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Two Oxnard City Council Members Announce Plans To Run For Mayor In Wake Of City Scandal

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:46pm

After the Ventura County District Attorney’s office finally released a long await report into mismanagement of the City of Oxnard, it’s apparently spiking interest among people seeking the city’s top elected post.

Current Oxnard Mayor Tom Holden hasn’t announced yet whether he will seek re-election this November.

Two current City Council members say they’re in the race for the post. Carmen Ramirez, and Irene Pinkard both say they will seek the mayor’s post.

Following the seizure of boxloads of city documents, and computer files in 2010, prosecutors released a 99 page report last week which says it found mismanagement and improper accounting of some city funds, and contracts, and improper reporting of gifts by city officials.

The report stopped short of calling for criminal charges against officials, saying there wasn’t enough evidence, but did call for numerous reforms.

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