Please Plan to Attend Ventura City Council on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 6 PM
The Ventura City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 19, to discuss the fiscal viability of annexing the Cañada Larga Valley and North Avenue. A fiscal analysis commissioned by the City shows that annexing these areas to the City will create an immediate budget deficit and that operating a new fire station and infrastructure upgrades in these areas will cost the community millions over decades before ever becoming profitable.
Join us in urging the Council to focus the Westside Plan on the existing Westside community rather than growing the City and encouraging development in the Ventura River floodplain and the meadows of Cañada Larga Valley– the key sites being promoted by those hoping to profit from development.
The Council needs to hear from residents throughout the City who care about fiscal responsibility, good planning, and the environment.
Your presence at City Hall is critical, but if you can’t attend please e-mail the Council atcouncil@...
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 19
501 Poli Street
Diane Underhill, President
Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation
Background: On January 24, 2011, on a 5-1 vote, the Ventura City Council agreed to spend an additional $45,000 to complete a fiscal and market analysis on portions of north Ventura Avenue and the Cañada Larga area to analyze the fiscal impact if these areas were annexed to the City of Ventura. For more informationThe marketing and fiscal studies are now available on the city's website and will be the focal point of the April 19 meeting. Link to the fiscal study: http://www.cityofventura.net/files/file/comm-develop/Westside/Fiscal%20Draft_03_31_2011.pdfOrganizations opposed to annexation ofCañada Larga Valley:Environmental Defense Center, The Sierra Club, SOAR, Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper, Wishtoyo Foundation, VCCool, Ventura Audubon Society & Ventura Citizens for Hillside PreservationTo Donate: Make donations out to VCHP and mail to: P.O. Box 1575, Ventura, CA 93002.
To Volunteer: We are seeking volunteers to assist with Power Point, outreach, fundraising, environmental analysis, and event planning.
Please contact Norene Charnofsky atncharnofsky@...