Update - April 2021: HEARING DATE SET!!!!
On April 8, 2021 - nearly 2 years after filing our lawsuit - we finally have our hearing date!
- June 1, 2021: Deadline for CoLAB to file opening brief
- August 2, 2021: Deadline for County to file opposition briefs
- August 16, 2021: Deadline for Intervenors to file opposition briefs
- September 15, 2021: Deadline for CoLAB to file reply briefs,
- October 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.: Hearing on petition for writ of mandate
We are eager to finish this fight - but we need your help! We must raise an additional $150,000 - $200,000 to cover the costs of this LAST PHASE OF LITIGATION.
Please send your donations to:
Legal Fund - VC CoLAB
1672 Donlon Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Or click the DONATE button on our home page!
HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE WILDLIFE CORRIDOR LEGAL FUND
YOUR DONATIONS MADE IT POSSIBLE!
ON APRIL 25, 2019, VC CoLAB FILED A COMPREHENSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY
WE ARE SOLICITING $350,000 - $500,000 IN DONATIONS TO THE LEGAL FUND TO DEFEND THE LAWSUIT AND... WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!
OR - Please send in checks made out to VC CoLAB (Attention - Wildlife Corridor) and mail them to:
1672 Donlon Street, Ventura, CA 93003
For more information and updates on the Wildlife Corridor Ordinance please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for more technical information.
The Lawsuit was filed by Jeffer, Mangels, Butler, Mitchell, LLC
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors passed this complicated ordinance on 3-19-19, rezoning over 163,000 acres of land, severely limiting the security, usage, fire protection and value of private properties.
Ventura County Wildlife Corridor Map Adopted 3-19-19
THE VC CoLAB LAWSUIT IS THE ONLY POSSIBLE OPTION TO NULLIFY THE ORDINANCE
The filing deadline for parties to challenge the whole of the ordinance has passed. As the County did not create an administrative appeal process for property owners, the only option for claims is an expensive individual property lawsuit based on takings.
WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT - WITH YOUR HELP!
For the lawsuit to be successful, VC CoLAB will need funding of $350,000 to $500,000
We need your help in funding the litigation effort quickly to be able to defend the lawsuit!
For those in the main corridor (HCWC) we are recommending a $5,000-$10,000 donation. For those in the Critical Wildlife Passage Areas (CWPA) we are recommending a $15,000 to 25,000 donation
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