Thursday April 25, 2024 CINC Neighborhood meeting

 

On April 25, 2024 a Community Neighborhood Council Meeting was held at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht

Club. There were 60+ people in attendance, either in person or via Zoom.

 Join us in the next Channel Islands Neighborhood Council Meeting on Thursday July 25, 2024.  >click here< to Join the mailing list for updates.

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Thursday July 25, 2024. 

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Thursday January 25, 2024

 

On January 25, 2024 a Community Neighborhood Council Meeting was held at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht

Club. There were 100+ people plus the Board in attendance, either in person or via Zoom.

 Join us in the next Channel Islands Neighborhood Council Meeting on Thursday April 25, 2024.  >click here< to Join the mailing list for updates.

* HARBOR WATER QUALITY UPDATE -Dave Copper

PROPERTY TAX DISCUSSION

CHARLES MCGLAUGHLIN

 

CINC BOARD ELECTION

FACILITATED BY ROBERT O’RILEY

 

AFTER A PUBLIC POLL WAS CONDUCTED, THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION TO ANY POSITIONS ON THE BOARD

THE NEW CHANNEL ISLANDS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BOARD IS ELECTED AS POSTED ABOVE

Join us in the next Channel Islands Neighborhood Council Meeting on Thursday April 25, 2024. 

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LETTER TO LARWQCB

Comments are due by 5 pm Friday August 18, 2023

Hello concerned neighbor,

  The L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) is accepting public comment in regard to Waste Discharge Requirements for discharges from Irrigated Agricultural Lands.  They are accepting comments from the public.  Your support is necessary to show the public interest to move toward creating and maintaining a clean water environment in our backyard(s), including the water quality of The Channel Islands Harbor, The Edison Canal, and the Landside drainage that flows 4 1/2 miles from the agricultural areas to the ocean.

Please take a moment to:

 

1.  Copy and Paste the following template, include your own comments as well.

2.  Include your own name, neighborhood, address (optional), and City (i.e. Oxnard, CA 93035)

3.  Send to anna.bellini@waterboards.ca.gov               by 5 pm on Friday, August 18, 2023

LA Regional Water Quality Control Board Public Comment due by 5:00 pm on August 18. 2023

August 15, 2023

To:  Anna.Bellini@waterboards.ca.gov

 

Subject: Public Comment for Waste Discharge Requirement R4-2023-xxxx for discharges from Irrigated Agricultural Lands

Thank you for this opportunity to provide Public Comments on the proposed WDR for Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Agricultural Lands.  We agree with the requirements of the Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MRP) to:

  • assess the impacts of waste discharges from irrigated agricultural lands on waters of the state,
  • evaluate the effectiveness of management practices to control waste discharges,
  • track progress in reducing the amount of waste discharged to waters of the state to improve water quality and protect beneficial uses, and
  • assess compliance with water quality limitations, where applicable.

 

Farmers and ranchers that pollute must be accountable for verifying that they are achieving water quality standards to protect the environment and public health.

This accountability is essential to incentivize growers to make the investments that are needed to implement effective BMPs (Best Management Practices) ensuring water quality targets are achieved.

Since NRG blocked the north end of Edison Canal in 2018 contaminants must travel 4.5 miles by thousands of homes to the ocean at the harbor entrance.  Harbor water quality has been degraded.

Farmers and ranchers must be contributors to the remediation solutions for Oxnard Coastal and Channel Islands Harbor Subwatershed Responsibility Areas.

The WDR needs to provide compelling incentives or consequences for achieving compliance with water quality limitations, where applicable.

We look forward to collaborating with the Regional Board and VCAILG as this WDR process moves forward.  These elements are essential to protect the Region’s valuable water resources.

Thank you for your consideration.

Your name

Neighborhood

Address (optional)

Oxnard ,CA 93035

 

 

For Questions or comments please email chairperson@cineighbors.com

TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS

The following was published August 2023 and is designed to be a resource to assist in the preparedness of our community in the event of a tsunami

Thursday July 27, 2023 @ PCYC and Zoom

> at 6pm from 

On July 27, 2023 a Community Neighborhood Council Meeting was held at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht

Club. There were 60 to 80 people plus the Board in attendance, either in person or via Zoom.

