The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13!

PLEASE READ: The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13 at City Council Meeting!

Greetings from the Channel Islands Neighborhood Council (C.I.N.C.),

If you live on the harbor in the communities of Mandalay Bay, Harbour Island, Seabridge or Westport (Channel Islands Neighborhood Council) you are about to be taxed for the harbor water quality degradation due to the pump shut down at the power plant. $307,000 is what the Public Works Department is asking to spend of your community’s reserve funds. Last month’s council meeting approved $77,000 from the Seabridge special fund alone. (With tomorrow’s funding proposal it is just under $480,000 so far budgeted to date). City staff wants the funds urgently to begin the necessary testing and get scientists working on a solution.
The State Water Resources Control Board policy of 2010 shut down the twice thru cooling plant attached to our harbor by the Edison Canal. NRG now GenOn, isn’t being taxed as a result of this policy, we are. This is just the beginning of the financial journey to address the environmental impact of the pump shut off. We love our harbor and support our city, but it is a government entity like the Army Corp of Engineers that needs to provide the solution, not us. The City has no resources, management is severely understaffed and it is just too time intensive to look elsewhere but to our small group of taxpayers (about 1,800 households) to be taxed for the unintended consequences of the State’s policy makers actions.
This is a public harbor in the State of California and we are being singled out to pay for a STATE problem. As of today, the proposal will be voted on by council tomorrow Tuesday 13th. The only way to force the City to look elsewhere for funding is to SHOW UP and SPEAK UP.
Bring your neighbors to this meeting and prepare to wait for a long meeting. Call your council members and mayor. Please forward this email to friends/family/co-workers. Thank you!
Best Regards,
Meggie Hawthorne
Keller Williams West Ventura County
Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street
November 13, 2018
Regular Meeting 6:00 PM
K4. SUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to Agreement for Ongoing Water Quality Sampling, a Nutrient Study, and a Long-Term Water Quality Plan at the Channel Islands Harbor (5/5/5) 
RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:
1. Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093 with Aquatic Bioassay & Consulting Laboratories, Inc. in the amount of $306,045 for ongoing services relating to the Channel Islands Harbor water quality issue; and
2. Authorize a budget appropriation totaling $315,806, as follows – General Fund ($27,500), Waterways Zone 1 ($153,200), Waterways Zone 2 ($25,069), Seabridge CFD ($36,913) and Westport CFD ($36,211) – to fund the First Amendment to Agreement No. A-8093 and transferring funds from Project Z43801 – Seabridge Waterways TR5266 into Fund 173 ($36,913). 
Legislative Body: CC Contact: Rosemarie Gaglione Phone: (805) 385-8055

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Dotty Pringle

Where is the interest for the $250,000
that the developers left for future situation in key channels, that city just claimed they gave to these residents. Mayor Flynn, where is their interest on that original money from those developers?