I belong to a farming family that has lived and farmed in Ventura County for over 90 years. Thanks to SOAR, our county farming culture has been better protected from development since the initiative passed over 18 years ago.
As many of our readers and fans have read over the past couple of weeks, Measure F removes SOAR protections from a number of farmland parcels adjacent to schools, without limits to the size of the parcels. Supporters of Measure F say removing these protections will “help” agriculture.
Paid for by Save Open Space & Agricultural Resources, Inc. (SOAR) in Ventura County. A ballot measure committee controlled by Supervisor Parks and Supervisor Bennett with major funding by Eric Johanson, Tom Ritch, and Mark Burley — A Committee for YES on SOAR’s Measures C, A, E, J, L, P, U, W, Z and NO on Measure F, G, K.