VENTURA, Calif. – The public is invited to attend a Ventura County Board of Supervisors General Plan Update Work Session on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., and provide input on the General Plan Update Assets, Issues, and Opportunities Summary Report, Public Opinion Survey, Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles and Draft Background Report.
The General Plan Update Assets, Issues, and Opportunities Summary Report, Public Opinion Survey, Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles, and REVISED Draft Background Report (dated January 2018), which are the subject of the upcoming Work Session, are currently available on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org/documents.
- The Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary documents thousands of public comments received during outreach activities that took place between April and September 2016.
- The Public Opinion Survey provides objective, statistically reliable measures of residents’ opinions and preferences on a range of topics that will be addressed in the General Plan such as land use, economic development, transportation, housing and climate change. The bilingual (English/Spanish) survey was completed with 1,250 adults selected at random from households within Ventura County.
- The proposed Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were completed with Planning Commission and community input and reflect existing County values, comments received during community outreach and new themes that incorporate current state laws and priorities identified by the Board of Supervisors. These include climate change, economic vitality, housing, transportation improvements geared for pedestrians and bicyclists, and healthy communities.
- The Draft Background Report describes existing conditions in the unincorporated County, including demographics and economics, land use, health and well-being, transportation and mobility, public facilities, services and infrastructure, natural resources, water resources, hazards and safety, and climate change. Comments provided by the Planning Commission and the public will also be provided to the Board.
The Board of Supervisors Work Session will be held at 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. The Board letter and exhibits will be available on Thursday, January 18th and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda, on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org, or at the Planning Division Counter at the County of Ventura Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.