Janice Parvin On the Issues
Issue statements by candidates are quoted from public media statements either direct or edited for brevity.
Making Moorpark business friendly
As a business owner, I have worked collaboratively with businesses and the chamber on economic growth and retention. The city has reduced fees and has streamlined processes to help our businesses. I will continue to make myself available to local businesses to determine how the city can help them continue to thrive. When a business reaches out to the city, or when I hear of a business looking to relocate into Ventura County, I take action. A Camarillo business owner contacted me and shared with me that our city did not have the appropriate zoning for his business. I responded and we were able to add the appropriate zoning; the business expanded into Moorpark.
A Commercial Market Overview, paid for by developers, concluded we have an excess of commercial space. To promote a healthier retail environment, property owners may want to consider potential conversion of their underperforming commercial space to alternative land uses such as mixed use. Our population of just under 36,000 makes it difficult to compete to attract major retailers, as we do not meet their population requirements. What we do attract are entrepreneurial businesses, and we are seeing success. Moorpark has been recognized by the Kosmont-Rose Institute as one of the most business-friendly cities in Southern California
Its charm and uniqueness define our community and private investors are here, and still coming. The High Street Arts Center continues to bring the arts to downtown. Lucky Fools Pub is a place to enjoy great food and excellent service in a “Cheers” atmosphere. Everyone loves the hometown cooking of Luis & Joan Martinez at the Cactus Patch. Le Bon Garcon offers the best gourmet caramels outside of Paris, made with fresh cream and butter. Bringing this new investment to High Street will add to the charm that exists in our downtown and will drive additional new investment.