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July 19, 2017 | Piru Neighborhood 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 19, 2017 | Casa Conejo 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 17, 2017 | Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council

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

March 28 – 29, 2017 | Focus Group Meetings

Focus Group members and the public participated in review of the Public Review Draft Background Report. All Focus Group meetings were open to the public and following discussion between Focus Group members, the public was invited to provide comments and ask questions. All meetings were held at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura, CA.

The schedule of Focus Group Meetings were held as follows:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Transportation & Infrastructure Focus Group
  • Water Focus Group
  • Climate Change Focus Group

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Agriculture Focus Group
  • Economic Development Focus Group
  • Open Space & Recreation Focus Group

Notes taken by staff were presented to the Ventura County Planning Commission during a work session on June 8th, 2017, and are available online at the Planning Division’s Archived Planning Commission Documents or vcrma.org/planning/hearings-agendas/planning-commission-hearings along with all other public comments on the Public Review Draft Background Report.

June 8, 2017 | Planning Commission Work Session No. 2

Planning Division staff presented General Plan Update information to the Planning Commission on June 8, 2017. Details are below and can also be found on the Resource Management Agency website.

June 8th Planning Commission Work Session To Review Key General Plan Update Documents

Planning Commission Work Session No. 2 was held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA.

The General Plan Update team and project consultant, Mintier Harnish, facilitated a Planning Commission Work Session that presented and discussed the following:

The public was able to provide comments during this meeting.

The staff report for this Planning Commission Work Session is available online at www.vcrma.org/planning/hearings-agendas/planning-commission-hearing. Additionally, the staff report and all accompanying exhibits are provided below. Due to the large electronic file sizes associated with Exhibits 1 and 2, these documents are provided in multiple sub-sections.

For more information contact Susan Curtis at (805) 654-2497, or by email at susan.curtis@ventura.org

County releases new documents for General Plan Update

The County of Ventura, Planning Division has released several key documents for the ongoing General Plan Update project. They include a Draft Background Report, an Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary and a General Plan Update Newsletter.

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.

General Plan Update Manager Susan Curtis notes that, “this report will be used to inform the process as the project moves forward.”

The Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary describes thousands of public comments received by Planning Division staff during outreach activities that took place between April and September 2016. Outreach activities included 12 community workshops, a booth at the Ventura County Fair, an online questionnaire, and meetings with subject-matter experts on issues ranging from agriculture to climate change. The General Plan Update Newsletter profiles the project, describes community outreach conducted to date, summarizes the project timeline and includes answers to frequently asked questions.

The County is now soliciting public comments on the Draft Background Report. Both the Draft Background Report and Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary will be presented to the Ventura County Planning Commission at a public General Plan Update work session later this Spring. Comments may be submitted in the following ways:

MAIL to: Ms. Susan Curtis, Planning Division, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura CA 93009 – 1740

FAX to: (805) 654-2509; Attention Susan Curtis

EMAIL to: GeneralPlanUpdate@ventura.org

Submit online comment form for Draft Background Report found at: VC2040.org

All documents are available to the public on the General Plan Update website at www.vc2040.org or at the Planning Counter at the County of Ventura Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information contact Susan Curtis at (805) 654-2497, email susan.curtis@ventura.org or visit the General Plan website at www.vc2040.org.

Online Workshop Questionnaire | “Assets, Issues and Opportunities”

The County’s Resource Management Agency made an Online Workshop Questionnaire available to community members from July 13th thru September 1st. Questions within the questionnaire were similar to those asked during the exercises of community workshops held throughout July and August 2016. While the questionnaire was available, staff received 135 online responses.

Ventura County Fair

Staff from the County’s Resource Management Agency hosted a General Plan Update booth at the Ventura County Fair from August 3rd thru 14th. The booth was in the Agriculture building alongside exhibits showcasing the county’s natural resources. During the Fair, County staff provided information on the General Plan Update’s purpose, process and ways to get involved. The booth included an exercise that mirrored the activities from the TAC and Focus Group Kick-Off Meeting (April 2016) and Community Workshops (July and August 2016). It also featured informational posters in both English and Spanish.

Community Workshop | Ventura and North Coast Communities

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop at Ventura County Government Center. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 24 community members.