Four long-time residents and pillars of our community joined Aaron Starr as co-authors and submitted their ballot argument in favor of Measure M. This will appear in the voter guide that gets mailed to every registered voter in Oxnard.
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE M
Vote YES on Measure M to OVERTURN the City Council’s 87% sewer rate increase!
Last January, the Oxnard City Council voted for a massive sewer rate hike that would raise our household Utility Bills by an average of $326 a year – and later filed a lawsuit to prevent you from being able to vote on this.
Aaron Starr fought back in court and restored our right to vote down this increase. With the support of 61 volunteers, thousands of Oxnard residents rallied to the cause and joined Aaron Starr – signing his petition to place Measure M on the ballot to STOP the City’s unfair rate hike.
Here are just a few reasons to join us and Vote YES on Measure M.
Measure M will LOWER future utility bills to help Oxnard families and senior citizens make ends meet. Without Measure M, residents struggling on fixed incomes may be forced to choose between paying their utility bill and buying groceries or medicine.
Measure M will protect local JOBS. Without Measure M, many of Oxnard’s family owned businesses – including those employing hard-working farm workers – won’t be able to afford City Hall’s costly utility rate increase, and will need to lay off people.
Measure M will restore the PEOPLE’S VOICE at City Hall. City leaders refused to listen to our concerns and then tried to raise utility rates – without our consent. Measure M will hold them accountable.
Oxnard is a middle class community and most residents already pay our fair share for utilities.
The people of Oxnard deserve better financial management – not higher utility bills – to fix our community’s aging infrastructure. Other cities are improving their streets, sewers and water delivery systems without huge rate increases. Why can’t our leaders do the same?
Enough is enough! Stop the 87% Sewer Rate Hike.
Vote YES to Pay Less.
Vote YES on Measure M.
President, Moving Oxnard Forward
s/Bishop Broderick Huggins
Pastor, Saint Paul Baptist Church
Former Oxnard Planning Commissioner
s/Arlene R. Cuevas
Owner, Super Taco