Chavez's Birthday Will Be Paid City Holiday

From Times Staff Reports

The Oxnard City Council has voted to make Cesar Chavez's birthday a paid holiday for city workers.

The three-day weekend will cost about $65,000 in overtime pay.

The council had previously discussed whether to mark Chavez's birthday with a holiday or to use the money the holiday would cost to educate people about his life.

Gov. Gray Davis designated Chavez's birthday a state holiday last year. Moorpark made his March 31 birthday a holiday this year.

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