Q: When and where does the City Council meet?
A: The City Council generally meets on Tuesday evenings except for the fifth Tuesday of the month or Tuesdays following a Monday holiday. City Council meetings typically begin at 4:30 p.m. for closed session and at 6:00 p.m. for open session. City Council agendas, minutes, and videos of upcoming and past meetings are posted to the City Meetings page or can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office and the Oxnard Public Library. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers located at 305 West Third Street.
Q: Who is on the City Council?
A:The City is governed by a five-member city council with the mayor as presiding officer. The mayor is elected at large every two years. Other members of the city council are elected at large for four year terms on an overlapping basis. [View photos and biographies of the current city council.]
Q: How can I reach a member of the City Council?
A: Telephone the City Manger’s Office at (805) 385-7430. Members of the public may also address theCity Council at their weekly meetings on any topic within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Submit a Speaker Card, which can be obtained at the meeting, to the Clerk.
Q: Are there volunteer opportunities at the city?
A: There are a several Citizen Advisory Groups (“CAGs”) that serve as advisory bodies to the City Council. Applications to serve on boards, commissions, or committees are accepted any time at the City Clerk’s Office and are valid for one year from date of receipt. When an opening arises on a board, commission, or committee, the City Clerk submits the applications to the City Council for consideration and appointment. Information regarding current vacancies can be obtained by telephoning the City Clerk at (805) 385-7803.
Q: How can I obtain a passport?
A: The U.S. Post Office located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard provides passport services.
Q: How can I obtain City records?
A: Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, the public may have access to a variety of documents held by the City of Oxnard. Written requests can be submitted to the City Clerk in person or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copying fees are $1.25 for the first page and $.25 for each page thereafter, per document.
Q: Where can I obtain a marriage license, or birth/death certificates?
A: The Ventura County Clerk/Recorder’s office maintains all birth/death certificates and issues marriage licenses. are held by the County of Ventura.
Ventura County Clerk/Recorder – Marriage License Information: (805) 654-2263
Ventura County Clerk/Recorder – Vital Records (birth/death certificates): (805) 654-3665
City Clerk’s Office (805) 385-7803