• Ventura County Rising

    Visit our booth.

    Want to volunteer in our booth? Sign up HERE or email:


    Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Plaza Park in Ventura, CA
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  • GenPlan Vision Guiding Princples

    What is your vision of Ventura County for the next 20 years?
    What guiding principles do you think should govern land use and planning
    in Ventura County over the next 20 years?
    Now is your opportunity to speak up for responsible,
    green and forward thinking land use policies in Ventura County.

    Action Items:

    • RSVP to the Jan. 23 session, arrive at 1:00pm. SCROLL DOWN to RSVP NOW *even if you don't want to speak on Jan. 23 come and show your support in a green shirt (any shade). We will be meeting in front of the Board hearing room to organize speakers and to discuss the plans for the hearing.
    • Bring a friend - in a green shirt.
    • Send in comment EVEN if Unable to attend on Jan. 23. Please send in your comments in support of the language CFROG is submitting (see below) for the Vision & Guiding Principles. NOTE: Even though the county is asking for your comments regarding the GenPlan to go to their staff, we think your Supervisors need to hear from you. Please send your comments to BOTH:
      • your Supervisor (contact info here
      • Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager:

    Sample comment: Dear Supervisor, I support the language CFROG has submitted for the Vision & Guiding Principles in the General Plan Update and support the county taking a proactive approach in reducing emissions that contribute to Climate Change.


    In 2017 the VC Planning Commission reviewed these same documents, CFROG feels that our requests regarding the Background Report have been mostly met, and so our focus for Jan. 23 is going to focus on the Vision & Guiding Principles. 
    Here is the language CFROG has submitted for the Vision Statement: 

    Ventura County is a remarkable place to live, with clean water and air for all residents and visitors. Our exceptional quality of life and economic vibrancy are rooted in regenerative, inclusive, non-toxic stewardship of all aspects of the place we call home. The protection and conservation of our soil, air, water, cultural heritage, natural resources, open spaces, human spirit and creativity are foundations of local policy and governance and together create the framework required for healthy people and a healthy economy.

    In the vein of true stewardship, the Ventura County General Plan reflects the county’s ongoing commitment to doing our part within a global society facing the impacts of Climate Change, by continually collaborating with local residents, businesses, agencies, organizations and cities to reduce our green- house gas emissions, and draw down the overall amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

    Here is the language CFROG has submitted for the Guiding Principles: 

    Climate Action Guiding Principle:

    Ventura County will: Assess, acknowledge and reduce with all due haste the county’s contributions to Climate Change to meet the strictest, applicable emissions targets.

    Environmental Justice Guiding Principle:

    Ventura County will: Seek to ensure the protection of residents in disadvantaged communities from disproportionate burdens related to pollution, noxious industries, and risks of environmental hazards.

    The public health (Healthy Communities) principle should incorporate environmental justice concerns by being revised as follows:

    Ventura County will: Promote economic, social, and physical health and wellness by encouraging walking and biking; ensuring equitable access to clean water and air, parks, public transit, and healthy foods; and integrating Health in All Policies into the built environment.

    Are you new to the GenPlan Update? 
    On Jan. 23 the Board of Supervisors is having a "work session" where they will consider various documents that are part of the current General Plan Update process. The GenPlan is the land use "constitution" for the county and governs all land use decisions. CFROG is advocating for healthy, green and forward thinking policies when it comes to oil and gas projects and permitting in the county over the next 20 years. HERE is information on the County's website about this work session including a link to the documents. 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 01:30 PM · 17 rsvps
    17 RSVPs
  • Protect Our Coast Rally


    #ProtectOurCoast - No New Offshore Drilling Rally

    Come Rally and Join Hands Across the Sand in Ventura to stand against the federal plans for opening up our Pacific Coast to more oil and gas drilling. 

    This Ventura event is part of a coastal day of action in communities up and down the California coast.

    Rally Details: 
    12:00 noon - Gather in front of Ventura City Hall and walk to the beach
    12:45 pm - gather at Promenade Park (in front of Crown Plaza Hotel) and stand together and link HANDS ACROSS THE SAND.

    There will be an information booth about the federal offshore leasing plan, and how to submit your comments. 

    We will also be taking sign ups for our VAN to Sacramento on February 8 to speak at the public hearing about the leasing plan. 

    for details visit:

    Questions & to Volunteer: 
    Kimberly Rivers, CFROG:, cell: 805-727-1393

    Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Ventura City Hall & Beach at Promenade Park
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  • Protect Our Coast - Public Hearing

    Come to Sacramento to tell the Federal Government NO Offshore Drilling Off our Coast!


    Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Tsakopoulas Library Galleria in Sacramento, CA
    1 RSVPs