Landscape in Mandalay Bay

DEAD TREES On Harbor

Many residents have complained loudly often and for a long time regarding the dead trees on Harbor Blvd.

THE ISSUE

The city determined the dead trees on Harbor are a hazard and are removing them and will charge the assessment district at a later date.

They have not been willing to release funds requested by the HOA board in order to re-plant, as they are holding all remaining funds for seawall repairs
We need somewhere between $35k-$50k to do the tree replacement properly.

We want to encourage all homeowners to contact the city, the City Manager the City Council members and the primary contact below.

The Message: PLEASE REPLACE OUR TREES NOW

Primary contact is Jeri Cooper
1-805-200-5334
jeri.cooper@oxnard.org

Oxnard City Council Members:

CITY OF OXNARD

This will also most likely be on the agenda for the City Council Meeting on Dec 5th.
Please plan on attending!

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION

The funding for landscaping comes from the Assessment District fund line item on your property tax bill. The funds from this line item are split between LANDSCAPING & SEAWALL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE.

The Homeowners Association (CIWHA) has been meeting with the city for YEARS to increase the assessment so that both the seawalls and the landscaping can be
reasonably funded. BOTH are now at critical stages and we are still lacking funding.

THE DEAD TREES are a hazard and while we are happy to see them removed the loss of a sound barrier on Harbor from Channel Islands to Gateshead is equally disturbing considering the number of
years the funding issues have been acknowledged and the amount of time and resources from volunteers to speed things along.

SAVE THE DATE:
This is tentatively scheduled to go before City Council on Tuesday December 5th at city hall please try and make it if you can!

The agenda will be posted online:
https://www.oxnard.org/city-councilmeetings/

If you can attend the City Hall meeting please contact:

Keith at Keith@Keith4beach.com
or Debbie at debbiem@companyv.com
for information!


It has come to our attention that a number of homeowners are maintaining the greenstrips because of a number of issues ranging from broken sprinkler heads, dead grass, dying trees, overgrowth etc.

Please report issues rather than try to correct them yourself.

Please post your comments at the bottom of this page!

Or contact Keith directly Keith@keith4beach.com

We also would like to encourage you to try the 311 APP offered by the City of Oxnard:

Oxnard 311 Click for download page
Oxnard 311 helps you stay connected to your City. With Oxnard 311, you can submit a service request – fix a pothole, replace a sign, report graffiti, and more. Your request is instantly routed to the right person in the right department at City Hall. This means your request is responded to quickly and you’ll be notified as soon as the service is complete. Oxnard 311 is also a great way to get City news and emergency notifications.

Hey – we got a rock!

Keith (CIWHOA Landscape Rep) has been asking for a very long time if the city could not do something about protecting the sprinkler apparatus in the greenstrips because they get watered and mowed regularly – not good for little wires and small batteries. Keith has also asked (repeatedly) if there could not be some levels of reporting and accountability…

Look - a Rock!

Look – a Rock!

Close to half of or current assessment money goes to landscaping we certainly want to make sure this is money well spent!

If you have images you would like posted here please note that in your comments and we will get in touch with a way to get them posted.

Comments are moderated due to spammers so your post will not appear right away!

see: http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-approves-city-mgr-contract-extension-new-ethics-policy-ormond-beach-and-landscaping-deals/

This vendor was selected to maintain eight districts (see handout link below). Bert Perello says this is the same vendor who didn’t provide services adequately, but now at TWICE the price. Tree trimming, fence repair and landscaping quality were issues. Dan Rydburg says the scope is larger and inspection will be stringent. He blamed Oxnard mismanagement, but said he wasn’t involved at the time and may not have all the facts. The vendor has doubled the price and is said to be the lowest-priced “qualified bidder.” A discussion ensued on what constitutes a “qualified bidder.”