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The Saviers Road Design Team, meets almost every Monday, 6:30 p.m., at
Puerto Nuevo Restaurant, 3600 Saviers Road, Oxnard.
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SAVIERS ROAD DESIGN TEAM
Monday, May 20, 2013
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Puerto Nuevo Restaurant
3600 Saviers Road
- 6:30pm - Announcements
- 7:15pm - Overview and Discussion of May 22nd Oxnard City Council meeting including:
- Q-1 Budget Study Session for Streets 6:00pm. Regular Council Meeting - 7:00pm
- L-1 Appointment Item: Consolidated Plan/2013-2014 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing, plan changes & approval(s)
- 8:30m - Adjournment
NEXT SAVIERS ROAD DESIGN TEAM MEETING
— MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 —
From an e-mail sent by Ormond Beach activists Shirley and Larry Godwin —
At the end of the Ormond Beach Task Force meeting today (Nov 19) we
finally heard from Anthony Taormina, Executive Director of the Harbor
District, what he and others at the Harbor District didn't want to tell
us. This is what he said:
The 33 acres [33 acres left of the 38-acre proposed Gateway Park site]
is zoned light industrial, and the harbor will take it and any other
zoned light industrial land at Ormond. The Harbor District will not buy
or develop the land but will have that done by companies that do
business with the Harbor. This will be done with or without a harbor
Aren't dictatorial, government-sponsored and
authorized tax-collecting entities, nice? So much
for democracy in our own nation! Oxnard sees
no direct benefit from the Harbor District.
PACIFIC INSTITUTE UNHAPPY WITH ORMOND DEIR
The Pacific Institute has reviewed the City of Oxnard's Draft
2030 General Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and has
found that it does not sufficiently evaluate the impacts of sea level
rise, nor does it adequately describe mitigation to prevent risks to
human life and property or protect coastal environments.
We disagree with the authors' assertion that risks from
"exposing people or structures to inundation by increased sea level rise
caused by global warming conditions" is "less than significant" and
that no mitigation measures are required. There is no basis for this
finding, as it appears the preparers did not perform analysis to
determine the risks over the life of the plan, nor did they make use of
new information from the State of California which forecasts increased
coastal flooding risks in the future.
CEQA requires the preparer of an EIR to identify alternatives
and discuss ways to reduce or avoid the possible environmental damage.
We interpret this to mean environmental damage due to a project that
will occur now or in the future, and conclude that the DEIR does not
offer alternatives or discuss how to mitigate the effects of sea level
rise. In this memo, we offer guidance for how to address these risks in
order to protect human life and property and protect the environment
over the coming years.
Pacific Institute's Comments on Ormond DEIR, May 22, 2009
LAFCO STAFF UNHAPPY WITH ORMOND DEIR
Below are two letters, 8 pages and 2 pages, submitted by the
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) staff in September 2008 on the
recirculated draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed
North and South Ormond Beach projects - residential north of Hueneme
Road and harbor industrial south of Hueneme Road.
LAFCO operates under state law as an independent agency in
the County. LAFCO will be required to approve the annexation of the
Ormond properties to the City of Oxnard before they can be developed.
The Ventura County LAFCO is composed of 7 voting members and 4
alternates: 2 members and 1 alternate from the Board of Supervisors, 2
members and 1 alternate from city councils in Ventura County, 2 members
and 1 alternate from boards of independent specials districts, and 1
member and 1 alternate from the public at large.
In addition, attached is the October 2008 comment letter from
the County of Ventura Resource Management Agency. The letters address
areas of the Ormond EIR that do not meet the requirements of LAFCO
policy and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
LAFCO September Comments on Ormond DEIR
LAFCO October Comments on Ormond DEIR
Members of the Saviers Road Design Team listen as Nature Conservancy's Sandi Matsumoto
explains what the group needs to do to get its long-desired Ormond Beach Gateway Park.
Retired teacher and most-active activist, Jean Harris,
is recognized by all levels of government and many agencies for her
unstinting efforts to save Oxnard's Ormond Beach. Shown are Bill
Armbrust, widower of Roma Armbrust who, along with Mrs. Harris, worked
tirelessly to preserve Ormond Beach. A bit of Supervisor Kathy Long is
shown, then Assemblyperson Fran Pavely, Supervisor Steve Bennett, and
Jean Harris. Jean's son, Tim, on far right, traveled from Vermont to
collect armfuls of plaques, pictures and certificates. Assemblyperson
Fran Pavely adds to the collection. As the signs show, it was the City
of Oxnard and its City Corps kids who provided all the logistics. The
city's Wastewater Dept. later offered a superb BBQ lunch. And the middle
sign, The Saviers Road Design Team, exemplifies what a few actively
concerned residents can accomplish. We may thank these, the Nature
Conservancy, the California Coastal Conservancy and many others who are
helping us to retain our wetlands — and our relative freedom from pesky
insects. There are literally hundreds of volunteer groups in Oxnard, our
neighborhood council being only one of them. You can participate, too!
— KCLU News Ormond Beach Story,
Oct. 13, 2005 [mp3 audio file - 6 min.] —
Pictures from Second Annual Winter Bird Festival held on March 8, 2003.
EPA Wetland Photography Contest Winners