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WHO WE ARE:
We are your Camarillo neighbors who simply oppose the New Urban West, Inc. (NUWI) and the Camarillo Springs Advisory Committe's (CSAC) collaborative new housing plan for the reasons in our Opposition Statement of Purpose.
HOW WE GOT TO HERE:
In January 2017 a public Camarillo City Council (CCC) meeting was held to discuss granting a "REFERRAL" to New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) requesting the re-zoning and building of new homes on the Camarillo Springs Golf Course. The new golf course owner is Chameleon LLC and they had sent this message to the CCC that same evening via their development company NUWI; "We expect an approved REFERRAL this evening or we will construct a chain link fence around the golf course and let it go to weeds." The meeting room and lobby of the meeting room were packed with Camarillo Springs neighbors as you can see in above photo. The meeting went on until 1:00 AM as neighbor after neighbor rose to give their 3.0 minute remarks on why they opposed this new construction. The CCC denied the referral to NUWI as they failed to even bring a plan to the meeting. It was obvious the CCC was cold on the whole concept and were impressed by the resident's turn out and objections. The CCC did keep the door open for NUWI stating they could return for consideration if they had a complete plan and if they had the support of the residents of Camarillo Springs.
Then ... Faced with the chance of a near term loss of their golf course, a self appointed group of male golfers declared themselves The Camarillo Springs Advisory Committee (CSAC). Convinced the golf course would ever be approved for homes, this group worked with NUWI solely to keep the course open. They consulted on our behalf with NUWI to develop a plan which would give NUWI the new homes they wanted while keeping the golf course open during the referral and evaluation period (1-3 years). Their consolidated plan "temporarily" keeps half of the golf course (only 9 holes) open for golf. In return NUW would build 300 homes on the other 9 holes, but they needed resident's support. Financed and supported by NUWI, the CSAC focused on the panicked homeowners along the fairway; about 150 homes out of 975. These homeowners decided; "We have no choice" and were convinced NUWI is going to turn their golf course into weeds if they don't support the compromised plan. In Sept. 2017 a fast tracked CCC meeting was held with less that 1 weeks public notice to discuss the "REFERRAL" of the NUWI development plan. NUWI and CSAC had bussed approximately 100 the Camarillo Springs fairway homeowners to the CCC meeting. They were all present with matching green "vote yes" T-shirts and professional picket signs paid for by NUWI. Fear clouds clear thinking. It was a great offensive play and they succeeded in giving the CCC the impression that NUWI had the support of the community. Unless we show them otherwise, the CCC will continue to assume we all love the NUWI plan.
WHERE ARE WE GOING:
We will continue to grow in size, attend all the CCC meetings and ultimately convince the CCC that this NUWI plan is not to be approved as long as new housing is included. Hopefully, with your help.