COASTAL COMMISSION DENIES COUNTY AND SENDS FISHERMAN’S WHARF PROJECT BACK TO CITY
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
From: HBCA (Harbor and Beach Community Alliance)
Contact: Rene Aiu: 805-827-0819 or Diane Delaney: 805- 657-0760
October 13, 2017
COASTAL COMMISSION DENIES COUNTY AND SENDS FISHERMAN’S WHARF PROJECT BACK TO CITY
October 13, 2017 at a Coastal Commission meeting in Chula Vista, City Attorney Ken Rozell, appearing on
behalf of the City, and members of HBCA won a clear victory at the Coastal Commission when the Commission agreed that the Harbor Department and County could not by-pass the City’s jurisdiction. The County had
sought to have the Coastal Commissioners over rule the Commission’s Executive Director’s determination that the Public Works Plan Amendment required review and approval by the City prior to the Fisherman’s Wharf
project moving forward.
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- Past councils and administrations did not invest in our infrastructure because it was politically convenient to keep rates low while surrounding cities were making investments in their infrastructure.
- The current council has to deal with the neglect of the past.
- We all enjoyed lower rates and were benefactors of the past neglect, now the chickens have come home to roost.
- We need to be prompted to think and realize that this will not self-correct or go away regardless of who sits on the council.
- The wastewater problem is just too bad to ignore anymore.
- There’s no magic pot of money hidden in the city coffers, an FBI raid, DA investigations, countless audits and consultants have already confirmed this.
- They have revealed past sloppy accounting with poor oversight which has subsequently been corrected but the wounds inflicted by the past management will continue to surface for a long time no matter who’s in charge.
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July 12 2017 Update City of Oxnard on Fisherman’s Wharf
The Oxnard City Council met in Council Chambers on July 11, 2017. Prior to the Regular Meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM, the Council met in Closed Session 4:30 PM
Prior to the closed session the items to be discussed were reported by the mayor. The item regarding Ventura County and Channel Islands Harbor Properties LLC., threat to sue the city concerning the proposed development at Fisherman’s Wharf was mentioned. (5:45 – on the video) The reference to this item was referred to as having potential Potential Litigation CC On the advice of the City Attorney, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2), based on existing facts and circumstances, there is significant exposure to litigation against the City in one potential case. The City Attorney requested that this item be discussed in closed session under the Brown Act exception of Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation.
Report by Mayor Flynn City Council Meeting July 11,2017 following closed session: (9:07 on the video)
Regarding closed session item 4 Ventura County and Channel Islands Harbor Properties LLC Threat to sue the city concerning the proposed development at Fisherman’s Wharf the City Council deliberated on that matter and instructed the City Manager to send a letter to the Harbor director and the County CEO stating the cities position.
Documents reference Proposed Settlement Offer of July 6, 2017 and City Response of July 12, 2017 Regarding Proposed Fisherman’s Wharf
- Outline of County Settlement Draft to City July 6, 2017
- City July 12 2017 Response to County Settlement Document. From Office of the City Manager to Michael Powers, CEO County of Ventura and Lyn Krieger, Director, Ventura County Harbor Department, stating the City’s position.
4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation CC On the advice of the City Attorney, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2), based on existing facts and circumstances, there is significant exposure to litigation against the City in one potential case.
The City Attorney requested that this item be discussed in closed session under the Brown Act exception of Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation.
Thank You! Channel Islands Beach Community Services District
The Channel Islands Beach Community Services District
allowed HBCA and the Developer to present to the board on Tuesday, June 27th
TOPIC: Channel Islands Harbor Developments
This is the letter sent following the presentations [Click Here for PDF – CIBCSD_Letter-to-CCC_July_14_2017]
From: Channel Islands Beach Community Services District; Dated: July 14 2017; To: The Coastal Commission, City of Oxnard (Mayor and City Council); Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
- Proposed Massive 400 apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf
- 55 feet high, Two city blocks long
- Surrounded by a wall 18.5 feet high
- 1,000 more cars at Victoria and
Channel Islands Blvd.
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.
See all BOS Agendas upcoming and archived meeting videos:
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.
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100% of funds donated to HBCA are used to pay consultant and an attorney fees.
ALL other costs for mailing, printing, administration, posters, presentations, etc are donated by volunteers.
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) is not a 501(c)3 nor any type of corporation. It is a loosely organized grassroots community group and can endorse any candidate and take positions on issues. However, HBCA does not and has not fundraised for any candidate or political party or contributed any monies to a political candidate.
HBCA only fundraises to oppose the Fisherman’s Wharf Apartment Project per the Public Works Plan Amendment 7, a public interest issue.
Western Alliance for Nature is a different and separate organization and separate from any of HBCA’s activities other than it has allowed HBCA for this public interest issue to fundraise through their 501(c)3 corporation. The Western Alliance for Nature does not endorse candidates and has taken no position on this or any other election issues.