Slide Presentations from the Speakers can be seen below these notes

 Dave Copper opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Michael Tripp, C.I. Harbor Director

  • Update on the condition of the harbor, including the completed 2022-2023 Dredging Project. (March 2023)
  • Peninsula Revetment completed, (June 2023)
  • Casa Sirena Hotel Replacement on schedule, and construction of the Hyatt House Hotel is expected to begin (August 2023)
  • Kiddie Beach Parking Lot and bathroom are being repaired. The Surge Wall  (see below) is being looked at for repairs.  The Surge wall provides protection to the harbor from incoming swells.
  • Parking Lots on the West side of the Harbor (Harbor Blvd) are being repaired.
  • Peninsula Yacht Anchorage Project is underway, and docks are being repaired and replaced.
  • The harbor has entered into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate with Karls’ after a unanimous vote from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (April 2023) for consideration of developing the 10 acre parcel of land known as Fisherman’s Village at Victoria Avenue and Channel Islands Blvd..
  • a New playground is being considered for the West Side of the harbor.  This concept includes a Pirate Boat and a giant octopus.

Dave Nafie, Deputy Director of Airports (Camarillo and Oxnard)

  • The airports are conducting studies on Airport noise by monitoring the sound levels at various locations near the arport (Oxnard)
  • Fielded questions and comments from the room.   Some members in the room commented that the airport noise has dramtically been reduced.
  • Flight patterns have been for the most part being obeyed by pilots.  (see below)  Air traffic for the Oxnard Airport has been shited to a flight pattern North of the airport.
  • Spoke about the airport construction progress, stating the taxiways are set to be improved.  The Connector Taxiways A, B, C, D, and E Reconstruction Project is ongoing with an anticipated completion date of August 9, 2023
  • Explained about the PFA’s (Polyfluoralkyl.[forever chemicals]) located on airport property, (North of Ventura Road).  A pile of soil with remnants of firefighting foam (containing low-level PFA chemicals) is being stored until further advisory and notice from the government (state) or appointed agencies.  The level of PFA’s are very low and contain very common chemicals.  Th ere should be no cause for concern.
  • Wings over Camarillo (Airshow) is August 19-20 2023.  Tickets can be purchased online http://tickets.wingsovercamarillo.com/

Cpl. Justin Songer, Oxnard Police Department

  • Cpl. Songer is responsible for the Oxnard Police Departments West District (District 2)
  • Cpl. Songer fielded comments and questions from the room.
  • Stated their will be an increase in weekend patrol in the Seabridge and surrounding area(s)through the end of the summer,
  • Requested the community continue to be diligent and report suspicious activity.
  • Oxnard Police Department non-emergency number is 805-385-7722

Chuck Carter, Marine Advisory Committee Chairperson

  • Water quality is being monitored and data is being collected by volunteers
  • There is an ongoing conversation about the possibility of turning on a (small) waterpump at the Edison canal to address the lack of water flow in the North end of the Harbor.

Rene Aui, behalf of The Reel Guppies 

  • Fundraiser for The Reel Guppies, a non-profit organization in the Channel Islands Harbor.
  • The Reel Guppies provides fishing activities for children.
  • A $40.00 suggested donation was requested from members of the community.
  • The $40 donation would provide 1 student the opportunity to participate in the educational experience and provide fishing gear,
  • To donate:  https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1407628
  • To learn more about n more about The Reel Guppies visit https://www.reelguppyoutdoors.com/

Additional Moments in the meeting 

  • Chuck Carter was recognized for his extensive work with the Marine Advisory Commie and given a plaque to recognize his contributions
  • Tammy Coburn, representing The Channel Islands Rowing Club was prepared to give a presentation, unfortunately, time was running short and we were unable to accommodate time for her to give her presentation.  The Channel Islands Rowing Club will be invited back to another Community Council Meeting in the future.  For more information about the CI Rowing Club, visit https://www.cirowing.org/

Join us in the next Channel Islands Neighborhood Council Meeting on Thursday October 26, 2023 at 6pm at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club or via Zoom.  >click here< to Join the mailing list for updates.

PRESENTATIONS (speakers slideshows)

Channel Islands Harbor Update, Michael Tripp

Ventura County Department of Airports Update, Dave Nafie

MAC Water Quality update, Chuck Carter

The Reel Guppies, Rene Aui

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