The California State Assembly has moved forward a bill by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, Assembly Bill 943. The bill, as originally drafted, would have required a 55% vote for any citizen initiative that would expressly stop development or construction within the city, county, or ci
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.
These Ventura County farmers are dedicated to keeping their farmland as just that - farmland. They support SOAR for the greater voter protection it provides, for the conservation benefits it brings, and for the legacy it provides to future generations.
SOAR has as its fundamental policy goal to Save Our (Ventura County’s) Agricultural Resources. It won 63 percent of the vote countywide in 1998. There are SOAR policies in eight of 10 cities in Ventura County. The SOAR proposal on the November 2016 ballot offers the voters an opportun
I am a strong supporter of affordable housing, and I also support SOAR. I don't agree with the column written by Jared Barton (Ventura County Star, July 31), who thinks building housing on farmland is the answer to the shortage of affordable housing in Ventura County.