November, 6, 2018 | County Hosts Work Session to Discuss County General Plan Update Alternatives Report and Policy Topics

The public is invited to attend the joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 4 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Report. 

LOCATION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room

CASE NUMBER: Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.

WORK SESSION OBJECTIVE: The General Plan Update project includes the completion of several key documents that support the development of the updated General Plan, including an Alternatives Report.  This report explores different options for accommodating future growth and presents policy topics such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development through 2040. Building upon the first six chapters of the report, which cover the project’s Vision and Guiding Principles, proposed General Plan organization, development constraints, development capacity, and historic population growth rates and 2020-2040 growth projections, project consultants will present the final three chapters of the report which cover the evaluation criteria, land use alternatives and policy topics.  

The Alternatives Report is available on this website at vc2040.org/review/documents. Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The staff report will be available on Thursday, November 1, 2018. It may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org or 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. Any person is privileged to attend and be heard on this matter.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please call (805) 654-2251.  Note: From time to time, hearings are cancelled or rescheduled.  We recommend that you contact the General Plan Update Manager to confirm the public hearing date one day prior.

 


July 31, 2018 | County Hosts Work Session to Discuss County General Plan Update Alternatives Report

VENTURA, Calif. – The public is invited to attend and provide input at the joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 3 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Report.  The work session will be held at the County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.

This will be the first of two work sessions to discuss the Alternatives Report, a document that explores different options for how the County could accommodate future growth and policy alternatives, such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development through 2040.

During this work session, Planning Division staff and project consultants will present the report’s first six chapters to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission which include the Introduction, Vision and Guiding Principles, Proposed General Plan Organization, Development Constraints, Development Capacity, and Historic Population Growth Rates and 2020-2040 Growth Projections.

A second work session on the Alternatives Report chapters seven through nine, which will include the Alternatives Evaluation, Land Use Alternatives, and Policy Choices, will be presented to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission later this fall.

Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Board letter was made available on Thursday, July 26th. It may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda, 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, or by using the links shown below.

General Plan Update Joint Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 3: Consideration of the Alternative Report (Chapter 1 through 6)

Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.


April 17, 2018 | Joint Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Work Session

The public was invited to attend the joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Concept Report.

LOCATION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room

CASE NUMBER: Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.

WORK SESSION OBJECTIVE: The Planning Division and project consultants will review the Alternatives Concept Report with the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. Completion of the Alternatives Concept Report is the first step in the development and evaluation of potential land use and policy alternatives. Staff will also present a summary of recent public outreach events held throughout the County. The Alternatives Evaluation phase of the General Plan Update outlines options for how the County could accommodate future growth and how the General Plan could address major policy topics such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development. A final Alternatives Report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission later this summer.

WORK MATERIALS & RECORDS: Public record of the work session is available, online at  ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts or by using the links provided below:


December 15, 2015 | Approval of the RMA Agency Director to Execute a Contract for the Preparation of the Ventura County General Plan Update

Approval of and authorization for the Resource Management Agency Director to execute a contract for the preparation of the Ventura County General Plan Update with Mintier Harnish LP. Agenda Item #57.


Mintier Harnish Consultant Team Selected to Assist the Ventura County General Plan Update

On December 15 2015, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Resource Management Agency to execute a contract with Mintier Harnish for preparation of the County’s General Plan Update. Mintier Harnish will serve as the lead consultant for the project, with support from a team of sub-consultants which include MIG, Ascent Environmental, Kimley-Horn, Applied Development Economics, Kennedy/Jenks, True North Research, and NRG Consulting. The consultant selection process included the October 1, 2015, release of a Request for Proposals; October 13, 2015, pre-submittal conference; and November 17, 2015, consultant selection interviews.

The recording of the December 15th Board of Supervisors hearing, along with the associated documents, can be accessed through the County’s online archives or using the links below:


August 11, 2015 | Staff Requested Approval to Establish Two Full-Time Equivalent Positions Related to the Preparation of the General Plan Update

Approval of and authorization for the Human Resources Director to establish two full-time equivalent Positions related to the preparation of the General Plan Update, effective September 1, 2015.  Agenda Item #37.


August 4, 2015 | Board of Supervisors Provide Further Direction to Staff Regarding Scope of Work

RMA staff reported additional information to and received direction from the Board of Supervisors regarding the Scope of Work for the Ventura County General Plan. Agenda Item #28.


July 30, 2015 | RMA Agency Director Reviews Upcoming Presentation of the General Plan Update Work Program

RMA Agency Director, Chris Stephens, provides an overview of the upcoming presentation of the General Plan Update Work Program to the Board of Supervisors. Agenda Item #10.


July 7, 2015 | Joint Study Session of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission received a presentation regarding the progress to date on the preliminary work tasks for the General Plan Update Work Program. Agenda Item #40.


January 27, 2015 | Resource Management Agency Appears Before Board of Supervisors

The Resource Management Agency presented a recommendation of preliminary tasks for developing a scope of work, budget and timeline for the County’s General Plan Update. Board of Supervisors Agenda Item #34.