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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
Amid flattering speeches and hearty handshakes, the winners of the Nov. 6 election--Nao Takasugi, Manuel Lopez and Michael Plisky--were sworn in as Oxnard city councilmen in a brief ceremony Tuesday. All three acknowledged that because of tight finances, the city faces a difficult future. But they vowed to work together to solve the city's problems. Takasugi, who won a fifth two-year term as mayor by receiving 45% of the vote, thanked his wife, Judy, for her support in the campaign.
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November 2, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Oxnard City Clerk Daniel Martinez on Monday announced donations of $2,750--roughly 5% of his salary--to a handful of local charitable organizations. Martinez, who pledged the money days after he was elected last November, said he was surprised to learn that most city executives receive bonuses of 5% or more each year. He said he learned of the benefit a few days after beating incumbent Mabi Plisky. "To me that was kind of a hidden perk there," Martinez said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
An Oxnard group has failed to collect enough signatures to place a measure on the November ballot to recall City Councilwoman Dorothy Maron for her role in the ouster of former City Manager David Mora. Ray Tafoya, spokesman for Community Concern, a group that includes representatives of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People and the Assn. of Mexican-American Educators, said Friday that the group came about 400 signatures short of the 9,129 required.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
Saying he has never advised a client to break the law, Oxnard City Atty. Gary Gillig on Tuesday shrugged off a Ventura County grand jury report that accuses the council of violating the state open-meeting law. In a report released last week, the grand jury said the City Council violated the open-meeting law, known as the Brown Act, by holding five or six private meetings in September and October to discuss budget matters.
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July 21, 1988 | MEG SULLIVAN, Times Staff Writer
Longtime Oxnard treasurer Geraldine Furr has rekindled criticism of City Manager David Mora by announcing she would not seek reelection in November, saying Mora has "demonstrated lack of trust and respect for city employees." City Councilman Michael A. Plisky, Mora's chief critic, said Furr's announcement last week points to a larger disenchantment with the embattled city manager.
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January 30, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New Oxnard City Clerk Daniel Martinez, who has criticized the performances of other political figures in the city, has come under fire himself for failing to submit any minutes of City Council meetings since he took office last November. Keni Hays, a chairman of the Wilson Neighborhood Council, said he questions whether Martinez has been doing his job and has called on the City Council to look into the matter. "The clerk's basic job is to produce the minutes," Hays said.
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June 16, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oxnard City Council agreed Tuesday to slice five departments from city government, a cost-cutting measure designed to help the city balance its budget. But council members refused to endorse further cuts that would have eliminated the elected positions of city clerk and city treasurer. The reorganization, approved unanimously, is expected to result in a $584,000 savings in the fiscal year that starts July 1 and should produce an annual savings of $1.6 million in subsequent years.
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July 1, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oxnard City Manager Vernon G. Hazen, who oversaw a period of explosive growth and mounting money troubles during his three-year run as the city's top administrator, announced his retirement Wednesday. Hazen, 57, will leave at the end of this year, ending a 32-year career as a government employee in five California cities. "I just want to retire while I'm in good health," said Hazen, who plans to rent himself out as a government consultant on a limited basis.
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May 22, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairwoman of an Oxnard neighborhood group has asked Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury to investigate the City Council for a possible violation of state open meeting laws. The complaint, filed last week by Eleanor Branthoover, chairwoman of the Rio Lindo Neighborhood Council, questions whether the City Council violated the Brown Act during a May 8 meeting to consider a General Plan amendment for a 77-acre development near Oxnard Boulevard and Gonzales Road.
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