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City Council Meetings: Oxnard Information

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Oxnard City Council

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Public Comment:
Public comments shall be received at several times during each meeting for particular portions of the agenda as specified on the agendas.

Comments on agendized items are not heard until the particular item is called. Unless otherwise approved by City Council action, public comments relating to the subject matter of discretionary public hearings or public hearings required by law, shall be presented only at the time of the conduct of the hearing. Individuals desiring to speak are to address the Council from the speaker podium.

Speaker cards should be filled out and given to the City Clerk prior to public comment, although persons who wish to speak are not required to provide their names or addresses. A block of thirty (30) minutes time is set aside at the beginning of a regular
meeting to receive general public comment about issues not on the agenda. Public comments not heard 13 during this thirty minute period will be heard just prior to adjournment.

Speaker cards will not be accepted after the beginning of the general public comment period in order to allow for fair
allocation of time among the known speakers.

If the time required to complete general public comments exceeds 30 minutes, any public comments thereafter shall occur immediately prior to the adjournment of the meeting. If during public comment, a person expresses a concern regarding City Council staff or service, City Council may refer the nature of the concern to staff for investigation, resolution or a report.

Comments should focus on a specific matter within the Council’s jurisdiction. Members of the public are encouraged to present written comments, preferably in advance of the meeting, as a way to fully communicate their thoughts on agendized or non-agendized items. When written materials are presented, they should be submitted to the City Clerk for distribution and record keeping ahead of time.

Videos, PowerPoint or similar presentations during public comment ordinarily are not permitted. Prior notice and coordination with the City Clerk is strongly encouraged and the Mayor reserves the privilege to limit such requests as necessary for the effective conduct of the meeting.

Public comment on regular business items normally follows staff’s presentation of the staff report, clarifying questions from Council members and applicant comments as necessary and appropriate.

Speaker cards should be filled out and given to the City Clerk prior to public comment.
Unless additional time is granted by the presiding officer, each person shall limit public comments to three minutes on any agenda item at a meeting with a cumulative total of ten minutes for all agenda items at such meeting, provided that such ten minute limit shall be voluntary. The presiding officer may grant a representative of a large speaker group additional time (up to ten minutes) to speak for the group on any agenda item.

A person wishing to address City Council shall first be recognized by the presiding officer.

Each person shall address all remarks to City Council as a body, not to any member thereof and not to staff. No person, other than a Council member and the person having the floor, shall be permitted to enter into any discussion without recognition by the presiding officer.

Short Term Rentals – Special meeting of the City Council – Monday March 25, 2019 6 PM

AGENDA
OXNARD CITY COUNCIL
Special Meeting: March 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard (Oxnard Room)

A. ROLL CALL / POSTING OF AGENDA
B. OPENING CEREMONIES
Pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States.

C. PUBLIC COMMENTS
At a special meeting, a person may address the legislative body only on matters appearing on the agenda. The presiding officer shall limit public comments to three minutes. Unless otherwise approved by the City Council, persons wishing to speak on items on the agenda should do so during public comments.

D. STUDY SESSION
Community Development Department
1. SUBJECT: Short-Term Vacation Rental (STR) Report and Recommended Best Practice
Regulations. (20/25/60)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive a Short Term Rentals (STRs) report including: regulatory framework establishing restrictions on STRs and recommended best practices; provide guidance on these recommended provisions; and direct staff to prepare a Short Term Rentals Ordinance for consideration and recommendation by the Planning Commission.

The City Council Housing and Economic Development Committee considered policy questions pertaining to STRs at its February 26, 2019 meeting and provided the following comments:
(1) consider allowing STRs only in designated geographic areas;
(2) consider the California Coastal Commission’s position on STRs; and
(3) staff should prepare recommendations based on best practices for the City Council to consider.

Legislative Body: CC Contact: Jeffrey Lambert Phone: (805) 385-7882

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A special meeting of the City Council to be held at the Performing Arts & Convention Center (800 Hobson Way) on Monday March 25 beginning at 6 PM.

Since March 2016, the City has been actively engaging the public, the Planning Commission, and most recently the Housing and Economic Development Committee in order to devise a framework for an STR Ordinance. This engagement began with a survey of Oxnard residents, a community workshop (Aug. 2016), a Planning Commission Study Session (Nov. 2016), and a public hearing before the Planning Commission (June 2017). These activities are summarized in the Staff Report for the June 1, 2017 hearing (see Attachment C). Additionally, staff researched other jurisdictions ordinances in an effort to develop some best practice regulations. The results of this research are included in Attachment D.

