PORT HUENEME : Hearing to Address RV Resort Postponed

A hearing initially scheduled today on a controversial proposal to develop a recreational vehicle resort at Port Hueneme has been postponed.

The California Coastal Commission hearing has been tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 13 in Eureka. The commission, however, may delay the hearing until Oct. 11, when the panel meets in Los Angeles, officials said.

“We need more time to perform our analysis, and we are still in the process of gathering information,” said Christopher Price, a Coastal Commission program analyst.

Commission officials, who must approve the project, said they are waiting for information from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the environmental impact that the RV resort would have.


Although it is not required, Price said information provided by Fish and Wildlife would help the Coastal Commission decide whether the RV resort is environmentally safe.

In June, the city submitted an environmental impact report to the Coastal Commission for approval to build a 144-space RV resort on a 10-acre beachfront site at the end of Ocean View Drive at Port Hueneme Beach Park.

Opponents of the resort claim that the project would block their ocean views and harm a nearby wetland habitat where the endangered California least tern and the tidewater goby have been spotted.