We had a great Thanksgiving, hope you did too. And I hope you noticed we didn’t make the cover of the Rolling Stone, but the Friends of the Library got the next best thing! The cover of the Breeze! Everyone was so excited to have our poster contest featured!
From Marianne from Friends of the Library
Marianne: The next best thing indeed. I’m sure that people who make the cover of Rolling Stone just wish that they could be on the cover of the Breeze.
We are getting great feedback on our articles and about the Breeze in general. Many are so pleased at the community services you offer in Ventura.
CAPS Media Center
First, let me just say how much I loved your Halloween Editorial photo & meant to tell you that months ago!! 😉
Thanks so much for all you do – how hard you work, so we in Ventura have another source of printed info/news!! You are awesome!! (and I did not know there were so many correct ways to spell Hannukah until I read your article! 😉
Patty Jenkins – Coordinator
Ventura Parkinson’s Support Grp
Since your “article” regarding the City Council’s errant 4 to 1 vote allowing the building of 55 so-called “executive” houses was so devoid of information regarding why people are against this project, I thought I would at least tell you my personal objections to it.
First, we don’t need more so-called “executive” houses in Ventura. What we need in Ventura is affordable housing so the kids who are born and raised here can actually live here someday. Who are these “executives” anyway and why should the City Council bow down to them while ignoring the needs of our kids?
Second, it doesn’t take a genius, or an EIR, to know that you cannot place 55 so-called “executive” houses on open a hillside without causing significant environmental damage. The natural plants and animal life that will be displaced by this project would be shameful and the increase in traffic alone would cause more pollution for everyone in Ventura, no matter where you live.
Third, it would create another eyesore on an otherwise pristine view. Ventura is a beautiful town, we should work to keep it that way.
Fourth, these 55 so-called “executive” houses and their still unknown occupants would put a drain on city and county resources, such as Fire and Police budgets, that will never be made up in whatever taxes they may generate.
Fifth, why is the City Council considering building anything give the drought situation. Do they have the water for these 55 so-called “executive” houses stored somewhere and they are not telling us about it?
I could go on, but you see why we, who oppose this mess, are speaking out against it.
John: As I stated in our last issue I won’t be commenting any further until the project is submitted again to the City for final approvals. You’ve heard enough from me. This could take up to 2 years.
I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
~ Moliere (1622-1673)