CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL

 PUBLIC COMMENT

 Item #1: Oath of Office for Newly Appointed Commissioner

Item #2: Agency Clerk to Conduct Election of Chair

Item #3: Incoming Chair to Conduct Election of Vice Chair

 CONSENT CALENDAR

 BUSINESS ITEMS

Item #5: Update Regarding Heroes, History and Heritage Policy Nomination: Richard Bard Monument

Item #6: Review of City’s Legislative Platform

 STAFF COMMENTS

 COMMISSIONERS COMMENTS

 ADJOURNMENT

Welcome to the Citizen Advisory Commission meeting. I'd like to call the meeting to order. The time is now 403. 00:03:37
Madam Clerk, please take roll call. 00:03:47
Commissioner Burke. 00:03:50
Here, Commissioner Moody. 00:03:53
Commissioner Savala here. 00:03:57
Oh, there he is. 00:03:59
Chair bruning and we'll give a vice chair. 00:04:02
I. 00:04:06
And Vice Chair Eau Claire. 00:04:18
Just in the nick of time, I'm present. Thank you. 00:04:22
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. 00:04:27
Comments are limited to 3 minutes the process. 00:04:32
The same for comments pertaining to each. 00:04:37
Agenda item. 00:04:40
Madam Clerk, do we have anyone who has a public comment? 00:04:42
We have 1 written public comment. It says. Please consider electing Jan Burke, a Citizen Advisory Commission Chairperson. She is 00:04:46
well qualified as a longtime neighborhood resident who is active in the community and in touch with many residents. 00:04:53
The CAC represents. 00:05:01
She currently serves as chairperson of the Whining Me HOA Coalition group and is involved in the local business community as an 00:05:02
owner operator. 00:05:06
Her experience and community connections make for an excellent chairperson candidate. Thank you Mr. Jeffrey Scarberry. 00:05:11
And that concludes public comment. 00:05:18
Thank you. Now we'll have installation of officers. 00:05:21
The oath of office for newly appointed Commissioner. I'd like to welcome our newly appointed Commissioner. 00:05:27
Mark Zavala and Invite of the City Clerk to administer the oath of office. 00:05:33
Hi, Mark Zavala. 00:05:55
Do solemnly swear. 00:05:57
That I will support and defend. 00:06:00
The Constitution of the United States. 00:06:03
In the constitution of the State of California. 00:06:07
Against all enemies. 00:06:10
Foreign and domestic. 00:06:12
That I will bear true faith and allegiance. 00:06:15
To the Constitution of the United States. 00:06:20
Into the constitution of the State of California. 00:06:24
Did I take this kind of this obligation freely? 00:06:28
Without any mental reservations. 00:06:32
Or purpose of evasion. 00:06:36
And I will. 00:06:39
Well and faithfully. 00:06:40
Discharge the duties. 00:06:43
Upon which I am about to enter. 00:06:46
Well, thank you. 00:06:49
Thank you. 00:06:51
Commissioner Savala, would you like to say a few words? 00:06:53
Very few. 00:06:57
Sure. I'll just just a little short history. My name is Mark Zavala. 00:06:59
I was born and raised in Illinois. Went to school there. 00:07:05
Initially went to college and ran out of money, so I joined the Air Force at 4:00. 00:07:10
14 months in Vietnam when I got out of the Air Force. 00:07:16
Finished college at Western Illinois University. Applied for a job with the Los Angeles Police Department. 00:07:19
Came out here in 1972. 00:07:25
I worked 33 years with them. 00:07:28
And I'm happily married. I live in Port Hueneme. I've been here since 2006. 00:07:31
When I retired, I had a house up here. Little house. 00:07:37
And I have a daughter in San Diego. She's a District Attorney. I have a daughter in. 00:07:41
Bend OR. 00:07:46
And she's working on her master's as a teacher. 00:07:48
And I've got 4 grandchildren. 00:07:52
And happily married and I love poor Amy. 00:07:55
So. 00:08:00
OK, now I will turn it over to the clerk for this next item. 00:08:05
We are going to open nominations for the election of Chair. Do I have any nominations? 00:08:11
I would like to nominate Steven Eau Claire. 00:08:20
Do I have any other nominations? 00:08:26
OK, hearing none, I will proceed with a roll call vote for the nomination of Stephen Ecclair for Chair. 00:08:30
Commissioner Burke. 00:08:37
Commissioner Moody. 00:08:41
Commissioner Zavala. 00:08:44
Chair Rooney, Mr. Eau Claire. 00:08:48
Epstein abstain. OK, motion passes with Mr. Claire abstaining. 00:08:53
Welcome and congratulations, Carol, Claire and you may know conduct. 00:09:00
The yay. Thank you. I have a oh, OK. 00:09:04
So I now declare the The next thing we're going to be doing is electing conducting the election of a vice chair. 00:09:18
The position of the vice chair is vacant. The floor is now open for nominations for vice chair of this Commission. Are there any 00:09:25
nominations from a commissioner? 00:09:29
Yeah, I know. I need. 00:09:34
OK, there is one nomination. Are there any other nominations? 00:09:38
Any other nominations? Clerk if you'd like to call the roll. 00:09:45
OK. Thank you. 00:09:49
We will go with. 00:09:51
Commissioner Moody. 00:09:53
Commissioner Zavala. 00:09:56
Commissioner Bernie. 00:09:59
We'll say Eau Claire, aye and. 00:10:03
Miss Burke? 00:10:06
I too will abstain. 00:10:08
OK, motion passes. 00:10:09
Vice Chair Burke abstaining. 00:10:12
Thank you and congratulations. This is going to be a good year. So we're now going to move to the next item, which is the consent 00:10:15
calendar. 00:10:19
These items are considered together as one unless a member wishes to discuss it. 00:10:24
May I entertain a motion and a second to approve? The consent calendar contains the minutes from our last meeting. 00:10:29
Is there a motion? 00:10:36
I'll make a motion to accept it. There is a motion. Is there a second? Second. 00:10:38
There is a second. 00:10:43
Are there any opposed to the motion or all in favor? 00:10:48
Say aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:10:51
Seeing none, the consent calendar is agreed to and the minutes are adopted, we're now going to move to business item number 2, 00:10:54
which is. 00:10:59
A business item. 00:11:07
And that is the update regarding the Heroes history and Heritage policy policy nomination. 00:11:10
Which is the Richard Bard monument. Will staff please present the report. 00:11:16
Good afternoon and congratulations to Chair Eau Claire and Vice Chair Burke. 00:11:24
As many of you will recall, the Commission reviewed Oxnard Harbor District's application for a Barred monument. 00:11:30
At its November 13th, 2023 meeting. 00:11:38
The item is included on today's agenda in order to provide. 00:11:41
An update. Since that review happened, no action is requested from the Commission this afternoon. 00:11:44
After the commission's review, the item was discussed at a city. 00:11:52
Port joint committee meeting. 00:11:56
And the port indicated their intent to develop a survey to receive public input about the location of the proposed monument. 00:11:58
A draft survey which was included in your agenda packet. 00:12:06
Was presented to the City Council on March 18th. 00:12:10
And reviewed At that time, the Council supported the use of the survey, but made specific requests for amendments to the draft 00:12:14
survey that had been prepared. 00:12:18
Specifically the changes that were requested. 00:12:23
Included ensuring the location options on the survey are properly described. 00:12:26
That a map which identifies the geographic locations. 00:12:32
Is included. 00:12:35
In a statement indicating that the survey was intended for Port Hueneme, residents also be included on the survey. 00:12:37
I am recently advised that the survey that the port had developed is on hold. 00:12:45
And that the Oxnard Harbor District will be meeting to consider. 00:12:52
An alternate location to the one that was initially presented to this body. 00:12:57
As you may have noticed in the audience, Miguel Rodriguez, a representative from the Oxnard Harbor District, is here. 00:13:04
Again, this was intended as an update, since this body reviewed the item and it did go to council. An additional review and 00:13:11
consideration and direction was provided by Council. 00:13:15
No action has been requested if there are questions for staff. 00:13:19
Or for Mr. Rodriguez, we'd be happy to respond. 00:13:23
Thank you very much. Does the Commission have any questions for staff? This is only take questions at the time. 00:13:30
At this time Rather comments and discussion will be heard later after public comment. Are there any questions clarifying questions 00:13:37
though of staff? 00:13:40
Just a clarifying question, so turn on your mic, OK? 00:13:44
So if if I heard you right. 00:13:51
They're looking to the original proposed location is going to be. 00:13:55
Not considered and they're going to consider other locations. Is that correct, Might did I hear that right? 00:14:01
I'll give a, I'll give a quick answer and then Miguel can provide clarity. If I don't state it right. I think that the. 00:14:07
Commissioners are going to meet and consider an alternative location. Other than the one that was presented, I don't know that any 00:14:15
firm decision has been made to officially. 00:14:19
Omit anything but there is interest in considering alternate locations. 00:14:27
Is that correct? Thank you. Any other clarifying questions of staff from the commissioners? 00:14:32
OK, we're now going to move to public comment. Are there any public comments? 00:14:40
From the applicants or others on this item. No public comments. 00:14:45
OK. With that, are there any? 00:14:49
Comments from the Commissioners on this item. 00:14:55
Our discussion. 00:14:59
Right. I do want to thank the the port and the city for working on this item. I know it's. 00:15:04
It's been a long, I think a couple of years that they've been working on this going back and forth and so. 00:15:10
While in some ways. 00:15:16
They're having to go back to the. 00:15:18
The drawing board and exactly where it's placed, I appreciate that. Hopefully there's collaboration between the port and the city 00:15:21
and they're going to find a location for this statue. 00:15:25
And I look forward to a. 00:15:31
An update in the future. 00:15:33
Commissioners, any other comments? 00:15:36
OK, go ahead, Commissioner Moody. 00:15:39
On for this survey. 00:15:44
Is is it going to be only what Port Hueneme residents or is it? 00:15:45
Oxnard residents also. 00:15:50
Commissioner Moody, to answer your question right now, the survey will be placed on hold, however, based on the recommendations. 00:15:56
From City Council At the council meeting, there was a stipulation that the survey include text or language to differentiate 00:16:04
residents from my name from other residents. So. But as of right now there's. 00:16:12
No movement on the survey whatsoever. OK, It's on hold. Thank you, Sir. 00:16:20
I too just want to say thank you for. 00:16:28
Reevaluating the situation and trying to look for the best possible solution here, because I don't think anybody we know that 00:16:31
statues right now is not necessarily really popular topic. 00:16:37
From society but. 00:16:44
We appreciate Mr. Bard's contribution to our city. 00:16:46
And we do want to acknowledge that and we just want to find the right home for him. 00:16:50
Thank you. 00:16:55
Any other comments from any other commissioners? 00:16:57
OK, this item is a. 00:17:02
Receive and file and it's on the update. Rather, it's an update on the status of the application of the Bard monument. 00:17:05
Is there a motion now since we've received the update to receive and file this report? 00:17:12
I'll make a motion. I'll second. 00:17:20
It's been moved in second seconded. 00:17:23
Are there any all in favor? Say aye. 00:17:25
Aye. Are there any opposed? 00:17:28
Hearing none, the motion passes and is agreed to. 00:17:30
And the item is received and filed. Thank you to staff. 00:17:33
We're now going to move to a business item. 00:17:38
Well, it's a. 00:17:42
Interesting. It's the next business item which is the to review the cities legislative platform. 00:17:45
Will staff please present the report on this item? 00:17:52
OK. So the next business item, as the Chair indicated, is an opportunity to review the city's legislative platform? 00:17:57
A legislative platform allows. 00:18:04
For a prompt response by the city to propose legislation at the county, state or federal levels. 00:18:07
Also provides clarity regarding the City's position on various forms of legislation. 00:18:15
And allows for either the. 00:18:20
Mayor Pro Tem where city manager to issue a letter of support or opposition based on that position. 00:18:22
The Commission reviewed the city's proposed legislative platform back in October of 2022. 00:18:28
When the platform was initially put together, the document was reviewed by the Commission and forwarded to council. They reviewed 00:18:35
it on December 19th. 00:18:39
2022 and January 17, 2023 and was ultimately approved at the subsequent Council meeting on February 6th of 2023. 00:18:44
The version presented to CAC was amended through that council review process. 00:18:53
And I wanted to let the Commission know specifically how it was amended from when it was presented to the Commission. 00:18:59
So it's included in the staff report, but I'll just read it for those who may be watching the meeting or listening. 00:19:06
First, the section 12A. 00:19:14
