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Today, California Coastal Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a staff report finding that the NRG’s Puente Power Plant proposal for the Mandalay Generating Station was incompatible with the requirements of the California Coastal Act. Commissioners voted to have Commission staff forward their recommendation that NRG locate the facility elsewhere, other than on the Oxnard Coast […]
Why are Seabridge and Westport residents upset about their Harbor Patrol Costs? The chart below illustrates the number of slips, miles patrolled and the taxes levied. With 17% of the slips in the harbor and 18% of the milers patrolled. Westport and Seabridge pay 44 % of the costs. Clearly we think it’s time for […]
SAY NO to Apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf! The Board of Supervisors recently gave an option for a very long-term (65-year) lease to a developer who proposed a “mixed use development project” for Fisherman’s Wharf. Translation: a high-density apartment project, together with resident parking structures for over 600 vehicles. The stated rationale from our leaders is […]
Channel Islands Harbor, one of the most striking harbors on America’s West Coast, and its grand entrance — Fisherman’s Wharf — are in decay. This reflects 15 years of mismanagement by Ventura County, including a disappointing lack of understanding about how a government entity should nurture, develop and operate a publicly owned coastal resource. The […]
Application of SCE to Approve Fourth Power Plant in Oxnard #14-11-016 Your neighbors in Oxnard urgently need your help. For more than 50 years, Oxnard residents have borne the pollution of landfills, a Superfund site located on the most unique remaining coastal wetlands in Southern California, three power plants on its beaches, and agricultural pesticides […]
In this video Eric Liu shares his views on how we can all be better citizens.
CICA Interview In this interview Werner Keller talks about Channel Islands Harbor, the challenges and opportunities we face as a community. Thanks Good Morning Oxnard.
Fisherman’s Wharf, Oxnard, CA – Community feedback was requested by residents who attended a presentation made on January 16, 2016, in which 390 apartments are proposed and about 25,000 square feet of commercial/retail at the corner of Channel Islands Blvd and Victoria Ave. Presenting were Mike Mercandante of the Channel Islands Community Association (CICA, a […]
A wonderful story about how public spaces can change the character of a city. Watching Amanda Burton describe her experiences in planning public spaces, I was struck at the high bar she set’s for City planners across the county. Immediately I was left with a great sense of disappointment in how the County of Ventura […]