Money For Brownfield Cleanup In So. CA
There will be stiff competition for the money --there are 67,000 brownfield sites in California alone. But Ventura has a blighted area on the west end of the city. It is a 3-mile stretch of oil and chemical manufacturing sites. Current landowners are reluctant to come forward and have their land tested. They fear that if it is found that the land is contaminated, they will have to pay for the cleanup or suffer law suits. The city council hopes that eventually the blighted area will be a mixed-use development. With Santa Barbara housing costs so high, there is a niche for Ventura.
Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn