Official Ballot Argument Supporting Measure L

BRING FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO OXNARD CITY HALL!

Concerned about transparency, performance, and accountability in government these days?

If yes, join more than 12,000 local residents who signed our petition to place the Oxnard Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act on the ballot – and vote Yes on Measure L!

The Oxnard City Council sued to keep Measure L off the ballot – spending taxpayer money to take away your right to vote. The Ventura County Superior Court responded – ordering the Oxnard City Council to follow the law and place Measure L on the ballot – restoring your right to vote for this reform measure.

Yes on Measure L:

 - Enhances public transparency by requiring city expenditures and monthly financial reports be posted on the City’s website for public review.

 - Exposes cronyism and sweetheart deals by requiring online posting of invoices, purchase orders, submitted bids and solicitations for bids.

 - Safeguards city assets from theft by requiring a robust system of internal controls.

 - Institutes performance measurements for each department based on cost, quality and timeliness – and requires they be posted online.

 - Requires that an independent auditor conducts performance audits, ensures protections are followed, and oversees a whistleblower program.

 - Insists that wrongful acts and criminal conduct be reported to the Oxnard City Council and law enforcement, and not be swept under the rug.

 - Upgrades the Oxnard Finance Department by requiring they hire one or more state licensed accountants.

 - Establishes direct accountability to voters by making the elected City Treasurer head of the Oxnard Finance Department.

 - Tasks the elected City Treasurer with carrying out the duties and responsibilities required by this measure, California law and the Oxnard City Code.

 - Obligates the City Manager and City Attorney to fully cooperate with the elected City Treasurer.

Join us in making local government transparent and accountable to voters.

Vote YES on Measure L.

Aaron Starr
President, Moving Oxnard Forward

Jack Villa
Chair, Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO)

Tom Rey Garcia
Downtown Oxnard Business Owner - Tomas Cafe 

Edward Castillo
Former Oxnard Planning Commissioner 

Jo Ann Olivares
Director

 


 

Measure L Frequently Asked Questions

1) What does Measure L do?

It is Transparency and Accountability on Steroids!

2) How does it accomplish that?

It requires that city expenditures and monthly financial reports be posted on the City’s website for public review.

It requires online posting of invoices, purchase orders, submitted bids and solicitations for bids.

It safeguards city assets from theft by requiring a robust system of internal controls.

It requires performance measurements for each department based on cost, quality and timeliness – and requires they be posted online.

It requires that an independent auditor conducts performance audits and oversees a whistleblower program.

It requires that wrongful acts and criminal conduct be reported to the Oxnard City Council and law enforcement, and not be swept under the rug.

It upgrades the Oxnard Finance Department by requiring they hire one or more state licensed accountants.

It establishes direct accountability to voters by making the elected City Treasurer head of the Oxnard Finance Department and tasks him or her with carrying out the duties and responsibilities required by this measure, California law and the Oxnard City Code.

3) Where can I see the text of the Measure?

Just click here to see the full text of Measure L - Oxnard Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act.

 

 

Paid for by Starr Coalition for Moving Oxnard Forward, a committee opposing Measure E; supporting Measures F, L, M and N.

2130 Posada Drive, Oxnard, CA  93030   ID# 1379154

 


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