The status quo in Oxnard
Council members are trying to justify giving (Karen Burnham, interim Oxnard city manager) more money because she is working two jobs. (Oxnard, Santa Paula: What the heck is going on?, News-Slapshot, 06/14) This is specious and faulty logic because when an executive is hired at more than $200,000/year it is assumed she will put in 9-10 hours a day. They can’t really expect the poor lady to work 18-20 hours/day
They are not going to give her a “raise.” This a different position with a brand new pay scale. Although at $305,000/yr. she will be earning more than twice as much as the Governor.
I’m afraid they’ll negotiate a long-term contract and we’ll be saddled with her for the next four years.
This whole brouhaha has Sotelo’s fingerprints all over it. (Consent Calendar)
Mayoral candidate, Oxnard, 2012
Regarding the “Power to Speak” by Grant Marcus, 6/21, finally we agree on something; Obama is a joke. I wrote a very similar letter over three year ago and your readers called me a narrow-minded racist. I wonder if they will do the same to one of their own now that Mr. Marcus has seen the light?
Skirting around some blatant facts
In response to Mr. Moomjean’s assertation (that claims we have become a culture saying it’s OK to break a law (Right Persuasion, 6/21), I would like to remind him that President Obama’s new policy is such that NOBODY is breaking the law. It adjusts the law to allow our young, educated, decent people to stay, to pursue their educations, to pursue citizenship, and eliminates the fear of being deported. These young people were brought here as infants or toddlers, have grown up here, speak the language and are indicating, by way of staying, their wish to stay and become positive contributing members of our country. Mr. Moomjean suggests that we replace the word “immigrant” (etc.) with “criminal” (etc.), which is a spurious argument at best. Obviously, he sees immigrants and criminals as of the same ilk, which is criminal in itself, but we are all immigrants, Mr. Moomjean, except for Native Americans, who, ironically and hideously, are treated like criminals. So, yes, watch yourself. Hell on earth already visited this country.