The County of Ventura has enabled the piecemeal development of the Channel Islands Harbor by approving amendments to the public work plan and by approving exclusive rights to negotiate to developers that chip away at the public, visitor and boating serving functions this entire space is to represent.
Amendment 7 is the most egregious affront to the Local Coastal Plan of Oxnard, the Public Works Plan of the County of Ventura and the concerns of The City of Oxnard, Oxnard’s Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) representing all neighborhoods in Oxnard, the residents adjacent to the Harbor in Silverstrand, Hollywood Beach, Oxnard Shores and Mandalay Bay as well as residents from outside of the county and the state who visit our harbor – all have been dismissed as irrelevant.
“Public Outreach” has been one-sided and the short list of changes made based on input have been insulting.
INCO Board Meetings – Harbor Presentations by HBCA and Developers
HBCA has retained consultants and specialists to review documents and procedures in regard to the proposed development at Fisherman’s Wharf.
On Feb 1, 2017 HBCA presented to INCO on the development proposed for Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands harbor.
The presentation indicated that the proposed development presents many inconsistencies to policies in the City of Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan (LCP).
The board of INCO thanked the presenters and made and passed a motion to invite the developers to present at a future meeting.
On March 1, 2017 the developers responded with a presentation thanking the board for the opportunity to respond.
There were many questions and comments following both presentations.
The INCO board voted unanimously at the end of the meeting on March 1st to send a letter to the City and the County opposing the development.
In the event the links below do not work please see: https://www.oxnard.org/inco-archived-agendas-and-minutes/
I have re-posted the following in order – March 1st was the first presentation and Feb 1st was the developer response.
|Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization||Feb 1, 2017 (Includes HBCA presentation)||Agenda||Video|
|Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization||Mar 1, 2017 (Includes Developer response to HBCA presentation)||Agenda||Video|
May 9 2017, INCO presents the letter in opposition to the project.
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Note: May 9 2017 fast forward to 27:21 if you want to see only this.
The Oxnard City Council initiated the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) to give residents the opportunity to participate in governmental decision-making processes.
The INCO encourages Oxnard residents to form neighborhood councils to address issues and needs that are important to community members.
The INCO, in turn, serves as an advocacy group for each of the neighborhood councils. The INCO is made up of the chairpersons of each active neighborhood council, ensuring that residents from each neighborhood have a voice.
The INCO assists the neighborhood councils in communicating with the Oxnard City Council and City staff, and helps the neighborhood councils achieve their objectives.
The INCO holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month, serving as a forum for neighborhood council participants. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St.
The INCO meetings are broadcast live on Oxnard CityWatch Television. Time Warner Cable subscribers can watch the meetings on Channel 10, and Frontier Communications customers can tune in to Channel 35.