Budget for Oxnard and assessment of assessment districts

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Summer and Fall of 2015 UPDATED OCTOBER 27, 2015

FROM THE CITY OF OXNARD:

October 27th 2015 APPOINTMENT ITEMS – 6:15 P.M.

Finance Department

SUBJECT: Maintenance Assessment District Overview. (001)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a report on proposed solutions and timelines for maintenance assessment districts.

Legislative Body: CC Contact: Joseph Lillio Phone: 385-7475

Document: Staff Report Assessment Districts K-1 (pdf 880 KB)
Document: Attachment No. 1 (pdf 13.8 MB)
Document: Powerpoint Presentation Maintenance Assessment District Overview (pdf 1,840KB)

The City of Oxnard has released budget information and has held public meetings to inform the city of the dire circumstances of the overall city budget.

City Budget Documents

The Finance department was scheduled to present to City Council the following information on October 6, 2015.
The meeting ran long and the item was to be moved to a future date. (still pending as far as we know)

REPORTS

City Manager Department

1. SUBJECT: Maintenance Assessment District Overview. (183)
RECOMMENDATION: Receive a report on proposed solutions and timelines for maintenance assessment districts.
Legislative Body: CC Contact: Maria Hurtado Phone: 385-7430 Utilities Department

At this time we do not have any information on when this material will be presented.

Members of the board have had MANY meetings with City officials over the past 10 years attempting to gain clarification on means for securing commitments and finance for the known failing seawalls.

In August of 2014 we were very pleased to hear an enthusiastic response from the New City Manager (Mr. Nyhoff), indicating that he would assist in our search for answers from the finance department. That was our first meeting with Mr. Nyhoff. At subsequent meetings it became apparent that he was discovering many issues with budgets and the state of the assessment districts, however, we were assured that due to the timeframe of this issue it would be addressed as soon as possible.

During the budget meetings and community meetings this past summer of 2015 we have raised questions and concerns and are no closer to any useful information regarding this dilemma.

In fact – it has become more problematic in that the contract with TranSystems was not renewed in February.

In reviewing the documents regarding the assessment districts is is very clear that our unique concerns regarding the failing seawalls, are nowhere on the basic presentation materials.

We sent a letter following the Town Hall meeting in September – no response was received – though none was required.
September letter – Follow_up_Town_Hall_meeting