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Oxnard: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

Oxnard: Constitution Week; Cannabis Regs; Ormond Power Plant Demolition Fund; Sales Tax Pitch Delayed

On 9-15-20, the Oxnard City Council proclaimed the Celebration of Constitution Week September 17-23 They also heard recommendations, public comments and provided guidance to staff on cannabis retailing and cultivation regulations. They favored restricted future cultivation to indoor only and tweaks to application/permits/fees. The Senior Services Commission made their annual report, highlighting their efforts to […]

Watchdog Richard Michael Says HUGE New Oxnard Sales Tax Proposal Done Illegally; Plus Transparency Accountability Act

Watchdog Richard Michael Says HUGE New Oxnard Sales Tax Proposal Done Illegally; Plus Transparency Accountability Act

By George Miller   Tax/bond watchdog Richard Michael says the recent 1 1/2% Oxnard sales tax increase proposal, absent from the 10-15-19 city council agenda, but hidden in the weeds in agenda item M-1 in the agenda packet appears illegal on its face. A trial balloon for this as part of a voter survey starts […]

Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko Discusses Current City Issues

Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko Discusses Current City Issues

By Our Ventura TV Ventura Mayor, Erik Nasarenko, speaks with Sandra Siepak about the City of Ventura’s finances, ongoing drought and the library system. Nasarenko touches upon recent sales tax increase, homelessness, support for the Museum of Ventura County and other matters. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

No on Ventura County Measure AA- Sales Tax Increase

No on Ventura County Measure AA- Sales Tax Increase

Steve Frank Op-Ed–Anatomy of a Government Hearing: Simi Valley Shows Why Government Can’t be Trusted

Steve Frank Op-Ed–Anatomy of a Government Hearing: Simi Valley Shows Why Government Can’t be Trusted

The Mayor of Simi Valley, Bob Huber, had the right idea.  Allow the Neighborhood Council (NC) to hear the arguments in regard to a proposed $3 billion sales tax increase for “transportation”.  Then after all the reasons for and against, let them vote and advise the City Council.  Simi Valley has four NC’s.  The City […]

New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

New county transportation sales tax initiative approved for several city ballots so far

By George Miller On Tuesday night, 6-14-16, the Oxnard Council approved placing a Ventura County-wide transportation tax on the ballot. It would take 2/3 of County voters in the November election to pass this 1/2% increment to the sales tax. This has failed twice before, but officials claim it now has 67% public support in a […]

City of Simi Valley Holds Political “Hearing” for $3 Billion Tax Increase—ONLY One Side to be Heard

City of Simi Valley Holds Political “Hearing” for $3 Billion Tax Increase—ONLY One Side to be Heard

Ventura City Council- 3-7-16- on sales tax increase

Ventura City Council- 3-7-16- on sales tax increase

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

By George Miller The presentation was about how good Ventura is and how the City government wants to raise taxes to keep it that way Last night’s main act at the (2-29-16) Council meeting was Ventura Mayor Erik Narasenko’s first “State of the City” address, entitled “Invest in Ventura, Now and For a Strong Tomorrow.” […]

Tax hike measure moves closer to the November ballot for Santa Paula

Tax hike measure moves closer to the November ballot for Santa Paula

By Debra Tash It was a packed room tonight at the May 19th Santa Paula city council meeting.  The main issue under discussion was a 1% sales tax proposal to fund more law enforcement.  Earlier in the day a fight broke out in front of the Bank of America.  Someone was stabbed and the assailant […]