Do you want to help push back on the proposed Wildlife Corridor regulations? Here are a few simple and effective ways you can help:
MOST IMPORTANT: Attend the Planning Commission Meeting - January 31st at 8:30am
Show up and have your voice heard! The meeting is at the Board Hearing Room at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave in Ventura at 8:30 AM. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Rachel Culbert-Mastro
Send a brief email to the Planning Commission
Send an email to the Planning Commission demanding that the County rethink this abuse of discretion that threatens productive agricultural lands, businesses and private ranches caught up in this misguided ordinance. To make it easy we are including a link to a letter you can download, sign and attach to your email from the Protect Our Ventura County Communities Coalition.
Existing regulations are already extremely restrictive including the SOAR ordinance, greenbelt agreements, scenic overlays, and the limitation to 5% building coverage. The ordinance does not address the road and freeway network that is the primary restriction to wildlife movement in the County. The poorly mapped corridors indiscriminately cross high fire danger areas in and around developed residential and commercial subdivisions placing these communities at risk.
Please contact Rachel Culbert-Mastro at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be sending an email.
Donate to the Legal Fund
While we will attempt to discuss reasonable alternatives at the Planning Commission, we are also pursuing a lawsuit against the County. Please contact Lynn Jensen at (805) 633-2291 for more information and to donate to the legal fund.
Write a Letter to the Editor
These regulations will sail through under the cover of darkness if the public isn’t informed. Spread the word by writing a letter to the editor to your local newspaper. Letters don't have to be long, with most papers maxing them out at 300 words.
- Ventura County Star: email@example.com
- Camarillo Acorn: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thousand Oaks Acorn: email@example.com
- Moorpark Acorn: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Simi Valley Acorn: email@example.com
You will need to include your full name, address and phone number at the end of your letter for it to be considered for publication, so don’t forget!
Share on Social Media
Let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know what is happening by sharing our information page about the Wildlife Corridor regulations and their impact on the county. You can also follow us on Facebook to receive regular news and updates.
If you have any questions or want to know what else you can do to help, contact Rachel Culbert-Mastro.