I was born thirty years ago, back in 2016, at a time when grass- roots petitioners stood out in front of grocery stores collecting signatures for a law that saved all this farmland and open space you now see in Ventura County. Our parents and grandparents kept the bulldozers from pavi
With so many opportunities to converse with others concerned about Ventura County’s open space, the SOAR campaign brought us together like no other effort. Whether at a clubhouse in Santa Rosa Valley or the Camarillo Library table, a Ventura Hillside concert, at Thousand Oaks trailhea
What we accomplished together to get SOAR approved and in place until 2050 is nothing short of amazing. Hundreds of people stepped up in so many significant ways to make it happen. Yet all of our work hinged on the efforts of just one person – SOAR co-founder and board member Richard
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.