Thank you for all the support you have given to our efforts to prevent the development of the 400 apartment project at Fisherman’s Wharf.  We have been successful in these efforts so far because of your on-going support.  We can not afford to let up now!

The City of Oxnard’s denial of the County’s Local Coastal Plan Amendment (LCPA) was a win that temporarily stopped the project moving forward.  But the County and the billionaire developers have not given up.

On January 27, 2020, the County filed an Override request with the California Coastal Commission.  The County’s Override seeks to overturn the City’s LCPA denial.  If the Coastal Commission approves this Override, the project will be able to go forward.  We need the Coastal Commission to deny the County’s request for an Override.

HBCA has submitted letters opposing the County’s reasons for the Override point by point.

The Coastal Commission hearing is anticipated to be held next month on April 15, 16, or 17 in Oxnard and it will be important for everyone in the community to show up in support of keeping the harbor for all.

We need your support to help pay the legal and expert fees necessary to oppose the County’s Override.

You can make your tax-deductible donations by:

Donating online at or Making your checks payable to:

Western Alliance for Nature with memo line noting: Channel Islands Harbor

Mail to: 3600 S. Harbor Blvd, #488, Oxnard, Ca. 93035

HBCA’s volunteers pay for all the administrative expenses using individual personal funds. None of you donations were spent on building the project scale model that made a big difference in our efforts!  Donations are never used to pay for mailings, presentations, website, or our mailbox.  100% of all donations go only to legal and expert fees!

We cannot continue to be effective without your help to pay for these legal and expert fees.

Your help is very much needed and appreciated.  Thank you.

Rene Aiu on behalf of the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance

We also are asking that you to take the time to send a letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors asking that they deny Channel Islands Harbor Properties LLC’s (CIHP) exclusivity extensions for development at the Harbor. CIHP is the Fisherman’s Wharf developer.

The Board should terminate CIHP’s Lease Option agreement for Fisherman’s Wharf. CIHP has failed to deliver on its lease option requirement of obtaining an LCPA from Oxnard. The Board should then require the Harbor Director to issue an open Request for Proposal for competitive development proposals for Fisherman’s Wharf.

A sample letter is provided below:

Supervisor Steve Bennett
Supervisor Linda Parks
Supervisor Bob Huber
Supervisor Kelly Long
Supervisor John Zaragoza
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, Ca. 93009

SUBJECT: Denial of Further Lease Option or Exclusivity Extensions for Fisherman’s Wharf area and Parcels X3 and F/F1

I have not seen anything yet on the agenda yet, but I know this item will come before you soon!

Please terminate CIHP’s Lease Option Agreement due to failure to meet their required deliverables such as obtaining an LCPA from Oxnard. I am also asking that you do not extend their exclusivities for X3 and F/F1 as well.

An open, transparent Request for Proposal for competitive development plans should be issued for all 3 areas. The County should also begin work the Harbor’s 34-year old Public Works Plan that is in serious need of an update.

Like my neighbors and friends, I would like to see Channel Islands Harbor revitalized.
Thank you for your consideration.

You can email your letter to the following: (corrected)

To Ventura County Board of Supervisors Dec 8 201912-8-19_HBCALetter-to-BOS-re-Deny-FW-extension