Which referred to opposing legislation that would increase work. 00:19:19
Workman's compensation benefits. 00:19:22
That would result in additional employer costs was removed from the platform. 00:19:24
Also removed with section 31F. 00:19:29
Which Reads support legislation that would. 00:19:33
Support reimbursement by federal government for costs associated with incarcerating deportable criminals. 00:19:36
And then we had some additions. Section 7 is a new section of the platform entitled Mental Health. 00:19:44
And it expresses the city's support for community based mental health initiatives. 00:19:49
Outreach to those in need of mental health services. 00:19:54
Providing a continuum of mental health care for all, Increasing funding and services for suicide awareness and prevention. 00:19:57
And access to telehealth services. 00:20:03
There was also language that enhanced the scope of support for legislation relating to veterans services, military spouses and 00:20:06
financial incentives for former and current service members. 00:20:11
That was added to section 12 of the platform. 00:20:17
And then lastly, Section 13 entitled Law Enforcement was added and again as a new section to express the city's advocacy for law 00:20:20
enforcement related legislation in the following categories. 00:20:26
Social support, peer support and mental health suicide prevention training. 00:20:32
Familial support and technology in the field of law enforcement. 00:20:37
So those were the changes that were made and approved by the Council after the Commission had the opportunity to review that. 00:20:42
It's prudent for any city to review and consider its legislative platform periodically and that's why it is once again brought 00:20:49
forward. Not necessarily that there are any required changes, but it's an opportunity for the Commission to review, weigh in and 00:20:55
provide any. 00:21:01
Advice to ensure that. 00:21:07
Current or anticipated future needs within the Community are accounted for in the legislative platform. 00:21:10
So the item provides the opportunity for the commissioners and any interested members of the public to provide input on the 00:21:17
document. 00:21:20
Any recommended changes? 00:21:23
Would be presented to Council for final consideration. 00:21:25
That concludes the staff presentation available to answer any questions the Commission may have. 00:21:30
Thank you to the staff for that. 00:21:38
Presentation and preparing this report. Does the Commission have any questions for staff? Only questions at this time? 00:21:40
I have one question. 00:21:50
Given this started in 22 and 23. 00:21:53
And just as a point of clarification, the current city manager. 00:21:58
Did he have any chance or opportunity to weigh in on some of these changes? 00:22:04
As the new leader of our organization here. 00:22:09
Just curious because it this took place prior to his coming on board. 00:22:14
And if you had any recommendations or changes that he would like to. 00:22:20
Put forward. 00:22:23
Yeah, I did have a conversation with him. And you're absolutely correct in stating that both the original draft and the changes 00:22:25
that were made by the council, both of those. 00:22:29
We're prepared and approved prior to his arrival to the city. 00:22:33
He did not have any recommended changes for the Commission to consider. 00:22:37
The one conversation we did have there are. 00:22:42
Certain things happening out in the Ethos Metropolitan Water District recently raised some rates which will have a direct impact 00:22:45
on our water users. 00:22:49
So that may be things of that nature just, you know, kind of the protection of. 00:22:54
Our taxpayers. Our residents. Utility users. 00:22:59
Protection from unfunded mandates or pass through costs from other agencies, things of that nature. 00:23:03
But other than that, no specific requests or recommendations for the Commission to consider. 00:23:10
Any other questions of staff on this item? We can enter into discussion after this. 00:23:20
OK, we're now going to move to public comments. Are there any public comments regarding this item? No public comments. 00:23:26
There are no public comments on this item. The recommendation is to conduct a review of the legislative platform and consider the 00:23:32
need for. 00:23:36
Rather consider the need for recommended changes to the city councils consideration. 00:23:40
I'll now invite. 00:23:47
A discussion regarding any recommended changes to this item. Before we do that, Commissioners, I recommend that we take maybe two 00:23:48
or three minutes to review the document. 00:23:53
I'm sure many of us have reviewed this before we came to the meeting, but I know it's a long document, so let's take maybe 3 00:23:58
minutes to just. 00:24:00
Look through it. 00:24:04
And glance through and see if we have any questions. 00:24:06
You don't have a OK, so it should be. 00:24:10
Yeah, it should be. 00:24:14
Tab 6 I believe. 00:24:16
Yeah, so if you go to tab 6, it's a Gray tab. 00:24:20
Absolutely. So we're going to take just a few minutes to review this. 00:24:24
And then we'll come back together, Commissioners, and discuss. 00:24:28
We're now going to be entering discussion on this item. Again, this is the consideration of. 00:29:13
The legislative platform, Any recommendations we have or general feedback for staff? 00:29:19
We're not, of course, the final body on this, we're just providing feedback that eventually will go on to the. 00:29:25
The council members. 00:29:30
What feedback does the Commission have or discussion or recommendations? 00:29:32
I have one. I think overall this is well done. 00:29:39
On the section Public Protection section #3. 00:29:45
Crime F. 00:29:51
It says support legislation that would enhance local control over public nuisances. 00:29:55
Including adult entertainment problem, alcohol establishments and properties where illegal drugs are sold. 00:30:01
I'm just curious why we wouldn't just say. 00:30:08
Included, but not limited to. 00:30:11
It seems like it's. I mean, we don't, first of all, we don't even have an alcohol establishment anymore. We don't even have a bar 00:30:13
in our town. So it just seems kind of limited as far as. 00:30:18
What it is calling out specifically? 00:30:24
So these are just examples and just. 00:30:28
Just one. It's just a little wordsmithing, that's all. 00:30:32
OK. Is there any other feedback? 00:30:37
Commissioner Burke. 00:30:40
Well done. Any other commissioners? 00:30:44
Yeah. 00:30:49
On page 15. 00:30:53
Number Roman numeral #10. 00:30:57
And it speaks of the arts. 00:31:00
And I just think it's kind of nebulous. 00:31:03
And I know we talked about it as far as the. 00:31:10
Beach Festival and the funding and. 00:31:15
You know anything that's going to enhance the quality of life and. 00:31:19
I would just think that as far as the arts and cultural resources and. 00:31:24
Historic preservation, You know that that. 00:31:29
Maybe could be flushed out a little bit more. 00:31:33
You know. 00:31:37
You know, and and I'm, you know, and I'm OK with not having any bars, you know, in the city, you know, or anything like that. That 00:31:39
doesn't bother me, but. 00:31:43
But I mean. 00:31:46
You know what would be the? You know there could be a process for. 00:31:48
You know, concerts and. 00:31:53
Poetry readings, you know, or anything that would enhance the quality of life. 00:31:55
And you know, yeah, I understand, you know, when you say support legislation, you know, but. 00:32:01
What specifically are we talking about? 00:32:08
You know, it kind of just makes me think of what I'm. 00:32:11
Teaching kids how to write an essay and the whole thing. 00:32:16
About flushing out your points and stuff like that. 00:32:19
And I just think that that could be something that would be really great for the city. 00:32:23
You know, and we we did speak of. 00:32:26
The budget how it wasn't paying for itself. 00:32:30
I'm just kind of. 00:32:34
You know, we're trying to remember off the top of my head, but. 00:32:35
I would just think those are things that we would want to. 00:32:40
Make sure that we're on point with as far as. 00:32:44
The quality of life for the city, you know, especially for the kids. 00:32:47
You know, being a coach. 00:32:51
I know that. 00:32:54
You know, and I'll just bring up one point and I'll be brief, you know, but with the use of the boys club. 00:32:57
My kids a basketball player and. 00:33:03
You can't. You know you can't use the gym if you're under 18. 00:33:08
You know, and I don't mind bringing him over there. 00:33:12
But it's it's within walking distance of my house and you know, and I feel comfortable having my kid, you know, go down there. 00:33:16
And be able to play pick up games and stuff like that. 00:33:23
I just think it's you know, broad based and I think that we could do a better job as far as you know. 00:33:26
You know, we are talking arts, cultural resources and historic preservation. The other point I'd like to make too is. 00:33:32
Concerning the. 00:33:39
It kind of dovetails with the statue of Mr. Bard. 00:33:41
You know, and perhaps if there was more information. 00:33:46
That talked about, you know, I mean, I I understand, you know, because I was part of the presentation. 00:33:49
When the gentleman was talking about that, but what about other people who? 00:33:55
Don't really know exactly the insurance and outs of everything he did you know to. 00:33:59
To, you know, bring the city to where it is today. 00:34:04
To me, that's like a historic preservation, you know? And I think that that should be really fleshed out. 00:34:06
You know, as far as the legislative process goes, right? 00:34:12
If we're going to put money behind that to make sure that everybody knows what's going on, you know, within this. 00:34:15
You know, especially the residents, and that's why I asked Mr. Miguel. 00:34:20
About the survey concerning if it was only going out to whining residents. 00:34:24
You know who is going to have input. 00:34:29
You know, because it says Oxnard Harbor district, right? So. 00:34:31
I know that they're all connected, right? You know? 00:34:35
And if that makes sense, but that's kind of what I'm thinking right now. 00:34:37
You know, looking at this. 00:34:40
Thank you, Thank you, Commissioner Moody, So I've noted that. 00:34:43
You would like more specifics around the arts platform section of the platform, maybe a little bit more expansive? 00:34:47
Right. Well, just enhance you know, to know exactly where you know. 00:34:53
What the process is? 00:34:57
Any other commissioners? 00:35:04
Well, I have a few. Um. 00:35:11
That I would like a few comments to make. I appreciate that the Council and the proposal that went to Council last time ultimately 00:35:14
removed some of the items. 00:35:18
That I believe I actually made the motion on two of these to have them removed, including the. 00:35:23
Opposition. Or to remove the opposition to rather to oppose legislation that would increase worker compensation benefits. 00:35:28
I stand by that. I think it was. 00:35:38
Not great. It's not a good look as a city to say let's pay our staff as little as possible when it comes to work or compensation. 00:35:41
And then the other item which I. 00:35:49
Was still shocked was in that proposal, which had to do with reimbursement of incarcerating deportable criminals, as it says. 00:35:52
In a community that has undocumented individuals, that's language we should not have in our platform and I'm glad that it was 00:35:59
removed. 00:36:03
And hopefully. 00:36:07
We don't experience that again where something having to do with the undocumented community and the city benefiting from deporting 00:36:09
them. 00:36:12
Is added. 00:36:16
And so I appreciate that that was removed and it's a sign in good faith. I hope that undocumented community can can trust our city 00:36:18
that we're not just looking at profiting off. 00:36:23
Deporting them. 00:36:28
Or participating in their deportation. 00:36:30
And so I appreciate those. I appreciate the other additions. 00:36:34
For the other parts of the legislative platform, I do have a concern around item under general governance, so actually the first 00:36:38
page. 00:36:43
2B Under workers compensation. 00:36:50
It's a support legislation that would reform the workers compensation process to incentivize employees returning to work. 00:36:57
Creating a disincentive for those that do not return. 00:37:05
To available modified duty on an alternative positions. 00:37:09
I'm just concerned that there's some elements in the platform that are still kind of anti worker and I think that is anti worker. 00:37:17
Anti union worker, An anti worker. And so I believe the city should be supporting the Wellness of our staff and not creating 00:37:25
disincentives. 00:37:30
For them, especially if they're going through the workers compensation process, that means that they've had an experience. 00:37:36
That they need to be supported through. 00:37:42
And whether that's an injury on the job or something else, I'm concerned that the city would be supporting legislation. 00:37:44
That would be penalizing. 00:37:51
US staff at any time. 00:37:54
Under Labor Relations #4. 00:37:57
For B. 00:38:01
Excuse me? That's not the one for E is what I'm referring to, and that is opposed legislation that requires the use of city 00:38:05
