Channel Islands Beach Community Services District

Thank You CIBCSD

UPDATED July 14th 2017

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 PDFCIBCSD_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.

This is the video of the meeting – thanks to KADYTV!

  • 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.

More about HBCA

HBCA_logo_500 This group needs your support for keeping the harbor VISITOR SERVING and PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC USE!
CLICK FOR MORE INFO

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.


INCO Board Meetings – Harbor Presentations by HBCA and Developers

City of OXNARD

Updated with Letter from INCO on May 9th 2017

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:
http://www.ventura.org/bos-archives/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts

Note: May 9 2017 fast forward to 27:21 if you want to see only this.
http://ventura.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=67&clip_id=4650

About INCO

The Inter Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO)

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.


More about HBCA

HBCA_logo_500 This group needs your support for keeping the harbor VISITOR SERVING and PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC USE!
CLICK FOR MORE INFO

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.


SILVER STRAND FUNDRAISING GARAGE SALE

TO SAVE FISHERMAN’S WHARF!

On May 20, 2017, from 8am to 1pm, you are invited to join in on a Silver Strand Community Yard Sale. All proceeds will be donated to help fight the proposed 400 gated apartment complex at Fisherman’s Wharf. All advertisements and related costs will be paid for by some of your neighbors so that those who participate can donate your proceeds to the cause.

Along with selling items, at least 5 neighborhood homes will have education & petition tables set up where you can get information and updates on what is going on with the Fisherman’s Wharf project.

After the Yard Sale event, we will call a charitable organization to pick up unwanted items throughout the neighborhood.

We’ll make it easy for you: No entry fee, free advertisement, free after-event pick up, if you wish, and opportunity to win a trip.

This is an opportunity to contribute to an important cause that affects our community. You can participate by holding a sale in your driveway on May 20th, and donating your proceeds, or by donating items in good condition that can be sold. This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of your unused ‘stuff’ and help a community cause… at the same time! You can also help by volunteering your time to help sell at one of the houses.

Drop off Rules for donations:

  • Any items donated for the sale will be considered a donation and not returned.
  • Tax donation receipt available on request.
  • Items should come priced, or in boxes with a sign on them. Please understand that we may need to lower the price.
  • Option: If you have a lot of items but don’t want to have a sale at your house, you can bring a table to one of our houses
  • You will not get the item back if it doesn’t sell, as it will be donated.

RESPONSE FORM:
Please RESPOND HERE with your e-mail address AND PHONE NUMBER if you would like to participate so we can plan the map for participating houses, etc. We will need your e-mail address so we can send out instructions to all who are participating. If you are interested in donating items, please include your phone number so we can call you with details about what items will be accepted for donation and when/where to bring them.
Thank you!

Someone will call you or e-mail you soon! Thank you!

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone (required)

How would you like to help? (required)
you may select more than one:

If you are interested in having a yardsale to support this cause please tell us your address.

SAVE THE DATE! May 20,2017 8:00-1:00

INCO Board Meeting – Harbor Presentations by HBCA and Developers

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/

Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization Feb 1, 2017 – includes HBCA presentation Agenda Video
Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization Mar 1, 2017 Includes Developers response Agenda Video

PROPOSAL TO SAVE OVERNIGHT RV and BOATING AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF

PROPOSAL TO SAVE OVERNIGHT RV and BOATING AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Islands Harbor is a beautiful location for camping, and the only public boat launch in the area. RV’ers willingly pay $45 per night to park, with no amenities in order to enjoy access to the harbor and public beaches. Boaters park trailers overnight in this location as well.

The proposal by the Harbor Dept. and Channel Islands Harbor Properties LLC was approved by the VC Board of Supervisors and has been submitted to the California Coastal Commission for approval. The gated 390 unit complex that will make access to public land impossible for RVs, boat trailers and other vehicles by reducing the space available for parking, DENYING PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND.

