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Public invited to tour Oxnard’s Public Works Facilities through December 2016

Public invited to tour Oxnard’s Public Works Facilities through December 2016

Ventura County Grocery Shoppers to Call on Gov. Brown to Stop Watering California Crops with Oil Wastewater

Ventura County Grocery Shoppers to Call on Gov. Brown to Stop Watering California Crops with Oil Wastewater

Aaron Starr wins another round against Oxnard utility rate increase

Aaron Starr wins another round against Oxnard utility rate increase

By George Miller High legal drama in Oxnard today …. local business executive, activist and City Council candidate Aaron Starr’s legal team defeated the City in court today, winning a ruling that the City must produce a ballot “title & summary” of his initiative to roll back the recent wastewater rate increase. He cannot circulate ballot […]

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

Oxnard poised to approve 60% utilities increase after contentious meeting- up to 400 show up

By George Miller On Tuesday 1-19-16, the Oxnard City Council approved the first reading of new policies and ordinances to increase utility rates for water, wastewater and solid waste disposal by a mind-boggling 60% or $750 annually for a typical residential customer, over the next few years. Future plans appear to be even more costly. The […]

Oxnard Bond ratings released

Oxnard Bond ratings released

By George Miller The Oxnard City Manager’s office sent the latest wastewater and water bond ratings to us.   Download Wastewater Water   Bond ratings are closely watched by lenders. While there was a slight reduction in creditworthiness, it won’t have a large impact on ratepayers, rates or the city’s ability to borrow for large upcoming […]

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

What didn’t happen at Oxnard Council is more important than what did

By George Miller What was NOT addressed at the Tuesday, October 6 Oxnard Council meeting was likely more important than what was. Issues with tens of millions of dollars impact went unaddressed. Dozens of people came to the meeting to hear/talk about the multi (3)-million dollar assessment district fiasco and the high-stakes discussion over huge utility rate […]

Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

Oxnard utility rates to go sky-high?

By George Miller For years, the Oxnard utilities staff has been warning us about shrinking water supplies, higher costs, extensive deferred maintenance, obsolescence and expanding demand for water, wastewater and stormwater services. These services are probably as important to the health and safety of residents as are the police and fire departments. After one year of […]

Ventura Water Announces VenturaWaterPureDemonstration Facility

Ventura Water Announces VenturaWaterPureDemonstration Facility

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

Oxnard Council: Update on utilities projects, problems; $8MM settlement on downtown cinema suit

By George Miller   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting February 3, 2015 03h 54m Agenda   Video    Utilities Update Report- $600-700 million needed Daniel Rydberg gave a report on the state of utilities- water, wastewater and streets in Oxnard. Staff Report: http://oxnard.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=46&event_id=8&meta_id=146846 City utilities, along with public safety, are among the most vital […]

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

Thousand Oaks: Jacqui Irwin says goodbye to seat she held for a decade

By Kelsey Stuart “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in others,” said Lou Lichtl Thousand Oaks High School Principal as he commemorated Councilmember Jacqui Irwin’s service to the community. Over 20 members of the community came to congratulate and thank Irwin for her decade of service to the city on her […]

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