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Oxnard Residents Repeal Wastewater Fee Hike; Ventura Voters Extend Parcel Tax To Help Schools

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Oxnard voters repealed a wastewater treatement rate hike city officials say was needed to replace the city's aging, failing facilities

Some Oxnard residents upset with a major hike in their wastewater fees took the issue to the ballot box, and won.

Oxnard’s Measure M passed by a 72% to 23% margin, repealing the increase approved by the city council earlier this year. The City approved the hike as part of efforts to pay for a revamp of its aging, failing wastewater treatment system.

Some South Coast residents feel it’s worth spending a little more to help their schools. Ventura School District voters approved Measure R, renewal of an existing $59 dollar a year parcel tax for four more years, which will raise about $2.2 million dollar annually for academic programs.