Christina Aerenlund, Public Information Officer 300 West Third Street, Fourth Floor
It has been 20 months since the District Attorney’sinvestigators served search warrants on Oxnard City Hall.During that time, the ongoing probe created manychallenges.Now that the District Attorney’s Office has completed itsinvestigation, it is time for the City of Oxnard to moveforward, evaluate the concerns identified in the investigationand continue the implementation of already improvedpolicies and procedures.As the City looks forward, a number of corrective actionsthat have already been undertaken to ensure accuracy,accountability and transparency in City operations at alllevels. This is reflected by the statement in the DA'S report,which reads: “Fortunately, many of the suggestions havealready been adopted by the City.” There are numerous examples of these actions, whichinclude:
Review of credit card practices within the past year,reducing the number of employees who hold City creditcards and modifying the spending limits available to eachcardholder.
As of February 1, 2011, the travel policy has been revised.Specifically, the City implemented a fixed per diem ratefor all employees and elected officials, using federal perdiem rates. Per Diem rates for all City officials andemployees are in strict accordance to Federal and State
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT(S):Karen BurnhamDATE: April 20, 2012Interim City Manager 805-385-7430Karen.Burnham@ci.oxnard.ca.us