By Chris Frost
The Oxnard City Council gave Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin a special commendation for her work in the community over the past 12 months during the Sept. 11, meeting.
Mayor Tim Flynn said it’s not often someone like Irwin visits the council, and in the current political environment things don’t get done because of opinion differences.
“Assemblywoman Irwin has been able to transcend that and do some great things for Oxnard,” Flynn said.
Irwin obtained $9.5 million in state funding for emergency repairs to the Oxnard wastewater treatment plant.
“I wish you could have gotten that before the recall election,” he said. “It insured emergency repairs will be completed and ensure the wastewater system will improve its services.”
Irwin also obtained $68.6 million for construction of a six-lane bridge on Rice Avenue over the Union Pacific Railroad at State Route 34 to eliminate the railroad crossing, Flynn said.
Irwin thanked the residents and council and said she was a Thousand Oaks Council member for 10 years.
“We have, as a team, worked very hard to do what we can for Oxnard, especially for the wastewater plant,” she said. “Oxnard made a huge investment in the purification plant. It is a state-of-the-art facility and, for us, it was important to make sure the plant continues to operate so you can start delivering more water to the rest of the county.”
She said the purification plant has a big benefit for the county.
“We will keep looking for funds to help Oxnard thrive,” she said. “This is a fantastic community.”
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