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On-Going Landscape Maintenance in Mandalay Bay

On-Going Landscape Maintenance in Mandalay Bay

You may have noticed a lot of activity recently between Harbor Blvd and “Little Harbor”.

Trees have been trimmed, dead plant material has been removed and more work is coming!

We want to extend thanks to the City and Jeri Cooper and our new Landscape Inspector Lalo Navarro as well as the Contractor Brightview Landscaping Inc., City Corp and our HOA members for working to bring all this about!

Staffing news – Lalo Navarro named new Landscape Inspector for our area (Waterways Zone 1) in October, 2019. Since joining, Lalo has initiated monthly walkthroughs with the landscaping maintenance contractor (Brightview Landscaping, Inc). Mandalay HOA members are working with the City, Lalo and staff to facilitate communication and needed actions/follow-up; Meetings are set for 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Projects progress – Greenbelt rehabilitation, where needed, was initiated (Kingsbridge Lane). Work in progress on buffer area (Harbor Blvd, Channel Island Service roads) to remove dead plants, weeds in preparation to install new trees, irrigation will be checked, and drought tolerant material will be put in place. Mandalay Bay will receive 75 trees through a grant awarded to City.

Mandalay Bay medians’ irrigation systems will be reviewed to assure watering properly.
Review of problematic vegetation on sea walls is anticipated within the next 3 months.

Communication – Residents are encouraged to use 311 App to notify City of issues. Select “Assessment Districts Request.” Or, contact directly – specialdistricts@oxnard.org 1-805-385-7578.
And, HOA Board members available to hear your concerns – see contact form lower on this page!

Below is a memo from Jeri Cooper the Project Manager with the City of Oxnard who has been working with our wonderful HOA board members and volunteers – Keith Beckwith, Mike Haase and Alison Gable.

Memo From City of Oxnard

December 6, 2019
TO: Waterways Zone 1 – Mandalay Bay Residents
FROM: Jeri Cooper, Project Manager
SUBJECT: On-Going Maintenance in Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Residents,

I am writing today regarding the on-going maintenance and projects scheduled for Waterways Zone 1 – Mandalay Bay. Beginning this past October, Mandalay Bay has been assigned a new Landscape Inspector, Lalo Navarro, who will be on property each month for inspections and projects. Lalo has been assigned to the waterways neighborhoods of Mandalay Bay, Harbour Island, Seabridge and Westport. Additionally, Lalo is the inspector who facilitates projects throughout the Special Districts Division.

Landscape Maintenance Contract

In October, the Special Districts Division initiated monthly walkthroughs with the contractor, Brightview Landscaping, Inc. to identify deficiencies in the landscape maintenance throughout the property. Members of the HOA have been in attendance at each meeting and they are working with the City to provide constructive feedback on the maintenance of the District. Staff will meet with HOA representatives and the contractor’s representatives on the 3rd Tuesday of each month barring any rain or holidays to go over maintenance tasks.


This past summer, Special Districts Inspector, Lalo Navarro, worked with City Corp staff to complete the rehabilitation and replanting of a greenbelt located on Kingsbridge Lane. This project removed overgrown, existing trees and vegetation and replaced it with new, more drought tolerant and less evasive plant materials. The plants are slowly growing and will develop into a nice planting over the next year.

Currently, Special District’s staff is working on a complete rehabilitation of the buffer area of Harbor Blvd and
Channel Islands Service Roads. Staff is working with Work Release and City Corps teams to remove any dead plant material and weeds so new trees can be installed. Once the area is cleaned out, staff will work with the our irrigation contractor to do a thorough irrigation check of the area, install drip lines to feed the new trees and make any repairs to the deteriorated existing irrigation to continue watering of the established plant material.

Mandalay will be the recipient of 75 new trees at no charge through a grant that was awarded to the City. This grant includes an allocation for the cost of watering for these trees. Additionally, when the new trees are installed, staff will be spraying a pre-emergent herbicide and placing mulch in the planter beds to help with the mitigation of weeds in the area.

Vegetation overgrowth on the seawalls will also be addressed over the next two (2) to three (3) months based on weather. Districts staff will be working with City Corp to address any growth of vegetation on the seawalls. If there is any vegetation that is growing from a resident’s property onto public property (greenbelt, City fence, etc.) it will be removed.

FY 21 Goals

As we approach the end of the calendar year and mid-year budget for FY20, staff will continue to work with Mandalay resident to establish goals for FY21 and set priorities for work within the District.