Oxnard City Council Committee meeting structure, effective in January 2019

The City Council voted 4 -1 (Perello dissenting) in November 2018 to adopt Ordinance No.2949, establishing the new Council Committee meeting structure, effective in January 2019.

The City Council will have full Council meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month, and the Council Committees will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, beginning January 22, 2019.

COMMITTEE TIME MEMBERSHIP
1. Finance & Governance 9:30 – 10:45
  • Flynn - Chair
  • Perello
  • Basua
2. Public Works & Transportation 11:00 – 12:15
  • Perello – Chair
  • MacDonald
  • Flynn
3. Public Safety2:00 – 3:15
  • MacDonald – Chair
  • Ramirez
  • Lopez
4. Housing & Economic Development4:30 – 5:45
  • Madrigal – Chair
  • Flynn
  • Lopez
5. Community Services6:00 – 7:15
  • Ramirez – Chair
  • Basua
  • Madriga

Tuesday, Jan. 15 City Council meeting, which begins with Appointment Items at 5:30 PM

Attached is the Agenda Packet for the City Council Meeting for Jan 15th: 01-15-2019 Agenda-CC-HA-regular-mtg

OXNARD CITY COUNCIL
OXNARD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SUCCESSOR AGENCY
OXNARD FINANCING AUTHORITY
OXNARD HOUSING AUTHORITY
Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street
January 15, 2019
Regular Meeting – 6:30 PM
APPOINTMENT ITEMS (5:30 PM)

Also Happening

Workshops for Parks and Recreation Master Plan Updates

See:
https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/public-works/oxnard-parks-and-recreation-master-plan/

Upcoming Workshops
Workshop 1 January 9, 2019, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, South Oxnard Community Center, 200 E. Bard Road.
Workshop 2 January 10, 2019, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way.
Note: Workshop 1 and Workshop 2 will have the same agenda and cover same topics so residents can choose the date and location that is most convenient. Residents are encouraged to drop in as they are available during these times on either day. The workshop will be in English and Spanish, and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Eric Humel from the Public Works Department at 805-271-2231, or eric.humel@oxnard.org.

 

Seawalls: Thomas Peterson Nov 27 2018: City Council Items Not On Agenda

Seawalls: Thomas Peterson Nov 27 2018: City Council Items Not On Agenda

Thank you to homeowner Thomas Peterson for speaking up and going the extra mile to be heard!

The regular City Council meeting have an agenda item for people to speak on “Items Not on the Agenda”

Local resident raises concerns about Ischia Drive pilaster

This is a way to be heard by all of your representatives plus staff!

A Mandalay homeowner had noticed deepening cracks on a pilaster at his homes location. When he contacted the City he was told that they inspected and say no structural damage…

Tom forwarded the email to the Seawall Team.

Imagine his dismay

But rather than be discouraged Tom put everything together and sent a cover letter, pictures and history to the Mayor and every member on City Council informing them that his intention was to speak on items NOT on the agenda to address this – but given the time limitation he wanted them to have all of this.

He received a response from Bert Perello:

 

Tom Peterson presents letters and images to City Council

His voice was heard and his document recorded

It seems that simply making anyone in the City aware of an issue does not mean that issue will be solved. With the turnover and upheaval it is difficult to know exactly who to contact at any given time. Tom took the time to attend the City Council meeting tonight and very succinctly presented his information and a plea to the City to take seawall repairs that have been on hold seriously before they become much more costly disasters.

On behalf of all the homeowners – THANKS TOM!

We will post updates to this issue!

Being heard does not mean our problems are over – we need your support to keep our concerns top of mind with our City Leaders and Staff. 

PLEASE HELP US MAKE 2019 THE YEAR WE MAKE WAVES!

 

If you would like to be more involved in supporting communications with the city please attend the Homeowners Annual Meeting in February!!
This will not be your average re-run annual meeting!
The closed session will have very important items to vote on.
BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!

SAVE THE DATE!

Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association - representing homeowners in Mandalay Bay

2018  Annual Meeting

DATE: February 9, 2019 Time: 8 am – Noon
Where: Embassy Suites
2101 Mandalay Beach Rd
Oxnard, CA 93035

Stop the bleed of our budget!

UPDATE: 11/29/18

Good Morning. The current storm has triggered our second nutrient sampling event. Our consultants are out on the water today taking samples. This is excellent news, as this will complete our wet weather sampling plan.
 
