Oxnard Metropolis Council hopefuls speak homeless, points

Candidates for Oxnard City Council include (from top left) Bert E. Perello, Christopher P. Arevalo,  Eduardo Huerta and Douglas Dean Partello from District 1, Gabriel Teran and Tai Hartley from District 2, and Armando Piña, Gabriela Basua and Lawrence Paul Stein from District 5.

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9 candidates are operating for 3 open seats on the Oxnard Metropolis Council in November.

The very best vote-getter every in District 1, 2 and 5 races will serve a four-year time period.

Bert E. Perello, who has represented District 1 since 2013, will defend his seat in opposition to Christopher P. Arevalo, Eduardo Q. Huerta and Douglas Dean Partello. The district represents northwest Oxnard.

In District 2, Gabe Teran, who received his seat in a particular election, will go head-to-head in opposition to Tai Hartley for a full, four-year time period on the council. The district covers the northcentral a part of town.

Incumbent Gabriela Basua, who has served on the council since 2018, will contend with Armando Piña and Lawrence Paul Stein for the seat in District 5, which represents southeast Oxnard. 

The Star requested every candidate questions impressed by suggestions from the general public. Beneath are their responses in their very own phrases, which have been edited for readability and house.

District 1

Christopher P. Arevalo

Oxnard City Council candidate for District 1 Christopher P. Arevalo

Age: 62 

Occupation: Retired healthcare govt

Schooling: Bachelor’s diploma in accounting, grasp’s diploma in enterprise.

What three concepts do it’s important to handle housing affordability and homelessness?

The town of Oxnard has a complete plan in place to handle the problem of reasonably priced housing. The town provides a homebuyer help program, which provides as much as $57,000 for low and moderate-income residents and topic to funding availability. All applications are topic to debt ratios for qualifying. Typically, the ratio is a restrict of 38% debt to total revenue to qualify.


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