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Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

Huge Increases in Oxnard Development Fees Approved; Drones Watching You

By George Miller At the Tuesday, May 19, 2020 meeting, the Oxnard City Council voted huge increases in development fees, nearly doubling, with increases up to 2687%. New fee structure in total will add $28,000-$36,000 to the cost of a new home. Some fees hadn’t been increased since the 1970’s to 1990’s. However, the Council […]

Oxnard Treasurer’s Investment Committee Meeting- Lessons for Almost Any City

Oxnard Treasurer’s Investment Committee Meeting- Lessons for Almost Any City

By George Miller Oxnard Treasurer Phil Molina held a public City Treasurer’s Investment Committee meeting on 1-16-19. Unfortunately, this writer and a broker/consultant presenter were the only non-official attendees. Present were Molina, Consulting Expert to CDIAC (California Debt & Investment Advisory Committee) Kevin Webb, Assistant Treasurer Eden Alomeri, New CFO Kevin Riper, Citizen Committee Member Alphe […]

Oxnard Rams Through New Committee Management System & 100% Clean Power “Default” Option

Oxnard Rams Through New Committee Management System & 100% Clean Power “Default” Option

By George Miller At the October 23, 2018 Oxnard City Council meeting, an alliance of City Council and staff members pushed through a new committee management structure/system, which they said would result in shorter meetings (disputed) , more public participation (disputed) and streamlined approval of votes- but also much less content/detail in regular council meetings.  […]

Oxnard Council 9/23/14- Street repair financing; $80MM wastewater bond refi; shake-up at City Hall; coastal plan; and more

Oxnard Council 9/23/14- Street repair financing; $80MM wastewater bond refi; shake-up at City Hall; coastal plan; and more

By George Miller Covered at meeting:  $80MM Wastewater bond refi; new $24MM bond issue for accelerated street repairs; Coastal Plan update, HUD audit of Housing Dept.; Investment activity report; Prison labor for landscaping?  (Wastewater fee increase on agenda- not discussed).     Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting September 23, 2014 05h […]