Next steps include sediment samples and the completion of the hydrology report. Both of these items are estimated to be completed within the next 60 days. We are also submitting a Letter of Intent to the Ocean Protection Council Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Program. If you are interested in learning more about this grant, I have included a link below. This grant looks very promising and with the completion of the nutrient sampling ahead of schedule, we will have a good amount of data to support our request.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information. Feel free to share this information on your websites and with interested parties. Stay safe out there!
 
 
Sandra Burkhart

Special Districts Manager
City of Oxnard

 

BIG WIN - THANK YOU OXNARD

The vote was YES to Testing
NO to the financing by us.

Thank you City of Oxnard!

OUTCOME: City council voted and approved that Measure O money can and will be spent to get the testing underway immediately so the upcoming predicted rain event  (first flush) can be included in the data collection needed for applying for Grants and other forms of assistance for the prescribed remediation following analysis of the testing data.

The City council chambers were nicely filled with residents from all over, and more Mandalay Bay faces than I have seen in attendance at a council meeting in a long time. THANK YOU ALL!

The City was very responsive to questions and (in my opinion) the answers were very well thought out and gave me a sense that the staff has done a lot of homework on the background of many issues.

A brief explanation of what transpired:

These are notes and observations and I apologize in advance for any mistakes or misrepresentations in my take-away of the meeting!

MANY residents and representatives of the HOAs and INCO spoke out against the funding plan for the testing.

The City had reviewed the existing MOU’s and none of them are written in a way that satisfied the City in defining fiscal responsibility in an applicable and defensible manner.

The City position was very strong in favor of the immediate need to fund testing and that without testing to produce acceptable science backed analysis of what is causing the murky water in our harbor the City will not be able to apply for grants and assistance in SOLVING the problem.

The extended weather forecast has a likelihood of a rain event that could present an opportunity to collect water at storm drain outfalls and from the Edison Canal during this first flush and document the type and amount of pollution this flush contains.


MOST in attendance were not opposed to the testing.

Many were eager to also be on a concurrent path towards mitigation research and development as data is gathered to ensure funding resources are identified that align with findings and a rapid response plan and timeline can be developed for yet to be determined mitigation measures to be deployed.

Most were opposed to the recommended breakdown of who pays what.

After consideration the final outcome was to expedite the funding for testing.

The vote was not unanimous for paying 100% out of Measure O funds and I can respect that, but due to the complexity of coming to agreement on the delineation of responsibility I am very happy they went ahead and approved!

The HOA board is hopeful that we have once again gotten the attention of the powers that be to address the funding issues for the seawalls.

The item as it appeared on the Agenda:

SUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to Agreement for Ongoing Water Quality Sampling, a Nutrient Study, and a Long-Term Water Quality Plan at the Channel Islands Harbor (5/5/5)
RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council: 1. Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093 with Aquatic Bioassay & Consulting Laboratories, Inc. in the amount of $306,045 for ongoing services relating to the Channel Islands Harbor water quality issue; and 2. Authorize a budget appropriation totaling $315,806, as follows – General Fund ($27,500), Waterways Zone 1 ($153,200), Waterways Zone 2 ($25,069), Seabridge CFD ($36,913) and Westport CFD ($36,211) – to fund the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093 and transferring funds from Project Z43801 – Seabridge Waterways TR5266 into Fund 173 ($36,913).

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Please attend the City Council meeting November 13, 2018 5PM

There is so much wrong with this plan!

We have been TRYING for years to have our waterways assessment RAISED due to lack of funding for the Seawall Repairs that are greatly needed to protect ours homes and our community! Through every internal shuffle of Public Works, City managers and staff we have lost the ability to have any voice in the funding or the plans.

THE CITY WANTS 55% of the funding to come from our funds for the water quality study!

WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING TO TAKE CARE OF KNOWN NEEDS

YOUR VOICE MAY MATTER!

Please tell the City that this is wrong!

  1. Water circulation was to be addressed by Seabridge and the City in the event the powerplant was to close.
  2. With the lack of foresight shown in NOT doing anything until a disaster strikes is the city waiting for our walls to fall?
  3. Are they intentionally depleting our funds so that we will agree to anything out of desperation?

 

WHY?

YES testing is important but there are also BUSINESSES that work in the harbor – like Seabridge Marina – what about THEM?

We have been meeting with the CITY for years to establish timelines and try to get funding for the seawalls. Countless hours of meeting with consultants hired by the city to help with our funding have resulted in NO CHANGE. A recent recommendation from the city is to have everyone north of the bridge pay the same for everything – THIS IS WRONG!

