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January 22, 1992
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an expedited timetable for the Jordan Ranch-Ahmanson development that would allow the board to review the project by July 28. Under the proposal, presented to the board by Supervisors Maria VanderKolk and Vicky Howard, the developers would have to pay consultant fees and wages of staff members involved in evaluating the project.
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April 18, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual public rebuttal Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors condemned a recent grand jury report as an error-filled slam at County Executive Johnny Johnston. Each of the five supervisors spoke at length about what they said were inaccuracies and unfounded conclusions in the 14-page report, released last week.
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December 9, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A couple of last-minute challengers have joined the race for three seats on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, assuring that each of the incumbents will face an opponent. Jeffrey Ketelson and Arlene Fraser submitted candidacy papers in the days before the Friday filing deadline. Ketelson, who lists himself as a parent/educator, is the sole challenger to Supervisor Steve Bennett. Bennett is seeking a second term representing residents of Ventura, Ojai and the Ojai Valley.
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March 28, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Call it the $5,800 news conference. That's how much Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn says he spent in taxpayer dollars on 11,600 mailers inviting Santa Clara River Valley residents to a March 19 media gathering that he called to lambaste fellow supervisors. Flynn used the event to accuse the board of redirecting money in December that should have gone toward a sewer conversion project in El Rio, a small community north of Oxnard in his 5th District.
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June 16, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors Tuesday endorsed proposed state legislation that would allow the county to create a comprehensive waste management authority. Sponsored by State Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), the new authority would replace the county's Solid Waste Management Department and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District. All trash-related policy decisions--including garbage rates, landfill proposals and recycling--would be decided by the new authority.
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November 21, 1992
Despite heavy opposition, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors cleared the way this week for state park officials to condemn 244 acres owned by Soka University in the Santa Monica Mountains near Calabasas. The board's unanimous action authorized the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to condemn the school's campus for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a state agency that buys land for state and federal parks.
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February 6, 2000
Three of the five seats on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will be on the March 7 ballot. The Times Ventura County Edition editorial board has interviewed all of the candidates and will publish excerpts from those interviews each Sunday until election day. In the 3rd District, first-term incumbent Kathy Long is being challenged by retired probation officer and Camarillo City Councilman Michael D. Morgan and semi-retired financial consultant James Shinn.
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October 9, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to explore whether cities along heavily traveled stretches of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are willing to form a regional authority to deal with traffic problems. On a 4-1 vote, board members authorized Supervisor Frank Schillo to meet with representatives of eight cities to gauge their interest. Los Angeles County officials would also be asked to participate, along with several regional transportation boards.
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June 16, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As $23 million in health care funding sits idle, a citizens' committee advising the Ventura County Board of Supervisors can't agree on how to spend it. Although supervisors laid out their preferences, the committee can't decide after three months of meetings whether to go along with the board. Whatever the committee finally recommends, the supervisors will make the final decision. This has prompted some to question whether the committee is clear on its role in making sure the money is doled out.
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April 29, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to ease the blow of massive state funding cuts, Ventura and Santa Barbara county officials pledged Wednesday to "share the grief" by exploring ways to combine services and purchases to reduce expenditures. Ventura County Supervisors Susan Lacey, Maria VanderKolk and Maggie Kildee met with the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors for two hours to discuss budget-cutting strategies.
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January 10, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Peter Foy's first day as Ventura County's newest supervisor had a bit of pomp, a few speeches and the usual dose of financial reports and minutiae that fill the board's weekly agenda. After a ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday, Foy called his four-year term an opportunity to fulfill promises made during his campaign. Chief among them is to give Sheriff Bob Brooks and Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten the money they say is needed to operate top-flight public safety departments.
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November 18, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Insurance broker Peter Foy declared victory Friday in his bid for an open seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors -- although elections officials continue to count ballots 11 days after the election. Foy said his 734-vote lead is too large for rival Jim Dantona to overcome in the 4th District race with only 3,000 ballots left to be tallied. Of those, about 2,000 are absentee ballots, and 1,000 are so-called provisional ballots cast Nov.
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May 20, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
With an election drawing near, Linda Parks' critics are hitting her hard for what they say is the Ventura County supervisor's closed mind and stubbornness. But it's just that tenacity that appeals to supporters of the former Thousand Oaks councilwoman, who is seeking a second term. Take the question of the nesting birds. In early spring, county flood-control managers sought the board's approval to clear trees and brush from a creek in Parks' district.
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March 8, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday turned down a zoning change intended to stem the spread of "McMansions" into county open space. The change would have allowed only one residence for every 20 acres zoned as open space. Current county policy allows one residence per 10 acres. On a 3-2 vote, supervisors agreed with farmers that Ventura County's $1-billion agricultural industry could be hurt if minimum lot sizes were increased.
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October 5, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay a $1,000 bonus to any county employee who successfully recruits a deputy to the Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Bob Brooks requested the reward to help fill 81 deputy vacancies in his department, about 11% of his 742-deputy force. The sheriff added that he also is having difficulty filling dispatcher positions.
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September 21, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors Tuesday waded into the controversy over oil and gas drilling in the county's backcountry and off its coast by opposing the Bush administration's energy-development plans. Although the board has no say in a decision, it made clear its opposition to administration plans to make leases available in Los Padres National Forest, which straddles Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
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January 15, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Linda Parks' first meeting of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors started with fancy hats, celebratory cake -- and a dose of grim financial news. After Judge Bruce Clark swore her in to the Thousand Oaks-based supervisor's seat, Parks' board colleagues welcomed her to the panel with warm words of encouragement. "Welcome to open democracy," said Supervisor Steve Bennett, telling Parks that she had earned the position by running an honorable campaign.
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March 8, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday turned down a zoning change intended to stem the spread of "McMansions" into county open space. The change would have allowed only one residence for every 20 acres zoned as open space. Current county policy allows one residence per 10 acres. On a 3-2 vote, supervisors agreed with farmers that Ventura County's $1-billion agricultural industry could be hurt if minimum lot sizes were increased.
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October 20, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Over the protests of homeowners, a split Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to building a boating instruction center at Channel Islands Harbor. Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to amend an 18-year-old planning document to include the proposed two-story sailing center. Its absence from the harbor's 1986 public works plan had prompted the California Coastal Commission to postpone the center's approval.
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September 10, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
As olive branches go, the one extended by two Ventura County supervisors to the county's two top lawmen broke on contact. The way Sheriff Bob Brooks described the proposed resolution of a bitter budget feud with county supervisors was: "Hey, you're winning. Why don't you give up?" Then the sheriff said, "I didn't go to law school, but that doesn't make sense to me."
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