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Port Hueneme city council called out for lack of transparency

Port Hueneme city council called out for lack of transparency

By Tom Dunn . At the July 20th Port Hueneme city council meeting council member Will Berg presented the decision the Fair Political Practices . Commission sent to council member Steven Gama regarding his sworn complaint that Will Berg falsely claimed expense reimbursement from the Port of Hueneme while working at the Port and being […]

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

Debate on Oxnard Measure B Ballot Initiative at Oxnard College

By Dan Pinedo On February 12, 2020, the League Of Women Voters: Ventura County and Oxnard College sponsored a forum on Measure B at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, a measure submitted to the voters by the City Council of Oxnard.  Measure B will appear on the March 3, 2020 primary election ballot. David […]

Starr Submitting 5 Ballot Initiatives to Oxnard on Monday

Starr Submitting 5 Ballot Initiatives to Oxnard on Monday

Moving Oxnard Forward   Over the summer and early fall we have been working diligently to gather 8,401 valid signatures for each of five different reform measures to be placed on the Oxnard ballot in November 2020. We had great conversations with an untold number of Oxnard residents at stores, farmers markets and front porches. […]

Moving Oxnard Forward Files 5 Oxnard Voter Initiatives

Moving Oxnard Forward Files 5 Oxnard Voter Initiatives

By George Miller Aaron Starr of moving Oxnard Forward (MOF), which won the utility rate rollback initiative and subsequent city lawsuit attacking it (now in appeal), filed a blizzard of 5 new ballot initiatives with the Oxnard City Clerk on Thursday, April 18, 2019. They cover diverse topics such as: term limits, open/transparent meetings and […]

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

Concealed Transparency: Legislature Tries to Fool the Public Again

Concealed Transparency: Legislature Tries to Fool the Public Again

Strong Crypto: An Offer in Compromise for President Obama

. . By Thomas L. Knapp For months, US president Barack Obama played coy on the developing controversy over law enforcement bureaucrats’ demands that American tech innovators be required to build “back doors” into their products. That changed on March 11. In a talk at the Austin, Texas SXSW Interactive festival, Obama warned against “an […]

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Oxnard activist requests city finances audit letter, suggests cover-up

Oxnard activist requests city finances audit letter, suggests cover-up

By George Miller Oxnard activist and 2014 mayoral candidate Lawrence (“Larry”) Paul Stein today emailed a letter to City Clerk Daniel Martinez and City Manager Greg Nyhoff, requesting access to and public exposure of the auditor’s “management letter” accompanying the audit, but not so far made public. Letter text: To: Daniel Martinez, Greg Nyhoff Cc: Lyn.Bennett Sent: Sun, […]

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

By Steve Miller