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Oxnard passes watered down sanctuary “safe” city resolution

Oxnard passes watered down sanctuary “safe” city resolution

By George Miller On Tuesday, July 25, the Oxnard City Council passed a watered down “sanctuary city” resolution, which they re-labeled “safe” city. Essentially, it is a slightly modified version of a policy put in effect by Police Chief Scott Whitney months ago, with the agreement of the Council. It basically says that the City/police […]

Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

Oxnard to take up “sanctuary city” resolution 7-25-17

By George Miller According to the U.S. census records, 74% of the population of Oxnard CA is of Latino extraction, as of the 2010 census. The records don’t indicate it, but many are first generation or foreign born. Most have come here mostly for economic reasons- jobs are more scarce south of the border, or […]

Oxnard Council 5-2-17- Safe City home inspections; community block grants; strategic plan update

Oxnard Council 5-2-17- Safe City home inspections; community block grants; strategic plan update

By George Miller The council took up and unanimously voted to pursue further the “Safe City” initiative to create a rental unit inspection program: approved the staff plan for allocation of block grant funding: and received an Update of the City Council Strategic Priorities Two-Year Business Plans for FY 16/17 and 17/18 (15/30/15).   Item L-1: […]

Oxnard residents again want to talk about Sanctuary City

Oxnard residents again want to talk about Sanctuary City

By George Miller Last week, there were at least 40 people at the 2-28-17 Oxnard City Council meeting to advocate declaring Oxnard a “sanctuary city.”  This week, far more showed up at the 3-7-17 meeting. We can’t even be sure how many, because two overflow rooms, including a library conference room in the Library and […]

Oxnard residents discuss pros and cons of Sanctuary City declaration

Oxnard residents discuss pros and cons of Sanctuary City declaration

By George Miller It wasn’t on the agenda, but about 40 Oxnard residents were at the 2-28-17 Oxnard Council meeting to support that Oxnard should be a “Sanctuary City.”  What is A Sanctuary City? It is a jurisdiction that shields residents from law enforcement action to address the presence of illegal aliens. About 18 people spoke in […]