employees rather than a city giving the city. 00:38:10
The flexibility determine the most effective means of providing a service, including contracting out. 00:38:15
This item I'm also not totally comfortable with. It's kind of a well known anti collective bargaining, anti labor. 00:38:23
Union Labor. 00:38:32
Platform. 00:38:34
To weaken the use of unionized labor and instead contract out. 00:38:36
Those services. So in general it would be opposed to 4E. 00:38:42
Umm N2B. 00:38:48
For similar reasons, I think we need to be pro worker support our staff. 00:38:51
And impose the elimination of our staff members. 00:38:55
So with that, I don't know if my colleagues have comments on those two points. 00:39:01
On your two points. 00:39:11
To be in 4 E on the. 00:39:13
It's it's not. 00:39:17
I think it's how you interpret it as a business owner. 00:39:19
And in the state of California. 00:39:24
Brooklyn's compensation? 00:39:27
Is challenging to say the least. 00:39:29
And I you know, incentivizing people to come back to work is very important because the the legal system is. 00:39:32
Is very, very difficult to navigate as a business owner and imagine it's probably the same with the city, so to. 00:39:43
To incentivize people to get back to work and try to provide a better path forward for them. 00:39:51
I do. I think it's an important. 00:39:55
Topic to consider. 00:39:58
I think that. 00:40:00
You know, to de incentivize those who do not return to work. 00:40:02
You know I think that that's how you interpret that. I think that if we, if our incentives are are to come back to work are are. 00:40:06
Fair, reasonable and and meaningful to the employee. I think that that that's a really good. 00:40:13
'Cause to have. 00:40:21
And if and but to try to mitigate the legal aspect of people who try to to not come back to work and just use the system is where 00:40:23
I think that. 00:40:28
I think is what the interpretation and the meaning is here, and I think that it's important that we realize and be cognizant of 00:40:33
that fact that. 00:40:36
Is there, I mean having. 00:40:40
Have to deal with, you know? 00:40:43
A lot of cases in my past, it's it's tough. 00:40:45
Out of business, and I'm sure it's tough on the city, too. 00:40:49
So I I. 00:40:53
I don't necessarily agree 100% with your your your points. I do agree that it's important to incentivize people to come back to 00:40:55
work and then on on your your. 00:41:00
Second point. 00:41:05
Opposed legislation? 00:41:08
That requires city employees. 00:41:10
To have the flexibility to. 00:41:12
To contract out, basically. 00:41:16
We're small city. 00:41:19
We can't exactly. We can't hire all of the resources that we need. 00:41:21
Sometimes we have special projects, sometimes we have special. 00:41:25
Temporary work. Sometimes we have special needs for specific. 00:41:30
Tasks and As a small city, we can't necessarily afford to hire full time staff. 00:41:35
From some of the positions that we need. 00:41:42
Again, as a business owner. 00:41:44
And a small. 00:41:46
Medium sized company. 00:41:48
I from time to time do. 00:41:51
Higher for specific projects and I think it's reasonable to to do so and I think that. 00:41:53
You know, if we have the opportunity for a special. 00:41:59
Master plan or a special? 00:42:03
Project that the City Council would like to see done. 00:42:07
And the staff has to execute it. They may not have the resources and like it's sort of like this. Is events Event is a very good 00:42:10
example of that. 00:42:14
You know, maybe the city decided to bring it back in house, which is terrific, to keep it local, to keep it. 00:42:18
A project that's run by the city. 00:42:28
There may be times when they want want to outsource some pieces of that. So I think we just need to find that balance and I think 00:42:31
that I what I'd like to recommend is that we keep that in there because it gives the we got to give the city some flexibility. 00:42:37
On other Commissioners on that, on those two points. 00:42:47
Would the Commission entertain for #2B? 00:42:57
To eliminate creating a, recommend the removal of, creating a disincentive for those that do not return to work. 00:43:01
That section. 00:43:11
To focus on incentives rather than creating a disincentive. 00:43:14
Well, again, my question would be how do you define this incentive? 00:43:22
Well, right now, if we adopt this as is, we're leaving it completely open. 00:43:28
That we would allow, we would support the state. 00:43:33
Passing legislation that could penalize employees in any way they see fit for going on workers compensation. 00:43:37
Well, the city is very limited as to how they can disincentivize. 00:43:53
That but. 00:43:57
Could we eliminate that one phrase? 00:43:59
I would be OK with that. I think that it's it's. 00:44:02
Maybe understood that we try to work through those things, those challenges and try to. 00:44:06
Make the best of them, so I'd be OK with that. 00:44:12
OK. 00:44:21
So with that, are there any other comments? 00:44:24
On the platform. 00:44:28
I'll get the feedback that I have heard and then it will go to staff. 00:44:33
Is around the crime. 00:44:37
Being more expansive on item F. 00:44:40
Umm, which had to do with. 00:44:44
The type of areas that. 00:44:46
It's just so we all review kind of the feedback we've given. 00:44:49
To staff. If we reach consensus on this, feedback would be even even stronger. 00:44:53
Would be under public protection under Crime Item F support legislation that would enhance local control over public nuisances. 00:45:00
Including adult entertainment facilities. 00:45:10
Problem problem alcohol establishments and properties where illegal drugs are sold. 00:45:13
No, it would be. It would read, including, but not limited to. 00:45:19
So adding not limited to it. 00:45:27
Do we have that noted? 00:45:34
To figure those things out. Is there a consensus on that recommendation? 00:45:37
I agree with Jen. 00:45:42
OK for. 00:45:44
Under the Arts section. 00:45:46
Commissioner Moody had suggested that instead of. 00:45:53
Currently, there is only one item under the arts, which is support legislation for continued state funding that recognizes the 00:45:57
role. 00:46:01
Of the Sorry the role that local art activities and historic preservation have in community life. 00:46:05
Just a recommendation that we're a little bit more expansive in that area and leave it deferred to staff on what that looks like. 00:46:12
I agree with Commissioner Moody's recommendation and I think that, you know, adding even just as simple as arts and culture. 00:46:24
Arts, culture and historic preservation. 00:46:33
Could help that but and I just looking to because it's it's in the title but it's not in the the the the language of the topic so. 00:46:36
I think if we can. 00:46:46
Flush that out a bit more, a little more robust. 00:46:48
All-encompassing. 00:46:56
For arts, culture, and historic preservation. 00:47:00
Is there any other? Yeah, just just maybe you know what what direction the city wants to go and you know, to specify that. 00:47:05
So there's consensus around that, feedback on that item. 00:47:15
OK. And then the item I raised, which is under general general governance. 00:47:21
Under workers compensation, it's #2B. 00:47:28
And it would be to. 00:47:32
End #2B at returning to work. 00:47:35
So striking from creating a disincentive all the way to alternative positions. 00:47:39
There's consensus on that. 00:47:48
Any other items, yes. 00:47:52
Section C. 00:47:57
Let's all support legislation that provides local government the power to determine whether anti opiate medication should be 00:48:00
deployed in a given community. 00:48:06
I'm sorry, can you can you refer to the reference Public protection drugs and it's part C? 00:48:13
Page 9. 00:48:22
9. 00:48:25
Yes, on page line at the top, page 9 of 16 top. OK, see. 00:48:27
What does that mean? 00:48:33
Why? Why does the city? 00:48:36
Trying to be doctors. I mean, I don't understand what it's trying to say. 00:48:39
I don't know if that city manager's office or staff can speak to that. I have a. 00:48:48
We have a theory that what that might be, yeah. I have a theory of what that might be referring to. But if the city manager. 00:48:55
So it's not not my area of expertise. When we put the legislative platform together, we did ask all departments to review and 00:49:05
provide there's. 00:49:09
Given your background, you may be able to quickly correct my assumption here, but I'll throw one thing out. I know that. 00:49:14
This is under crime and drugs and law enforcement. 00:49:21
When police officers come into contact with people that have overdosed Narcan and other. 00:49:25
Drugs are sometimes administered to help bring them back. 00:49:33
This speaks to the local power to administer certain drugs. So if that falls into the category of. 00:49:37
Anti opiate, perhaps it's referring to that. 00:49:43
OK. But those guys are trained. 00:49:49
Correct, yes. 00:49:51
OK, I got you. All right. So that makes sense. 00:49:52
To me now. 00:49:55
On the on that item, we should perhaps have a conversation around do we? 00:49:57
Think the city. 00:50:05
Should be in favor in the expansion use of Narcan, for example on this item? Or are we opposing because this says that the cities? 00:50:08
One second to support legislation. 00:50:21
Yeah. This is that provides local. Yeah. It's so it's it's saying, hey, it's saying they have the power to yeah, I mean whether to 00:50:24
use it or not. Excuse me over and over again. 00:50:29
I mean essentially this is coming from the leagues of city, is my assumption right? And it's all about local control, local 00:50:34
control, local control, every every one of these bullet points pretty much is the state is us saying. 00:50:39
State don't tell us what to do. We want local control. 00:50:45
Now when I see this, it's telling me. 00:50:49
Perhaps. 00:50:53
Do we view the opiate crisis in such a way that we're saying, hey, let's do all options on the table, or are we going to say hey 00:50:56
no, we want local control on the use of Narcan? 00:51:01
And I'm not sure how the Commission feels on that. I would rather be part of a regional or statewide approach. 00:51:07
Then say hey no, we want local control on whether how we save lives. 00:51:15
With Narcan, well, yeah. 00:51:19
It makes sense to have the experts tell us what's good. 00:51:22
But we didn't. CDC didn't do a hell of a good job, so. 00:51:25
But I agree that. 00:51:30
No, the city. 00:51:34
If what? 00:51:39
The city manager said is accurate. 00:51:41
I'm sure it is. I mean that makes sense, but. 00:51:43
For the city to decide what? 00:51:47
Is medically. 00:51:49
Good or bad for these opiate computers? 00:51:51
I mean that's. 00:51:55
Not doctors. 00:51:56
To the conversation that the Commission is having, I'll just add there's nobody in the city that considers themselves a medical 00:51:58
expert. Those decisions on whether to administer and use would be based on best practice on. 00:52:04
Medical journals, medical publications, and studies that suggest that it is or is not an effective tool. 00:52:11
And you're right, Chair, it is really about local control, the city being able to research, gather data and make those decisions 00:52:17
rather than. 00:52:21
Be told by another agency whether it should or should not use those. 00:52:25
I mean in general when it comes to this use. 00:52:30
I would defer to the statewide agencies who are addressing the opiate use and and things like the California Department of Public 00:52:33
Health and others. 00:52:37
On how we can best deploy these life saving measures. 00:52:42
As the city manager's office mentioned, we don't necessarily have an expert on. 00:52:46
On Narcan and we would be referring to these same departments, so to say, kind of. 00:52:51
I don't want to make a mountain out of mole mole hill here, but um. 00:52:57
I'm just cautious around, especially public health and saying hey. 00:53:02
Actually, somehow we we will know more. 00:53:06
Then then statewide experts in Narcan. 00:53:09
Generally, the people that administer that stuff are trained like medical personnel, they are ambulance people. 00:53:15
And largely because officers that have this stuff are trained on it also. But it's. 00:53:23
Usually for extreme emergencies, right? And largely regulated by the state. 00:53:28
Correct. Right. And so. 00:53:33
There was a movement to actually make Narcan available as broadly as possible, and so, for example, many schools in the country, 00:53:36
or a state rather, are now being supplied with Narcan. 00:53:42
I know in some instances municipalities are training things like individuals like front, front desk, administrative assistants and 00:53:49
others on both like the paddles on heart attacks and Narcan. 00:53:56
In case somebody shows up. 00:54:04
In your lobby, who's overdosing? 00:54:06
So we don't need to belabor this point, but I. 00:54:08
That two point, since you brought it up, that was kind of my concern is. 00:54:11
Especially right now with the opiate crisis so. 00:54:16
Our communities, I think it's fine the way it's written to support legislation that provides local government the power to 00:54:19
determine whether an anti opioid medication should be deployed. 00:54:24
In a given community and who has the authority to administer it? So I think that the wording is actually appropriate. Well, it. 00:54:30
