More Information on Local Initiative Measures for the November 3, 2020 Election
The following four initiatives will be on the November 2020 ballot:
Shall an ordinance be adopted to require expedited processing of certain city-issued development permits if projects meet specific requirements and project applications are filed by specified professionals who receive required training pursuant to a new program that includes audits of approved permits and appeals of adverse audit results, certain denied permits, and adverse certification actions against specified professionals to a designated appeals board, the decision of which may be appealed to the city council?
Shall the initiative ordinance to increase the powers of the City Treasurer, limit the City Council’s ability to restrict the powers of the City Treasurer, reduce oversight authority of the City Manager and Director of Finance, mandate the City Treasurer’s assumption of professional responsibilities over the City’s $523,000,000 Budget, $256,000,000 Investment Portfolio, Finance Department, preparation and submittal of the annual municipal budget, and professional financial operations of the City, be adopted?”
Shall the initiative ordinance mandating meetings of City legislative bodies to use Robert’s Rules of Order, advance release of pre-recorded staff presentations, obtain guidebooks and training from a professional Parliamentarian on meeting procedures, restrict meeting start times, and alter existing rules for public comment, be adopted?”
Shall initiative ordinance to mandate revisions to Measure 0 (adopted by Oxnard voters in 2008) to either end Measure 0 funding early for City services such as fire, emergency response, street paving/pothole repair, youth recreation, after school and anti-gang prevention programs, parks/open space preservation, and senior services if specific pavement standards for city streets and alleys are not met, or extend currently-approved expiration date if pavement standards are met, be adopted?
Additionally, the Oxnard City Council unanimously placed Measure E – the City of Oxnard Local Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Accountability Measure — on the November ballot for voter consideration.
Shall an ordinance establishing 1 ½¢ sales tax to help maintain 911 emergency response times, natural disaster, public health/emergency preparedness; fund fire stations; address homelessness; attract /retain local businesses /jobs; keep public areas safe/clean; aid Oxnard’s long-term financial stability; fund general services/infrastructure; requiring annual audits, public disclosure of all spending; providing $40,000,000 annually until ended by voters, used only for Oxnard, be adopted?
- To learn more about Measure E, visit www.oxnard.org/measureE
- Read the City of Oxnard 9212 Reports on Measure F, L, M and N