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Changing Prop 13 | How This Can Hurt You!

Changing Prop 13 |  How This Can Hurt You!

Share Tweet Forward “ Some taxpayers close their eyes, some stop their ears, some shut their mouth, but all pay through the nose.” —F.J. Raymond The pandemic has impacted everyone and everything.  Businesses large and small struggle, and while it has probably not come to your attention, this November, a proposed ballot measure aims to increase […]

Ventura | Soon, You Will Pay 3X For Water 💦 Unless…

Ventura | Soon, You Will Pay 3X For Water 💦 Unless…

  “ Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” —C.S. Lewis Eight years ago, Ventura Water decided to pursue VenturaWaterPure single-mindedly. They […]

Ventura | Our Advice: Let The Man Do His Job

Ventura | Our Advice: Let The Man Do His Job

“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes.” —Mark Twain Ventura finds itself staring down another multi-million-dollar budget deficit. This time we must overcome a 10% deficit, or $12 million. Most people’s attention won’t be on the budget because they’re focused on COVID-19 and the upheavals it has caused. The City Council will use the […]

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

The 2020 City Council election is this November. The challenges facing Ventura are so crucial that they will shape the city for decades.   Who the candidates will be for the Council in this election will likely be unknown until July. The nomination period opens July 13th and closes August 5th.   Our city is […]

Is Ventura Open For Business?

Is Ventura Open For Business?

  “  I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. ” —Thomas Jefferson Is Ventura Open For Business?  When the city needs money, they go to the old trope, “We’ll attract new business.” After all, Ventura is open […]

Slash the Budget | Notice 6 Easiest Ways To Improve Ventura’s Finances

Slash the Budget | Notice 6 Easiest Ways To Improve Ventura’s Finances

  “ Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” —P.J. O’Rourke Ventura faces severe revenue shortfalls in six of the next seven years, the size of those during The Great Recession. Ventura is on pace to lose over $9.07 million over the next six years. You should […]

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

Are You Really Content To Drink Sewage, Ventura?

“If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick.” —Harry Truman Before discussing water issues in Ventura, we must first dispel a myth. The City of Ventura has plenty of water. We have almost ten times the water we need annually in reserves. So, the City of Ventura’s insistence to conserve drinking […]

Ventura | Important Advice For 2018 Council Candidates

Ventura | Important Advice For 2018 Council Candidates

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” —Lewis Carroll Ask anyone what the pressing issues are facing Ventura; you’ll get a variety of answers. With the unprecedented departure of three serving City Councilmembers, this is an excellent time to get the perspectives of those who have served. Having […]

Ventura | You Can Stop Wasteful Spending

Ventura | You Can Stop Wasteful Spending

“Courage Cannot Be Counterfeited. It Is One Virtue That Escapes Hypocrisy.” —Napoleon Bonaparte The City of Ventura has a spending problem, and it’s time for an intervention. The fiscal crisis is not widely understood. At its core are the promised unfunded pensions for public employees.  Ventura’s pension contributions for 2018 are $17,410,000. The annual contributions will balloon […]

Citizens’ Oversight Committee: Spending to Exceed Revenue in Ventura

Citizens’ Oversight Committee: Spending to Exceed Revenue in Ventura

“Reason is, And Ought Only To Be The Slave Of Our Passions” —David Hume The city’s Measure O Oversight Committee has shown signs of being inadequately trained and poorly prepared for the job they were appointed to do. This is not the fault of the committee members themselves but a reflection of the City Council […]

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