July 16, 2020 | Planning Commission Public Hearing in Ventura

On July 16, 2020, the County’s Planning Commission held a public hearing to provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the adoption the 2040 General Plan and certification of the final EIR. The Planning Commission voted to provide recommended actions and revisions to the 2040 General Plan and final EIR for the Board’s consideration at the September 1, 2020 public hearing. During this hearing, the Board will also receive Planning Division recommended actions.

The agenda, staff report, and exhibits for this item are available online at vcrma.org/planning-commission.


Public invited to Planning Commission Hearing for the 2040 General Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report

VENTURA, Calif. – The Planning Division invites the public to attend a public hearing on Thursday, July 16, 2020, for the Planning Commission to consider and provide recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding approval of the 2040 General Plan (which would replace the County’s existing General Plan) and associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Planning Commission will also consider related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, mitigation measures, statement of overriding considerations and mitigation monitoring and reporting program. Spanish and Mixtec interpretive services will be provided for members of the public.

The 2040 General Plan is a long-range planning document that includes goals, policies and programs that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The 2040 General Plan includes a Land Use, Circulation, Conservation and Open Space, Hazards and Safety, Public Facilities and Services, Housing, Agricultural, Economic Vitality, and Water Elements in addition to cross cutting topics on health in all policies, environmental justice, climate resilience and a Climate Action Plan. The 2040 General Plan and EIR, which among other things analyzes the environmental impacts associated with implementation of the 2040 General Plan, were released to the public on January 13, 2020 for review and comment. Public comments received on these documents will be presented to the Planning Commission for its consideration during the July 16th hearing, as well the Planning Division’s recommended revisions to these documents.

The 2040 General Plan and EIR are currently available to the public on the General Plan Update Project’s website https://vc2040.org/ on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR), and at the County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division Public Counter, 3d Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Planning Commission hearing staff report, and exhibits were made available Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the above locations.

To participate in the hearing and submit e-mailed comments, the day of the hearing, please go to the following weblink on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.

Call-in Public Comments Using Zoom: Register at https://vcrma.org/planning-commission no later than 3:30 p.m. the day prior to the Planning Commission hearing. Please provide your name, email, and the phone number you will be calling in from. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link and password by 5:00 a.m. the day of the Planning Commission hearing

Digital versions of the 2040 General Plan and EIR are also be available through Ventura County Library services which are available at https://www.vencolibrary.org/.

For more information, contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager at (805) 654-2497 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


El público está invitado a la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación para el Plan General 2040 y el Informe de Impacto Ambiental de Programa

VENTURA, Calif. – La División de Planificación invita al público a asistir a una audiencia pública el jueves 16 de julio de 2020, para que la Comisión de Planificación considere y brinde recomendaciones a la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a la aprobación del Plan General 2040 (que reemplazaría el Plan General Existente del Condado) y el Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Programa (EIR) asociado.  La Comisión de Planificación considerará los hallazgos relacionados con la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA), las medidas de mitigación, la declaración de consideraciones primordiales y el programa de monitoreo e informe de mitigación. Servicios interpretativos estarán disponibles para los miembros del público en español y mixtec.

El Plan General 2040 es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que incluye objetivos, políticas y programas que guiarán el uso de la tierra, la protección de los recursos y el Desarrollo hasta 2040.  El Plan General 2040 incluye el uso de tierra, circulación, conservación y espacio abierto, peligros y seguridad, instalaciones y servicios públicos, vivienda, agricultura, vitalidad económica y elementos hídricos, además de temas transversales sobre salud en todas las políticas, justicia ambiental, resiliencia climática y un plan de acción climática.  El Plan General 2040 y el EIR que analiza, entre otras cosas, los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040 se dieron a conocer al público el 13 de enero de 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos se presentarán a la Comisión de Planificación para consideración durante la audiencia del 16 de julio de 2020, así como la recomendación de la División de Planificación.

El Plan General 2040 y el EIR  están actualmente disponibles para el público en el sitio web del Proyecto de Actualización del Plan General https://vc2040.org/, en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR), y en la Agencia de Manejo de Recursos del Condado de Ventura, Mostrador Público de la División de  Planificación, Piso 3º, Salón de Administración, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, entre las 7:30 a.m. y las 4:30 p.m., de lunes a viernes.  El informe y exhibiciones del personal de audiencias de la Comisión de Planificación estuvieron disponibles el jueves, 9 de julio, 2020 en los lugares anteriormente mencionados.

