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.


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

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.


July 24 – 28, 2017 | General Plan Update Information Booth at the County Government Center

The RMA Planning Division hosted an information booth at Ventura County Government Center’s Hall of Administration from July 24th thru 28th. The information booth included information and materials related to the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and set of Guiding Principles.


July 20, 2017 | El Rio / Del Norte 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 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.


Focus Group Meetings | Review of the General Plan Update Draft Background Report

March 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Focus Group meetings are scheduled to review the Public Review Draft Background Report. All Focus Group meetings are open to the public and following the discussion between Focus Group members, the public will be invited to provide comments and ask questions.

All meetings will be held at the Ventura County Government Center in the Atlantic Conference Room on the Main Level. The Government Center is located at 800 S. Victoria Ave. in Ventura.

The schedule for the upcoming Focus Groups Meetings is as follows:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • Transportation & Infrastructure: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Water: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Climate Change: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Agriculture: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Economic Development: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Open Space & Recreation: 3:30 to 5:00 PM

February 16, 2017 | 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.


February 16, 2017 | 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.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Santa Monica Mountains Communities

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop along the southern coast of Ventura County at Fire Station #56. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 14 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Central Coast Communities

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop along Ventura County’s central coast at the Channel Islands Boating Center. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 40 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Saticoy

The RMA Planning Division co-hosted a community workshop with the El Rio-Del Norte MAC at the Saticoy Public Library. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 23 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Lockwood Valley

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop in the Lockwood Valley area at the US Forest Service’s Chuchupate Ranger Station. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 16 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Heritage Valley

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop in the Heritage Valley area in Fillmore’s City Hall. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 17 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Somis

The RMA Planning Division co-hosted a community workshop with the Somis MAC at the community’s Somis School. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 24 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Tierra Rejada Valley

The RMA Planning Division hosted a community workshop in the Tierra Rejada Valley area. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 12 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Conejo Valley

The RMA Planning Division co-hosted a community workshop with the Casa Conejo MAC in the Newbury Park area. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 28 community members.


February 16, 2017 | Community Workshop | Ojai Valley

The RMA Planning Division co-hosted a community workshop with the Ojai Valley MAC in the Oak View area. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 32 community members.


February 15, 2017 | Community Workshop | Santa Rosa Valley

The RMA Planning Division co-hosted a community workshop with the Santa Rosa Valley MAC in the Santa Rosa Valley area. The workshop focused on discussion of Ventura County’s assets, issues and opportunities and was attended by 23 community members.


May 26, 2016 | Presentation to the Santa Clara River Watershed Committee

Ventura County staff presented an overview of the General plan Update work program and timeline to the Santa Clara River Watershed Committee.


May 16 to June 30, 2016 | Overview Presentation Provided at Ventura County Municipal Advisory Councils

County staff presented an overview of the General Plan Update scope of work, schedule, and roles and responsibilities of the Municipal Advisory Councils. County Staff presented to the:

  • Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council on May 16th 2016
  • Casa Conejo Municipal Advisory Council on May 18th 2016
  • El Rio/Del Norte Municipal Advisory Council on May 19th 2016
  • Santa Rosa Valley Municipal Advisory Council on May 19th 2016
  • Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council on May 24th 2016
  • Somis Municipal Advisory Council on June 30th 2016

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May 12, 2016 | Presentation to the Community Transformation Leadership Team

Ventura County staff presented an overview of the General Plan Update work program and timeline to the Community Transformation Leadership Team.


April 7, 2016 | Technical Advisory Committee and Focus Group Kick-Off Meeting

Ventura County staff and consultants hosted a kick-off meeting for members of the General Plan Update Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Focus Groups. Members received an overview presentation of the General Plan Update work program and separated into breakout sessions that corresponded with the 7 Focus Group topic areas. Information collected in this meeting is summarized in the Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary Report presented to the Planning Commission during Work Session #3.


Work Session #1 | April 7, 2016 - Presentation to the Ventura County Planning Commission

On April 7 2016, the Planning Division’s General Plan Update staff and consultants presented an overview to the General Plan Update final work program and schedule, Community Engagement Strategy and the Commission’s roles and responsibilities in the update process. The Planning Commission staff report for this work session is available through the County’s online archives as well as the links below:


February 19, 2016 | Presentation to Student Group

Ventura County staff provided an overview presentation of the General Plan Update work program to a visiting student group from California Polytechnic Institute of San Luis Obispo.


April 22 to 23, 2015 | Pre-Scoping Public Workshops

Three public workshops were held on April 22nd and 23rd of 2015.  Results of these community workshops were reported in Appendix C of the Work Program Options Report.