NVH is a California registered Unincorporated Nonprofit Association of volunteer citizens. 100% of your donations are applied to insure that new development in Ventura and particularly development of Ventura's hillside is done responsibly according to our existing General Plan. We oppose developers like Regent Properties of Los Angeles who seek to have our local leaders override existing policy to allow development that they believe "pencils out" to their maximum profit in violation of our Hillside Management Program and other General Policies and City Ordinances. Our current City Council has given approval for Regent to submit a Specific Plan that will be exempt from our Hillside Management Program. The voters have no say in this key exemption from fundamental policy that will change the character of Ventura and its natural scenic beauty forever. The City Council granted this approval despite overwhelming public opposition including a petition with more than 7,000 signatures, and record public attendance expressing citizen outrage at both the Planning Commission Hearing and the City Council Vote.
We are in the process of creating Ballot Initiative that will require changes to our General Plan including our Hillside Management Program to be approved by the voters. We will endorse and support City Council candidates who have pledged to respect the HMP and General Plan and to require changes to our existing City Policies the result of widespread public input and consensus. Should the City Council approve a developer's Specific Plan that is inconsistent with our HMP and other General Plan Policies we will immediately file for a public referendum that will require voter approval. All this takes serious funding. Because, we support candaties, your contributions are not tax deductable however, your support will keep our City safe from aggressive developers and City Officials that have come under their influence. Our mission is to insure that we Venturans determine our City's future development.