We request that the County Board of Supervisors revisit the decision to build the 55 foot tall, high- density apartments and increase PUBLIC AMENITIES for RV’s and boaters on the PUBLIC LAND. This land was donated to the County for the recreational use by the PUBLIC, not for Private Profit.

We appeal to the California Coastal Commission to uphold the California Coastal Act of 1976, and your mission of

protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations…

WHY NEEDED?

  • Within 60 miles north and south of FW, there are only 5 RV parks (635 sites) with full hook ups, and 4 parks with no hookups
  • Loss of McGrath State Beach (172 sites)
  • FW parking lot is full on 4th of July and utilized every weekend of summer, with NO hookups, NO amenities and NO marketing
  • An excellent location/destination away from freeway, with harbor access, close to family beaches

WHAT AMENITIES/SERVICES WOULD SERVE VISITORS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY?

  • Family type restaurants (like Toppers Pizza- extremely successful)
  • Small grocery/deli
  • Novelty stores/shops
  • Community theatre (ELITE already there)
  • Cafes – coffee, ice cream, donuts (already there)
  • Water taxi to take Visitors to other restaurants in harbor
  • Kayak, bike, small boat rentals, surreys and segways
  • Island Packers excursions to islands or whale watching – “The Gateway to the Channel Islands National Park”
  • Shuttle to beaches – Hollywood, Silver Strand, Kiddie Beach
  • Picnic areas, public restrooms
  • A Destination Themed restaurant (e.g.Aquarium )
  • Educational Sea Center (already there- Oxnard College) for families to enjoy

Pdf of this page: Alternative-to-apartments_fishermans-wharf

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Oxnard Nov. 2016 ballot measure descriptions and arguments

Great resource on Citizens Journal!

http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-nov-2016-ballot-measure-descriptionsarguments/

Oxnard Nov. 2016 ballot measure descriptions/arguments

Included are pro, anti arguments and “objective” analysis

By George Miller

Print this and linked analyses out- forward to Oxnard friends, relatives, associates

 

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Three Oxnard-specific ballot measures will be voted on in November. They are all controversial and all have pro’s and con’s. We will attempt to provide accurate information to help voters decide. This attempts to provide for each measure an as objective as possible analysis, a pro-measure and an anti-measure argument. These will appear on the ballot, but we’ve given you a head start, to think about them and do your due diligence.  These could still change. There will likely also be more opinion pieces with various viewpoints later. 

 

Measure K- SOAR 2030

CITY OF OXNARD IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE K

Yes on K Argument

Against Measure K

 

Measure L- SOAR to 2050

CITY OF OXNARD IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE L

For Measure L

No on L Argument

 

Measure M- Repeal wastewater rate increase

Wastewater Impartial Analysis – FINAL

For Measue M

Argument Against Measure M

 


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Oxnard 311

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Let us know if you use it and what you think of this!

New homes planned near Oxnard Dunes, with public meeting Monday June 13 2016 afternoon on EIR

New homes planned near Oxnard Dunes, with public meeting Monday afternoon on EIR

June 13, 2016

Please read the full article on the VC STAR:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/oxnard/new-homes-planned-near-oxnard-dunes-with-public-meeting-monday-afternoon-on-eir-34e03429-5156-7460-e-382634301.html

Public comments regarding the scope and content of the environmental report will be accepted until June 27. Comments can be emailed to the planner, Kathleen Mallory, at Kathleen.Mallory@oxnard.org or mailed to the Planning Division at 214 South C St. in Oxnard. The ZIP code is 93030.

About Gretchen Wenner

Gretchen Wenner covers Oxnard city hall and local groundwater.


On City of Oxnard Site:
https://www.oxnard.org/environmental-documents/
Please note link are broken on the Oxnard Site and they have disabled copy and paste of content – frustrating.

Please take action – it is easy!

Recently a number of people have asked what they might do to impact the Harbor Department’s request to Amend the Current Public Works Plan for the Harbor which is going to be heard by the Board of Supervisors on June 14th at 11:30am.

