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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more
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
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.Read more
Perhaps we got the Oxnard City Council’s attention when word got back to them that Judge Rocky Baio agreed to a hearing this Thursday, where we were to present our case for citing the City as being in contempt of court for not following his order to issue us the paperwork needed to start gathering signatures.
When the City Council emerged from closed session tonight, the City Attorney announced they had unanimously agreed to NOT appeal the judge’s order that the City Attorney immediately provide us the paperwork we have been fighting for.Read more
Must we go back to court?
It has been three days since a judge ordered Oxnard City Attorney Stephen Fischer to “immediately” provide the paperwork we need to start collecting petition signatures to repeal the 87% wastewater rate increase. He has not done it yet.
That’s another weekend gone without the chance to collect signatures. The clock ticks, and the May 20 signature-gathering deadline approaches.
Click here to see the letter our attorneys issued this afternoon to the outside attorneys handling this case for the city. In summary, if we do not receive the mandated paperwork by close-of-business today, we’ll ask a judge to find them in contempt of court.Read more
On Friday, April 15, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Rocky Baio ordered the Oxnard City Attorney to “immediately” obey an order to provide Aaron Starr with a required document before we can start collecting initiative petition signatures to repeal the city’s 87% increase in wastewater rates -- an additional $326 for a typical family per year.
So far, Oxnard City Attorney Stephen Fischer has refused two opportunities to do what the judge ordered. Mayor Tim Flynn needs to direct him to follow the law.Read more