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Good Morning Oxnard

Good Morning Oxnard

Good People of Oxnard, Your city, it does belong to you and not the Mayor, Council or City Manager, had to be ordered a second time to comply with the Judge’s ruling.  Namely to refund you for the overcharges. However, I recommend that you send another email to the Mayor and Council members (their email […]

Oxnard City Hall Defies Court Order

Oxnard City Hall Defies Court Order

by Aaron Starr Oxnard City Hall was ordered by a judge to lower your utility rates by June 16 … but they have refused to do it. Last December we prevailed in a lawsuit against the City of Oxnard for unlawfully charging its City-owned utilities (i.e. water, wastewater and solid waste) an Infrastructure Use Fee (or “IUF”) –– […]

Ventura Regional Sanitation District Directors Must Resign

Ventura Regional Sanitation District Directors Must Resign

  Failing the Public Taxpayer Ventura Regional Sanitation District (District) is a public agency that provides solid waste, water, and wastewater services within Ventura County. The District is governed by a Board of Directors that include city council members from Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. The District has […]

Solid Waste Pass-Through Rate Adjustment in Oxnard

Solid Waste Pass-Through Rate Adjustment in Oxnard

MINOR SOLID WASTE RATE GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 1, 2017 On May 31, 2017, the City of Oxnard approved minor solid waste increases due to higher costs of landfill disposal from outside agencies. New rates will become effective beginning July 1, 2017. For more information, visit https://www.oxnard.org/environmentalresources/ El día 31 de Mayo de 2017, la […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

By George Miller What was NOT addressed at the Tuesday, October 6 Oxnard Council meeting was likely more important than what was. Issues with tens of millions of dollars impact went unaddressed. Dozens of people came to the meeting to hear/talk about the multi (3)-million dollar assessment district fiasco and the high-stakes discussion over huge utility rate […]

Oxnard utility increase proposals overstated?

Oxnard utility increase proposals overstated?

By Phil Molina Concerning the proposed rate increase for solid waste, aka environmental services, the data are insufficient to determine whether it really requires a rate increase at this time. Below you will see the summary chart of 5 years’ audited statements and  two graphics showing that the total revenues and operating expenditures have not yet […]