Ready and Resilient

Thank you City of Oxnard Fire Department

The Oxnard Fire Department presented at the August 2019 CINC meeting

Ready and Resilient

Disaster Preparedness

Are you ready for a disaster?

The City of Oxnard has two questions to ask you…are you ready and are you resilient?

In a major disaster that affects a large number of people at the same time, the excellent public safety resources we enjoy every day will be taxed. That’s the reality for any community.  Are you ready to be self-sufficient for an extended period of time when those police officers, firefighters and paramedics are unable to get to you right away?  Are you resilient and able to recover quickly?

The Oxnard Fire Department wants you to be prepared, self-sufficient and able to recover quickly when a disaster occurs.   To assist you, the Department’s Disaster Preparedness Division offers a variety of resources and training as follows:

The “Simple Steps to Disaster Preparedness” Guide will walk you through the process of knowing how and where to get help. It will teach you about emergency alerts and warnings, how to make a disaster kit, and the importance of having a family disaster plan. It will also assist you in your efforts to get informed by offering up helpful websites on many of the topics covered in the booklet.  You may download from here or pick up a hard copy at the Fire Administration Office locate at 360 W. Second Street.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone. Text VCALERT to 313131.
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Oxnard City Council Committee meeting structure, effective in January 2019

The City Council voted 4 -1 (Perello dissenting) in November 2018 to adopt Ordinance No.2949, establishing the new Council Committee meeting structure, effective in January 2019.

The City Council will have full Council meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month, and the Council Committees will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, beginning January 22, 2019.

1. Finance & Governance 9:30 – 10:45
  • Flynn - Chair
  • Perello
  • Basua
2. Public Works & Transportation 11:00 – 12:15
  • Perello – Chair
  • MacDonald
  • Flynn
3. Public Safety2:00 – 3:15
  • MacDonald – Chair
  • Ramirez
  • Lopez
4. Housing & Economic Development4:30 – 5:45
  • Madrigal – Chair
  • Flynn
  • Lopez
5. Community Services6:00 – 7:15
  • Ramirez – Chair
  • Basua
  • Madriga

City of Oxnard District 1 – Candidates Forum Thursday Oct 18, 2018

 October 18th at 6pm – Performing Arts Center

This was is a special joint Neighborhood Council meeting

See and hear your candidates for Council Person for District 1 Neighborhoods in District 1 are:

  • Channel Islands our neighborhood
  • Oxnard Shores
  • Via Marina
  • Hollywood By The Sea
  • Oxnard Dunes
  • Sea View Estates
  • Sea Air
  • Cabrillo
  • Windsor
  • North River Ridge
  • Victoria Estates
  • South Bank (partial)

Play on the video above to view the Candidates Forum!

The Channel Islands Neighborhood, a key part of our City, needs your help

Fellow Oxnard Residents, Friends, and Neighbors:

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, there is an important opportunity for residents from ALL Oxnard neighborhoods who are concerned with water quality issues at the Channel Islands Harbor to join with me in speaking important public health, safety, and welfare truths to Lo Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board regulatory power regarding deep concerns we have over the need to preserve, defend, and enhance water quality in the harbor waterways.

Please try and attend the Regional Water Board meeting regarding this important matter, which will be held in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Hall of Administration, County Government Center, 800 So. Victoria Avenue, Ventura CA, 93009 on Thursday, September 13, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

And one week earlier, Members of the Channel Islands Harbor Neighborhood Council will conduct a meeting to prepare for the September 13th Regional Water Quality Control Board Meeting. That meeting will be held in Meeting Room B of the Oxnard Library on “A” Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

With study, hard-work, organization, practice, and organization good things can be accomplished by residents in our community working together to advance the public good. And, there is greater strength in numbers when neighborhoods band together to help each other.

The Channel Islands Neighborhood, a key part of our City, needs your help.

Please consider helping by becoming better informed about the Channel Islands Harbor Waterways water quality issues, and attending the September 13th Public Hearing in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in Ventura beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Thank you for you time and attention to this issue.

Bert E. Perello, Member
Oxnard City Council

8-23-2018 City of Oxnard Press Release: Channel Island Harbor Water Quality

8-23-2018 City of Oxnard Press Release: Channel Island Harbor Water Quality

Sandra Burkhart, Special Districts Manager
City of Oxnard
(805) 385-7578,

Melissa Valdez, Community Affairs Manager
Oxnard Police Department, City of Oxnard
(805) 342-8292,

Update: Channel Island Harbor Water Quality

OXNARD, Calif.-  The City of Oxnard Channel Islands Response Team is monitoring the dissolved oxygen concentrations (and other parameters) at multiple locations along the Channel Islands Harbor on a weekly basis. Additionally, on August 6, the City deployed an automated remote sensor in the upper canal between Westport and Seabridge (parallel to Adriatic Street), continually monitoring the water at the site of the sensor to provide 24/7 coverage.

The remote sensor has been continuously recording a variety of water quality parameters.  The data has indicated that the dissolved oxygen concentrations in the water have been fluctuating daily, with a few low concentrations during the night.  Since Aug. 15, the remote sensor has detected a minor but steady decrease in the daily average concentrations of dissolved oxygen. Weekly manual sampling for dissolved oxygen throughout the Harbor by City staff has confirmed these findings.

This information indicates a very low oxygen event may be imminent, perhaps similar to the event that occurred earlier in the summer.  The ecosystem is also exhibiting substantial, although not unusually high, algal biomass in the water column and water temperatures have increased 14 degrees since the end of June. These circumstances apparently preceded the low oxygen event earlier in the year, so it has also drawn the attention of the groups monitoring the harbor.

The public can view the test results at on a geographic information system (GIS) map. The map contains the location of all the sampling sites and the data collected at those sites. The map also has a legend under the “Test Parameter” button to indicate what a normal range should be for each of the parameters that are being tested. Staff is working quickly to upload as much information as possible. At this time, the dissolved oxygen content, salinity, water temperature, and pH is available.

The City of Oxnard is requesting your assistance to be proactive and prepared in case the Harbor experiences another event. We are asking for residents living around the Harbor to watch the water and report anything that seems unusual. We encourage residents to document the change with photos. Low oxygen levels can cause fish to die off in the water. We are looking for boaters who are willing to volunteer their time to remove dead fish from the waters, should this happen due to low oxygen levels.

If you are willing and able to assist with either of the above, please contact (805) 385-8226 and email photos to

The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at Follow us on social media at (@CityofOxnard), and

Melissa Valdez | Community Affairs Manager
Oxnard Police Department
251 S C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone:  (805) 385-7631
Cell:  (805) 342-8292

Oxnard Police Department Website:
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