Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

By George Miller

(Bulletin only- Full story follows later)

On 11-7-19, the Oxnard City Council voted 6-1 (Madrigal dissenting) to approve a staff (and 6-0 Planning Commission) recommendation to reject a proposal to modify its Local Coastal Plan (LCP). This would have helped to allow a highly nonconforming project to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf (FW) site. During the 4 1/2 hour meeting, they heard testimony from the County, developer, staff, (Channel Islands) Harbor & Beach Community Alliance and the public on a proposed Local Coastal Plan amendment sponsored by the county. There at least 20 Local Coastal Plan regulations that it conflicted with, plus a number of California Coastal Commission requirements.

This effectively stops the project in its current configuration unless a compromise is reached.


Stay tuned for the full story.



George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

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5 Responses to Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Project Stalled

  1. Dotty Pringle November 16, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Thank you from my soul! So important that we keep our jurisdiction of Fisherman’s Wharf so we can keep our harbor a harbor, Gateway to the Channel Islands and so much more!!
    Thanks to all the people who do the “heavy lifting” too! A pleasure to PROTEST with you, Independents!!

  2. Nowlin Haltom November 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for listening to our concerns! A project is needed but NOT a take it or leave it project by a developer that wants special considerations and the relinquishment of rights to Public Land on the Coast! Let him propose a development in an infill area downtown Oxnard.

  3. Frank Barrows November 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I just walked my Dog at channel islands Harbor. It use to be alive with people but now it’s a ghost staring out at nothing.

  4. Tom Danza November 9, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Thank you Oxnard City for listening and having good sense to see this monster project for what it is.
    Lets get Madril out of office and make this a 100% agreement.

  5. Michael McKeon November 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    So proud of our city leaders and local activists. Take’s the guess work out of voting.


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