Our Farmland, Pave it or Save it?

Nov 23, 2013   //   by CSGadmin   //   News & Updates  //  No Comments

gateway_picThe 740 acres of our prime farmland at the bottom of the Conejo Grade is still being considered for the massive Conejo Creek project of 2,500residential units and 1.3 million square feet of industrial development.  The City Council has yet to vote on this project…your input andcontinued support is vital to our ongoing efforts.

Unless we stand-up to protect our quality of life, TRAFFIC will get worse and our WATER more expensive while our farmland continues to vanish.
We have been hard at work on your behalf to save this precious piece of land (see below for details). 
100% of your contribution goes to community outreach and to fund legal representation and consultants to ensure that the Conejo Creek project’s impacts are completely disclosed and our concerns taken seriously.

This all-volunteer effort, bare-bones operation, needs your support through this incredibly important, but long, drawn-out effort.  

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What we accomplished in 2013
Presentations:                                                                                                              

  • In Camarillo Springs over 100 residents attended a meeting about the Conejo Creek development organized by the “Save Our Springs” community group
  • Leisure Village organized a forumon the proposed Conejo Creek project which drew over 200 attendees
  • The Santa Rosa MAC and the Somis MAC invited us to speak about the increased traffic on their area roadways as the 101 Freeway reaches a Level of Service “F”
Website:                                                    
  • Impacts of Conejo Creek development slideshow illustrating traffic, ag land loss, NBVC impacts and Bailey earthquake fault line through project area                                                                      

Publications:

  • Ventura County Star Op-Ed published concerning developments approved by Camarillo and Oxnardand the increased traffic congestion on our 101 freeway corridor                                                
  • A VC Reporter cover storyDestination Nowhere – Ventura County’s mounting traffic nightmare”
Hearings:
  • Two Planning Commission Hearings filled to overflowing
  • Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Joint Land Use Study Community Input meeting attended by over 100
Legal representation:
  • Environmental Defense Center reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Report findings and requested the recirculation of several sections due to the endangered female steelhead trout found heading upstream to spawn in the Conejo Creek   

What we are planning in 2014

Continuing to keep you updated on the following already-approved developments:

  • Springville farmland begins to fill with 1350 apartments and condos                  
  • Village at the Park adds 200+ homes
  • Fairfield Realty develops 722 apartment units on the old Imation site
  • Funding the Environmental Defense Center and their experts who are working on our behalf as the Conejo Creek development continues to be considered
  • Creating a “Pave it  or Save it?” video focusing on traffic and preserving our farmland for future generations
  • Ongoing participation in the NBVC Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) regarding development encroachment that would affect the Base, Ventura County’s #1 employer
  • “Filling every seat, every time” for the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Conejo Creek Specific Plan City Council and Planning Commission Hearings

Your contribution will help to remind the Camarillo City Council of their official motto“The People are The City”.

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