Para participar en la audiencia y enviar comentarios por correo electronico, el día de la audiencia, visite el siguiente enlace web el jueves 16 de julio de 2020 a las 8:30 am.: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.

Para Llamar Comentarios Públicos Usando Zoom: Regístrese en https://vcrma.org/planning-commission antes de las 3:30 p.m. el día anterior a la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación.  Proporcione su nombre, correo electronico y el número de teléfono desde el que llamará.  Recibirá un correo electronico con el enlace y la contraseña de la reunión de Zoom a las 5:00 a.m. del día de la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación.

Las versiones digitales del borrador del Plan General 2040 y el EIR también están disponibles a través de los servicios de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ventura que están disponibles enhttps://www.vencolibrary.org/

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Susan Curtis, Gerente de la Actualización del Plan General, al (805) 654-2497 o por correo electronico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 16, 2020

 NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing, as provided by law, will be held by the Planning Commission of Ventura County on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 8:30 AM, to consider and decide the following matter:

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

CASE NUMBER: PL17-0141

APPLICANT: County Initiated

PROJECT ADDRESS: Countywide (unincorporated area)

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Report

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public hearing for the Planning Commission to consider and provide recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding approval of the draft 2040 General Plan (which would replace the County’s existing General Plan) and associated draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, mitigation measures, statement of overriding considerations and mitigation monitoring and reporting program.  The 2040 General Plan is a long-range planning document that includes goals, policies and programs that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The 2040 General Plan includes a Land Use, Circulation, Conservation and Open Space, Hazards and Safety, Public Facilities and Services, Housing, Agricultural, Economic Vitality, and Water Elements in addition to cross cutting topics on health in all policies, environmental justice, climate resilience and a Climate Action Plan. The draft 2040 General Plan and EIR, which among other things analyzes the environmental impacts associated with implementation of the 2040 General Plan, were released to the public on January 13, 2020 for review and comment. Public comments received on these documents will be presented to the Planning Commission for its consideration during the July 16, 2020 hearing, as well the Planning Division’s recommended revisions to these documents.

The Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan is already available to the public on the General Plan Update Project’s website https://vc2040.org/review/documents and the County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division Public Counter (see location and hours information below) . The Final Program Environmental Impact Report is expected to be available on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for public review in advance of the July 16th Planning Commission hearing at https://vc2040.org/review/documents, on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR), and at the County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division Public Counter, 3d Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Digital versions of the Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan and Final Program EIR will also be available through Ventura County Library services which are available at https://www.vencolibrary.org/.

The Planning Commission staff report and exhibits will be available by Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the project website at  https://www.vc2040.org/, on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR), and are also available at County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division Public Counter, 3d Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be provided for members of the public.

Any person is privileged to attend and be heard on this matter.  If you challenge the above-described action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this Notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the County of Ventura at, or prior to, the Public Hearing.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please call (805) 654-2251.  Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e‑mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To participate in the hearing and submit e-mailed comments, the day of the hearing, please go to the following weblink on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.

Call-in Public Comments Using Zoom: Register at https://vcrma.org/planning-commission no later than 3:30 p.m. the day prior to the Planning Commission hearing. Please provide your name, email, and the phone number you will be calling in from. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link and password by 5:00 a.m. the day of the Planning Commission hearing.

Note: From time to time, hearings are cancelled or rescheduled.  We recommend that you contact Susan Curtis to confirm the public hearing date one day prior.

By: Dave Ward, Director

Ventura County Planning Division


AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN

AQUÍ SE AVISA que la Comisión de Planificación del Condado de Ventura tendrá una audiencia pública, según lo dispuesto por la ley, el jueves 16 de julio de 2020 a las 8:30 a.m. para considerar y decidir el siguiente asunto:

EN RESPUESTA A LAS DECLARACIONES DE EMERGENCIA ESTATALES Y LOCALES DEBIDO AL NUEVO CORONAVIRUS, Y DE ACUERDO CON LA ORDEN DE ESTANCIA EN EL HOGAR DEL GOBERNADOR DE CALIFORNIA Y LA ORDEN LOCAL DEL OFICIAL DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE VENTURA, EL SALÓN DE ADMINISTRACIÓN ESTÁ ABIERTO CON MEDIDAS DE DISTANCIAMIENTO SOCIAL IMPLEMENTADAS.  PRUEBAS DE TEMPERATURA SE HACEN ANTES DE ENTRAR AL SALÓN DE ADMINISTRACIÓN.

