Sunday, April 11, 2010

Public lands saved... for now

Although our local newspaper spins the story as a loss to Ventura, we have prevailed in protecting the public beach from development.

For now, at least.

According to Sunday's front page article, 'Strings on State Deed May Tie Up Ventura Beachfront Plan' Jeff Lambert, Ventura community development director intends to go to Sacramento in the coming months for a face-to-face meeting to see if he can broker a compromise.


Paul Jenkin, environmental director of the Ventura County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, said the deed restrictions were put in place for a reason, “to protect the public interest in our property.” He said Strickland’s bill was going to happen with little public awareness, for which he faulted the city.

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