Using 311 and Reporting Issues

Special Districts would like to encourage residents to utilize the 311 App when notifying the City of issues that they see within Mandalay Bay or throughout the City of Oxnard. This allows for a central location and tracking of issues and tasks. When “Making a Request” on 311 related to Mandalay Bay, please ensure you are selecting “Assessment Districts Request” to ensure that it is directed to the Special Districts Division regardless of the issue. Please note that if you are sending in a 311 regarding an area, but you are no longer in that area, 311 will tag you at your current location and not the location of the issue. You will need to move the tag on the map back to the location of the 311 report. When submitting a 311 request, please try to be as descriptive as possible regarding the issue, location or action needed so that Special Districts can deploy staff for corrective action in a timely fashion.


Special Districts would encourage residents to speak with the Mandalay Bay HOA regarding updates on issues and progress in your District. Staff is in contact with the HOA on a regular basis. Additionally, please feel free to contact Special Districts at 1-805-385-7578 or SpecialDistricts@Oxnard.org for immediate assistance. Please note that the City is closed on alternating Fridays so they may be a delay in response on those days.




Thank you to the City Staff for working with the HOA Volunteers

& THANK YOU to the HOA Volunteers!


Mandalay will be the recipient of 75 new trees at no charge through a grant that was awarded to the City.

The City has begun to address growth over seawalls on the public property (Greenbelts, City fence etc.)


Staff will be looking at any vegetation that has been planted in an area that may affect the seawalls and will be
scheduling it for removal.

This includes any trees that may be planted on or near a seawall.
It is the goal of the City to remove anything that may have an invasive root structure that could damage the seawall in anyway.


Staff has authorized work within the medians throughout Mandalay Bay to extend irrigation heads to ensure that
the medians are getting the proper watering coverage.



When you report a problem you are in “SPECIAL DISTRICT Waterways-1”

You can also contact the Landscape Team for CIWHA
by using the form below or by sending email to landscape@channelislandsca.com
PLEASE include the location of the issue, your name and contact information so that wee can follow up with you!
Please include as much detail about what you are reporting and if you need to send images use the email address.

Contact the CIWHA Landscape Team

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Mark your Calendar!

The Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association (CIWHA)
2020 Annual Meeting Feb, 8th 9 AM
Check in and Administration 8 AM – 9AM
Meeting Call to Order 9 AM
Come early to check in and pay your dues!!












Hot Topics for the Annual Meeting

  • Landscape Update: Update, Plans and Timeline
  • Seawalls: 2019 Feasibility Study Results, Progress Report and Funding Plans
  • Water Quality: Status, Testing & Mitigation Updates


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September 14th 2019 Neighborhood Clean Up

  • Large Trash Bins at Costa de Oro/
    Little Harbor and Peninsula/Nice Ct.
    Chesapeake and Wooley
  • Drop off your waste or we can pick
    it up in bags or bulk
  • Bag your pruning
    (call Keith for bags 805 338 4466)
  • FREE Appliance Pick Up


Starting at 8:00am until l :00 pm


Call Keith 1-805-338-4466 if you need assistance

Volunteers Welcome

Come by for refreshments and other goodies


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8 A.M. to 2 P.M.

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Welcome to our very first “In the Know” eblast!

Welcome to our very first “In the Know” eblast!

Waterside Neighborhood Watch

We are very lucky to live in such a low crime neighborhood. One way to continue to keep it that way is to have a good neighborhood watch program that can help detect potential unusual activities.

We spend most of our time on the waterside part of our homes, giving us the perfect opportunity to look out for each other

Take a few minutes to reach out to your neighbors across the channel. The 3 to 5 homes directly across from you are all you need. Take a moment to say Hello and exchange contact information. You may even make a new friend.


Living on the water is fun but accidents do happen.Adding a dock ladder for people and pets could save the day. Quality ladders typically range in price from $100 to $200, with specialty items running a bit higher. A simple google search canprovide you a number of options to find the ladder that’s just right for you.
Be prepared. In the event of an emergency, use things you may already have, such as kayaks or paddle boards. Have a throw ring available for a quick response.Consider having life vests for children and pets playing on your docks.


It’s our goal to keep you “In the Know”

Later this year we will be sharing updated information on seawalls, water quality & landscaping.

The most efficient and cost-effective means to keep you informed is through:

HERE on our Website – Updates and FAQs will be posted as information becomes available.

Email – Emails like this will be sent to email addresses provided to our HOA.

NEXTDOOR We also provide updates on www.nextdoor.com

Take a moment to encourage other homeowners to sign up for email updates through our website on neighborhood concerns and needs and what the is City saying.

Being “In the Know” is key to the ongoing Success of Our Community