VC GenPlan Update: Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council - Vision & Guiding Principles

Is clean air and water important to you? 

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Do you think projects that could jeopardize groundwater and surface water should be fully studied for environmental impacts?

Do you think oil extraction activity should be allowed to expand where environmental justice is an issue? 

Speak out at upcoming community meetings. 

First in a series of public meetings across Ventura County - The Ventura County Planning Department will be conducting a public workshops to receive input on the draft Vision & Guiding Principles for the General Plan. The county is updating the GenPlan - it is a document that governs all land use decisions in the unincorporated areas until 2040. 

CFROG is participating and working to encourage members of the public to attend and speak up about their priorities - Clean Water and Clean Air, Environmental Justice. 
We have goals that relate to oil and gas projects, and some of those policies impact many types of development projects. 

HERE is the county website about the GenPlan Update. 

Public Meeting details: This is a meeting of the OVMAC - an advisory group on issues and county land use projects in the Ojai Valley. During this meeting, the Ventura County Planning Department is going to host a public workshop to receive input from the local community. 

 

This meeting focuses on the setting the "Vision & Guiding Principles" as the planning department prepares to begin the environmental review portion and then moving into drafting the new General Plan document over the next few years. The final document is set to be approved in 2020. 

HERE is information on what CFROG has been working on so far with the VC GenPlan Update

NOW is the time to let your local planning agency know you want the land use constitution for the county to make

clean water and clean air for all

the top priority for land use decisions over the next 20 years. 

Action Items: 

1) RSVP to attend the meeting on July 17.

Come prepared to tell the County that you support CFROG's request for an Environmental Justice principle in the Guiding Principles. CFROG recommended the following: 

  1. An Environmental Justice principle must be added to the list of Guiding principles which states that the County seeks to ensure the protection of residents in disadvantaged communities from disproportionate burdens related to pollution, noxious industries, and risks of environmental hazards, (Health and Safety).
  2. The public health principle should incorporate environmental justice concerns by being revised as follows: Promote economic, social, and physical health and wellness by encouraging walking and biking; ensuring equitable access to parks, public transit, and healthy foods; and integrating Health in All Policies into the built environment. (Healthy Communities)

2) Share with your friends - bring your neighbors.

3) If you are unable to attend, fill out this county form - letting the county know clean air and water for all - environmental justice are important in the county and you want those tenets included in the Vision & Guiding Principles. AND send your other email comments to: Susan Curtis, Ventura County GenPlan Update project manager, (805) 654-2497, email susan.Curtis@ventura.org


 

Details about CFROG's participation in the Ventura County General Plan Update - 

Here is a letter CFROG submitted last month during the first work session regarding the Vision & Guiding Principles. 

HERE is information about the VC GenPlan update process. 


On June 8 CFROG participated in the workshop on the "Vision & Guiding Principles" before the Ventura County Planning Commission. HERE are the details about that meeting, and the requests that CFROG made. 

RSVP to attend the hearing and join with CFROG working for a green, healthy and forward thinking general plan - 

WHEN
July 17, 2017 at 7pm - 10pm
WHERE
Oak View Community Center
18 Valley Rd
Oak View, CA 93022
United States
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