On May 11, 2019 the City of Oxnard held a Community Budget Meeting for fiscal year 2019 – 2020 at Blackstock School in south Oxnard. In its efforts to inform the residents, Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen and department heads are holding these budget meetings at several locations in the city, this is the first of four.
Mr. Nguyen first presents a brief history that helps explain how the City of Oxnard has arrived at its current state. Facing a budget deficit of $9,200,000, department heads then give presentations describing the cuts on services and their impact in order to help explain how it plans to meet the shortfall.
On June 4, 2019 the city will hold a Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget, and on June 18, 2019 the City Council will receive the proposed 2019 – 2020 budget for Consideration and Adoption.
Dan Pinedo is a Citizen Journalist/photographer residing in Oxnard