Labor, Industry, Business and Agriculture Organizations Join in Requesting an Extension to the Ventura County General Plan Public Review Period ahead of August 6 Board Meeting

The Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business has submitted a letter formally requesting that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors extends the public review period for the Ventura County 2040 General Plan document that the board will be voting on August 6. The letter is signed by a broad coalition of community groups representing labor, industry, agriculture, and business.

In the letter, seventeen organizations state that “planning staff have done an admirable job in their attempts to engage the public, holding many public meetings to both inform and solicit feedback from everyday citizens. Now, however, it appears the critical public engagement process is about to be derailed by rushing the process before the Board of Supervisors”.

A draft of the County Plan was released on May 9th, 2019. In June, the County Planning Commission held work sessions that produced over 110 significant recommendations for the plan. Those recommendations were not released to the public until July 25 – less than 10 days before the Plan is finalized. The Board of Supervisors are currently scheduled to consider the draft plan and planning commission recommendations on August 6th.

A copy of the letter: VC Gen Plan 2020 FINAL LETTER 7.29.19

The Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business (COLAB) is a nonprofit coalition working to preserve and promote a healthy and expanding economic base in Ventura County by monitoring regulatory policy, educating and representing labor, agriculture, and other business interests while protecting Ventura County’s quality of life.

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