Community Relations Commission
The Community Relations Commission (CRC) of the City of Oxnard was established in 1961 to promote understanding and respect among all racial, religious and nationality groups and to discourage and prevent discriminatory practices against any such group. Seven members are appointed to identify and advise the City Council on problems of discrimination in the community and to promote better human relations among all city residents. The commissioners will analyze, define, and investigate community relations issues and needs in the City and advise City Council on matters involving group prejudices, racial tension, intolerance or differences in treatment or favoritism of persons on a basis other than individual merit.
Adam Santos Lopez
Helaine Rochelle Stallion
The term of a member of the Community Relations Commission shall be two years, beginning in January, and coinciding with the term of the Mayor. CRC commissioners must reside in Oxnard and be at least 18 years of age. The seven-member commission is appointed by City Council and broadly represents the religious, racial, and ethnic groups of the City.
Third Monday of each month, except during January and February, when meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month because of the holidays. Meetings are held (unless otherwise noted) at City Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street, 1st Floor, at 6 p.m. Meetings are televised live on Oxnard Citywatch Television available on Spectrum channel 10 and Frontier Communications channel 35. A public comments period is scheduled at the beginning of each meeting for residents to comment on matters within the subject matter jurisdiction of the CRC.
The CRC also conducts an annual Strategic Planning Meeting (typically held in January). City Council, city staff members, community organizations and the general public, are invited to this meeting to provide the CRC with input, ideas and concerns regarding community related issues. Feedback from the Strategic Planning Meeting allows the CRC to schedule their monthly meetings with topics addressing the community on subject matters that pertain to the powers and duties of the CRC as listed in the bylaws.
Community Relations Commission Liaison
City Clerk’s Office