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Tuesday Oxnard City Council Meeting Draws range of citizens to slam or support Gang Injunction.
Civilian comments to the elected city council battered and praised the idea of a city-wide gang injunction specifically against La Coloñia Chiques at the 04 - 06 Tuesday City Council Meeting. The main thrust was the first public presentation by VC DA Greg Totten and OXPD Chief Art Lopez. The DA and PDC were resolute in the need for this action. Most agreed and some still questioned.
Most noted areas of where the city could place its attention were to recreation, things to do, jobs, making more money, housing, affordable housing, and just other areas where quality of life may make a difference in at least one of the thousand lives the Oxnard PD is targeting for their inJUNCtion. 1000 gang members were ID'd primarily from Police Arrest and Booking records. It was eventually admitted at tonight's city council meeting that most likely 500 definite Chiclets could be reached and publicly serviced by the Police with writs of notice.
The writs --- or the wrists -- your choice hommie !
So while brave citizens come forward to pester or praise the injunction, there are still details that are being made ready by the District Attorney. The Ox Jo - Oxnard Journal will report on all the new stuff.
Stand by for more news and reports on the ever-changing events in Oxnard.
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There will be a presentation by Oxnard PD on the Injunction and there will be information presented to define what this Injunction is going to be and what it is going to do.
The Presentations to be given at the City Council meeting and the Inter-Neighborhood Council Forum Tuesday and Wednesday --- 7 pm at each meeting.
Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez said, " We want this to be enforced in fairness to protect our kids from being killed and our our property taken."
According to Chief Lopez:
• The average age of
targeted gang member is 21.
Chief Lopez said, "The purpose of this injunction is not to arrest or harass
kids who wear "Dallas Cowboy" jerseys."
We have a long way to go to bridge the communications gap but a series of public meetings put on by the Police Department should clear any misunderstandings and better explain what will happen.
The efforts of people such as Dolly Villa and the 50+ gang and non-gang kids who lent a hand at this past weekend's car wash demonstrate with the right approach, good results can come. These good results need to work both ways.
¿Where do our youths go? --- downtown Boys and
Girls Club - Nope ! That gig's been closed since Jan 2003 -- and with empty
promises to reopen it, it seems like a bleak and broken promise to the central
heart of Oxnard.
For a history of gang injunctions - Visit this website.
Until then --- Pray for peace in our City.
ANOTHER LETTER THE STAR REFUSES TO PRINT
Letter to the Editor of the Ventura Star:
I appreciate the time and effort of Mr. Greg Totten our District Attorney in coming to the City of Oxnard last Monday to explain what the DA’s office is all about. But I wanted to ask why the DA’s office has not moved ahead with the follow-up to the Grand Jury report on the City’s golf course operators.
When illegal conduct succeeds in the City, it reinforces illegal behavior. The City staff may come to think of the behavior as normal. Without outside social controls such as law enforcement and the district attorney, a corrupt organization can adversely affect the society in which it functions.
The ability of City to lobby, sometimes after the fact, for legal norms that allow behaviors that society might not otherwise endorse complicates matters. The erosion of normative support for legitimate procedures can produce such anti-Democratic activities as ‘pay for play’ rather than open contract bidding, discriminatory price-cutting for City services provided to the golf course, embezzlement of taxpayers’ money, false advertising statements of non-existing profits at the golf course, and bribery.
The City has invited fraud as a means of obtaining goals. Because department managers concern themselves with reaching goals, some have maximized their department's own interests to the detriment of the City overall.
Oxnard executive staff has become ‘criminogenic’ by encouraging loyalty through:
· recruiting and attracting similar individuals from Pasadena,
· rewarding those who display loyalty,
· encouraging long-term loyalty through retirement and other benefits,
· encouraging loyalty through social interaction such as City parties and social functions, and with
· specialized job skills that discourage City personnel from seeking employment elsewhere.
In turn, this has caused City personnel to sometimes perceive that the organization is worth committing a crime to maintain and further its goals and thus earn more personal benefits. The use of formal and informal rewards and punishments combined with social activities and pressures to participate link an employee's needs and goals to the success of the City’s Executives, which sets the stage for unlawful conduct by individuals on the City’s behalf.
