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Thousand Oaks Focuses on the Homeless at City Council Meeting; Will Form Ad Hoc Committee

Thousand Oaks Focuses on the Homeless at City Council Meeting; Will Form Ad Hoc Committee

By Kevin Harris Countywide homelessness was the focus of Tuesday’s Thousand Oaks City Council meeting, during an unusual evening that had no public hearings and just one public speaker.  The presentation, a Department Report called “Spotlight on Homelessness,” was a discussion presented by Deputy City Manager Gary Rogers, but also included input from Police Chief Tim […]

TO City Council Improves Resident Golfing Program and Says Goodbye to Retiring Fire Chief

TO City Council Improves Resident Golfing Program and Says Goodbye to Retiring Fire Chief

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council made golfing easier for residents, and said goodbye to the city’s longtime, retiring Fire Chief during Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting.   Resident Golf Cards During the meeting’s only Public Hearing (Item 8A), the City Council considered amending the city’s Resident Golf Program, established in 1992, to streamline […]

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

T.O. Council Uses “Measure E” Loophole to Skirt Voters During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris In a controversial move Tuesday night, the Thousand Oaks City Council voted to use a “Measure E” loophole to increase the city’s residential density, without putting the issue to a public vote. Also during Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council reauthorized local PEG fees for video providers, and hosted the local fire chief […]

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

T.O. City Council Approves Water Rate Hikes and Executive Pay Raises at Sept. 26 Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council approved water rate hikes and raises for city executives during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. They also temporarily extended the land lease for a company promising to put an art museum in the heart of the city’s downtown revitalization district.  Water & Wastewater Rates Item 8A was […]

T.O. City Council Approves Largest Roads Project in City History and Opens Door for New Memory Care Facility Tuesday Night

T.O. City Council Approves Largest Roads Project in City History and Opens Door for New Memory Care Facility Tuesday Night

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council approved the largest roads improvement project in city history during Tuesday night’s Council meeting. They also approved a proposed land use change that will allow the first stand alone memory care facility in the city. It’s Raining Money – for Repaving Department Report 9A (public hearing) was […]

TO Council Adopts User Fees — Increases Legal Budget to Fight Cal-Am Water

TO Council Adopts User Fees — Increases Legal Budget to Fight Cal-Am Water

By Kevin Harris COUNCIL ADOPTS USER FEES AND INCREASES LEGAL BUDGET IN FIGHT AGAINST CAL-AM WATER AT TUESDAYS MEETING The City Council approved a resolution adopting the 2017 User Fees and Assessments during Tuesday’s meeting, just before authorizing an additional $60,000 for legal services in its ongoing lawsuit against Cal-Am Water over its proposed water […]

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

By Rob McCoy  . 4-26-17  . Dear Readers,  . I will never support a sales tax increase. My comments at the Council meeting were to illustrate that the State Gas Tax did our City no favors. Had the Acorn Editor bothered to call me before he put his spin on my comments, I would have […]

CLU Thousand Oaks City Council Candidate forum

CLU Thousand Oaks City Council Candidate forum

By William Hicks There were two candidate forums held by the Conejo Valley Chamber last night at CLU. This article covers the TO City Council Forum. The forum was held at the CLU Lundring Events Center. It was sponsored by Cohen Begun & Deck LLP, The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Waste Management. Dr. Gooch of […]

Thousand Oaks bans commercial medical marijuana

Thousand Oaks bans commercial medical marijuana

By Bruce Boyer The most significant meeting action was on the agenda item as recommended by Thousand Oaks City officials to prohibit State legal Medical Marijuana dispensaries and their home delivery from operating in Thousand Oaks.  The Council heard public comments from over a dozen residents who made every point possible to show all the good […]

Thousand Oaks City Council candidates’ debate- 5-9-15

Thousand Oaks City Council candidates’ debate- 5-9-15

By Kevin Harris Ed Jones, Rob McCoy, Dan Roundtree and Chaise Rasheed faced off in Saturday’s Thousand Oaks City Council candidates forum. The topics of water rationing, traffic congestion and mixed use development brought out the best in the candidates.   The Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce and CLU held the event at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. […]

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