After months of effort, passionate and hard working SOAR volunteers have gathered more than 85,000 signatures to SOAR on the November 2016 ballot in Ventura County as well as in seven cities throughout the county.
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
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.
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...