Let's talk about Oxnard's dirty little secret.
This is the second letter talking about the things they don't want to
talk about in Oxnard. While your elected officials get big bucks from
the local developers, things go on in Oxnard right next to the city
hall and police station that is a shame on them. I live in this area
and can no longer pretend not to see what is blight and shame on the
city, elected officials and paid staff of the city.
Today I want to talk about the moving merchants - ice cream trucks
- push cart vendors and those that sell from stolen grocery carts.
These people sell junk food to already too fat children, and even
poorly stored and quality of food to people who want to treat their
children to a treat. When you see the 2-year old with their own big
bag of cheese puffs you know there is something wrong here.
Code Enforcement closes up at 5:00pm on each day and by 5:15pm the
streets in Oxnard are filled with all kinds and means of sellers of
junk food. Just this pass weekend I saw 2 ice cream trucks which came
by about once every 2 hours - a woman selling tamales from the trunk
of her car, a man selling corn on the cob from a grocery cart,
another selling ice with syrup also from a grocery cart, and 2 push
cart ice cream sellers. Forth street near the Catholic church must be
the mecca for these sellers. I got to checking with friends who live
in other parts of Oxnard, and it is the same at other locations too.
In the interest of checking on these foods I approached the big white
ice cream truck and purchased a ice cream treat. I walked back to my
home and saw that once I opened it, that it must of been stored
poorly as it looked to be freezer burned.
It's time that the city set out to protect it's youngest citizens
from what seems to be unhealthy and poorly kept and prepared food.
I'll be watching from my front door Oxnard. Let's work together and
make Oxnard as good as you city council wants you to believe it is.
Reach me by ICQ. My ICQ# is 6938468