The following was published in the Citizens Journal on September 5, 2016.
As you may be aware, the Coastal Commission staff has declared the Harbor Department’s application for Amendment 7 of the Public Works Plan for the harbor was declared incomplete today. The Commission has indicated that the Harbor Department must now provide what was missing from the application. This will delay it going to a Coastal Commission hearing. It is not clear yet for how long.
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance will continue its effort to oppose this Amendment when it is resubmitted. We will also be working to oppose any amendment to the current City of Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan or any change in the updated Local Coastal Plan that would not be in the interests of the public regarding development at the Channel Islands Harbor. In respect to the proposed Amendment 7 of the PWP, we have attached a copy of the reasons we believe this Amendment 7 is not in the interest of the county residents, visitors to the Harbor and the nearby residents. Please see the attached and let me know if you have any questions. Please note we are still in the process of adding to this document as research and find more issues with the Amendment. We will send you more information as appropriate. We are still discussing what and who should be interviewed. Please be patient we are an informal group of neighbors.
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance