SOAR is a series of voter initiatives that require a vote of the people before agricultural land or open space areas can be rezoned for development.

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Simi Valley Qualifies for Ballot After Full Recount

We are ecstatic to announce that the Simi SOAR initiative has qualified for the ballot! After the county deemed our signature gathering effort insufficient in May, SOAR challenged the disqualification of thousands of signatures. And  we prevailed! But this fight is not over. Oppositio
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SustainVC Loopholes Promote Sprawl

SustainVC removes SOAR protections on over 1,000 acres of farmland. The backers of SustainVC say removing these protections will “help” agriculture. The “help” they are offering, however, is to let owners of agricultural land convert the land from agriculture to urban.
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SOAR – From Napa Valley to Ventura County

SOAR in Ventura County borrowed its idea from a similar initiative that was passed in Napa County in 1990. As in Ventura County, the Napa Valley initiative gave voters the right to weigh in on development of open space and agricultural lands...
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