DE ACUERDO CON LA ORDEN DEL ESTADO DE CALIFORNIA EMITIDA EL 18 DE JUNIO DE 2020, SE REQUERIRÁN CUBIERTAS FACIALES PARA TODOS LOS INDIVIDUOS QUE ENTREN A LAS INSTALALCIONES DEL CONDADO QUE ESTÁN ABIERTAS AL PÚBLICO, EXCEPTO DE OTRO MODO PERMITIDO BAJO LA ORDEN.  LA ORDEN PUEDE ENCONTRARSE AQUÍ: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cid/dcdc/cdph%20document%20library/covid-19/guidance-for-facecoverings_06-18-2020.pdf.

LOS INDIVIDUOS QUE NO CUMPLAN CON EL PEDIDO NO SERÁN ADMITIDOS EN LAS INSTALACIONES DEL CONDADO.

UBICACION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, Centro de Gobierno del Condado, Salón de Administración, Sala de Audiencias de la Junta de Supervisores

NÚMERO DE CASO: PL17-0141

SOLICITANTE: Iniciado por el Condado

DIRECCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: Por todo el Condado (áreas no incorporadas)

DOCUMENTO AMBIENTAL: Informe del Impacto Ambiental

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: La audiencia pública para que la Comisión de Planificación considere y brinde recomendaciones a la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a la aprobación del borrador del Plan General 2040 (que reemplazaría el Plan General existente del Condado) y el borrador asociado del Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Programa (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) y resultados, medidas de mitigación, declaración de consideraciones primordiales y programa de monitoreo e informes de mitigación relacionados a la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA por siglas en ingles).  El Plan General 2040 es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que incluye objetivos, políticas y programas que guiarán el uso de la tierra, la protección de los recursos y el desarrollo hasta el 2040.  El Plan General 2040 incluye el uso de la tierra, circulación, conservación y espacio abierto, peligros y seguridad, instalaciones y servicios públicos, vivienda, agricultura, vitalidad económica y elementos hídricos, además de temas transversales sobre salud en todas las políticas, justicia ambiental, resiliencia climática y un plan de acción climática.  El borrador del Plan General 2040 y el EIR que analiza, entre otras cosas, los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040 se dieron a conocer al público el 13 de enero de 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos se presentarán a la Comisión de Planificación para consideración durante la audiencia del 16 de julio de 2020, así como la recomendación de la División de Planificación.

La Revisión Publica del Borrador del Plan General 2040 ya está disponible para el público en el sitio web del Proyecto de Actualización del Plan General https://vc2040.org/review/documents y en el Condado de Ventura, Agencia del Manejo de Recursos, Mostrador Publico de la División de Planificación (vea información sobre la ubicación y horarios a continuación). Se espera que el Informe Final de Impacto Ambiental del Programa esté disponible el 3 de julio a las 6:00 p.m. para revisión publica antes de la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación del 16 de julio en https://vc2040.org/review/documents, o en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR), y en el Condado de Ventura Agencia del Manejo de Recursos, Mostrador Publico de la Division de Planificación, Piso 3d, Salón de Administración, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, entre las 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., de lunes a viernes.  Las versiones digitales de la Revisión Publica del Borrador del Plan General 2040 y el EIR Final del Programa serán también disponibles a través de los servicios de las Bibliotecas del Condado de Ventura que están disponibles en https://www.vencolibrary.org/.

El informe y las exposiciones del personal de la Comisión de Planificación estarán disponibles antes del jueves 9 de julio de 2020 en el sitio web del Proyecto en  https://www.vc2040.org/, en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR), y en el Condado de Ventura Agencia del Manejo de Recursos, Mostrador Publico de la División de Planificación, Piso 3d, Salón de Administración, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, entre las 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., de lunes a viernes.

Servicios interpretativos estarán disponibles para los miembros del público en español y mixteco.