Acknowledge that, Yeah, I I. 00:54:39
My concern is it's it, it sounds like. 00:54:41
It's positive, but it's actually about local control. It's saying we're not going to listen to the necessarily deferred to the 00:54:45
experts at public health, at the state or statewide strategies. 00:54:49
Where? Well, it's saying we're going to provide that local government has the power that we're going to. 00:54:54
Decide. Somebody here at the City Hall is going to decide. 00:55:00
Whether or not they follow best practices. Whether or not they follow. 00:55:03
Public health guidance. 00:55:07
And I don't know if I'm comfortable. 00:55:09
Saying umm. 00:55:11
That we're going to just oppose any kind of. 00:55:15
Recommended guidance from the state. 00:55:18
Again, I don't want to belabor the point, but in general that's where I see this contrast between local control. 00:55:21
And things like, hey, we need to save lives. Why are we saying hey, keep, stay, stay out of our backyard, let us can decide 00:55:27
whether or not and how we save lives. 00:55:31
The way I'm reading this. 00:55:37
Is that they're wanting? 00:55:40
To be able to. 00:55:44
Use an anti opiate medication. 00:55:46
Maybe it should be should say should be deployed in a given situation. 00:55:52
And set a. 00:55:59
Yeah, because even where it says given, community seems kind of problematic to me, right? We're going to decide that when you mean 00:56:01
Bay is not going to get, it should probably say should be deployed in a given situation. 00:56:07
And who has the authority to administer it? 00:56:15
I understand where they're going with this, yeah. 00:56:18
I have a medical background. 00:56:22
So they're wanting to say. 00:56:24
We want the power to administer. 00:56:28
One of these drugs, if we need to. 00:56:32
But when it says in a given community, that's that's a broadband. 00:56:36
It should say get in a given situation. 00:56:42
I'll second that. 00:56:47
Any other commissioners comments on that? 00:56:50
Maybe we add some language in there with regards to the science. 00:56:56
Based on science. 00:57:01
The most recent science based knowledge and learnings that we can. 00:57:03
Determine as the best practices. Just something simple like that, OK? 00:57:09
Including some. 00:57:14
I mean, you have to use discretion, you have to use common sense. But you, you know, using science as the. 00:57:17
As the, as the. 00:57:24
Navigational tool to get us where we need to be? Yeah. Scientific guidance, right? 00:57:25
OK. Any other? I think we're getting close to consensus on this item. Any other feedback? 00:57:32
I just want to thank you, Commissioner, for bringing up this item, and it sounds like we've reached consensus on this, at least 00:57:39
providing some feedback. 00:57:42
There any other any other feedback on this platform? 00:57:46
OK, let me find my little CHEAT SHEET here. 00:57:51
OK, so. 00:58:02
Just in summary of the recommended changes that we've reached consensus on, we're about to do a motion on all of them together. 00:58:04
Would be crime. 00:58:12
Having to do with the more expansive language. 00:58:14
The Arts section having more specifics. 00:58:17
The item having to do with workers compensation removing and striking the section of the sentence having to do with creating a. 00:58:22
Disincentive all the way through the remainder of that sentence. That's number. 00:58:29
To be under general governance. 00:58:34
And then under crime. 00:58:37
Excuse me, under public protection? 00:58:40
Under Section 2, which is drugs. 00:58:43
Striking the the section of the sentence referring to a given community and instead say a given situation, right? 00:58:48
And then adding some language they're having to do with following. 00:58:56
Guidance. Medical scientific guidance. 00:59:00
OK. Is that clear for staff? 00:59:03
Is there a motion to approve those recommendations? I make a motion to approve those. 00:59:07
OK. Is there a second? I'll second it. OK, there is a second. 00:59:13
OK. All those in favor, say aye. 00:59:20
Aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:59:22
OK. That item is adopted. 00:59:26
Excuse me, those recommendations are made to staff. 00:59:28
OK, now we are going to make a little bit of an exception here. 00:59:33
We are now going to briefly return to public comment. 00:59:37
And just because we we had overlooked an individual who wanted to speak. 00:59:43
On an item and while we have already. 00:59:47
Addressed item 5, which is the update on the Heroes heritage and. 00:59:52
Policy. I would like to just briefly give that an opportunity for the member of the public that wanted to address that item. 00:59:56
As a reminder, we can't enter into a discussion because we've already handled that item, but if that individual wanted to come 01:00:02
forward and give public comment. 01:00:06
I believe they have 3 minutes. 01:00:10
Thank you, take 3 minutes, but first of all. 01:00:12
Chairperson. 01:00:17
Members of the committee and staff. 01:00:19
My name is Tom King. I'm a resident. Poor way. Nimi been here for. 01:00:23
Over 20 years. 01:00:27
My comment has to do. 01:00:31
And I really want to appreciate what the chair has said, Mr. Moody said. 01:00:34
And what? 01:00:38
Committee member Burke has said in regards to flushing out certain language about the monument. 01:00:42
And what the port is doing? 01:00:48
And you've been wrestling with language. 01:00:51
And so getting to the point which is in flushing out particular issue. 01:00:55
Umm, myself And certainly people that I'm very familiar with. 01:01:02
Have the highest regard for the Bart family, certainly the city. 01:01:10
And people that are working with the city's. 01:01:13
And like yourselves, committee doing the hard work, work that a lot of people apparently don't see. 01:01:18
So I'm sorry about that. 01:01:25
But I wanted to speak because it has to do with the survey. 01:01:27
The survey has been proposed, has been postponed, I guess in regards to the language and some of the. 01:01:32
Meat of the survey. 01:01:42
What is concerning to me, and I wanted to bring it to the attention of the committee, so there's nothing to decide. 01:01:45
But apparently. 01:01:52
Why Nimi Wharf? 01:01:53
And the Flood Plaza is no longer that. 01:01:56
According to the draft of the port. 01:01:58
That was published March 18. It's the Bard Wharf and Flag Plaza. 01:02:03
Apparently Bubbling Springs Park is not Bubbling Springs Park, but is, at least according to this draft. 01:02:10
Richard Bart. Bubbling Springs Park. 01:02:19
Perhaps I missed the meeting. 01:02:23
Where this was approved by the city. 01:02:25
But it occurs to me that. 01:02:28
What I have here is a published document. It's a draft. 01:02:32
But if we're going to parse out words. 01:02:37
And language. 01:02:41
It's pretty biased. 01:02:43
And if you were doing a survey where you wanted independent? 01:02:45
Judgment, Spirit of the community. 01:02:50
I just would argue. 01:02:54
This, in terms of appearances, seems biased to me. 01:02:57
And I can tell you there's a concerted group that would be against the placement of this monument. 01:03:01
At the Flag Plaza. 01:03:07
And I made about 3 minutes, but thank you for the opportunity to speak. Thank you. Thank you for your public comment. And I know 01:03:10
staff was taking some notes there. And we appreciate your public comment. Thank you. 01:03:16
So we're now going to move to staff comments. This is an opportunity for the staff to provide any comments or reminders that they 01:03:24
have for the commissioners. 01:03:28
I only had one comment to make this afternoon. I don't know if anybody was able to attend, but I. 01:03:34
Since we last met, we did hold our Run For Your Heart 5K event down at the beach. 01:03:42
That was an item that this Commission had the opportunity to review the plan for and was ultimately approved. 01:03:50
The special use permit was approved by the City Council for that, and I just wanted to share. We had between 5 and 600 01:03:57
participants we had a Wellness fair with. 01:04:01
A dozen service providers providing various services to members of our community and overall it was generally a very successful 01:04:06
event, so just wanted to. 01:04:10
Thank you for your review and your input about that event, and in case you didn't get a chance, I just want to let everybody know 01:04:15
that. 01:04:18
It was a it was a great success and we look forward to. 01:04:22
Hosting another one and as a reminder, that was through the Community Benefit Fund and was in partnership. 01:04:25
With the Oxnard Harbor district, So we look forward to more partnerships with community benefit funds in the future. 01:04:31
Thank you. Thank you. Want to make a comment on that if I may. That was I I got to watch it and it was it was lovely and I got to 01:04:39
watch it from my my home and I saw. 01:04:43
All kinds of crazy outfits during the run, even even tutus, which was really funny. 01:04:49
But it was I was, I was surprised how many people showed up for that. That was a wildly successful event. So thank you for for 01:04:55
putting that on. 01:04:59
Any other staff updates or reminders? 01:05:06
OK, we're now going to move to commissioner comments. This is the time for the commissioners to provide any general comments. 01:05:09
We can't enter into discussion on specific items, but any general comments they have. 01:05:16
As well, of course, you can always reach out to staff. Are there any commissioner comments? 01:05:22
Just a quick comment, I just I found out today that. 01:05:27
Grocery Outlet is opening next week. 01:05:31
And they have a $1000 grocery giveaway for people that sign up on Facebook. 01:05:34
So I'm excited to finally have a grocery store in our backyard and and I hope everyone will go out and support. 01:05:40
Grocery Outlet, it's such a wonderful thing to have something close by that we can all. 01:05:48
Participate in and it's a great step forward for our economic development for our city. 01:05:54
Any other Commissioner comments, Commissioner Moody? 01:06:02
Yeah, if you're. 01:06:04
Over by the high school. 01:06:07
And you're on C St. 01:06:09
And you're driving down. Take a look up at the tennis courts. We have a really cool banner from the port. 01:06:11
Working with Adam Vega. 01:06:19
Who's been supporting our? 01:06:22
Viking tennis down there and. 01:06:25
It's just really cool, you know? The kids are really jazzed. 01:06:28
You know, they've taken a real sense of pride, Mr. Vega came over to the school. 01:06:33
And did a presentation. 01:06:38
For both teams. 01:06:40
Brought a bunch of swag just like Mr. Miguel has on with the logo right there. Brought all the kids hats and. 01:06:43
You know, we took a lot of pictures and stuff and it was. 01:06:50
And it was just really cool. 01:06:56
I feel good every time I drive down C St. and I see the banner it says. 01:06:59
Port Away Nimi supports biking, tennis. 01:07:03
And I just think that's really cool. You know, and. 01:07:07
Kudos to your organization, you know. 01:07:10
We are grateful, you know, on behalf of the kids. 01:07:12
You know, they walk around with the beanies on and. 01:07:15
The hats on, you know and it's. 01:07:18
They feel good, you know. So thanks very much for listening to me. 01:07:20
Thank you, Commissioner Moody. Any other? 01:07:24
Comments from a commissioners. 01:07:26
I just want to really appreciate staff. 01:07:32
Putting this all of course, this agenda together, all of our other work we've done in the the last six months or so, the 01:07:36
Commission has been more active than it's ever been and so this is. 01:07:41
What although another step in this kind of process for all of these items, I think it's a meaningful 1. 01:07:48
I know the city's also been improving, or rather expanding its communications online on its website. 01:07:55
And that's a big deal. I know that takes staff time and it's it's important. 01:08:02
As well as. 01:08:07
I know we're kind of navigating on certain times right now. 01:08:08
As far as state funding, we have state proposition one that passed that's going to have impacts in our city. 01:08:12
The state budget deficit is going to have an impact in our city and so that's very unknown time for our staff to navigate what 01:08:18
exactly our budget is going to look like. And so I just want to appreciate them and and their wisdom as we navigate these kind of. 01:08:25
Possibly difficult times that our city will be having, hopefully not where weather the storm. 01:08:32
Finally, I just want to acknowledge. So our next meeting is in July, so I just want to. 01:08:38
Encourage everybody and to continue to attend our community events both in the City of Winemie and an Oxnard and county wide. 01:08:42
In June, we will have the Juneteenth Festival in downtown Oxnard. There will also be Oxnard Pride and that's going to be a 01:08:51
wonderful that of course includes Port Hueneme. It's our LGBTQ plus Pride event in June. And so I really encourage everyone to 01:08:57
participate in those and any other community events that we have. 01:09:04
Coming up. 01:09:12
With. 01:09:13
Our next regular meeting of the Citizen Advisory Commission is Monday. 01:09:15
July 8th at 4:00 PM. 01:09:19
And with that, the meeting is now adjourned. The time is 509. Thank you everyone, and thank you to the commissioners and the 01:09:22
