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California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing

California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing

Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. Newsom’s administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach under the law that […]

Wiener: State will never reach Newsom’s housing goals without taking power from cities

Wiener: State will never reach Newsom’s housing goals without taking power from cities

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views At least the Democrats in Sacramento are honest.  They do not believe in local government or the rights of the people to decide how they want to live.  There is a difference between Clovis and San Fran.  But, if San Fran State Senator Weiner and former […]

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Redevelopment Hits Coastal Commission Snag

Oxnard Fisherman’s Wharf Redevelopment Hits Coastal Commission Snag

By Tim Pompey The current redevelopment proposal for Fisherman’s Wharf, managed by the Ventura County Harbor Department, and in cooperation with developers Geoff Palmer,Tom Tellefsen & Peter Mullen of Channel Islands Properties, LLC, has been delayed by the California Coastal Commission, primarily over concerns about conflicts with current Oxnard city zoning ordinances and questions regarding […]

Public Outreach – Ventura County LCP Amendments – Phase 2A: May 26th

Public Outreach – Ventura County LCP Amendments – Phase 2A: May 26th

A special public outreach meeting has been scheduled by the Ventura County Planning Division to discuss the County’s draft amendments to the Local Coastal Program, which includes the Coastal Area Plan and Coastal Zoning Ordinance.  Proposed changes will include updated regulations to conform to current County and Coastal Commission standards as well as state and […]

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

We Don’t Need a National Zoning Board — Loss of Local Control

Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah. The Obama economy has been tough on America’s working families. Just last week Pew Research Center reported that in the last 15 years “the middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas.” One cause of this 15-year squeeze of hardworking Americans? Rising housing prices. Regulatory fees on […]

Say Goodbye To Choosing Your Neighbors And Local Tax Rates –Obama/Feds Will Decide

Say Goodbye To Choosing Your Neighbors And Local Tax Rates –Obama/Feds Will Decide

  . Free choice is where you live in America is quickly coming to an end.  Like any other tin pot dictator, Barack Obama is setting in place the “rules” of where you are allowed to live—based on his bigotry, using color and national origin and even bringing terrorist from the Middle-East and illegal aliens […]

The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

The Ziegfeld’s Last Picture Show

    By Joel Schlosberg The Ziegfeld, New York City’s most elaborate movie theater, shut its doors after final screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on January 28. Its sumptuous decor in the tradition of early-1900s movie palaces made it the go-to place for premieres. A throwback even when it opened in 1969, let […]

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

Ventura County General Plan Update Options and Work Program

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 22, 2015 Ventura County Supervisors meeting, agenda item 32 represented an important milestone in the General Plan update: The agenda item brought the supervisors to consider two alternatives to the Work Program for the General Plan Update. The work plans represent two extensive sets of tasks spread over two […]

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide homeowners governed by homeowner associations (HOAs) the freedom to install artificial turf to lower their water use without fear of fines. The bill was designated by an overwhelming margin of the Legislature to be an urgent matter, […]

Ventura County General Plan Update

Ventura County General Plan Update

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 28 on the agenda of the August 4th 2015 meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors revisited and refined the directives of the July 7th 2015 meeting where the Ventura County General Plan Update Project was launched. Christopher Stephens, Resource Management Agency Director, recapped the July 7th directives to the […]

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