Current Pending Initiatives
On October 28, 2019 proponents for five proposed Oxnard initiative measures delivered signatures to the Oxnard City Clerk’s office.
The following five measures were submitted and are listed below in summary format for ease of reference.
- Early Termination, or Future Extension Requirements of Measure O
- New Requirements for City Council Meetings
- Term Limits for the Mayor & Councilmembers
- Expedited Processing for Selected Development Permits
- Appointing City Treasurer as Director of Finance
Following standard protocol, the City Clerk conducted a preliminary check to ensure the submittal is complete.
The preliminary check was scheduled on October 28, 2019 where the City Clerk determined that a sufficient number of signatures had been received in order to submit the petitions to the Ventura County Registrar of Voters for signature verification.
In December 2019, the Ventura County Registrar of Voters certified through a random statistical verification that four of the five initiatives had a sufficient number of signatures to qualify to be placed on an election ballot. One initiative needed to undergo a full count to ensure sufficient signatures. The County determined on January 13, 2020 that the remaining petition had a sufficient number of signatures to qualify for the ballot.
On December 17, 2019, the City Council requested analysis reports to be prepared on the five proposed measures to explore the proposed measures’ potential fiscal impact, impact on funding for infrastructure, impact on Council governance of the city organization, and impact on administrative oversight functions within the city organization. These reports were presented to the City Council at a special meeting on January 15, 2020.
Due to the potential impacts of the proposed measures, the City Council voted to pursue litigation on three of the initiatives (Measure O, Meetings, Treasurer) and approved submitting the Permits measure to the voters on the November 2020 ballot.
On January 21, 2020, the City Council voted to adopt the remaining initiative, pertaining to term limits, as Ordinance No. 2974.
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