The Hard Choice No One Wants To Make

RiverPark Resident, Orlando Dozier, Oxnard City Council Candidate

RiverPark Resident, Orlando Dozier, Oxnard City Council Candidate

The following is a statement I received from Orlando Dozier, a fellow RiverPark resident who is a candidate for the Oxnard City Council,…

For those of us who regularly attend or watch on TV the Oxnard City Council Tuesday night meetings, it’s obvious no one wants to make the hard choice of which city programs to cut. That’s right I said it; we need to cut some city programs until funding is available.
I would strongly recommend the City Council have staff identify which current programs are “must-haves” (can’t do without) and which are discretionary. After separating the must-haves from the discretionary, they can prioritize the discretionary list and fund as much of it as possible. To finish the process, they can move the remaining discretionary items to an “unfunded” list and fund these remaining items as funding becomes available.

The budgetary process I just explained is a very modest approach to managing a budget and staying within your funding limits. It’s time for the City Council to start making the hard choices and bring city spending under control. I ask for your vote this June 4th and I pledge not to shy away from the hard choices.

Orlando Dozier
Oxnard City Council Candidate

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