PORT HUENEME : Plan for RV Resort to Be Reconsidered

The Port Hueneme City Council tonight will reconsider a proposal to build a recreational vehicle resort at the south end of Hueneme Beach.

The council will consider a revised report on the project that includes comments from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Department of Fish and Game asking the city to establish environmental buffer zones along the project's perimeter.

The council gave tentative approval to the revised proposal in February.

At tonight's 7:30 p.m. meeting, Community Development Director Tom Figg will recommend reconfiguration of the site to include the buffer zones as a way to protect wildlife and vegetation around the park.

Figg also will ask the council to withdraw the city's application with the Coastal Commission for permission to build the resort until the city can resubmit revised plans.

A Coastal Commission staff report in August recommended that the project be rejected, citing the RV park's potential damage to habitat used by the endangered California least tern.

In an effort to comply with environmental rules, the council will decide whether to pay three consultants $69,000 on top of $100,000 already spent on an environmental report, Figg said. City officials expect the 143-space RV park to bring $400,000 annually.

David Kanter, president of Surfside III Condominium Owners Assn., said the project should be abandoned because it is financially unsound and will impair the views of condominium owners.

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