The complex City structure can also foster misbehavior. Oxnard isolates departments around the City Manager and individual Councilmen. Information about what one department does is often unknown to another department. The larger the City grows, the more its sub-units specialize. This diversified City has few employees who fully understand the organization's detailed workings, and thus reduces the risk that proper authorities will detect misbehavior or illegal actions.
The need to outperform other departments in the eyes of the City Manager and other cities within the County generates sufficient pressure to entice misconduct. A Department Head often has survival concerns that conflict with the larger interests of the City. When given a chance to make decisions, lower-level managers will not act in the interest of the City, but in the interest of their departments.
Specialization also hides illegal activities, especially when the City Manager and City Attorney keep tasks separate and unrelated. This protects the City’s staff from the effects of personnel turnover and information leaks, because no one can offer more than a piece of the overall City picture. The same level of secrecy raises the chances for misconduct.
Sometimes censorship of information promotes the City’s interests. "Need to know" policies or ignorance of rules irrelevant to a department leads to inefficiencies. These policies restrict information flow and create opportunities for one unit in the City to act outside the knowledge of other units. Two weeks ago we learned that Mr. Stein was correct all along when he insisted during public comment that the City staff must prepare reports on the status of impact fees collected from developers, but until then City staff including the City Attorney publicly stated no such requirement existed. Censorship policies may originate in any part of the City and hide information throughout the organization. A specific example is that Mr. Molina recently proved in Federal Court that he was fired in violation of his First Amendment Rights to free speech when he spoke to the Ventura Star reporter to answer the reporter’s questions, yet the City’s staff refuse to acknowledge this fact.
The structure of the City’s organization obscures personal responsibility and tends to spread it throughout the company. Thus, determining where a decision to engage in misconduct originated can be difficult. This has happened when another manager in the Planning Department was fired by the City Manager just a few years ago for alleged wrongdoing that she was ordered to do by her superiors.
Given that the Ventura County Grand Jury has already produced a report that identified many problems brought on by the specialization, isolation and pressures to succeed some of which I identified above, and given that Oxnard’s City staff knowingly produced false documents to the Grand Jury to mask staff’s wrongdoing, the Ventura County District Attorney must move ahead with criminal sanctions against those who perpetrated these criminal acts.
I know that taking such action against Oxnard executive staff will not be easy especially given the fact that the District Attorney’s office has been receiving annual grants in excess of $75,000 from the City of Oxnard to help pay for the DA’s operating costs. However, to put a halt at this time to the legal process that the Grand Jury began can only be seen as a means to the DA’s fiscal goal and not as a process dedicated to the citizens of this fine City.
Displacement of mil chiques could boomerang .....
Ventura - Port Hueneme - Bardsdale - Camarillo - Somis - Saticoy - Sta.
Paula - Fillmore - Piru -
Santa Clarita - Oak View - and all points outside of the soon to possibly be enforced Anti-Gang Safety Zone
are concerned about a recent Ventura County DA and Oxnard PD plan to create a civil gang injunction.
Targeting one gang only in Oxnard - the city's original hometown crew is the sole group listed in the civil injunction - even though other names have been know to operate here.
The original intent of the plan was perceived to only be La Colonia area of downtown Oxnard....then the whole map came out publicly at a press conference and the next day in Ventura's Star (Oxnard Edition).
Residents within the affected areas may feel a breath of relief based on the
possible coming enforcement of this ZONE - but others are now putting out
the defenses to protect from fear and concerns based on the potential coming
Some areas outside of Oxnard's new Zone have concern about DISPLACEMENT of the gangs and their activity. Neighborhood watches and residents need to rouse apathetic neighbors to pay more attention to their 'hood - especially if it is Outside of the Anti-Ganglia Safety Zone.
Word goes out on the street and ¿ how do the COX§CH react?
