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From the editor: Regionalism reigns at eco-devo forum

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on From the editor: Regionalism reigns at eco-devo forum

Santa Barbara County should explore an economic development effort to help existing businesses expand and recruit new companies to the area. That was the near-unanimous view of more than 200 business leaders who packed the Reagan Room at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort on Nov. 8 for a South Coast regional economic development forum. I served Read More →

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Editorial: Keep Oxnard business-friendly

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Keep Oxnard business-friendly

There’s a bit of a “reform” movement afoot in Oxnard, the region’s largest city. Mayor Tom Holden won re-election even in the face of a district attorney’s investigation of some city officials, but the City Council has undergone some big changes. We hope the newly elected council members, Tim Flynn and Carmen Ramirez, remember Oxnard’s Read More →

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Editorial: Don’t let parking stunt downtown Ventura’s progress

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Don’t let parking stunt downtown Ventura’s progress

A few months ago in this space, we took the managers of Ventura Harbor to task for their shortsighted plan to charge for parking at the harbor. Revenues were much lower than expected, merchants complained of depressed business, and the harbor went back to free parking before the summer was up. Now it’s the Ventura Read More →