members of the public that are here. And of course, thank you to our fabulous staff. Thank you so much. 01:09:27
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Welcome to the Citizen Advisory Commission meeting. I'd like to call the meeting to order. The time is now 403. 00:03:37
Madam Clerk, please take roll call. 00:03:47
Commissioner Burke. 00:03:50
Here, Commissioner Moody. 00:03:53
Commissioner Savala here. 00:03:57
Oh, there he is. 00:03:59
Chair bruning and we'll give a vice chair. 00:04:02
I. 00:04:06
And Vice Chair Eau Claire. 00:04:18
Just in the nick of time, I'm present. Thank you. 00:04:22
We will now hear public comments not pertaining to items on the agenda. 00:04:27
Comments are limited to 3 minutes the process. 00:04:32
The same for comments pertaining to each. 00:04:37
Agenda item. 00:04:40
Madam Clerk, do we have anyone who has a public comment? 00:04:42
We have 1 written public comment. It says. Please consider electing Jan Burke, a Citizen Advisory Commission Chairperson. She is 00:04:46
well qualified as a longtime neighborhood resident who is active in the community and in touch with many residents. 00:04:53
The CAC represents. 00:05:01
She currently serves as chairperson of the Whining Me HOA Coalition group and is involved in the local business community as an 00:05:02
owner operator. 00:05:06
Her experience and community connections make for an excellent chairperson candidate. Thank you Mr. Jeffrey Scarberry. 00:05:11
And that concludes public comment. 00:05:18
Thank you. Now we'll have installation of officers. 00:05:21
The oath of office for newly appointed Commissioner. I'd like to welcome our newly appointed Commissioner. 00:05:27
Mark Zavala and Invite of the City Clerk to administer the oath of office. 00:05:33
Hi, Mark Zavala. 00:05:55
Do solemnly swear. 00:05:57
That I will support and defend. 00:06:00
The Constitution of the United States. 00:06:03
In the constitution of the State of California. 00:06:07
Against all enemies. 00:06:10
Foreign and domestic. 00:06:12
That I will bear true faith and allegiance. 00:06:15
To the Constitution of the United States. 00:06:20
Into the constitution of the State of California. 00:06:24
Did I take this kind of this obligation freely? 00:06:28
Without any mental reservations. 00:06:32
Or purpose of evasion. 00:06:36
And I will. 00:06:39
Well and faithfully. 00:06:40
Discharge the duties. 00:06:43
Upon which I am about to enter. 00:06:46
Well, thank you. 00:06:49
Thank you. 00:06:51
Commissioner Savala, would you like to say a few words? 00:06:53
Very few. 00:06:57
Sure. I'll just just a little short history. My name is Mark Zavala. 00:06:59
I was born and raised in Illinois. Went to school there. 00:07:05
Initially went to college and ran out of money, so I joined the Air Force at 4:00. 00:07:10
14 months in Vietnam when I got out of the Air Force. 00:07:16
Finished college at Western Illinois University. Applied for a job with the Los Angeles Police Department. 00:07:19
Came out here in 1972. 00:07:25
I worked 33 years with them. 00:07:28
And I'm happily married. I live in Port Hueneme. I've been here since 2006. 00:07:31
When I retired, I had a house up here. Little house. 00:07:37
And I have a daughter in San Diego. She's a District Attorney. I have a daughter in. 00:07:41
Bend OR. 00:07:46
And she's working on her master's as a teacher. 00:07:48
And I've got 4 grandchildren. 00:07:52
And happily married and I love poor Amy. 00:07:55
So. 00:08:00
OK, now I will turn it over to the clerk for this next item. 00:08:05
We are going to open nominations for the election of Chair. Do I have any nominations? 00:08:11
I would like to nominate Steven Eau Claire. 00:08:20
Do I have any other nominations? 00:08:26
OK, hearing none, I will proceed with a roll call vote for the nomination of Stephen Ecclair for Chair. 00:08:30
Commissioner Burke. 00:08:37
Commissioner Moody. 00:08:41
Commissioner Zavala. 00:08:44
Chair Rooney, Mr. Eau Claire. 00:08:48
Epstein abstain. OK, motion passes with Mr. Claire abstaining. 00:08:53
Welcome and congratulations, Carol, Claire and you may know conduct. 00:09:00
The yay. Thank you. I have a oh, OK. 00:09:04
So I now declare the The next thing we're going to be doing is electing conducting the election of a vice chair. 00:09:18
The position of the vice chair is vacant. The floor is now open for nominations for vice chair of this Commission. Are there any 00:09:25
nominations from a commissioner? 00:09:29
Yeah, I know. I need. 00:09:34
OK, there is one nomination. Are there any other nominations? 00:09:38
Any other nominations? Clerk if you'd like to call the roll. 00:09:45
OK. Thank you. 00:09:49
We will go with. 00:09:51
Commissioner Moody. 00:09:53
Commissioner Zavala. 00:09:56
Commissioner Bernie. 00:09:59
We'll say Eau Claire, aye and. 00:10:03
Miss Burke? 00:10:06
I too will abstain. 00:10:08
OK, motion passes. 00:10:09
Vice Chair Burke abstaining. 00:10:12
Thank you and congratulations. This is going to be a good year. So we're now going to move to the next item, which is the consent 00:10:15
calendar. 00:10:19
These items are considered together as one unless a member wishes to discuss it. 00:10:24
May I entertain a motion and a second to approve? The consent calendar contains the minutes from our last meeting. 00:10:29
Is there a motion? 00:10:36
I'll make a motion to accept it. There is a motion. Is there a second? Second. 00:10:38
There is a second. 00:10:43
Are there any opposed to the motion or all in favor? 00:10:48
Say aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:10:51
Seeing none, the consent calendar is agreed to and the minutes are adopted, we're now going to move to business item number 2, 00:10:54
which is. 00:10:59
A business item. 00:11:07
And that is the update regarding the Heroes history and Heritage policy policy nomination. 00:11:10
Which is the Richard Bard monument. Will staff please present the report. 00:11:16
Good afternoon and congratulations to Chair Eau Claire and Vice Chair Burke. 00:11:24
As many of you will recall, the Commission reviewed Oxnard Harbor District's application for a Barred monument. 00:11:30
At its November 13th, 2023 meeting. 00:11:38
The item is included on today's agenda in order to provide. 00:11:41
An update. Since that review happened, no action is requested from the Commission this afternoon. 00:11:44
After the commission's review, the item was discussed at a city. 00:11:52
Port joint committee meeting. 00:11:56
And the port indicated their intent to develop a survey to receive public input about the location of the proposed monument. 00:11:58
A draft survey which was included in your agenda packet. 00:12:06
Was presented to the City Council on March 18th. 00:12:10
And reviewed At that time, the Council supported the use of the survey, but made specific requests for amendments to the draft 00:12:14
survey that had been prepared. 00:12:18
Specifically the changes that were requested. 00:12:23
Included ensuring the location options on the survey are properly described. 00:12:26
That a map which identifies the geographic locations. 00:12:32
Is included. 00:12:35
In a statement indicating that the survey was intended for Port Hueneme, residents also be included on the survey. 00:12:37
I am recently advised that the survey that the port had developed is on hold. 00:12:45
And that the Oxnard Harbor District will be meeting to consider. 00:12:52
An alternate location to the one that was initially presented to this body. 00:12:57
As you may have noticed in the audience, Miguel Rodriguez, a representative from the Oxnard Harbor District, is here. 00:13:04
Again, this was intended as an update, since this body reviewed the item and it did go to council. An additional review and 00:13:11
consideration and direction was provided by Council. 00:13:15
No action has been requested if there are questions for staff. 00:13:19
Or for Mr. Rodriguez, we'd be happy to respond. 00:13:23
Thank you very much. Does the Commission have any questions for staff? This is only take questions at the time. 00:13:30
At this time Rather comments and discussion will be heard later after public comment. Are there any questions clarifying questions 00:13:37
though of staff? 00:13:40
Just a clarifying question, so turn on your mic, OK? 00:13:44
So if if I heard you right. 00:13:51
They're looking to the original proposed location is going to be. 00:13:55
Not considered and they're going to consider other locations. Is that correct, Might did I hear that right? 00:14:01
I'll give a, I'll give a quick answer and then Miguel can provide clarity. If I don't state it right. I think that the. 00:14:07
Commissioners are going to meet and consider an alternative location. Other than the one that was presented, I don't know that any 00:14:15
firm decision has been made to officially. 00:14:19
Omit anything but there is interest in considering alternate locations. 00:14:27
Is that correct? Thank you. Any other clarifying questions of staff from the commissioners? 00:14:32
OK, we're now going to move to public comment. Are there any public comments? 00:14:40
From the applicants or others on this item. No public comments. 00:14:45
OK. With that, are there any? 00:14:49
Comments from the Commissioners on this item. 00:14:55
Our discussion. 00:14:59
Right. I do want to thank the the port and the city for working on this item. I know it's. 00:15:04
It's been a long, I think a couple of years that they've been working on this going back and forth and so. 00:15:10
While in some ways. 00:15:16
They're having to go back to the. 00:15:18
The drawing board and exactly where it's placed, I appreciate that. Hopefully there's collaboration between the port and the city 00:15:21
and they're going to find a location for this statue. 00:15:25
And I look forward to a. 00:15:31
An update in the future. 00:15:33
Commissioners, any other comments? 00:15:36
OK, go ahead, Commissioner Moody. 00:15:39
On for this survey. 00:15:44
Is is it going to be only what Port Hueneme residents or is it? 00:15:45
Oxnard residents also. 00:15:50
Commissioner Moody, to answer your question right now, the survey will be placed on hold, however, based on the recommendations. 00:15:56
From City Council At the council meeting, there was a stipulation that the survey include text or language to differentiate 00:16:04
residents from my name from other residents. So. But as of right now there's. 00:16:12
No movement on the survey whatsoever. OK, It's on hold. Thank you, Sir. 00:16:20
I too just want to say thank you for. 00:16:28
Reevaluating the situation and trying to look for the best possible solution here, because I don't think anybody we know that 00:16:31
statues right now is not necessarily really popular topic. 00:16:37
From society but. 00:16:44
We appreciate Mr. Bard's contribution to our city. 00:16:46
And we do want to acknowledge that and we just want to find the right home for him. 00:16:50
Thank you. 00:16:55
Any other comments from any other commissioners? 00:16:57
OK, this item is a. 00:17:02
Receive and file and it's on the update. Rather, it's an update on the status of the application of the Bard monument. 00:17:05
Is there a motion now since we've received the update to receive and file this report? 00:17:12
I'll make a motion. I'll second. 00:17:20
It's been moved in second seconded. 00:17:23
Are there any all in favor? Say aye. 00:17:25
Aye. Are there any opposed? 00:17:28
Hearing none, the motion passes and is agreed to. 00:17:30
And the item is received and filed. Thank you to staff. 00:17:33
We're now going to move to a business item. 00:17:38
Well, it's a. 00:17:42
Interesting. It's the next business item which is the to review the cities legislative platform. 00:17:45
Will staff please present the report on this item? 00:17:52
OK. So the next business item, as the Chair indicated, is an opportunity to review the city's legislative platform? 00:17:57
A legislative platform allows. 00:18:04
For a prompt response by the city to propose legislation at the county, state or federal levels. 00:18:07
Also provides clarity regarding the City's position on various forms of legislation. 00:18:15
And allows for either the. 00:18:20
Mayor Pro Tem where city manager to issue a letter of support or opposition based on that position. 00:18:22
The Commission reviewed the city's proposed legislative platform back in October of 2022. 00:18:28
When the platform was initially put together, the document was reviewed by the Commission and forwarded to council. They reviewed 00:18:35
it on December 19th. 00:18:39
2022 and January 17, 2023 and was ultimately approved at the subsequent Council meeting on February 6th of 2023. 00:18:44
The version presented to CAC was amended through that council review process. 00:18:53
And I wanted to let the Commission know specifically how it was amended from when it was presented to the Commission. 00:18:59
So it's included in the staff report, but I'll just read it for those who may be watching the meeting or listening. 00:19:06
First, the section 12A. 00:19:14
Which referred to opposing legislation that would increase work. 00:19:19
Workman's compensation benefits. 00:19:22
That would result in additional employer costs was removed from the platform. 00:19:24
Also removed with section 31F. 00:19:29
