Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come under fire for proposing to build a wall along the Mexico border to keep undocumented immigrants from coming into the US. Syndicated columnist Joe Mathews says Ventura County is moving ahead with a similar idea, minus the focus on the undocumented. He says Ventura is trying to build a legal wall along its southern border — in this case, to block out sprawl. In doing so, however, he says the county is not meeting the needs of its residents, its workers or Southern California in general.
Is Ventura County building a wall to keep the rest of us out?