Oxnard will hold its special city council recall election today, May 1. Business leaders are strongly encouraged to participate by voting and urging employees, colleagues and family members to do the same. The recall election will likely see a very light voter turnout (maybe 10%).
For voters not familiar with the special election, Oxnard City Clerk Michelle Ascencion has published an informational video to explain the purpose and process.
The Oxnard 2020 coalition of business, labor and public safety has launched a "complete the ballot" campaign. The Oxnard Chamber is a member of that coalition.
In addition, the Oxnard Chamber has endorsed Miguel Lopez for mayor. "The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce opposed the city council recall election when petitions were being circulated among voters. However, the recall is here. If the current mayor is recalled, we believe the best candidate to succeed him is Miguel Lopez. Miguel is an open-minded champion for Oxnard and would assume office without any preconceived agendas," said Oxnard Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm.
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, along with many of Oxnard's businesses and residents, looks forward to the recall election completion and hopes the city can get back to normal business.