Heading for the Ballot

Media Coverage:

Ventura County Star: SOAR, wastewater rate repeal to appear on Oxnard November ballot

"Initiatives concerning open-space laws and the repeal of a wastewater rate increase will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot in Oxnard following approval by the City Council this week.

The council voted to place the Wastewater Rate Repeal Initiative on the ballot, a measure headed by resident Aaron Starr. The initiative, which aims to roll back the utility rate increase approved by the council earlier this year, received the required 1,430 valid signatures to get on the ballot."

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We're Qualified for the Ballot!

A message from our President.

GREAT NEWS!

As reported in the Ventura County Star, we are delighted to report that the Ventura County Registrar of Voters has certified that our initiative, Repealing Oxnard's Increases of Wastewater Rates Act, has enough signatures to be placed on this November's ballot.

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Major Victory in Court Today

MAJOR VICTORY FOR VOTERS IN COURT TODAY

A message from our President.

THE CITY OF OXNARD LOST ... AGAIN

This is the second time the city has attempted to use the courts to deprive Oxnard citizens of their right to vote and the second time they have failed.

Absent some other sneaky maneuver by the city council, this measure will be going to the ballot in November.

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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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