HBCA Position on Karl’s December 4, 2022
Why Karl’s Project is the Right Choice for Fisherman’s Wharf
Why The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) is supporting Karl’s Strawberry Village as the right project for Fisherman’s Wharf for many reasons but the following details the two most basic reasons, responses to key objections to Karl’s and the Harbor Department’s process and lack of transparency…
Saturday December 3 2022 Fisherman’s Wharf 3rd Annual Food & Toy Drive
The generosity and outstanding efforts by all in our community created a wonderful outcome! We will post final numbers when we have them!THANK YOU ALL! https://keyt.com/news/ventura-county/2022/12/03/toy-donations-fill-a-boat-in-channel-islands-harbor/...
Ventura County Board of Supervisors Voted Unanimously Ensuring Public Access
At the Ventura County Board Meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2022 we finally won unanimous support for public access to walkways that have been blocked by the apartment complexes that Sara has fought for since 2009 - this is a victory dedicated to Sara Wan....
September 2022 HBCA Pros and Cons Fisherman’s Wharf Developer Presentations
HBCA assessed the 3 proposals for Fisherman’s Wharf by developing a list of Pros and Cons for each proposal. This assessment indicates Karls “Strawberry Village” offers the best opportunity to revitalize the harbor without long delays, maximize public access, and drive visitors to the harbor.
February 2022 Harbor Update
2022 County Audit Report on Harbor Department is Released! The Report Confirms Public’s Concerns, Omits Important Issues
and Raises More Questions! HBCA continues to push for positive changes in the way the harbor is managed.
Dec 4th 2021 Food and Toy Drive at Fisherman’s Wharf
Thank you for your support & generosity!2021 Holiday Food and Toy Drive on Saturday December 4th The results of all our efforts are:Estimated 4,000 lbs of foodApproximately 1,200 incredible toysOver $25,000 in monetary donations including the matching...
Ventura County Redistricting 2021
TAKE ACTION TODAY! Please share your support for our Community of Interest! The County is required to complete the redistricting process by December 15, 2021. The County is considering draft Maps NOW! The City of Oxnard redistricting deadline is in April...
September 2021 Update: What Happened – What’s Happening – 2021
Important Update on the Harbor: What Has Been Achieved (9/21)HBCA discovered that the Harbor Department was operating without a standard development process though both the County and the City of Oxnard each had one. A standard development process is essential to...
January 28, 2021 – County Harbor Visioning Workshop
NEW DATE: – SIGN UP NOW – PARTICIPATE ON THURSDAY JANUARY 28 6-8PM
Water Quality In Channel Islands Harbor – Dec 23 2020
HBCA Public Comments to LA Water Board in support of our harbor’s water quality – December 2020
Saturday Dec 12, 2020 Fisherman’s Wharf – Food & Toy Drive
Thank You For Your Support! The Holiday Food & Toy Drive exceeded expectations!
December 2020 – 400 Apartment Developer’s Exclusivity of Fisherman’s Wharf is Over – BUT….
Channel Islands Harbor Partners LLC (CIHP) did not pay the required fees on December 1st required to retain its exclusive Lease Option Agreement related to the Fisherman’s Wharf area. However, CIHP’s exclusivity through ERNs for the X3 area and F/F1 parcels are not due to expire until March 31, 2021
What’s Next for Channel Islands Harbor – Update August 23, 2020
It was a rare unanimous 12-0 vote by the Coastal Commission denying the County’s attempt to override the City of Oxnard’s denial of a Local Coastal Plan Amendment to allow the massive 400 apartment building at Fisherman’s Wharf. BUT – it’s NOT OVER!
California Coastal Commission Denied the OVERRIDE 8/12/2020
Coastal Commission 2020 Override decision – watch the video!
8-12-2020 – Reasons to deny the request by Ventura County Harbor Department for an LCP amendment override
California Coastal Commission Hearing August 12, 2020 South Central Coast District Agenda Item: 19 Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) City of Oxnard LCP Amendment No. LCP-4-OXN-20-0007-1 (Ventura County Harbor Department) Public hearing and action on request by Ventura...
6-29-2020 Ventura County BOS 6-26-20 RE-Vote to extend ERNs for CIHP – Brown Act Violation
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.
June 23, 2020 Items On The Ventura County Board of Supervisors Agenda for Harbor Department
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
March 2020 UPDATE!
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.
2019 Where are we now – what’s next?
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.
HBCA Position on “Visioning” Meetings:
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...