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Oxnard City Council: Special Meeting – Fisherman’s Wharf

Oxnard City Council: Special Meeting – Fisherman’s Wharf

I have had the pleasure of speaking to many of you, and discussing a myriad of ideas regarding the betterment of the Harbor.  I know we can all agree that we share the objective to improve the Harbor, for the benefit of Harbor businesses, residents and visitors.  I also recognize that we do not always […]

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

Oxnard Council Approves More Homeless Action/$, Downtown Code/Redev. Architecture; Maulhardt HS/Parks Project Advances

By George Miller The July 16, 2019 Oxnard City Council covered a report of progress on the homeless situation, approval of $1,500,000 in grants to help address it and authorization to use the National Guard Armory as a 24 hour shelter. Then the Council made it clear that they are fed up with lack of […]

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

Oxnard Council Levies Public Safety Pension Assessment, Tightens Gun Sales, Presents Cannabis License Reqmts

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council held a meeting on the eve of Independence Day, 2019, to cover the following business: Meeting AGENDA, VIDEO We were informed that the so called “Carman Override” supplemental tax to close the gap in public safety pension funding (police & Fire) will be assessed to property owners at […]

Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

Oxnard: Public Protests Draconian Budget Cuts- City Backs Off Later; Greenlights Cannabis Rules; Hears Housing Budget;

By George Miller Note: Meeting highlights were published Tuesday. This is the full version. The Oxnard City Council, at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting, approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for […]

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

6-4-19 Oxnard Council Meeting Report Preview: Cannabis, Subsidized Housing, etc.

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council at its five hour 6-4-19 open meeting approved: direction to regulate cannabis manufacturing, testing and distribution; indicated they wanted to accelerate movement into cultivation and retailing of it (a change of direction); nearly no change budgets/strategies for the Housing Dept (city-owned housing) and Housing Commission (HUD-funded housing); objected […]

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

Oxnard Council Reviews Initial “Model” to Address Homelessness

By George Miller At the April 16,.2019 Oxnard City Council meeting, the main act was City Manager Nguyen’s recommended “Housing First” concept  for dealing with the homeless crisis. This very ambitious approach would focus on getting people into stable, permanent living accommodations first, then providing services to support and move them along toward self-sustenance, where […]

Oxnard Approves Wastewater Projects, Debates Seawall Liabilities, Celebrates Black History Month & a Local Paper

Oxnard Approves Wastewater Projects, Debates Seawall Liabilities, Celebrates Black History Month & a Local Paper

By George Miller At the first meeting under Oxnard’s new committee system, the City Council mostly considered a plethora of run of the mill “consent agenda” items,” which rarely have much in the way of presentation, explanation and debate, along with some significant wastewater projects. The city’s wastewater facility had suffered from a long period […]

Lawrence P. Stein| Candidate for Oxnard City Council

Lawrence P. Stein| Candidate for Oxnard City Council

        LAWRENCE PAUL STEIN INSURANCE PREMIUM AUDITOR Senior Citizen BBA Ohio University Resident of Oxnard since 1982 Owner of an Accounting & Tax Preparation Service Married to Ann Marie since 1985, Father to Ernest Stein http://Oxnard-4-Larry-Stein.com As your elected Councilmember I will: Promote other council members ability to place items on future […]

Oxnard Dist 2 Council Candidate Lance Ralston Interview

Oxnard Dist 2 Council Candidate Lance Ralston Interview

By Peter K. Godinez   Ed. note: Local businessman Peter Godinez interviewed Oxnard District 2 Council candidate Lance Ralston on his background, why public service and running for council, how he’d go about it and what are his priorities. Here is the 11+ minute video:    Lance Ralston | Candidate for Oxnard City Council […]

Ken Oplinger Candidate for Oxnard City Council – District 1

Ken Oplinger Candidate for Oxnard City Council – District 1

Why are you running? I’m running in response to calls for strong, emphatic leadership for the 1st District. What do you plan to accomplish? Ensuring a focus on basic services to residents. A functional and predictable planning process. Focus on achievable economic development goals. Why do you think you are qualified to do this? I’ve […]

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