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Will utility rates go up? What California’s $26 billion wildfire plan means for you

Will utility rates go up? What California’s $26 billion wildfire plan means for you

BY BRYAN ANDERSON California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed off on a $26 billion plan on Friday to address the state’s ongoing wildfire threats. The comprehensive plan, which sped through the Capitol in less than a week, aims to offer a timetable for reimbursing past wildfire victims following PG&E’s decision to declare bankruptcy earlier this year. It also establishes […]

Oxnard to Raise Sewer Rates Again

Oxnard to Raise Sewer Rates Again

Moving Oxnard Forward   Aaron —  74%!! Really?!  Last week, a bare majority of the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) embraced a recommendation by city staff that the Oxnard City Council raise your sewer bill by a whopping 74%. The plan calls for 5.25% increases for each of the next five years on top of […]

Oxnard Democrats pass resolution opposing privatization of utilities

Oxnard Democrats pass resolution opposing privatization of utilities

A resolution passed by the Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats “in support of quality infrastructure and opposition to privatizing utilities and labor” was read by the organization’s President Arthur J. Valenzuela, Jr. at tonight’s Oxnard City Council meeting: Resolution in Support of Oxnard’s Infrastructure WHEREAS, the Oxnard City Council voted in favor 4-1 to increase […]

Before Council approves a 35% rate increase to your water, waste water and sewer bills …

Before Council approves a 35% rate increase to your water, waste water and sewer bills …

By Phil Molina Editor’s note: Although this is about Oxnard, it could apply to almost any municipality.   ​Friends, Elected Officials: What should Oxnard citizens expect from the staff and our Elected Officials when they are proposing over 30% increases in water, sewer, and solid waste fees? My suggestion: The process that ought to be […]

Former Oxnard Finance Director points out inequitable utility rates

Former Oxnard Finance Director points out inequitable utility rates

By Phil Molina Editor’s note: We published this letter from Mr. Molina to Oxnard officials and “friends”  just  as we received it. Friends, Mayor, Councilpersons and staff:   How much do you like Oxnard?  How fairly, equitably and justly do you feel Oxnard treats you? Do you like subsidizing the poor? Do you like paying […]