Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Place SUSTAIN VC on Ventura County’s November Ballot

arial, vcialis 40mg sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>This morning the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, cialis in a unanimous 5-0 vote, placed the SUSTAIN Ventura County ballot measure on the November 2016 General Election ballot. This action ensures that all of the county’s voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on this critical measure to preserve open space and maintain the economic viability of agriculture in the county. 

After the SUSTAIN VC campaign submitted 30,300 signatures to the county’s elections officials last month, the notification came on June 9th that the measure was qualified to appear on the ballot. The Board of Supervisors then had the option of either adopting the language of the SUSTAIN VC measure as an ordinance and enact it into law, or place it onto the ballot for the voters to decide on.

If enacted by the voters of Ventura County this November, SUSTAIN VC would extend for another 20 years the right of the voters to have the final say on whether any open space, as defined in law, can be subject to development. Moreover, recognizing the vital importance of a strong agricultural sector to Ventura County’s economy, SUSTAIN VC also:

  • Promotes water infrastructure projects, giving farms a sustainable source of water
  • Creates job and reduces trucking traffic by allowing local farm products to be processed locally
  • Will be set in law for 20 years, allowing voters to revisit the measure in half as much time as competing proposals
  • Requires an analysis of its economic impacts on Ventura County by 2026

For more details about the SUSTAIN VC campaign and measure please visit www.sustainvc.org or contact Jeff Flint. 

PHOTO CAPTION: Supporters of the SUSTAIN Ventura County campaign gathered outside the Ventura County Board of Supervisors hearing room after supervisors voted 5-0 to place SUSTAIN VC on the November General Election ballot.

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