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Oxnard Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel meets on Wastewater, clashes with staff

Oxnard Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel meets on Wastewater, clashes with staff

By George Miller Oxnard’s new Utility Ratepayer Advisory Panel met On 1-25-17 in a sometimes contentious session (Read Agenda meeting docs and Video). Next meeting is 2-1-17.The new Asst. City Manager Ruth Osuna had the unenviable assignment of facilitating the Panel. By some accounts, last year’s panel failed miserably, and helped lead to the present stalemate on rates. It culminated […]

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

Parliamentarian takes exception to running of Oxnard Utility Rate Panel

By Alicia Percell, Professional Registered Parliamentarian Editor’s note: At the 1-24-17 Oxnard City Council meeting, Alicia Percell voiced her objections to how the Utility Rate Advisory Council (URAP)  (which is supposed to assist in the rate-setting process) is being managed by City staff. Those who were observing during the last rate-setting exercise know that according to most […]