Why is SOAR important?
SOAR keeps cities in Ventura County separate and distinct with greenbelts between them. By preventing sprawl, SOAR also lessens traffic congestion and air pollution. SOAR preserves local farmland that supports a $2 billion agricultural industry and conserves natural resources like drinking water and wildlife habitat. SOAR also helps keep development from encroaching on and impacting Naval Base Ventura County, our county’s biggest employer.