Oxnard voters approved a sales tax that city officials say is necessary to keep the city operating and three of four measures sponsored by activist Aaron Starr appear to be getting their stamp of approval as well.
Measure E, a 1.5 percent sales tax, is passing by several thousand votes as of Tuesday’s second update from County Clerk-Recorder Mark A. Lunn’s office (Note: This are not the final results).
Starr-sponsored measures F, M and N are on track for approval, but Starr’s Measure L, which would have made the city treasurer the chief financial officer, is going down in flames.
Measure F, which changes the city’s permit system, is narrowly passing by several hundred votes, just over one percent of the total votes cast.
Measure M, which moves the time of city council meetings to evenings and requires other changes to how meetings are conducted, is passing by the largest margin of any of the measures on the city ballot.
Measure N, which earmarks sales tax money for repairing streets, is passing by about 2,100 votes or just over three percent.