Troubled Waters for Harbor Plan

Pacific Coast Business Times: Troubled Waters for Harbor Plan

Where are we now – what’s next?

April 22 was the first of 3 City of Oxnard meetings regarding the proposed development of Fisherman’s Wharf – How did we get here, what does it mean and where are we in this stage of City’s decision process on County’s request for a Local Coastal Plan Amendment (LCPA) that would change the Harbor forever.

Fisherman’s Wharf Plan Weighed – April 22 2019

Monday’s meeting was meant to gather public input and allow Tellefsen and his partners to present their vision so that the city can determine the potential impacts. Although this is countyowned property, Oxnard has a role to play.

Apartments can be built anywhere. Harbors cannot.

The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance does not oppose development at Channel Islands Harbor. We supported and continue to support the replacement of the hotel on Peninsula Road. We want Fisherman’s Wharf, which is the gateway to the harbor, revitalized but with the right development, one designed clearly for visitor serving and harbor related uses and with genuine public access as the priority.


We are your friends, neighbors and boaters. You’ve seen us educating and advocating for issues that impact our Harbor and Beaches. We speak up at Board of Supervisor Meetings. We circulate Petitions and write Letters to the City and County. Ask any neighborhood activist you will probably discover they are fellow HBCA volunteers. Harbor&Beach Community Alliance was created to preserve public access to coastal land. Oppose Harbor and Beach development that is not in the interests of the community and the environment. Communicate with local community and government agencies to protect public safety and access.

Next Steps…

Oppose Apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf (Amendment #7)

400 Luxury Gated Apartments 55 ft Tall Massive Concrete Building 2 City Blocks Long Adds about 1,000 cars at Victoria and Channel Islands Blvd. Removes 4 Acres of Fisherman’s wharf and public parking. Donate to Save Public Land from Private Profiteering.


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About HBCA

What do we want?


Development that is consistent with the Coastal Act and is visitor-serving and harbor-oriented.


Going forward, what is needed is an updated Public Works Plan with a comprehensive Master Plan for the entire harbor.


Going forward, we would like to see a “change” to an open, transparent RFP (Request for Proposal) process at the harbor with open bidding for development that is not limited to apartment developers’ proposals. In addition, when the existing ERNs expire in a year and a half, an open rebidding process should be implemented.