Ventura County Supervisors vote to support VRP Concept

by Kathy Bremer on July 31, 2012

Success! This morning the Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted to approve Supervisor Bennett’s policy proposals. The vote was 4-1 to officially support the Ventura River Parkway Concept and to streamline the process for creating conservation easements.

Diane Underhill spoke for Friends of the Ventura River and Lee Sherman spoke for the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy to emphasize both groups’ support for the Parkway.

Diane spoke to the benefits we reap from such a significant project, both environmental and economic.  Lee spoke to the Conservancy’s land ownership in the river bottom, our ‘Reconnecting with the River’ community event at the river on June 9, challenges we face and how a parkway will be a large part of the solution.

Kevin Clerici spoke on behalf of the Downtown Ventura Vendors Organization in support of the benefits that downtown vendors would see from an increase in tourism that a Ventura River Parkway would bring to our community.

Others spoke as individual residents in support of  Supervisor Bennett’s proposals.

Thank you to all who communicated support to the Board of Supervisors!

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