QUICK UPDATE: June 21
The Channel Islands Neighborhood Council meeting on June 20th was held at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club. CINC’s impressive show of attendance the meeting of approximately 200 represented homeowners from our four HOAs: Harbour Island, Mandalay Bay, Seabridge and Westport. Councilman Bert Perello was our guest speaker with Mayor Tim Flynn attending and addressing our grave concerns for the harbor water quality. Other local harbor and beach community residents that are passionate about our harbor also were present. It was a lively and unifying meeting for our CINC. Thank you to all of you who attended and were patient with our overflow seating and our limited microphone set up. As promised, our board is responding to you in less than 24 hours with everything we know:
Response from City:
Mayor Tim Flynn kept his word and met early this morning (6/21/2018), with the Director of Public Works Rosemarie Gaglione, the Assistant City manager and a few other staff members for the meeting that he committed to having last night at the CINC meeting.
Their tasks agreed upon or have done:
- Set up a harbor water quality hot line ASAP – Residents are encouraged to report any odors or discoloration in Harbor waters by calling 1-805-797-7598
- Hire an outside water quality consultant
- Made contact with both NRG (power plant operator) and the canal operator along with other state and local agencies
- (DONE) City management took a tour in the city patrol boat with other city advisors where they did observe the algae, smell and took dissolved oxygen measurements
- Staff meeting will reconvene in the morning 6-22
- “Additional information with be forthcoming” – Tim Flynn
More information will be posted by CINC on NEXTDOOR and here on our website as it becomes available!
In the news
- Citizens Journal: Oxnard Establishes Channel Islands Harbor Response Team, Hotline to Report Water Quality in Harbor
see: Click to read
- KEYT: Residents complain of brown smelly water in Channel Islands Harbor KEYT: Click to read and view