Oxnard Community College District

Oxnard Community College District   Sounds great, doesn’t it. The VCCCD is building a beautiful new Ventura campus like gangbusters – yet our style conscious Oxnard youth are being shortchanged with an unappealing campus and limited class offerings. WHY?   There are many more Oxnard CC students than in any other part of the county – yet the technical classes our students need and want are only offered in Ventura and Moorpark. Welding for instance. The public transportation Oxnard students need is nonexistent. Oxnard is holding back our youth and thwarting the cities economic development. Education and Economic Development go hand-in-hand in Oxnard, as it does everywhere. It’s … Read more

The Five Cs of Neighborhood Planning

The Five Cs of Neighborhood Planning This is a brilliant article on Placemaking by CNU-CA’s Howard Blackson. It’s a short easy read if you skim it – it’s a deep treatise on Placemaking if you think about each of the C’s and how it applies to your daily civic meanderings and our city. How does Oxnard compare to the 5 C’s – does it work? And where does it not work and what would it take to make it work? – OCPG I live in a city that is currently updating its Community Plans. This is an historically difficult planning job … Read more