ReNew Oxnard Program

ReNew Oxnard Program

Updated 11/11/2020.

Selected neighborhoods in the City of Oxnard received a flyer from the City announcing the ReNew Oxnard Program and the following information:

  • Residents from the selected neighborhoods have communicated interest to the City for improved services.
  • CivicMic and the City will engage residents to build a long-lasting solution for each neighborhood.
  • Engaged participants will be able to express ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods.
  • Residents of each neighborhood will work together on solutions through the ReNew Oxnard Program: Neighbors for the revitalization of Oxnard communities.
  • Residents interested in participating are encouraged to subscribe for email updates about the program from CivicMic.

Over 300 residents from the selected neighborhoods have subscribed.  If you haven't, please subscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

ReNew Oxnard Program Neighborhoods (Phase 1)

California Cove
California Lighthouse
Country Club Estates
Greystone
Le Village

Meadowcrest Villas
Pacific Breeze
Pacific Cove
Pacific Pointe
River Ridge

Standard Pacific
The Pointe
Vineyards
Wingfield
Wingfield West

In this post, CivicMic introduces the ReNew Oxnard Program in more detail including additional information and anticipated next steps.

Background

Governmental jurisdictions and traditional decision-making processes established over the past 200 years have remained essentially static. Many have discovered that top-down unilateral decision-making does not result in comprehensive, lasting solutions.  Today’s problems call for a kind of collaborative governance in which leaders play new roles, bringing people together from various interests and perspectives to work to address difficult issues. Acting in their roles as conveners, leaders do not impose solutions, but rather get people involved in finding effective solutions together. Collaboration thus enables leaders to act without taking sides.

Mission Statement

The City of Oxnard wishes to engage constituents in a collaborative governance effort to find and implement solutions for the revitalization and long-term viability of public improvements in and around various neighborhoods in the City, thus protecting real estate values and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. Solutions are expected to include the creation of citizen advisory committees, ongoing monitoring, and adaptive management techniques to ensure the sustainability of desired outcomes and successful implementation of the agreed-upon solutions.

Stages of the ReNew Oxnard Program for Collaboration

  • Inform - Give information. This approach can help get reactions to proposals, gain insight into the public’s viewpoints, and help alleviate controversies due to misinformation.
  • Consult - Gain feedback, advice, or input from a broad array of stakeholders; this can be done on a one-time or ongoing basis. It can also be used to identify data needs and policy options.
  • Engage - Choose priorities and propose solutions with neighborhoods that have significant participation and willingness to develop viable and sustainable solutions.
  • Collaborate - Seek consensus on proposed solutions.
  • Implementation - Move to the final phase of solutions for neighborhoods with significant support for proposed solutions.
  • Repeat the process for neighborhoods that were not able to implement solutions and for new neighborhoods interested in joining the program (Phase 2).

What to Expect for each Stage of the ReNew Oxnard Program

  • Inform Stage
    • Create, update, and post background and other helpful information to the City's Special Districts Division website, CivicMic's website, and social media platforms. Click here to access the information by neighborhood.  (Ongoing)
    • Engage residents and share the information.  Click here to subscribe and receive updates via email. (Ongoing)
    • Host a survey to ascertain interest by neighborhood for participation in a program to improve services received from the City. (Completed)
    • Select neighborhoods and announce the ReNew Oxnard Program. (Completed)
    • Host a combined meeting with all of the participating neighborhoods to introduce the program in detail and answer questions.  (Next step)
    • Record and share community meetings on websites and social media.  (Ongoing)
    • Host a survey to better understand desired outcomes and perceived need to participate in the program by each neighborhood.  (Future)
    • Host meetings with each neighborhood, or grouped neighborhoods when it improves outcomes, to go over the next steps leading to the remaining stages of the program. (Future)
  • Consult Stage
    • Meet and work with each neighborhood, or grouped neighborhoods, to determine neighborhood-specific priorities for improvements and general concerns.  This task may require multiple meetings.  (Future)
    • Poll and survey to confirm that desired improvements and concerns have been prioritized correctly.  (Future)
  • Engage Stage
    • Meet and work with each neighborhood, or grouped neighborhoods, and the City to develop neighborhood-specific viable and sustainable solutions to improve services and address concerns.  This task may require multiple meetings. (Future)
  • Collaborate Stage
    • Meet and work with each neighborhood, or grouped neighborhoods, to seek consensus on proposed solutions.  This task will likely require multiple meetings. (Future)
  • Implementation Stage
    • Create citizen advisory committees to assist with additional engagement efforts and the implementation of agreed-upon solutions. (Future)
    • Work with each neighborhood, or grouped neighborhoods, and the City to implement agreed-upon solutions. (Future)
  • Repeat Process Stage (Phase 2)
    • Repeat the process for neighborhoods that were not able to implement solutions and for new neighborhoods interested in joining the program (Phase 2). (Future)

What to Expect Next

Join the ReNew Oxnard Program to learn about available options to improve your neighborhood including the exterior improvements (perimeter, parkways, and medians).

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2 thoughts on “ReNew Oxnard Program”

  1. Over what period of time are you proposing that we will see any physical changes to our neighborhoods?

    1. Hi Damon,

      Good question. Working with each neighborhood to ascertain needs and achieve consensus on a solution will take several meetings and time. We will need to agree on improvements to maintain, level of maintenance, and many other variables. In addition, the various scenarios will result in multiple budgets to discuss and agree on. Agreement on a solution will be followed by implementation proceedings that could take months. It is hard to tell this early in the process, but it could take one to two years. We will discuss this in more detail at the first meeting. Thank you!

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