6-29-2020 Harbor and Beach Community Alliance charges violation of California’s Brown Act, which ensures transparent government processes and public access, during a regular public Board of Supervisors’ meeting June 23. The issue at hand was a proposed nine-month extension of a developer’s Exclusive Right to Negotiate for three land parcels at Channel Islands Harbor.
6/23/2020 Ventura County Board of Supervisors Steve Bennett requested reconsideration and to rescind his vote AFTER the next item was called – his vote changed the outcome in favor of the developer once again granting extensions for Exclusive Rights to Negotiate
Read more about BOS meeting June 23, 2020
The City of Oxnard’s denial of the County’s Local Coastal Plan Amendment (LCPA) was a win that temporarily stopped the project moving forward. But the County and the billionaire developers have not given up.
On January 27, 2020, the County filed an Override request with the California Coastal Commission. The County’s Override seeks to overturn the City’s LCPA denial. If the Coastal Commission approves this Override, the project will be able to go forward. We need the Coastal Commission to deny the County’s request for an Override.
August 2004 – December 2019The following is a brief timeline of events related to proposed development in Channel Islands Harbor between August 2004 and December2019. August 18 2004 - The County issued a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Fisherman's Wharf. [...
An unsolicited development proposal for Fisherman’s Wharf was sent to the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 21 and copied to the Oxnard City Council. HBCA got a copy of the proposal through a Public Information Request to Oxnard.
City Council voted 6-1 to deny the Amendment! THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL! THANK YOU CITY STAFF! THANK YOU SUPPORTERS! Thursday, November 7th 6 PM If you want to build in the city of Oxnard, you have to play by Oxnard's rules. That's the message the City Council sent to...
Only Established PWP Process Has Legal Basis for the Public to Hold the County Accountable to Deliver the PlanThe fundamental reason governmental agencies like Cities and the Counties establish standard procedures and processes for public input. (e.g. a Specific Plan...
What is needed and would be supported regarding the proposed Fisherman’s Wharf project by the County and Channel Islands Harbor Properties LLC
Thursday, August 22, 2019This was the SECOND of THREE public hearings! City’s Decision Process on County’s LCPAThe public review participation process will consist of 3 meetings.The FIRST of these meetings occurred this past Monday, April 22nd. This was...
Using the developer’s own architectural drawings, HBCA created a Scale Model. For the first time, the public can actually see the scale and density of the Fisherman’s Wharf project. The public can see the County and Developer’s promotional renderings are misleading.
“Equity demands more. Over the last five years, the commission has questioned whether we are doing enough to provide access for all to our beaches, a right guaranteed under the California constitution,” said Environmental Justice Commissioner Effie Turnbull-Sanders. “Achieving true equity requires us to first understand and own our history of disenfranchisement; then, work diligently and deliberately to create full and inclusive participation in process, policy and benefits. Now the real work begins.”
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.
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Join your friends and neighbors who understand how lucky we are to have such a beautiful harbor and realize the importance in opposing the Fisherman’s Wharf 400 apartment project. Our harbor is one of the most beautiful small boat harbors in the nation. There are only 12 small boat harbors along the 1,100 miles of California coastline and harbors are not being built anymore.
Many in the community are outraged by the County taking 11 acres of beautiful waterside land and turning it into a 400 apartment complex. The proposed complex is 2 city blocks long, 55 feet high, a gated fortress- like complex surrounded by two story high walls locking the public out.
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) is different from other community groups because HBCA is guided by experts and legal counsel. This strategic guidance has made HBCA effective. To date HBCA has succeeded in delaying this project, forcing it to go through the normal regulatory process. But it is not over. To continue to be effective, expert and legal advice is essential and that requires funds.