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Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Know Your Sales Tax Rate

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute Fiasco Exemplifies Ventura’s Bad Money Management

Brooks Institute continues to be an issue Ventura’s City Council’s bad deal with Brooks Institute exposes its lack of financial understanding. The Council and the city staff are scrambling to cover up those flaws. They’re feeding voters information designed to distract the public from the real issues. Ventura city staff believes it did enough due diligence. They’re trying to sell […]

Election Rancor Flares Up In Ventura

Election Rancor Flares Up In Ventura

  It will be hard for anyone not to remember this election. The rancor and display of malice that has bombarded us on a daily basis by many of the candidates, and those supporting or opposing ballot measures, has been destructive if not disgusting. The disrespect shown the American people will not be forgotten soon. […]

Feeding at the Public Trough – No on Ventura’s Measure O

Feeding at the Public Trough – No on Ventura’s Measure O

No on Ventura’s Measure O

No on Ventura’s Measure O

Venturans for Responsible and Efficient Government (VREG) has not advocated for candidates or ballot measures in the past. This November, though, we’re breaking with that tradition. We’re taking a stand on a ballot measure. We oppose Measure O, Ventura’s half-cent sales tax increase.  It is a bad law.   The safety and welfare of our community relies […]

Threat to Property Owners — Immediate Action Requested!

Threat to Property Owners —  Immediate Action Requested!

THE THREAT TO PROPERTY OWNERS: Senate Bill 1298 (SB 1298) (State Senator Bob Hertzberg, D—Los Angeles) seeks to undermine Proposition 218’s requirement that stormwater assessments must be approved by property owners via a mailed ballot election.  Hertzberg’s legislation would make it easier to raise your property taxes. ACTION REQUEST: Contact State Senator Bob Hertzberg (the author of SB […]

REPORT: Short Term Rentals Generate $49M and Create 500 Jobs in Oxnard Annually

REPORT: Short Term Rentals Generate $49M and Create 500 Jobs in Oxnard Annually

Economic Impact Report Shows Short Term Rentals provide an important source of income for city of Oxnard OXNARD, Calif. (August, 16 2016) – Short term rentals are a significant contributor to the Oxnard area economy, according to economic analysis firm TXP. A report released today indicates that spending by guests staying at STRs in the […]

Editorial ENDORSES Non-Existent $3 Billion Transportation Tax Plan for Ventura County

Editorial ENDORSES Non-Existent $3 Billion Transportation Tax Plan for Ventura County

  . By Stephen Frank Prop. 1A in 2008 told us that we could build a high speed train, going from LA to San Fran in 2:45.  They even showed the route, the costs and number of riders.  All of it was a lie.  Today the plan has the high speed rail going slowly for […]

$6.2 Billion in New Borrowing on June 7th Primary Ballot

$6.2 Billion in New Borrowing on June 7th Primary Ballot

“The Price We Pay for a Civilized Society,” 2016 Edition

“The Price We Pay for a Civilized Society,” 2016 Edition

By Thomas L. Knapp “Tax Day,” the deadline for filing individual federal income tax returns, falls on April 18 this year. Usually it’s April 15, but a federal holiday, Emancipation Day, bought you the weekend if you’re running late. I feel your pain. Sackcloth and ashes! Wailing and gnashing of teeth! In addition to the […]