April 22, 2019 Fisherman’s Wharf – PUBLIC WORKSHOP

April 22, 2019 – Location and Time set for Public Workshop! The County responded on 4/12/19 to the City of Oxnard letter dated March 21, 2019, asking that the County provide them with further clarification as to significant issues with the County’s recent completed application for their 400-unit Apartment Project at Fisherman’s Wharf as the densities proposed will require sufficient water, sewer capacity, and parking and will also result in visual character changes. A Community Workshop at PAC April 22, 2019. PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE – WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND!!

County Delays Channel Islands Harbor Hotel Construction – Sunday 4-7-19 VCSTAR

As one of only 12 small-boat harbors left along the California coast, the Channel Islands Harbor is a rare and precious coastal resource within the city of Oxnard. Ventura County owns the harbor land and has shamefully allowed many of the moderately priced visitor-serving facilities, including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Casa Sirena Hotel on Peninsula Road and the Whale’s Tail restaurant on Harbor Boulevard, to deteriorate.

County’s attempts to bypass Oxnard’s legal public process

VC REPORTER: Mar 6, 2019 | Oxnard, Power to Speak, Rene Aiu, Harbor & Beach Community Alliance | Click To Read on VC REPORTER Fisherman’s Wharf at Channel Islands Harbor has fallen...

Harbor Director Says the Only Source of Facts About the Harbor Is Himself and His Staff

In a February 8, 2019 letter to the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance with copies to the County Board of Supervisors and Oxnard City Council, Mark Sandoval wrote “I also stated that if anyone other than myself or my staff was providing an update on Harbor development or operations, to take it with a grain of salt and understand the objective of the presenting organization.”

Is Now the Time for Channel Islands Harbor to Update its Public Works Plan?

For more information about environmental justice, go to: www.coastal.ca.gov/env-justice/If you could like to send in comments to the Coastal Commission, please do so by February...

ABOUT HBCA

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?

WE WANT

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

WE WANT

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

WE WANT

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.