Courtroom Cliffhanger

COURTROOM CLIFFHANGER
 
With less than one day's notice, we appeared in court this morning to oppose the City of Oxnard's attempt to deny you the right to vote on their 87% rate increase for wastewater ... after close to 4,000 of us signed petitions in only 16 days to put this on the ballot this November.
 
Kudos to our legal team for preparing their rapid response to City Hall's outrageous ploy. Even knowing that case law is on our side, it's not easy to react so quickly against a bully's sucker punch.
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More Courtroom Shenanigans

This is unbelievable. Here we go again.

The City of Oxnard gave us notice earlier today that it has requested a hearing with a judge ... tomorrow.

You may recall back in March, the city sued to prevent us from circulating an initiative petition to overturn their 87% rate increase for wastewater.

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News about Last Night's City Council Meeting

We received very good coverage from the media on last night's Oxnard City Council meeting.

Read excerpts below from Citizens Journal and Ventura County Star.

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Oxnard City Hall is in Shock!

Tonight's announcement at the Oxnard City Council meeting was the culmination of a long series of events going back to late last year, when the city first announced its intentions to raise utility rates.

Even with the city's shameful and baseless lawsuit against us costing us five precious weeks of time, we pressed ahead and did what so many said could not be done.

But we knew better.

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Major Development

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT -- OXNARD UTILITY RATE REPEAL

Please join us at this week's Oxnard City Council meeting for a significant announcement concerning our campaign to repeal Oxnard's excessive 87% wastewater (sewer) rate increase.

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Only a Few Hours Remain

ONLY A FEW HOURS REMAINING TO SIGN PETITION

DATE: Sunday, May 15, 2016
TIME: 1:00 pm -- 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Sam's Club, 2401 N Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036

This is your last opportunity to sign a petition (or submit signatures you have collected) to repeal Oxnard’s excessive 87% wastewater (sewer) rate increase.

Whether we succeed or not all depends on YOU.

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Last Chance to Sign Petition

The last opportunity to sign a petition (or submit signatures you have collected) to repeal Oxnard’s excessive 87% wastewater (sewer) rate increase is this weekend.

Our progress has been amazing.  Considering the delay tactics and roadblocks that City Hall placed before us, we have come a long way since we kicked off our signature drive on April 30.

We are right on the edge of having enough signatures and the deadline is looming. 

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Mother's Day Weekend Petitioning Schedule

We'll all be celebrating mothers this weekend.  If your mother lives in Oxnard, you can also give her the gift of a lower water bill by signing our petition to repeal the city council's 87% increase in the sewer rates.  You could be saving her $326 per year!

Below is our petitioning schedule for the weekend.  If you haven't signed yet, please find us at one of these events.

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Launch of Petition Signature Drive to Repeal 87% Wastewater Rate Increase

ANNOUNCEMENT: Come Sign Petition to Repeal Oxnard’s 87% Sewer Rate Increase

DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2016
TIME: All Day, Starting at 8:00 am
LOCATION: Tomas Café, 622 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

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“Title and Summary” Released From Captivity in Oxnard City Attorney’s Office

It’s about time!!

On April 20 we finally received the document, called a “title and summary”, which we needed to start the process of petitioning for an initiative to repeal an 87% increase in wastewater (sewer) rates.

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