Is clean air and water important to you?
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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).
- 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 -
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 -
18 Valley Rd
Oak View, CA 93022
Google map and directions