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The Density Delusion

The Density Delusion

    By Edward Ring For decades, American workers have watched as their ability to enjoy middle class lifestyles erodes away. Conventional explanations abound. American industry in the immediate aftermath of World War II was uniquely unscathed, and with a near monopoly on global manufacturing, it was able to pass much of the ample profits on […]

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

Oxnard Council: Doing Major Development Overhaul; Residents Rebel Against Closures/Cuts; CAG Appointments; Single Audit- Poor

By George Miller At the 5-21-19 Oxnard City Council meeting, a far-reaching overhaul and streamlining of the development/planning process was unveiled; dozens of residents rebelled against the proposed shutdown (to close a $9 million dollar shortfall) of  beloved amenities such as the Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Art Museum and Colonia Library; the renewal of the […]

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

Oxnard Council 5-7-19: Financial Warning; New Dog Hotel & Single Family Development; Granny Flats Encouraged; Firemen Get More Benefits

By George Miller The May 7, 2019 Oxnard City Council meeting agenda was long (7 hours) and complex, with numerous items listed/acted upon, including another budget financial warning, new dog hotel; new single family residence tract,and next step approval to build “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s or granny flats). The Senior Services Commission delivered a glowing […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

Fisherman’s Wharf Public Outreach Meeting Doesn’t Go as Intended

By George Miller Although this was an Oxnard event, it should be of interest to anyone in the region interested in coastal/harbor recreation matters. On Monday, April 22, over 250 people showed up for a City Of Oxnard public workshop held as required for public outreach on a  proposed change to the city’s Local Coastal […]

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Pollution, Traffic, Aesthetic Depletion on Prime Ag Land

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Pollution, Traffic, Aesthetic Depletion on Prime Ag Land

By Sheryl Hamlin With a full complement of Commissioners, the item “Santa Paula West Business Park (SPWBP) Specific Plan” was reviewed as presented by Tony Locasio of Meridian Consulting. Below is a summary from the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the EIR (Environmental Impact Report). From the staff report: The Specific Plan Area consists of […]

T.O. Has a Choice between Developers or their Heritage Oak Trees

T.O. Has a Choice between Developers or their Heritage Oak Trees

    By Gail Hubbs I’m sitting in my house located in “Thousand Oaks”,  reading from our local newspaper named “The Acorn”, and people wonder why there’s such an uproar over preserving our city’s oaks.  The city seal is an oak tree stamped on City Hall and every city bus and utility truck whose frequent […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Update | Harbor Beach Community Alliance Meeting 2-22-18

Fisherman’s Wharf Update | Harbor Beach Community Alliance Meeting 2-22-18

A VERY IMPORTANT meeting is coming up, regarding the proposed Fisherman’s Wharf apartment project. The results of a recently-held Charrette, a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions, will be reviewed. The Charrette was held to discuss the status and future of Fisherman’s Wharf; the outcome of the Charrette […]

Searching for Solutions to SoCal’s Housing Crisis, YIMBYs Say ‘Yes’ to Development

Searching for Solutions to SoCal’s Housing Crisis, YIMBYs Say ‘Yes’ to Development

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views In the 1990’s and early part of this century, the NIMBY’s ran housing policy—now we have a shortage of housing, a shortage of affordable housing and governments in California are looking at massive projects, high density—and creating total gridlock.  The pendulum has swung and now the […]

Save Conejo Creek – Camarillo

Save Conejo Creek – Camarillo

By Dan Matthews   Another attempt to convert farmland to housing in the Camarillo Area.  As a Realtor, I wonder to what benefit this is to the current residents.  More houses will reduce the value of our current inventory.  It will increase traffic on our local streets and the 101 highway.  Just because we have […]

Newhall Ranch: Public Review Extended for Additional Environmental Analysis

Newhall Ranch: Public Review Extended for Additional Environmental Analysis

Billed as a new California city with 58,000 residents, stores, golf courses and commercial development, the two-decade Newhall Ranch projected has been dogged with environmental issues, such as the 2015 rejection by the California Supreme Court of the environmental report. Source:  KCET The project spans the Santa Clara River and extends west along State Route 126 […]

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