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Jun 17, 2012   //   by CSGadmin   //   News & Updates  //  No Comments

A home-grown, farm-fed, grass-roots organization working to keep our resources and quality of life in balance.

Click to see Acorn Ad 6/22/12 – An Open Letter to the Citizens of Camarillo

Committed to responsibly participating in our City government process, Camarillo Sustainable Growth attended and spoke at 4 separated hearings concerning our Community Design Element, a section of Camarillo’s General Plan (our Constitution so to speak).

We also met with City Staff and submitted language that would recognize, protect and preserve the agricultural lands within our Community. The City Staff “reworked” our language so that the agricultural lands surrounding Camarillo were recognized…the agricultural lands within our City were not. This language was presented to the Planning Commission and approved.

Click here for Planning Commission approved changes.

These Planning Commission approved changes were then presented to the City Council. At the City Council Hearing it was decided to hold a Study Session on the recommended language changes. This Study Session was held in a conference room with approx. 10 City Staff representatives, the 5 City Council members and our CSG group of 5. We had to specifically request to be included in the Study Session, as it was not open to the public.

In this Study Session, the City Council reviewed the Planning Commission changes line-byline and deemed most of them “unnecessary”. In fact, not even the Agricultural/Open paragraph was kept in the overview of Camarillo land uses…even though Camarillo has 1200 acres zoned agricultural within our City, comprising 15% of our total area.

Click here to see the final version of the Community Design Element, pages 10 – 12 for the Land Use paragraphs.

The City Council will hold one final Community Design Element Hearing, Wednesday 6/27/12 at City Hall at 7:30 pm.

We must ask one another:

  • HOW IMPORTANT IS THE FARMLAND WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY TO YOU?
  • DO YOU FEEL OUR COMMUNITY AGRICULTURAL LANDS ARE A KEY CHARACTERISTIC OF OUR COMMUNITY?

E-mail your City Council at council@ci.camarillo.ca.us to let them know how you feel.

“The People are The City”

If you would like to support our ongoing efforts, your tax-exempt donation can be made via Pay Pal by clicking here, or a check sent to our CSG, P.O. Box 782, Camarillo, CA 93011 address below. We will send a confirmation directly, from us to you.
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Thank-you for your interest and concern,
Merrill Berge
Camarillo Sustainable Growth
P.O. Box 782, Camarillo, CA 93011-0782
camarillosustainablegrowth@gmail.com
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corp. 501 (c) (3)

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