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.


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)

Steve Fisher:
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
Project:

REF:
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.


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.


June 27 2017 Public Comments

There was an amazing turnout at this meeting, unfortunately the cameras did not stay on past the presentations.
[click to see see presentations]
If you know anyone who did offer comments at the meeting please ask them to post them to the complete the form below.

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THANK YOU!!!!!



Donate Today to Oppose Apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf

(Amendment #7) at the CA Coastal Commission.
We need money to Fight Effectively.
100% of the money will pay for Legal Fees and Experts.
Tax Deductible. Western Alliance for Nature, an established
non-profit conservancy, has generously allowed us to fundraise
under their organization. They are not charging any fees.

Make Checks to: Western Alliance for Nature
Memo line: Channel Islands Harbor
Mail to: 3600 S. Harbor Blvd. #488, Oxnard, CA 93035

This is our Last Best Chance to Stop This Project! Later is Too Late.
This same Billionaire Developer has Rights to other Parcels on the Harbor.
This Apartment Project sets a Precedent for Future Massive Harbor Projects.
Say No to Public Land for Private Profit!

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.

June 27 2017 Presentation

Channel Islands Beach Community Services District Presentation

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 video of the meeting – thanks to KADYTV!

There was an amazing turnout at this meeting, unfortunately the cameras did not stay on past the presentations.

If you know anyone who did offer comments at the meeting please ask them to post them to the complete the form located here: CLICK for form page

THANK YOU!!!!!



Donate Today to Oppose Apartments at Fisherman’s Wharf

(Amendment #7) at the CA Coastal Commission.
We need money to Fight Effectively.
100% of the money will pay for Legal Fees and Experts.
Tax Deductible. Western Alliance for Nature, an established
non-profit conservancy, has generously allowed us to fundraise
under their organization. They are not charging any fees.

Make Checks to: Western Alliance for Nature
Memo line: Channel Islands Harbor
Mail to: 3600 S. Harbor Blvd. #488, Oxnard, CA 93035

This is our Last Best Chance to Stop This Project! Later is Too Late.
This same Billionaire Developer has Rights to other Parcels on the Harbor.
This Apartment Project sets a Precedent for Future Massive Harbor Projects.
Say No to Public Land for Private Profit!

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.


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

Confusion at Channel Islands Harbor -VCSTAR letter October 26,2016

Ventura 4:10 p.m. PDT October 26, 2016

The Ventura County Harbor Department has been purposefully creating confusion on its proposed public works plan and local coastal plan amendments, both of which are required to proceed with its massive apartment project at Channel Island Harbor’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

Harbor Director Lyn Krieger has repeatedly stated in letters to the Coastal Commission and city of Oxnard that Oxnard’s local coastal plan must be consistent with Oxnard’s general plan when she knows the exact opposite is true. In Krieger’s latest letter to the city of Oxnard, she misquotes legal decisions and mixes regulations that apply to differing land-use policies.

While there can always be differences of opinion on the advisability of a project, it is crystal clear that a local coastal plan must be consistent with policies of the Coastal Act. A general plan within a city’s coastal zone must conform to that city’s local coastal plan, not the other way around.

The Coastal Commission has no authority over a city’s general plan. By Ms. Krieger’s theory, a city would only need to amend its general plan to bypass the protections of the Coastal Act, and thus there would be no function for the Coastal Commission, no protections for our precious coast.

To date, the Coastal Commission and the city of Oxnard have rejected Krieger’s position.

We urge the Oxnard City Council and the community to be aware and get involved. Oxnard does not have to approve an amendment to its local coastal plan that it does not believe is consistent with its goals and policies, and it certainly should not approve anything that is not consistent with the Coastal Act.

To do so would simply be a waste of taxpayers’ money, since such an amendment could not be approved by the Coastal Commission.

Editor: The author represents the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance.

Diane Delaney, Oxnard

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HBCA comment regarding CCC letter

The following was published in the Citizens Journal on September 5, 2016.
Article: http://citizensjournal.us/oxnard-fishermans-wharf-redevelopment-hits-coastal-commission-snag/

As you may be aware, the Coastal Commission staff has declared the Harbor Department’s application for Amendment 7 of the Public Works Plan for the harbor was declared incomplete today. The Commission has indicated that the Harbor Department must now provide what was missing from the application. This will delay it going to a Coastal Commission hearing. It is not clear yet for how long.

The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance will continue its effort to oppose this Amendment when it is resubmitted. We will also be working to oppose any amendment to the current City of Oxnard’s Local Coastal Plan or any change in the updated Local Coastal Plan that would not be in the interests of the public regarding development at the Channel Islands Harbor. In respect to the proposed Amendment 7 of the PWP, we have attached a copy of the reasons we believe this Amendment 7 is not in the interest of the county residents, visitors to the Harbor and the nearby residents. Please see the attached and let me know if you have any questions. Please note we are still in the process of adding to this document as research and find more issues with the Amendment. We will send you more information as appropriate. We are still discussing what and who should be interviewed. Please be patient we are an informal group of neighbors.

Best regards,
The Harbor & Beach Community Alliance