So where are we going with this? Some in the Colonia - Wilson -&-
South Fremont Neighborhoods may remember the circa 1993 march of gang
members from La Colonia across Oxnard Blvd, to Magnolia, Second and then
Who knows what the result of this enforcement zone will become. It could come back with a snap or it could keep things subdued. The next few weeks will tell as we wait for the Man in the Robe to approve or tell the City to take achill pill and don't push your problem outside of the bottle.
----------- Bill Winter ---
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re: Council Districts -
A letter to the Star editor sent last Saturday. One the Star won't print.
|. . . From the Pen of Martin Jones
Re: Councilmanic Districts
As reported in the Star on 3-20 Mr. Herrera feels there isn't any need for council districts because Hispanics are now adequately represented. Possibly. And Mr. Pinkard believes there is too much back scratching in council districts. Possibly. But the reason some citizens have come together to form council districts is to end the corruption at city hall. Council districts would accomplish that end.
Mr. Pinkard on the Oxnard City Council is the swing voteand his back is always scratched. Mr. Herrera was instrumental in dissolving the golf course commission ending citizen oversight of the operation at the City's golf course. And after ten years of city hall oversight there are millions of dollars unaccounted for all the while playing a shell game with the alleged profits
Corruption: The city treasurer did not collect the revenue from the golf course as required by California law. It is interesting how the Penal Code of California defines such a dereliction of duty. The finance director cooperated with the city treasurers' dereliction. The city manager knew of this inaction and did nothing or worse. The present council knew all of this and did nothing. Why?
I complained to the Grand Jury and their subsequent investigation validated my allegation. In the City's response to the Grand Jury Report the city provided a document that was not true to the document on file in the city clerks office. The official document of the City of Oxnard. I believe that is being looked into. The downtown theater and international market is even worse. To bring the attention of this project to the taxpayers of Oxnard I have started a lawsuit against the city on the basis the city violated the Brown Act to secretly , behind "closed doors", arrive at the worst project in the history of the city. Possibly the worst redevelopment project in the history of redevelopment in California.
The lawsuit is scheduled for trial May 3rd.
/s/ Martin Jones
Divide and conquer is a famous quote that has no attribution, but dividing and conquering is what “Councilmatic” districts is all about. Divide the city of Oxnard into districts and allow representatives who reside within those districts to conquer and represent their district on the City Council. Oxnard has already conveniently divided the city into seven community council districts so the same formula can be followed to create these districts.
Why do we need Councilmatic districts within Oxnard? Well, fair representation is the main thrust. At present four council-members who reside in exclusive north Oxnard make all the decisions for the entire city, the fifth council-member resides at the beach. Tom Holden, should he become our next Mayor, will be closer to the heart of the city as he resides in downtown’s historic Wilson Neighborhood. Mayor Holden , however, will not outweigh the need for Oxnard to have more fair and even representation on the council.
South Oxnard is always feeling left out. Watch the city council on the Oxnard city TV and you will hear a parade of speakers ask the city for more attention to the “south-side”.
Watch what the city does! River ridge has more new homes and suddenly all of Ventura Road has to be torn up to lay pipes for the affluent effluent. Who represents all who reside south of 'Gonzo' Road when big issues like tearing up Ventura Road comes to the forefront?
Council-members from specific districts will hold specific allegiances and alliances to the people who put them there.
The first issue is always voting and how do we select these Councilmatic Council-people? Do we put the large slate of those running for their districts on one general election form or do we accept only votes for candidates by voting precinct? How do we hold debates. Mini debates in each council and allow the slate of candidates to fester and fuss in their district, or do we allow the entire slate of all the district candidates onto one giant stage and let them battle it out for their own little slice of Oxnard? How do we pick the people who will represent us? These individual district council people will surely be voting and making decisions about issues that affect the entire City of Oxnard.
The issue is probing and the Ventura County Star is looking into it with articles addressing the issue of councilmatic districts for Oxnard. Oxnard is Ventura County’s largest metropolis and we need to step out and be bold in our city and in it’s government. Districts, as a whole, is a good idea, while the concept of districts needs to be well thought out.
/s/ Bill Winter
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