Which Reads support legislation that would. 00:19:33
Support reimbursement by federal government for costs associated with incarcerating deportable criminals. 00:19:36
And then we had some additions. Section 7 is a new section of the platform entitled Mental Health. 00:19:44
And it expresses the city's support for community based mental health initiatives. 00:19:49
Outreach to those in need of mental health services. 00:19:54
Providing a continuum of mental health care for all, Increasing funding and services for suicide awareness and prevention. 00:19:57
And access to telehealth services. 00:20:03
There was also language that enhanced the scope of support for legislation relating to veterans services, military spouses and 00:20:06
financial incentives for former and current service members. 00:20:11
That was added to section 12 of the platform. 00:20:17
And then lastly, Section 13 entitled Law Enforcement was added and again as a new section to express the city's advocacy for law 00:20:20
enforcement related legislation in the following categories. 00:20:26
Social support, peer support and mental health suicide prevention training. 00:20:32
Familial support and technology in the field of law enforcement. 00:20:37
So those were the changes that were made and approved by the Council after the Commission had the opportunity to review that. 00:20:42
It's prudent for any city to review and consider its legislative platform periodically and that's why it is once again brought 00:20:49
forward. Not necessarily that there are any required changes, but it's an opportunity for the Commission to review, weigh in and 00:20:55
provide any. 00:21:01
Advice to ensure that. 00:21:07
Current or anticipated future needs within the Community are accounted for in the legislative platform. 00:21:10
So the item provides the opportunity for the commissioners and any interested members of the public to provide input on the 00:21:17
document. 00:21:20
Any recommended changes? 00:21:23
Would be presented to Council for final consideration. 00:21:25
That concludes the staff presentation available to answer any questions the Commission may have. 00:21:30
Thank you to the staff for that. 00:21:38
Presentation and preparing this report. Does the Commission have any questions for staff? Only questions at this time? 00:21:40
I have one question. 00:21:50
Given this started in 22 and 23. 00:21:53
And just as a point of clarification, the current city manager. 00:21:58
Did he have any chance or opportunity to weigh in on some of these changes? 00:22:04
As the new leader of our organization here. 00:22:09
Just curious because it this took place prior to his coming on board. 00:22:14
And if you had any recommendations or changes that he would like to. 00:22:20
Put forward. 00:22:23
Yeah, I did have a conversation with him. And you're absolutely correct in stating that both the original draft and the changes 00:22:25
that were made by the council, both of those. 00:22:29
We're prepared and approved prior to his arrival to the city. 00:22:33
He did not have any recommended changes for the Commission to consider. 00:22:37
The one conversation we did have there are. 00:22:42
Certain things happening out in the Ethos Metropolitan Water District recently raised some rates which will have a direct impact 00:22:45
on our water users. 00:22:49
So that may be things of that nature just, you know, kind of the protection of. 00:22:54
Our taxpayers. Our residents. Utility users. 00:22:59
Protection from unfunded mandates or pass through costs from other agencies, things of that nature. 00:23:03
But other than that, no specific requests or recommendations for the Commission to consider. 00:23:10
Any other questions of staff on this item? We can enter into discussion after this. 00:23:20
OK, we're now going to move to public comments. Are there any public comments regarding this item? No public comments. 00:23:26
There are no public comments on this item. The recommendation is to conduct a review of the legislative platform and consider the 00:23:32
need for. 00:23:36
Rather consider the need for recommended changes to the city councils consideration. 00:23:40
I'll now invite. 00:23:47
A discussion regarding any recommended changes to this item. Before we do that, Commissioners, I recommend that we take maybe two 00:23:48
or three minutes to review the document. 00:23:53
I'm sure many of us have reviewed this before we came to the meeting, but I know it's a long document, so let's take maybe 3 00:23:58
minutes to just. 00:24:00
Look through it. 00:24:04
And glance through and see if we have any questions. 00:24:06
You don't have a OK, so it should be. 00:24:10
Yeah, it should be. 00:24:14
Tab 6 I believe. 00:24:16
Yeah, so if you go to tab 6, it's a Gray tab. 00:24:20
Absolutely. So we're going to take just a few minutes to review this. 00:24:24
And then we'll come back together, Commissioners, and discuss. 00:24:28
We're now going to be entering discussion on this item. Again, this is the consideration of. 00:29:13
The legislative platform, Any recommendations we have or general feedback for staff? 00:29:19
We're not, of course, the final body on this, we're just providing feedback that eventually will go on to the. 00:29:25
The council members. 00:29:30
What feedback does the Commission have or discussion or recommendations? 00:29:32
I have one. I think overall this is well done. 00:29:39
On the section Public Protection section #3. 00:29:45
Crime F. 00:29:51
It says support legislation that would enhance local control over public nuisances. 00:29:55
Including adult entertainment problem, alcohol establishments and properties where illegal drugs are sold. 00:30:01
I'm just curious why we wouldn't just say. 00:30:08
Included, but not limited to. 00:30:11
It seems like it's. I mean, we don't, first of all, we don't even have an alcohol establishment anymore. We don't even have a bar 00:30:13
in our town. So it just seems kind of limited as far as. 00:30:18
What it is calling out specifically? 00:30:24
So these are just examples and just. 00:30:28
Just one. It's just a little wordsmithing, that's all. 00:30:32
OK. Is there any other feedback? 00:30:37
Commissioner Burke. 00:30:40
Well done. Any other commissioners? 00:30:44
Yeah. 00:30:49
On page 15. 00:30:53
Number Roman numeral #10. 00:30:57
And it speaks of the arts. 00:31:00
And I just think it's kind of nebulous. 00:31:03
And I know we talked about it as far as the. 00:31:10
Beach Festival and the funding and. 00:31:15
You know anything that's going to enhance the quality of life and. 00:31:19
I would just think that as far as the arts and cultural resources and. 00:31:24
Historic preservation, You know that that. 00:31:29
Maybe could be flushed out a little bit more. 00:31:33
You know. 00:31:37
You know, and and I'm, you know, and I'm OK with not having any bars, you know, in the city, you know, or anything like that. That 00:31:39
doesn't bother me, but. 00:31:43
But I mean. 00:31:46
You know what would be the? You know there could be a process for. 00:31:48
You know, concerts and. 00:31:53
Poetry readings, you know, or anything that would enhance the quality of life. 00:31:55
And you know, yeah, I understand, you know, when you say support legislation, you know, but. 00:32:01
What specifically are we talking about? 00:32:08
You know, it kind of just makes me think of what I'm. 00:32:11
Teaching kids how to write an essay and the whole thing. 00:32:16
About flushing out your points and stuff like that. 00:32:19
And I just think that that could be something that would be really great for the city. 00:32:23
You know, and we we did speak of. 00:32:26
The budget how it wasn't paying for itself. 00:32:30
I'm just kind of. 00:32:34
You know, we're trying to remember off the top of my head, but. 00:32:35
I would just think those are things that we would want to. 00:32:40
Make sure that we're on point with as far as. 00:32:44
The quality of life for the city, you know, especially for the kids. 00:32:47
You know, being a coach. 00:32:51
I know that. 00:32:54
You know, and I'll just bring up one point and I'll be brief, you know, but with the use of the boys club. 00:32:57
My kids a basketball player and. 00:33:03
You can't. You know you can't use the gym if you're under 18. 00:33:08
You know, and I don't mind bringing him over there. 00:33:12
But it's it's within walking distance of my house and you know, and I feel comfortable having my kid, you know, go down there. 00:33:16
And be able to play pick up games and stuff like that. 00:33:23
I just think it's you know, broad based and I think that we could do a better job as far as you know. 00:33:26
You know, we are talking arts, cultural resources and historic preservation. The other point I'd like to make too is. 00:33:32
Concerning the. 00:33:39
It kind of dovetails with the statue of Mr. Bard. 00:33:41
You know, and perhaps if there was more information. 00:33:46
That talked about, you know, I mean, I I understand, you know, because I was part of the presentation. 00:33:49
When the gentleman was talking about that, but what about other people who? 00:33:55
Don't really know exactly the insurance and outs of everything he did you know to. 00:33:59
To, you know, bring the city to where it is today. 00:34:04
To me, that's like a historic preservation, you know? And I think that that should be really fleshed out. 00:34:06
You know, as far as the legislative process goes, right? 00:34:12
If we're going to put money behind that to make sure that everybody knows what's going on, you know, within this. 00:34:15
You know, especially the residents, and that's why I asked Mr. Miguel. 00:34:20
About the survey concerning if it was only going out to whining residents. 00:34:24
You know who is going to have input. 00:34:29
You know, because it says Oxnard Harbor district, right? So. 00:34:31
I know that they're all connected, right? You know? 00:34:35
And if that makes sense, but that's kind of what I'm thinking right now. 00:34:37
You know, looking at this. 00:34:40
Thank you, Thank you, Commissioner Moody, So I've noted that. 00:34:43
You would like more specifics around the arts platform section of the platform, maybe a little bit more expansive? 00:34:47
Right. Well, just enhance you know, to know exactly where you know. 00:34:53
What the process is? 00:34:57
Any other commissioners? 00:35:04
Well, I have a few. Um. 00:35:11
That I would like a few comments to make. I appreciate that the Council and the proposal that went to Council last time ultimately 00:35:14
removed some of the items. 00:35:18
That I believe I actually made the motion on two of these to have them removed, including the. 00:35:23
Opposition. Or to remove the opposition to rather to oppose legislation that would increase worker compensation benefits. 00:35:28
I stand by that. I think it was. 00:35:38
Not great. It's not a good look as a city to say let's pay our staff as little as possible when it comes to work or compensation. 00:35:41
And then the other item which I. 00:35:49
Was still shocked was in that proposal, which had to do with reimbursement of incarcerating deportable criminals, as it says. 00:35:52
In a community that has undocumented individuals, that's language we should not have in our platform and I'm glad that it was 00:35:59
removed. 00:36:03
And hopefully. 00:36:07
We don't experience that again where something having to do with the undocumented community and the city benefiting from deporting 00:36:09
them. 00:36:12
Is added. 00:36:16
And so I appreciate that that was removed and it's a sign in good faith. I hope that undocumented community can can trust our city 00:36:18
that we're not just looking at profiting off. 00:36:23
Deporting them. 00:36:28
Or participating in their deportation. 00:36:30
And so I appreciate those. I appreciate the other additions. 00:36:34
For the other parts of the legislative platform, I do have a concern around item under general governance, so actually the first 00:36:38
page. 00:36:43
2B Under workers compensation. 00:36:50
It's a support legislation that would reform the workers compensation process to incentivize employees returning to work. 00:36:57
Creating a disincentive for those that do not return. 00:37:05
To available modified duty on an alternative positions. 00:37:09
I'm just concerned that there's some elements in the platform that are still kind of anti worker and I think that is anti worker. 00:37:17
Anti union worker, An anti worker. And so I believe the city should be supporting the Wellness of our staff and not creating 00:37:25
disincentives. 00:37:30
For them, especially if they're going through the workers compensation process, that means that they've had an experience. 00:37:36
That they need to be supported through. 00:37:42
And whether that's an injury on the job or something else, I'm concerned that the city would be supporting legislation. 00:37:44
That would be penalizing. 00:37:51
US staff at any time. 00:37:54
Under Labor Relations #4. 00:37:57
For B. 00:38:01
Excuse me? That's not the one for E is what I'm referring to, and that is opposed legislation that requires the use of city 00:38:05
employees rather than a city giving the city. 00:38:10
The flexibility determine the most effective means of providing a service, including contracting out. 00:38:15
This item I'm also not totally comfortable with. It's kind of a well known anti collective bargaining, anti labor. 00:38:23
