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Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

    Pension Reform Suspended   People have the right to petition their government.  It is a bedrock principle of our democracy and this flawed ruling silences the voice of tens of thousands of Ventura County residents who desired nothing more than the right to be heard. It is appalling to be stripped of this opportunity.  For the […]

Judge rules against Ventura County pension reform ballot initiative

Judge rules against Ventura County pension reform ballot initiative

By George Miller The latest: Superior Court of CA Ventura County Judge Kent M. Kellegrew ruled against putting the planned pension reform initiative, which would have phased out defined benefit pensions in favor of 401K style plans, on the November county election ballot. The initiative was designed to end the current taxpayer-funded, virtually unlimited liability […]

Taxpayer’s Association–Important speaker coming and update on county pension reform

Taxpayer’s Association–Important speaker coming and update on county pension reform

. . . . By Carla Bonney Well, we continue the battle in our attempt to “reign in” out-of-control public pension in our County.  I personally want to thank all of you that have helped in this fight by getting signatures from your friends and returning them to me.  If you haven’t done this yet, […]

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

By Peter Foy Video: Taxpayers Fight Ventura’s $300,000 Government Retirement Pay: Peter Foy supports Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s  ballot initiative for pension reform. This will not only contain costs in an even handed way but will protect employee pensions and Ventura County itself from insolvency.  The current system is unsustainable. Peter Foy is a Ventura […]

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Backers of an initiative that would give new Ventura County employees a 401(k)-style plan, rather than a pension, sometimes mention a lawsuit filed last fall by a former sheriff. Bob Brooks, whose salary as Ventura County sheriff was $227,600 a year when he retired in January 2011, received an annual pension of $283,000. He filed […]

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Oxnard Union High School District Trustees Choose Unnecessary High Cost Path for New High School

Guest Editorial The Ventura County Taxpayers Association believes that the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) tentatively approved for construction of the new $45 million Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo is ill considered, is not in the best interests of Taxpayers that are paying for it and we strongly urge the Oxnard Union High School District Trustees to reconsider their […]

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Viewpoint By David Grau   Supervisors Long and Foy,   Ventura County Taxpayers Association is concerned about developments between City of Oxnard and its solid waste contract.  Recently Oxnard proposed additional changes to Waste Management’s contract and asked Chiquita Canyon Landfill to show how it might offer a better deal.   The approved solid waste […]

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

By George Miller Highlights: – Toland Landfill trash disposal debated, discount accepted, drug Waste Management proposal deferred. – Del Norte Recycling plant city takeover reaffirmed, discussed – Flood Protection Plan presented, discussed (photo- left)   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting October 1, 2013 06h 55m Agenda Video   Landfill trash disposal […]

New Waste Disposal Contract a Total Loser for Oxnard Residents

New Waste Disposal Contract a Total Loser for Oxnard Residents

Viewpoint by David Grau On City Council Agenda 10/1 at 6:30   Council-members, The September 24th editorial by Ventura County Taxpayers Association and subsequent comments to Oxnard City Council expressed concerns about the proposed agreement with VRSD.  The primary question centered around the low rate (20% below Toland’s cost of operation) and recently disclosed capacity limitations at […]

Is VRSD Contract a Wise Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Is VRSD Contract a Wise Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Viewpoint By Ventura County Taxpayers Association City Council Agenda 9/24 The City of Oxnard and Ventura Regional Sanitation District appear to be on the verge of executing a long term contract which would result in Oxnard sending more of it’s solid waste to the Toland Road landfill operated by VRSD. Tonight’s Oxnard City Council meeting […]

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