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Anatomy of a Recall

Anatomy of a Recall

By Doug Hubbard It had been brewing for years–the mismanagement of  city finances and policies by elected and appointed Oxnard city officials. . It came to head when the city council voted to increase sewer rates by a staggering 87 percent.  Furious citizens, led by Aaron Starr of Moving Oxnard Forward (MOF),  launched an initiative […]

Oxnard utilities task force meeting on water and wastewater rates, reycled water status- May 4, 2017

Oxnard utilities task force meeting on water and wastewater rates, reycled water status- May 4, 2017

Here’s the video for the most recent Oxnard utilities task force meeting- May 4, 2017 http://oxnard.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=3678   NEW BUSINESS 1. SUBJECT: Wastewater and Water Utility Rate Update RECOMMENDATION: Receive an update on the status of the wastewater and water rate process and timelines. 2. SUBJECT: State required lead sampling for schools K-12 served by the City’s […]

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

Oxnard’s Proposed 96% Sewer Rate Increase

    Moving Oxnard Forward Aaron —  This is shocking! Late last night we finally learned what sewer rate increase City Hall wants to recommend. One proposal is a rate increase of over 96%! You absolutely must attend this very important fourth (and possibly last) meeting of the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel on Wednesday, February 15, starting […]

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

By George Miller Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna released 6 proposed wastewater increase scenarios to the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) on Monday 2-13-17.  The City (City management, Public Works and Finance) has been working on these since last fall, but the rate-setting process went into high gear this year. The Council selected the current Panel […]