Union Labor. 00:38:32
Platform. 00:38:34
To weaken the use of unionized labor and instead contract out. 00:38:36
Those services. So in general it would be opposed to 4E. 00:38:42
Umm N2B. 00:38:48
For similar reasons, I think we need to be pro worker support our staff. 00:38:51
And impose the elimination of our staff members. 00:38:55
So with that, I don't know if my colleagues have comments on those two points. 00:39:01
On your two points. 00:39:11
To be in 4 E on the. 00:39:13
It's it's not. 00:39:17
I think it's how you interpret it as a business owner. 00:39:19
And in the state of California. 00:39:24
Brooklyn's compensation? 00:39:27
Is challenging to say the least. 00:39:29
And I you know, incentivizing people to come back to work is very important because the the legal system is. 00:39:32
Is very, very difficult to navigate as a business owner and imagine it's probably the same with the city, so to. 00:39:43
To incentivize people to get back to work and try to provide a better path forward for them. 00:39:51
I do. I think it's an important. 00:39:55
Topic to consider. 00:39:58
I think that. 00:40:00
You know, to de incentivize those who do not return to work. 00:40:02
You know I think that that's how you interpret that. I think that if we, if our incentives are are to come back to work are are. 00:40:06
Fair, reasonable and and meaningful to the employee. I think that that that's a really good. 00:40:13
'Cause to have. 00:40:21
And if and but to try to mitigate the legal aspect of people who try to to not come back to work and just use the system is where 00:40:23
I think that. 00:40:28
I think is what the interpretation and the meaning is here, and I think that it's important that we realize and be cognizant of 00:40:33
that fact that. 00:40:36
Is there, I mean having. 00:40:40
Have to deal with, you know? 00:40:43
A lot of cases in my past, it's it's tough. 00:40:45
Out of business, and I'm sure it's tough on the city, too. 00:40:49
So I I. 00:40:53
I don't necessarily agree 100% with your your your points. I do agree that it's important to incentivize people to come back to 00:40:55
work and then on on your your. 00:41:00
Second point. 00:41:05
Opposed legislation? 00:41:08
That requires city employees. 00:41:10
To have the flexibility to. 00:41:12
To contract out, basically. 00:41:16
We're small city. 00:41:19
We can't exactly. We can't hire all of the resources that we need. 00:41:21
Sometimes we have special projects, sometimes we have special. 00:41:25
Temporary work. Sometimes we have special needs for specific. 00:41:30
Tasks and As a small city, we can't necessarily afford to hire full time staff. 00:41:35
From some of the positions that we need. 00:41:42
Again, as a business owner. 00:41:44
And a small. 00:41:46
Medium sized company. 00:41:48
I from time to time do. 00:41:51
Higher for specific projects and I think it's reasonable to to do so and I think that. 00:41:53
You know, if we have the opportunity for a special. 00:41:59
Master plan or a special? 00:42:03
Project that the City Council would like to see done. 00:42:07
And the staff has to execute it. They may not have the resources and like it's sort of like this. Is events Event is a very good 00:42:10
example of that. 00:42:14
You know, maybe the city decided to bring it back in house, which is terrific, to keep it local, to keep it. 00:42:18
A project that's run by the city. 00:42:28
There may be times when they want want to outsource some pieces of that. So I think we just need to find that balance and I think 00:42:31
that I what I'd like to recommend is that we keep that in there because it gives the we got to give the city some flexibility. 00:42:37
On other Commissioners on that, on those two points. 00:42:47
Would the Commission entertain for #2B? 00:42:57
To eliminate creating a, recommend the removal of, creating a disincentive for those that do not return to work. 00:43:01
That section. 00:43:11
To focus on incentives rather than creating a disincentive. 00:43:14
Well, again, my question would be how do you define this incentive? 00:43:22
Well, right now, if we adopt this as is, we're leaving it completely open. 00:43:28
That we would allow, we would support the state. 00:43:33
Passing legislation that could penalize employees in any way they see fit for going on workers compensation. 00:43:37
Well, the city is very limited as to how they can disincentivize. 00:43:53
That but. 00:43:57
Could we eliminate that one phrase? 00:43:59
I would be OK with that. I think that it's it's. 00:44:02
Maybe understood that we try to work through those things, those challenges and try to. 00:44:06
Make the best of them, so I'd be OK with that. 00:44:12
OK. 00:44:21
So with that, are there any other comments? 00:44:24
On the platform. 00:44:28
I'll get the feedback that I have heard and then it will go to staff. 00:44:33
Is around the crime. 00:44:37
Being more expansive on item F. 00:44:40
Umm, which had to do with. 00:44:44
The type of areas that. 00:44:46
It's just so we all review kind of the feedback we've given. 00:44:49
To staff. If we reach consensus on this, feedback would be even even stronger. 00:44:53
Would be under public protection under Crime Item F support legislation that would enhance local control over public nuisances. 00:45:00
Including adult entertainment facilities. 00:45:10
Problem problem alcohol establishments and properties where illegal drugs are sold. 00:45:13
No, it would be. It would read, including, but not limited to. 00:45:19
So adding not limited to it. 00:45:27
Do we have that noted? 00:45:34
To figure those things out. Is there a consensus on that recommendation? 00:45:37
I agree with Jen. 00:45:42
OK for. 00:45:44
Under the Arts section. 00:45:46
Commissioner Moody had suggested that instead of. 00:45:53
Currently, there is only one item under the arts, which is support legislation for continued state funding that recognizes the 00:45:57
role. 00:46:01
Of the Sorry the role that local art activities and historic preservation have in community life. 00:46:05
Just a recommendation that we're a little bit more expansive in that area and leave it deferred to staff on what that looks like. 00:46:12
I agree with Commissioner Moody's recommendation and I think that, you know, adding even just as simple as arts and culture. 00:46:24
Arts, culture and historic preservation. 00:46:33
Could help that but and I just looking to because it's it's in the title but it's not in the the the the language of the topic so. 00:46:36
I think if we can. 00:46:46
Flush that out a bit more, a little more robust. 00:46:48
All-encompassing. 00:46:56
For arts, culture, and historic preservation. 00:47:00
Is there any other? Yeah, just just maybe you know what what direction the city wants to go and you know, to specify that. 00:47:05
So there's consensus around that, feedback on that item. 00:47:15
OK. And then the item I raised, which is under general general governance. 00:47:21
Under workers compensation, it's #2B. 00:47:28
And it would be to. 00:47:32
End #2B at returning to work. 00:47:35
So striking from creating a disincentive all the way to alternative positions. 00:47:39
There's consensus on that. 00:47:48
Any other items, yes. 00:47:52
Section C. 00:47:57
Let's all support legislation that provides local government the power to determine whether anti opiate medication should be 00:48:00
deployed in a given community. 00:48:06
I'm sorry, can you can you refer to the reference Public protection drugs and it's part C? 00:48:13
Page 9. 00:48:22
9. 00:48:25
Yes, on page line at the top, page 9 of 16 top. OK, see. 00:48:27
What does that mean? 00:48:33
Why? Why does the city? 00:48:36
Trying to be doctors. I mean, I don't understand what it's trying to say. 00:48:39
I don't know if that city manager's office or staff can speak to that. I have a. 00:48:48
We have a theory that what that might be, yeah. I have a theory of what that might be referring to. But if the city manager. 00:48:55
So it's not not my area of expertise. When we put the legislative platform together, we did ask all departments to review and 00:49:05
provide there's. 00:49:09
Given your background, you may be able to quickly correct my assumption here, but I'll throw one thing out. I know that. 00:49:14
This is under crime and drugs and law enforcement. 00:49:21
When police officers come into contact with people that have overdosed Narcan and other. 00:49:25
Drugs are sometimes administered to help bring them back. 00:49:33
This speaks to the local power to administer certain drugs. So if that falls into the category of. 00:49:37
Anti opiate, perhaps it's referring to that. 00:49:43
OK. But those guys are trained. 00:49:49
Correct, yes. 00:49:51
OK, I got you. All right. So that makes sense. 00:49:52
To me now. 00:49:55
On the on that item, we should perhaps have a conversation around do we? 00:49:57
Think the city. 00:50:05
Should be in favor in the expansion use of Narcan, for example on this item? Or are we opposing because this says that the cities? 00:50:08
One second to support legislation. 00:50:21
Yeah. This is that provides local. Yeah. It's so it's it's saying, hey, it's saying they have the power to yeah, I mean whether to 00:50:24
use it or not. Excuse me over and over again. 00:50:29
I mean essentially this is coming from the leagues of city, is my assumption right? And it's all about local control, local 00:50:34
control, local control, every every one of these bullet points pretty much is the state is us saying. 00:50:39
State don't tell us what to do. We want local control. 00:50:45
Now when I see this, it's telling me. 00:50:49
Perhaps. 00:50:53
Do we view the opiate crisis in such a way that we're saying, hey, let's do all options on the table, or are we going to say hey 00:50:56
no, we want local control on the use of Narcan? 00:51:01
And I'm not sure how the Commission feels on that. I would rather be part of a regional or statewide approach. 00:51:07
Then say hey no, we want local control on whether how we save lives. 00:51:15
With Narcan, well, yeah. 00:51:19
It makes sense to have the experts tell us what's good. 00:51:22
But we didn't. CDC didn't do a hell of a good job, so. 00:51:25
But I agree that. 00:51:30
No, the city. 00:51:34
If what? 00:51:39
The city manager said is accurate. 00:51:41
I'm sure it is. I mean that makes sense, but. 00:51:43
For the city to decide what? 00:51:47
Is medically. 00:51:49
Good or bad for these opiate computers? 00:51:51
I mean that's. 00:51:55
Not doctors. 00:51:56
To the conversation that the Commission is having, I'll just add there's nobody in the city that considers themselves a medical 00:51:58
expert. Those decisions on whether to administer and use would be based on best practice on. 00:52:04
Medical journals, medical publications, and studies that suggest that it is or is not an effective tool. 00:52:11
And you're right, Chair, it is really about local control, the city being able to research, gather data and make those decisions 00:52:17
rather than. 00:52:21
Be told by another agency whether it should or should not use those. 00:52:25
I mean in general when it comes to this use. 00:52:30
I would defer to the statewide agencies who are addressing the opiate use and and things like the California Department of Public 00:52:33
Health and others. 00:52:37
On how we can best deploy these life saving measures. 00:52:42
As the city manager's office mentioned, we don't necessarily have an expert on. 00:52:46
On Narcan and we would be referring to these same departments, so to say, kind of. 00:52:51
I don't want to make a mountain out of mole mole hill here, but um. 00:52:57
I'm just cautious around, especially public health and saying hey. 00:53:02
Actually, somehow we we will know more. 00:53:06
Then then statewide experts in Narcan. 00:53:09
Generally, the people that administer that stuff are trained like medical personnel, they are ambulance people. 00:53:15
And largely because officers that have this stuff are trained on it also. But it's. 00:53:23
Usually for extreme emergencies, right? And largely regulated by the state. 00:53:28
Correct. Right. And so. 00:53:33
There was a movement to actually make Narcan available as broadly as possible, and so, for example, many schools in the country, 00:53:36
or a state rather, are now being supplied with Narcan. 00:53:42
I know in some instances municipalities are training things like individuals like front, front desk, administrative assistants and 00:53:49
others on both like the paddles on heart attacks and Narcan. 00:53:56
In case somebody shows up. 00:54:04
In your lobby, who's overdosing? 00:54:06
So we don't need to belabor this point, but I. 00:54:08
That two point, since you brought it up, that was kind of my concern is. 00:54:11
Especially right now with the opiate crisis so. 00:54:16
Our communities, I think it's fine the way it's written to support legislation that provides local government the power to 00:54:19
determine whether an anti opioid medication should be deployed. 00:54:24
In a given community and who has the authority to administer it? So I think that the wording is actually appropriate. Well, it. 00:54:30
Acknowledge that, Yeah, I I. 00:54:39
My concern is it's it, it sounds like. 00:54:41
It's positive, but it's actually about local control. It's saying we're not going to listen to the necessarily deferred to the 00:54:45
