- Goal: Protect Camarillo agricultural land and wildlife habitat
- Year Started: 2010
- Client: Camarillo Sustainable Growth
In September 2014, EDC and our clients celebrated a victory four years in the making when the Camarillo City Council, in the face of overwhelming public pressure, unanimously rejected a proposal to pave over 620 acres of prime farmland for 2,500 tract houses and 1.5 million square feet of industrial buildings. The massive development proposal, located at the base of the Conejo Grade just off Highway 101, would have cut through a vital wildlife corridor, channelized two natural streams which support an abundance of wildlife including rare and endangered species, and reduced the region’s quality of life with unsustainable pollution, noise, traffic, and urban sprawl.
EDC and Camarillo Sustainable Growth had long championed the preservation of local agriculture and more responsible infill development options. The project was finally defeated after community opposition flooded meeting after meeting, demanding its rejection.