Cualquier persona tiene el privilegio de asistir y ser escuchado sobre este asunto.  Si impugna la acción descrita anteriormente en el tribunal, podría ser limitado a plantear solo aquellos asuntos que usted u otra persona plantearon en la Audiencia Publica descrita anteriormente en este aviso, o en la correspondencia por escrito entregada al Condado de Ventura en o antes de, la Audiencia Pública.  En cumplimiento de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades, si necesita ayuda para participar en esta reunión, llame al (805) 654-2251.  Las consultas sobre este articulo pueden dirigirse a Susan Curtis, Gerente de la Actualización del Plan General, al (805) 654-2497 o por correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Para participar en la audiencia y enviar comentarios por correo electrónico, el día de la audiencia, visite el siguiente enlace web el jueves 16 de julio de 2020 a las 8:30 a.m.: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission.

Para Llamar Comentarios Públicos Usando Zoom: Regístrese en https://vcrma.org/planning-commission antes de las 3:30 p.m. el día anterior a la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación.  Proporcione su nombre, correo electrónico y el número de teléfono desde el que llamará.  Recibirá un correo electrónico con el enlace y la contraseña de la reunión de Zoom a las 5:00 a.m. del día de la audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación.

Nota:  De vez en cuando, las audiencias se cancelan o se reprograman.  Le recomendamos que se comunique con Susan Curtis para confirmar la fecha de la audiencia pública un día antes.

Por: Dave Ward, Director

División de Planificación del Condado de Ventura


June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2019 | Planning Commission Series of Work Sessions No. 4

The public was invited to attend a series of three Planning Commission work sessions regarding the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan, the first of which was held on Thursday June 6th. The second work session was held on Thursday, June 13th, and the third work session was held on Thursday, June 20th. All work sessions began at 8:30 a.m.  

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 the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan (draft General Plan). The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The General Plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities and other key issues. The Planning Division will present the chapters of the draft General Plan (also referred to as Elements) to the Planning Commission during the series of work sessions. Planning Division staff will also present public comments received on the draft General Plan and comments from subject-matter experts serving on six issue-specific Focus Groups. Public comments received during the course of the three work sessions will be provided to the Planning Commission as they are received and will be available for public review at: https://vcrma.org/planning-commission-hearings-live-broadcasts-and-video-archive.

Planning Division staff requested that the Planning Commission provide its recommendations on revisions to the draft General Plan for future review by the Board of Supervisors.

Draft General Plan - Planning Commission Work Sessions

Work Session Date

Topics for Review

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • Introduction, Glossary, Appendix A (Area Plan and Existing Community Land Use Maps), Appendix C (SOAR Ordinance)
  • Land Use Element
  • Circulation, Transportation, and Mobility Element
  • Reformatted Area Plans:
      • El Rio/Del Norte
      • Lake Sherwood/Hidden Valley
      • North Ventura Avenue
      • Oak Park
      • Ojai Valley
      • Piru
      • Thousand Oaks

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • Conservation and Open Space Element
  • Hazards and Safety Element
  • Public Facilities and Infrastructure Element
  • Appendix B (Climate Change)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Economic Vitality Element
  • Agriculture Element
  • Water Resources Element
  • Housing Element and Preliminary Regional Housing Needs Allocation Discussion
  • Click here to access the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan in our Documents Library

The staff report was made available on Thursday, May 30, 2019. It may be viewed on the Planning Division website at https://vcrma.org/planning-commission-hearings-live-broadcasts-and-video-archive along with other related materials from the work sessions, the video recording of each work session, and minutes from each work session. 


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

The public was invited to attend 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.  The Alternatives 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 presentrf the final three chapters of the report which discuss 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 is available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 4 are provided below:


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

VENTURA, Calif. – The public was invited to attend and provide input at 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 was held at the County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.

This was 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 presented the report’s first six chapters to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission which included 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 Topics, 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 is  available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 3 are provided below:


April 17, 2018 | Joint Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 2

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 reviewed the Alternatives Concept Report with the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. Completion of the Alternatives Concept Report was the first step in the development and evaluation of potential land use and policy alternatives. Staff also presented 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 in summer of 2019. 

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 is  available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 2 are provided below:


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.

Agenda Item #5: PL17-0141 General Plan Update: Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles, Community Engagement Activities, and Public Opinion Survey

Agenda Item #6: PL17-0141 Revised Draft Background Report and Launch of Phase 4 – Evaluating Alternatives


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.


April 7, 2016 | Planning Commission Work Session No. 1, A Presentation to the Planning Commission Outlining the General Plan Update Work Program

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 General Plan 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:


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.