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Newsom’s Failure To End Fossil Fuel Permits Results In California’s Second Tier Membership In BOGA

Newsom’s Failure To End Fossil Fuel Permits Results In California’s Second Tier Membership In BOGA

Sacramento, CA — California took its place today as a second-tier associate member of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, a network of states and sub-nations committed to ending the expansion of fossil fuel production. California is ineligible for first-tier membership because Governor Newsom has yet to ban new oil and gas drilling permits.  In response […]

Oxnard Implementing Development Review Improvements to Simply Permit Process

Oxnard Implementing Development Review Improvements to Simply Permit Process

OXNARD, Calif. – OXNARD, CA – The City of Oxnard is implementing development review improvements to make it easier and faster for homeowners and businesses to get permits. In many cities, the permit review process is the subject of complaints from customers with particular focus on the complexity and uncertainty of the process and the […]

Ojai: Parcels, Permits, and the Planning Commission, More About Less Water and the Constitution makes a Comeback

Ojai: Parcels, Permits, and the Planning Commission, More About Less Water and the Constitution makes a Comeback

By Jay Murphy Ojai’s City Council held a marathon five hour meeting Tues evening at City Hall with all Council members as well as a full house of citizens. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, a joint meeting between the City Council and the Planning Commission. A variety of “process” issues were discussed, a topic of […]

California in Bottom Five States for Small Business in Thumbtack Survey

California in Bottom Five States for Small Business in Thumbtack Survey

Survey of 12,000 Small Businesses: To Halt U.S. Entrepreneurship Crisis, Ease Regulations In Largest Study of Its Kind, Skilled Professionals Rate Texas, Utah and Tennessee Highest for Small Business Friendliness Thumbtack.com connects small businesses with clients/customers.  From their website regarding their most recent survey of small business owners: “Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness […]

City of Ventura’s photovoltaic ordinance helps residents go solar with new, online expedited permitting process

City of Ventura’s photovoltaic ordinance helps residents go solar with new, online expedited permitting process

Oxnard to streamline solar and drought-tolerant landscaping permitting

Oxnard to streamline solar and drought-tolerant landscaping permitting

By George Miller The Oxnard City Council and staff vowed to streamline the permitting process to make the city more business-friendly, reduce delays and hassles for homeowners and cut the cost of running the Planning Department. Planning Division Manager Ashley Golden has been at work on this and has made progress. Presented at the July 14 meeting […]

Oxnard Council: crime situation discussed; will streamline business and residential permits; EDCO holds industrial companies forum

Oxnard Council: crime situation discussed; will streamline business and residential permits; EDCO holds industrial companies forum

By George Miller This segment (4-8-15)- KADYTV host Peter Godinez interviews George Miller, Publisher of CitizensJournal.us, a Ventura County, news, commentary and events publication.  This week’s topics: Crime in Oxnard and what to do about it (00:40); Planning Dept. permitting/other services  improvements (06:34); EDCO/OPIA (Economic Development Corporation of Oxnard/Oxnard Plain Industrial Association) Forum (13:00).  There is also […]

Good Morning Oxnard Show- Mayor Tim Flynn post-election commentary; narrow Perello Council victory; streamlining business permits; city to add 27 jobs

Good Morning Oxnard Show- Mayor Tim Flynn post-election commentary; narrow Perello Council victory; streamlining business permits; city to add 27 jobs

By George Miller This week’s show (11-19-14) personalities: Mayor Tim Flynn provided his post-election thoughts; Peter Godinez, Host and George Miller, Publisher, Citizensjournal.us, discuss the close Oxnard City Council election contest between Councilman Bert Perello and Steve Huber; streamlining business permits  (One-Stop Shopping”); city proposes adding 27 jobs. The Good Morning Oxnard show is recorded most Wednesdays at 0900 […]

Dumb Laws–To go out of business you need a permit in Thousand Oaks

Dumb Laws–To go out of business you need a permit in Thousand Oaks

This is the first of what we hope will be many installments of: Dumb Laws.  Dumb laws are created every day in our fair country.  Like malformed pancakes they are just thrown out on the pile whether they are pretty or not, or whether or not they make any sense and are cost-effective or even […]