Downtown Oxnard’s arts community and the ill informed decision to cut Tracy Hudak out of the picture

Artist Eric Reel wrote an insightful,  in-depth article for Society 805 about Tracy Hudak’s  short term as Arts Impact Director for the Oxnard Development Management District (ODMD). I wrote an article about Hudak for the VCReporter last year and discussed her departure in arts briefs last month. Having spoken to ODMD Executive director Abel Ramírez Magaña, at length, it became clear to me that he’s just another vision-void bureaucrat and that downtown Oxnard is following the same path to revitalization as  other historic downtowns: spend an indecent amount of money on outside consultants and pin your hopes on decorative planters.


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