experts at public health, at the state or statewide strategies. 00:54:49
Where? Well, it's saying we're going to provide that local government has the power that we're going to. 00:54:54
Decide. Somebody here at the City Hall is going to decide. 00:55:00
Whether or not they follow best practices. Whether or not they follow. 00:55:03
Public health guidance. 00:55:07
And I don't know if I'm comfortable. 00:55:09
Saying umm. 00:55:11
That we're going to just oppose any kind of. 00:55:15
Recommended guidance from the state. 00:55:18
Again, I don't want to belabor the point, but in general that's where I see this contrast between local control. 00:55:21
And things like, hey, we need to save lives. Why are we saying hey, keep, stay, stay out of our backyard, let us can decide 00:55:27
whether or not and how we save lives. 00:55:31
The way I'm reading this. 00:55:37
Is that they're wanting? 00:55:40
To be able to. 00:55:44
Use an anti opiate medication. 00:55:46
Maybe it should be should say should be deployed in a given situation. 00:55:52
And set a. 00:55:59
Yeah, because even where it says given, community seems kind of problematic to me, right? We're going to decide that when you mean 00:56:01
Bay is not going to get, it should probably say should be deployed in a given situation. 00:56:07
And who has the authority to administer it? 00:56:15
I understand where they're going with this, yeah. 00:56:18
I have a medical background. 00:56:22
So they're wanting to say. 00:56:24
We want the power to administer. 00:56:28
One of these drugs, if we need to. 00:56:32
But when it says in a given community, that's that's a broadband. 00:56:36
It should say get in a given situation. 00:56:42
I'll second that. 00:56:47
Any other commissioners comments on that? 00:56:50
Maybe we add some language in there with regards to the science. 00:56:56
Based on science. 00:57:01
The most recent science based knowledge and learnings that we can. 00:57:03
Determine as the best practices. Just something simple like that, OK? 00:57:09
Including some. 00:57:14
I mean, you have to use discretion, you have to use common sense. But you, you know, using science as the. 00:57:17
As the, as the. 00:57:24
Navigational tool to get us where we need to be? Yeah. Scientific guidance, right? 00:57:25
OK. Any other? I think we're getting close to consensus on this item. Any other feedback? 00:57:32
I just want to thank you, Commissioner, for bringing up this item, and it sounds like we've reached consensus on this, at least 00:57:39
providing some feedback. 00:57:42
There any other any other feedback on this platform? 00:57:46
OK, let me find my little CHEAT SHEET here. 00:57:51
OK, so. 00:58:02
Just in summary of the recommended changes that we've reached consensus on, we're about to do a motion on all of them together. 00:58:04
Would be crime. 00:58:12
Having to do with the more expansive language. 00:58:14
The Arts section having more specifics. 00:58:17
The item having to do with workers compensation removing and striking the section of the sentence having to do with creating a. 00:58:22
Disincentive all the way through the remainder of that sentence. That's number. 00:58:29
To be under general governance. 00:58:34
And then under crime. 00:58:37
Excuse me, under public protection? 00:58:40
Under Section 2, which is drugs. 00:58:43
Striking the the section of the sentence referring to a given community and instead say a given situation, right? 00:58:48
And then adding some language they're having to do with following. 00:58:56
Guidance. Medical scientific guidance. 00:59:00
OK. Is that clear for staff? 00:59:03
Is there a motion to approve those recommendations? I make a motion to approve those. 00:59:07
OK. Is there a second? I'll second it. OK, there is a second. 00:59:13
OK. All those in favor, say aye. 00:59:20
Aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:59:22
OK. That item is adopted. 00:59:26
Excuse me, those recommendations are made to staff. 00:59:28
OK, now we are going to make a little bit of an exception here. 00:59:33
We are now going to briefly return to public comment. 00:59:37
And just because we we had overlooked an individual who wanted to speak. 00:59:43
On an item and while we have already. 00:59:47
Addressed item 5, which is the update on the Heroes heritage and. 00:59:52
Policy. I would like to just briefly give that an opportunity for the member of the public that wanted to address that item. 00:59:56
As a reminder, we can't enter into a discussion because we've already handled that item, but if that individual wanted to come 01:00:02
forward and give public comment. 01:00:06
I believe they have 3 minutes. 01:00:10
Thank you, take 3 minutes, but first of all. 01:00:12
Chairperson. 01:00:17
Members of the committee and staff. 01:00:19
My name is Tom King. I'm a resident. Poor way. Nimi been here for. 01:00:23
Over 20 years. 01:00:27
My comment has to do. 01:00:31
And I really want to appreciate what the chair has said, Mr. Moody said. 01:00:34
And what? 01:00:38
Committee member Burke has said in regards to flushing out certain language about the monument. 01:00:42
And what the port is doing? 01:00:48
And you've been wrestling with language. 01:00:51
And so getting to the point which is in flushing out particular issue. 01:00:55
Umm, myself And certainly people that I'm very familiar with. 01:01:02
Have the highest regard for the Bart family, certainly the city. 01:01:10
And people that are working with the city's. 01:01:13
And like yourselves, committee doing the hard work, work that a lot of people apparently don't see. 01:01:18
So I'm sorry about that. 01:01:25
But I wanted to speak because it has to do with the survey. 01:01:27
The survey has been proposed, has been postponed, I guess in regards to the language and some of the. 01:01:32
Meat of the survey. 01:01:42
What is concerning to me, and I wanted to bring it to the attention of the committee, so there's nothing to decide. 01:01:45
But apparently. 01:01:52
Why Nimi Wharf? 01:01:53
And the Flood Plaza is no longer that. 01:01:56
According to the draft of the port. 01:01:58
That was published March 18. It's the Bard Wharf and Flag Plaza. 01:02:03
Apparently Bubbling Springs Park is not Bubbling Springs Park, but is, at least according to this draft. 01:02:10
Richard Bart. Bubbling Springs Park. 01:02:19
Perhaps I missed the meeting. 01:02:23
Where this was approved by the city. 01:02:25
But it occurs to me that. 01:02:28
What I have here is a published document. It's a draft. 01:02:32
But if we're going to parse out words. 01:02:37
And language. 01:02:41
It's pretty biased. 01:02:43
And if you were doing a survey where you wanted independent? 01:02:45
Judgment, Spirit of the community. 01:02:50
I just would argue. 01:02:54
This, in terms of appearances, seems biased to me. 01:02:57
And I can tell you there's a concerted group that would be against the placement of this monument. 01:03:01
At the Flag Plaza. 01:03:07
And I made about 3 minutes, but thank you for the opportunity to speak. Thank you. Thank you for your public comment. And I know 01:03:10
staff was taking some notes there. And we appreciate your public comment. Thank you. 01:03:16
So we're now going to move to staff comments. This is an opportunity for the staff to provide any comments or reminders that they 01:03:24
have for the commissioners. 01:03:28
I only had one comment to make this afternoon. I don't know if anybody was able to attend, but I. 01:03:34
Since we last met, we did hold our Run For Your Heart 5K event down at the beach. 01:03:42
That was an item that this Commission had the opportunity to review the plan for and was ultimately approved. 01:03:50
The special use permit was approved by the City Council for that, and I just wanted to share. We had between 5 and 600 01:03:57
participants we had a Wellness fair with. 01:04:01
A dozen service providers providing various services to members of our community and overall it was generally a very successful 01:04:06
event, so just wanted to. 01:04:10
Thank you for your review and your input about that event, and in case you didn't get a chance, I just want to let everybody know 01:04:15
that. 01:04:18
It was a it was a great success and we look forward to. 01:04:22
Hosting another one and as a reminder, that was through the Community Benefit Fund and was in partnership. 01:04:25
With the Oxnard Harbor district, So we look forward to more partnerships with community benefit funds in the future. 01:04:31
Thank you. Thank you. Want to make a comment on that if I may. That was I I got to watch it and it was it was lovely and I got to 01:04:39
watch it from my my home and I saw. 01:04:43
All kinds of crazy outfits during the run, even even tutus, which was really funny. 01:04:49
But it was I was, I was surprised how many people showed up for that. That was a wildly successful event. So thank you for for 01:04:55
putting that on. 01:04:59
Any other staff updates or reminders? 01:05:06
OK, we're now going to move to commissioner comments. This is the time for the commissioners to provide any general comments. 01:05:09
We can't enter into discussion on specific items, but any general comments they have. 01:05:16
As well, of course, you can always reach out to staff. Are there any commissioner comments? 01:05:22
Just a quick comment, I just I found out today that. 01:05:27
Grocery Outlet is opening next week. 01:05:31
And they have a $1000 grocery giveaway for people that sign up on Facebook. 01:05:34
So I'm excited to finally have a grocery store in our backyard and and I hope everyone will go out and support. 01:05:40
Grocery Outlet, it's such a wonderful thing to have something close by that we can all. 01:05:48
Participate in and it's a great step forward for our economic development for our city. 01:05:54
Any other Commissioner comments, Commissioner Moody? 01:06:02
Yeah, if you're. 01:06:04
Over by the high school. 01:06:07
And you're on C St. 01:06:09
And you're driving down. Take a look up at the tennis courts. We have a really cool banner from the port. 01:06:11
Working with Adam Vega. 01:06:19
Who's been supporting our? 01:06:22
Viking tennis down there and. 01:06:25
It's just really cool, you know? The kids are really jazzed. 01:06:28
You know, they've taken a real sense of pride, Mr. Vega came over to the school. 01:06:33
And did a presentation. 01:06:38
For both teams. 01:06:40
Brought a bunch of swag just like Mr. Miguel has on with the logo right there. Brought all the kids hats and. 01:06:43
You know, we took a lot of pictures and stuff and it was. 01:06:50
And it was just really cool. 01:06:56
I feel good every time I drive down C St. and I see the banner it says. 01:06:59
Port Away Nimi supports biking, tennis. 01:07:03
And I just think that's really cool. You know, and. 01:07:07
Kudos to your organization, you know. 01:07:10
We are grateful, you know, on behalf of the kids. 01:07:12
You know, they walk around with the beanies on and. 01:07:15
The hats on, you know and it's. 01:07:18
They feel good, you know. So thanks very much for listening to me. 01:07:20
Thank you, Commissioner Moody. Any other? 01:07:24
Comments from a commissioners. 01:07:26
I just want to really appreciate staff. 01:07:32
Putting this all of course, this agenda together, all of our other work we've done in the the last six months or so, the 01:07:36
Commission has been more active than it's ever been and so this is. 01:07:41
What although another step in this kind of process for all of these items, I think it's a meaningful 1. 01:07:48
I know the city's also been improving, or rather expanding its communications online on its website. 01:07:55
And that's a big deal. I know that takes staff time and it's it's important. 01:08:02
As well as. 01:08:07
I know we're kind of navigating on certain times right now. 01:08:08
As far as state funding, we have state proposition one that passed that's going to have impacts in our city. 01:08:12
The state budget deficit is going to have an impact in our city and so that's very unknown time for our staff to navigate what 01:08:18
exactly our budget is going to look like. And so I just want to appreciate them and and their wisdom as we navigate these kind of. 01:08:25
Possibly difficult times that our city will be having, hopefully not where weather the storm. 01:08:32
Finally, I just want to acknowledge. So our next meeting is in July, so I just want to. 01:08:38
Encourage everybody and to continue to attend our community events both in the City of Winemie and an Oxnard and county wide. 01:08:42
In June, we will have the Juneteenth Festival in downtown Oxnard. There will also be Oxnard Pride and that's going to be a 01:08:51
wonderful that of course includes Port Hueneme. It's our LGBTQ plus Pride event in June. And so I really encourage everyone to 01:08:57
participate in those and any other community events that we have. 01:09:04
Coming up. 01:09:12
With. 01:09:13
Our next regular meeting of the Citizen Advisory Commission is Monday. 01:09:15
July 8th at 4:00 PM. 01:09:19
And with that, the meeting is now adjourned. The time is 509. Thank you everyone, and thank you to the commissioners and the 01:09:22
members of the public that are here. And of course, thank you to our fabulous staff. Thank you so much. 01:09:27
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