reopenings announced; In a last minute pre-election gift, the Council extended the contracts of its only direct reports- City Mgr. Alex Nguyen and City Attorney Stephen Fischer; City officials […]

Oxnard Activist Calls Out City Manager, Council Members, for Political Mudslinging

Oxnard Activist Calls Out City Manager, Council Members, for Political Mudslinging

    By Doug Partello I sat through the October 6 Oxnard City Council meeting, and stayed til midnight to have my three minutes of public comment on the item for extending the City Manager’s contract. Unfortunately, I could not be heard, the transmission was garbled. So, I would like to share the essence of […]

Oxnard Districts 3, 4, 6 City Council Candidates Forum

Oxnard Districts 3, 4, 6  City Council Candidates Forum

By George Miller A candidate forum for eleven District 3, 4 & 6 City Council candidates was presented by the Oxnard Inter-Neighborhood Council (INCO), via a remote “Zoom” format on September 30, 2020. These are the only Council districts up for vote this year.Also see our articles on INCO Mayoral, Treasurer, City Clerk and 5th […]

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 […]

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