2018
The plans for Seawall repairs that had been submitted and approved have been brought to a stand still while the City has determined they were too costly and so they are engaging in VALUE ENGINEERING – which seems to be a new term for hiring consultants to review what the consultants already on payroll have already done.

This is the recent Request for Proposal (RFP) Bid Close Date: November 6, 2018 PW_19-25_Mandalay_Bay_Engineering_Services.
A sheet metal fix referred to in this proposal was reviewed and dismissed by the seawall team and engineers years ago as a possible fix for some of the issues – WARNING: It was determined at that time that it would require the removal of all DECKS and would need to be added 3 feet in front of the existing seawall (on the water side) to allow enough reinforcement to sustain the walls.

Water Quality and Seawall Update

AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 4

PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY and show up at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday!

The plan is to have the Mandalay Waterways Assessment pay 55% for Ongoing Water Quality Sampling, a Nutrient Study, and a Long-Term Water Quality Plan at the Channel Islands Harbor

The total Agenda for the meeting 11.13.2018 is 235 pages long
11.13.2018 Agenda withPresentations CC,SA

The second to the LAST item (ITEM 4) is the proposal:

11-13-2018_Agenda_ITEM_4_

DATE: November 13, 2018
TO: City Council
FROM: Rosemarie Gaglione
Public Works Director
SUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to Agreement for Ongoing Water Quality
Sampling, a Nutrient Study, and a Long-Term Water Quality Plan at the Channel
Islands Harbor (5/5/5)
CONTACT: Rosemarie Gaglione, Public Works Director
rosemarie.gaglione@oxnard.org, (805) 385-8055

11-13-2018_Agenda_ITEM_4_

RECOMMENDATION:
That the City Council:
1. Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093
with Aquatic Bioassay & Consulting Laboratories, Inc. in the amount of $306,045 for ongoing
services relating to the Channel Islands Harbor water quality issue; and

2. Authorize a budget appropriation totaling $315,806, as follows
– General Fund ($27,500),
Waterways Zone 1 ($153,200) THIS IS MANDALAY!,
Waterways Zone 2 ($25,069),
Seabridge CFD ($36,913) and
Westport CFD ($36,211)
– to fund the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093 and
transferring funds from Project Z43801 – Seabridge Waterways TR5266 into Fund 173
($36,913).

WHO TO CONTACT

CITY MANAGER: Alexander Nguyen alexander.nguyen@oxnard.org

Mayor Flynn tim.flynn@oxnard.org

Bert Perello (District 1) perellobert@gmail.com

Carmen Ramirez (Mayor Pro Tem) carmen.ramirez@oxnard.org
Bryan MacDonald bryan.macdonald@oxnard.org

Oscar Madrigal oscar.madrigal@oxnard.org
Sandra Burkhart, Special Districts Manager
City of Oxnard
(805) 385-7578, sandra.burkhart@oxnard.org

Melissa Valdez, Community Affairs Manager
Oxnard Police Department, City of Oxnard
(805) 342-8292, melissa.valdez@oxnardpd.org

Speaking at City Council Meetings
There are speakers cards at the podium in the hallway.

You may always speak about items NOT on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. This would be a place to address City Council about our lack of budget and the status of the seawall repairs!

To address the council regarding an item ON THE AGENDA you must know the agenda item and not that on the speaker card. Names from the speaker cards will be read in order received and a time limit established based on the number of cards presented the time may be 1 to 3 minutes.

HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS TOGETHER!

Oxnard City Council Members and email addresses

Timothy B. Flynn Mayor tim.flynn@oxnard.org

Carmen Ramírez Mayor Pro Tem District 2 carmen.ramirez@oxnard.org

Bert E. Perello, Councilmember, District 1 perellobert@gmail.com (We are in District 1)

Oscar Madrigal, Councilmember, District 3 oscar.madrigal@oxnard.org

Bryan MacDonald Councilmember, District 3 bryan.macdonald@oxnard.org

Gabriela Basua, Councilwoman, District 5 gabriela.basua@oxnard.org

Vianey Lopez, Councilmember, District 6 vianeyforoxnard@gmail.com

Oxnard District-Based Elections (map and Information)

On February 27, 2018, the City Council held the final public hearing regarding districting and approved by a 4 to 1 vote the first reading of an ordinance implementing its decision regarding the district map and the sequencing of the elections in each of the districts. The City Council adopted this ordinance at its meeting on March 6, 2018. The ordinance became effective immediately.

To View the District Map: CLICK HERE

Please see the City of Oxnard Frequently Asked Questions page for details about district elections.

Video: City of Oxnard District Based Elections