The vote will approve or deny the Harbor Departments Request to:

  1. Change the zoning of Fisherman’s Wharf from Visitor Serving Marine Recreational to Residential. Read Reduce public access to the waterfront.
  2. Increase the height limit for the property
  3. Extend the current Fisherman’s wharf parcel by eliminating the RV and parking area of the boat ramp.

Our first recommendation is that you become engaged in your community. Show up and be counted.

  • Attend the meeting and speak your mind
  • Send a letter to the Clerk of the board and speak your mind
  • Sign the Petition and Speak Your mind

We believe that the County’s first responsibility for the Harbor should be to create public gathering spaces on our coast, not housing developments.

Please consider the sample text, modify it, make it your own, but most of all speak out and be heard.

Instructions:

  1. Create an email:
    addressed to the Clerk of the Board using the following email address:
    clerkoftheboard@ventura.org
  2. Add us to your message as a  cc –
    info@ciharbor.org
    so we know how many messages have been sent
  3. In the Subject Line include:
    BOS June 14, 2016, Agenda Item 29, Public Hearing Regarding Adoption of Resolution Approving the Seventh Amendment to the Channel Islands Harbor Public Works Plan (PWPA7)
  4.  

  5. Message:
    Feel free to add your thoughts to this matter.
    Attached are some thoughts which you should edit to express your views.

Sample Message for you to edit:

As a resident / property owner in Ventura County I request that you read into the record that I DO NOT support the proposed Amendment to the Harbor Public Works Plan nor the proposed Fisherman’s Wharf project and request that it be removed from the agenda.

I request all Supervisors vote no on this amendment because

  1. It isn’t socially responsible – it reduces public access to the waterfront by converting visitor severing marine recreational property on the public waterfront to a housing development limiting access to the harbor for all in the county. These waterfront spaces should be accessible to all, we don’t need more residential housing on the harbor.
  2. Lack of a coherent Harbor Plan – the harbor department lacks a coherent economic development plan. Instead it continues to develop the harbor on a piecemeal project by project basis.
  3. Economic Revitalization Claim is not supported – The Harbor Department claims more rooftops on the harbor will revitalize the harbor. This claim has not been justified by a formal harbor wide economic development study.
  4. 4000 petition signatures against this proposal shouldn’t be ignored by our elected officials.
  5. Emergency Traffic Issues have not been addressed.

We request that the Supervisors

  1. Remove this item from the agenda
  2. Directly engage the community in town hall meetings to hear our views.
  3. Create an Oversight body for the Harbor Department
  4. Invest in a Harbor Wide Economic Development plan

Regards,

(Name)

(Address)

Millennials as Target Market for High End Apartments

The only thing worse than a horrible traffic nightmare would be another blighted development

The presentation I attended regarding the development of the “Paseos” indicated this would be high end apartments with a target market of “Millennials”.

http://www.businessinsider.com/millennial-median-wage-map-2015-12:
millennial-median-income-state-map

Get out your calculators!

Let us assume a slightly better off than average millennial – how about an annual salary of $35,000 ?
I broke out the earnings using a Paycheck Calculator and Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Reality Check.

Millenial_Paycheck

26634.40 Annual take home calculating 30% ($7990.32) annually for Housing results in $665.86 per month.

$665.86 per month for rent does NOT sound like High End Rentals

Also see: http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Location=Oxnard-CA/Hourly_Rate

The authors of the Pew Research Center analysis of census data cite the Great Recession and falling or stagnant wages as causes for the change in living arrangements. They also point to the issue of marriage (or the lack thereof): the typical age today for a first marriage, according to the Census Bureau, is 27.1 years for women and 29.2 years for men, compared with 1956’s record low of 20.1 years for women and 22.5 years for men.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/04/millennials-get-real-moving-back-rents/85342438/

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/report/2016/03/03/131627/when-i-was-your-age/

Please take action and make contact with your local leaders and the media – click here for contact info!