Effort hopes to open space on the November ballot

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Photo by Lerina Winter

S.O.A.R. volunteers celebrate collecting 35,354 signatures with Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett Tuesday.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Volunteers from the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (S.O.A.R) campaign turned in petitions containing more than 35,000 signatures to the Ventura County Clerk’s office Tuesday in an effort to place a countywide initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

“The county initiative means that all voters in the county get to weigh in on any proposed rezoning that the Board of Supervisors might undertake, which, of course, applies to unincorporated county land,” said S.O.A.R. Executive Director Karen Schmidt.

See also: SOARing sigs: Effort under way to extend county land control measure

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