County Board of Supervisors to Hold Work Session to Review Key General Plan Update Documents

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.

For more information about the County of Ventura General Plan Update, contact Susan Curtis at (805) 654-2497, email susan.curtis@ventura.org or visit the General Plan Update website at VC2040.org.

September 21, 2017 | Santa Rosa Valley Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

The RMA Planning Division presented information and received feedback on the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.

November 9, 2017 | Planning Commission Work Session No. 3

Planning Division staff presented a pair of  General Plan Update agenda items to the Planning Commission on November 9, 2017.  Details of each of the items are below, and can be accessed on the Resource Management Agency’s website as well.

You are invited to the November 9th Planning Commission Work Session for the General Plan Update

The public is invited to attend a Ventura County Planning Commission Work Session on Thursday, November 9, at 8:30 A.M., and provide input on activities related to the General Plan Update. Planning Division staff and project consultants will be discussing results of public outreach recently concluded on the proposed Vision Statement and Guiding Principles, the results of a countywide public survey, and revisions to the Draft Background Report. As the principal advisory body for the General Plan Update project, the Planning Commission will provide input to Planning Division staff during the Work Session. The public will also be able to provide comments.

The Planning Commission 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 staff report will be available on the Planning Division’s website at at vcrma.org/planning/hearings-agendas/planning-commission-hearings, on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org/planning-commission or at the Planning Division Counter from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, a week before the Work Session.

The revised Draft Background Report is currently available on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org/documents

For more information please contact Susan Curtis at (805) 654-2497, or email to susan.curtis@ventura.org, or visit the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org.

August 3, 2017 | Presentation at California Lutheran University

Planning Division staff provided a presentation to a student group at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

August 12, 2017 | General Plan Update Open House

The RMA Planning Division hosted an open house event in the Lockwood Valley area at the Frazier Park Public Library, providing information related to the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.

August 5, 2017 | General Plan Update Open House

The RMA Planning Division hosted an open house event at Santa Susana Park in the Simi Valley area, providing information related to the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.

July 29, 2017 | General Plan Update Open House at Three Locations

The RMA Planning Division hosted open house events at three libraries within the County’s library system, providing information related to the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles at Saticoy Library, Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme, and Fillmore Library.

July 26, 2017 | Somis Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

July 26, 2017 | Somis Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

The RMA Planning Division presented information and received feedback on the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.

July 25, 2017 | Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

The RMA Planning Division presented information and received feedback on the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.