Enforce Oxnard, CA Ordinance 2906 to Protect Birds of Global Significance at Ormond Beach

Enforce Oxnard, CA Ordinance 2906 to Protect Birds of Global Significance at Ormond Beach

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Friends of Ormond Beach started this petition to Oxnard Mayor and City Council Members Tim Flynn, Carmen Ramirez, Bert Perello, Oscar Madrigal, Bryan MacDonald, Gabby, Basua, Vianey Lopez

Oxnard and Port Hueneme residents want the city of Oxnard (located in the state of California, USA) to enforce ordinance 2906 to protect birds of "global significance" and other migratory birds that nest in the wetlands and in the dunes of Ormond Beach.  Additionally, Oxnard and Port Hueneme residents want the city of Oxnard to protect the endangered tidewater goby fish that live in the Ormond Beach lagoon.  Currently, environmental crimes are taking place.  While clearly prohibited by OCC Ordinance 2906 sec. 7-301, the following violations are occurring: camping, making fire, altering sand dunes and vegetation, and removing signage and fencing. 

SEC. 7-301. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES.
The following activities are prohibited at Ormond Beach:
(A) To bring, walk (whether leashed or unleashed), ride or release any domesticated animal including but not limited to cats, dogs, horses and pigs. This limitation shall not apply to a leashed dog being used as a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


(B) To bring or release any non-domesticated or exotic animal. This prohibition shall not apply to the legally permitted release of rehabilitated wildlife, subject to the permission of the property owners.


(C) To go within or interfere with any protected habitat area as designated by fencing, signage,or other method.


(D) To alter or remove any sand dune, plants or vegetation unless the activity is carried out pursuant to a validly issued permit and applicable legal requirements.

(E) To camp as defined below:
     (1) “Camp” means one or more of the following activities: pitching or occupying camp facilities; or the use of camp paraphernalia. These activities constitute camping when it reasonably appears, in considering all the circumstances, that the individual, in conducting these activities, is in fact using the area as a living accommodation, regardless of the intent of the individual or the nature of any other activities in which they may be engaging.
     (2) “Camp facilities” include, but are not limited to, tents, huts, temporary shelters, or other similar facilities.
     (3) “Camp paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to, tarpaulins, cots, beds, mattresses,sleeping bags, hammocks, cookware, cooking equipment, kitchen utensils, or other similar equipment.

(F) To make or kindle a fire for any purpose.


(G) To operate any motorized vehicle. This prohibition shall include and apply to remotely operated vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters, cars and drones. This prohibition shall not apply to public safety vehicles (including Coast Guard vehicles), military aerial vehicles, or vehicles used as part of a permitted program or operation to protect natural resources.


(H) To launch or fly a kite, kite board, or glider.

Oxnard and Port Hueneme residents want to ensure that their children and future generations of children will be able to enjoy the snowy plover, least tern, and tidewater goby, currently under threat because Oxnard is not enforcing ordinance 2906. 

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