City of Oxnard Planning Process
Public Meeting April 22, 2019 First of THREE public hearings.
City Process on County Request for LCPA
The public review participation process consisted of 3 meetings.
The FIRST of these meetings occurred this past Monday, April 22nd. This was the Community Workshop. Over 250 people attended the workshop to hear the developer’s project presentation and to ask questions and comment on the project.
The SECOND public meeting was with the City of Oxnard’s Planning Commission. There are 5 members on the Commission. The meeting was anticipated to be sometime in June 2019 – but was delayed until August 22. The the result was the Planning Commission voted 5-1 to support the recommendation of Staff to Deny the Amendment and will now submit that recommendation to the City Council.
The THIRD and final meeting NOVEMBER 7th 2019 Special City Council Meeting 6PM, City Council will hear Staff and Planning Commission reports. The Developer and public comment. The City Council voted to DENY THE AMENDMENT!
In October 2017, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) told Ventura County and the developer, Channel Islands Harbor Properties, LLC (CIHP), that a Local Coastal Plan Amendment (LCPA) from the City of Oxnard was required before the CCC would consider their request for an amendment to the harbor’s Public Works Plan (PWP).
In March of 2019, the City agreed to start its public review process of the County’s LCPA. During this review process, the City will decide if they will approve or deny the County and developer’s request for an LCPA.
If the City would have approved the County’s LCPA, the City would no longer have any jurisdictional say about what the project should be or put any conditions on it. The County and developer would have then proceeded to obtain approval for a PWPA from the Coastal Commission to build the 400-apartment complex at Fisherman’s Wharf.
We are pleased that the City staff, City Planning Commission and City Council all voted to DENY the Amendment.
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