Bruce Smith Removed from the Planning Commission

Bruce Smith Removed from the Planning Commission

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By Lynn Jensen

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In a decision on April 11th, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to remove newly nominated Commissioner Bruce Smith from the Ventura County Planning Commission. The Smith appointment by Supervisor Steve Bennett was initially approved at a

Puente Power Project brings benefits, protests to Oxnard

Puente Power Project brings benefits, protests to Oxnard

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By: Sean Paroski 

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The Puente Power Project to replace the aging Mandalay and Ormond Beach power plants in Oxnard promises to deliver significant benefits to the region, according to a presentation given to CoLAB members at the monthly WHEEL Committee

CoLAB Engages in General Plan Focus Groups

CoLAB Engages in General Plan Focus Groups

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By: Lynn Jensen and Sean Paroski 

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The Ventura County General Plan Update “will help shape the next 20 years of Ventura County’s growth and change” according to the Planning Division’s first newsletter (March 2017).  This will be the

Despite Drought Relief, Water Infrastructure Challenges Remain

Despite Drought Relief, Water Infrastructure Challenges Remain

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By: Sean Paroski 

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The recent heavy rains have relieved drought conditions across the State, but they have also highlighted how much work needs to be done to update California’s aging water infrastructure, according to Eric Bergh, Manager

Economic Vitality Strategies Considered by County CEOs Office

Economic Vitality Strategies Considered by County CEOs Office

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By: Sean Paroski 

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Ventura County CoLAB was invited to participate in the County of Ventura’s Economic Vitality Summit, allowing input into an Economic Strategic Plan to be prepared by the CEO’s Office in 2017. The purpose of the Summit was

When is Enough, Enough?: Wildlife Corridor Proposal Would Add More Regulations on Agriculture

When is Enough, Enough?: Wildlife Corridor Proposal Would Add More Regulations on Agriculture

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By: Sean Paroski 

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At a packed Board meeting on January 24th filled with CoLAB members and other representatives from the agricultural and business community, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave preliminary backing to an effort to