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Oxnard, CA | The City Is hiding Financial Information

Oxnard, CA | The City Is hiding Financial Information

By Alex Nguyen, The Interactive Financial Reporting Tool main page can be found here: https://oxnard.org/finances Any report within the tool will allow access to all of the reports in the tool. Here is the direct link to the Monthly Revenue and Expense Report: https://oxnardca.opengov.com/transparency/#/43000/accountType=revenuesVersusExpenses&embed=n&breakdown=types&currentYearAmount=monthly&currentYearPeriod=months&graph=bar&legendSort=desc&month=8&proration=true&saved_view=132920&selection=B8F33B0B91D69ADEF37866F517C81559&projections=null&projectionType=null&highlighting=null&highlightingVariance=null&year=2022&selectedDataSetIndex=null&fiscal_start=earliest&fiscal_end=latest In the left column of this report, the user can filter to […]

Report: Prop. 13 Saves California Taxpayers $2.4B Each Year

Report: Prop. 13 Saves California Taxpayers $2.4B Each Year

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Homes in California’s Riverside County. Jacob Findlay / Shutterstock (The Center Square) – A report examining California’s local ballot measures that raised taxes found hundreds of initiatives passed over the past decade, costing taxpayers billions of dollars every year. Local taxes or tax increases require voter approval in California, […]

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Close up of a California Golden State stimulus check with envelope for $600, given out to qualifying taxpayers as part of the California COVID-19 relief program. Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Many Californians are waking up to more money in their bank accounts today.  Friday marks the second installment […]

Critics: Federal Aid Masks California Cities’ Fiscal Problems

Critics: Federal Aid Masks California Cities’ Fiscal Problems

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California cities are faring better than anticipated, a new report by the California Auditor’s Office says, thanks to receiving $8.2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. But other reports show California is in dire straits and the federal aid only masks serious […]

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

The California Assessors’ Association (CAA) announced June 3 that it opposes the split-roll property tax increase that recently qualified for the November ballot because the measure would be nearly impossible to implement. “The implementation costs and administrative issues raised by our analysis have only become more problematic due to pending budget cuts and hiring freezes which are being […]

The 2020 California Tax Grab

The 2020 California Tax Grab

By Larry Sand   Like a bad zombie movie where no one really dies, California’s “split roll property tax” is back. The last time it had a heartbeat was in 2015 via the so-called “Make it Fair” initiative, which was headed for the ballot in 2016. But due to some Democratic pushback, the proposition was pulled, […]

Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

Public Works Director City of Oxnard Responds to ‘A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All’

    By Rosemarie R. Gaglione It is true that the City of Oxnard is seeking creative solutions to our General Fund budget woes. However, United Water Conservation District Director Sheldon Berger’s recent suggestion to sell Oxnard’s recycled water to United as a way of filling the City’s budget gap is not a viable option. […]

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

Your Turn: A Winning Solution for the City of Oxnard is a Win for Us All

    By Sheldon Berger Reports of the City’s $9.2 million shortfall which could result in the closing of Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, Carnegie Art Museum and the La Colonia Branch Library are disconcerting.  However, there is a solution being offered by United Water Conservation District (United) that would eliminate the City’s budget […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods Lost Millions Over Anti-Gun Policies – Here’s How Much The Backlash Cost

Dick’s Sporting Goods Lost Millions Over Anti-Gun Policies – Here’s How Much The Backlash Cost

Molly Prince | Politics Reporter Dick’s Sporting Goods took a loss of an estimated $150 million in sales last year after the company heavily restricted firearm purchases and began advocating for gun control. The company made various policy changes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. It announced it would no longer […]

CA Controller Reports February State Revenues Short of Budget Forecasts

CA Controller Reports February State Revenues Short of Budget Forecasts

SACRAMENTO — California’s total revenues of $5.51 billion in February were lower than forecasted in the governor’s proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget by $1.34 billion, or 19.5 percent, and in the FY 2018-19 Budget Act by $2.01 billion, or 26.7 percent, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today. Two-thirds of the way through FY 2018-19, […]

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