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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 […]

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

Open Letter to Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez | Ormond Needs Attention

I applaud Oxnard’s efforts to evict the squatters from both Oxnard and TNC properties.  Since September, when OPD and PHPD worked together to move out the squatters, the water quality in the Ormond Lagoon, while still high in E. coli and enterococcus bacteria, has improved.  This fact was documented by watershed scientist Tevin Schmitt of […]

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

Oxnard: 11th Hour Play to Save PACC; Starr Initiatives to Go on Ballot With Intense Scrutiny; Pacifica Tritons RULE!

By George Miller In the last scheduled Oxnard City Council meeting of the year, they covered a number of items. Among them were: Received four of of the Aaron Starr/Moving Oxnard Forward ballot  initiatives and agreed to get third party impact analyses of them and the fifth one first before placing on November 2020 ballot. […]

Oxnard: Starr Challenges City’s Measure B “Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act” Verbiage, Ballot Argument, Legality

Oxnard: Starr Challenges City’s Measure B “Oxnard Government Accountability and Ethics Act” Verbiage, Ballot Argument, Legality

By George Miller, Oxnard, CA Oxnard’s Battling Ballot Initiatives- These are far reaching measures, so voters should get familiar with them Moving Oxnard Forward, Inc. activist and financial executive Aaron Starr authored and obtained petition signatures for a record five ballot initiatives- a massive and expensive undertaking. In parallel, or some say reaction, the city […]

Letter Sent to Chief Scott Whitney and Oxnard City Council – School Crossing Guards

Letter Sent to Chief Scott Whitney and Oxnard City Council – School Crossing Guards

  . Guest Editorial by David Cruz, LULAC Council October 31, 2019 Scott Whitney, Police Chief City of Oxnard, CA 251 S C St., Oxnard, CA 93030 VIA email to [email protected] RE: School Crossing Guards Dear Chief Whitney, On Monday, October 28, 2019, the Ventura County Executive Board of the League of United Latin American […]

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 […]

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