Ventura County Board of Supervisors Adopts 2040 General Plan

On September 15, 2020, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2040 General Plan and certified the project’s Environmental Impact Report and related documents. The adopted 2040 General Plan and other General Plan Update materials are available on this website on the Document Library webpage.

The adopted 2040 General Plan will become effective on October 15, 2020, thirty (30) days following its adoption by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

During the September 15, 2020, public hearing, project staff presented information related to two agenda items to the County's Board of Supervisors:

  • Agenda Item 41. Continued Public Hearing for the Sole Purpose of Considering Certification of the 2040 General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report, Including Adoption of Related Findings and Documents Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, Repeal of Existing General Plan Except for the 2014-2021 Housing Element, Approval and Adoption of the 2040 General Plan and 2040 General Plan Background Report (Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141); All Supervisorial Districts.
    • Continued from September 1, 2020 (Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item No. 39)
  • Agenda Item 42. Provide Direction to the Planning Division Regarding Spanish Translation of the 2040 General Plan Chapters 1-10, 12, and Appendix B; All Supervisorial Districts.

In addition to adopting the 2040 General Plan and related documents, the Board of Supervisors directed Planning Division staff to prepare a Spanish language version of Chapters 1-10, 12, and Appendix B of the 2040 General Plan.

All hearing materials can be accessed through the Ventura County Clerk of the Board's archives at https://www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/.

  • Agenda Item 41. Continued Public Hearing for the Sole Purpose of Considering Certification of the 2040 General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report, Including Adoption of Related Findings and Documents Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, Repeal of Existing General Plan Except for the 2014-2021 Housing Element, Approval and Adoption of the 2040 General Plan and 2040 General Plan Background Report (Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141); All Supervisorial Districts.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUED BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PUBLIC HEARING RELATED TO THE VENTURA COUNTY 2040 GENERAL PLAN

The County will host a continued public hearing, that commenced on September 1, 2020, and will be held by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Board) on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., for the sole purpose of considering adoption of the 2040 General Plan and certification of the 2040 General Plan final Environmental Impact Report and related documents in their final form.

BECAUSE THIS IS A CONTINUED HEARING AND PUBLIC TESTIMONY WAS HEARD AND CONCLUDED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2020, NO ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.

IN RESPONSE TO THE DECLARED STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCIES DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S RECENT ORDER TO LIMIT INDOOR OPERATIONS AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU MAY ELECTRONICALLY VIEW THE BOARD HEARING PLEASE REFER TO THE “VIEW THE HEARING” SECTION BELOW OR GO TO www.ventura.org/boscomment FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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 of Ventura

PROJECT LOCATION: Unincorporated areas of Ventura County

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact Report

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Continued public hearing for the sole purpose of considering adoption and certification of the 2040 General Plan (which would replace the County’s existing General Plan except for the Housing Element) and associated final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, mitigation measures, statement of overriding considerations and mitigation monitoring and reporting program in their final form. 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 Land Use, Circulation, Conservation and Open Space, Hazards and Safety, Public Facilities and Services, Housing, Agriculture, 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, as well Planning Commission and Planning Division recommended revisions, were presented to the Board for its consideration during the September 1, 2020 hearing.

PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: At its July 16, 2020 public hearing regarding the project, the Planning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend that the Board take the following actions regarding the project at the Board’s scheduled September 1, 2020 public hearing:

1. CERTIFY that: (a) the EIR, as presented in revised form to the Planning Commission by Planning Division staff, has been completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); (b) the EIR was presented to the Board and that the Board reviewed and considered the information contained therein and all comments and testimony prior to approving the project; and (c) the EIR reflects the County’s independent judgment and analysis.

2. ADOPT the CEQA Findings, Mitigation Measures and Statement of Overriding Consideration as presented in revised form to the Planning Commission by Planning Division staff, with this document incorporating Planning Commission recommended revisions on pages 53, 56 and 125 for the purpose of clarifying that both Planning Division staff and the Planning Commission recommend that the Board approve 2040 General Plan Policies 7.2 (establishing setbacks for new oil wells), 7.7 (requiring pipeline conveyance of oil and produced water from new oil wells), and 7.8 (prohibiting flaring and venting of gas from new oil wells) as part of the final 2040 General Plan as these policies were originally proposed by your Board for inclusion in the draft 2040 General Plan that was released for public review, and relatedly, that the Board: (a) determine that the revised versions of these policies that were proposed in the form of Mitigation Measures PR-1 (oil well setbacks), PR-2 (pipeline conveyance of oil and produced water) and PR-3 (prohibition on flaring and venting of gas) in the draft EIR are infeasible; and (b) adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations with respect to the significant unavoidable impacts that would result from implementation of Policies 7.2, 7.7 and 7.8 as recommended for Board approval.

3. FIND based on substantial evidence in the record that adoption of the 2040 General Plan is in the interest of public health, safety, or general welfare and good zoning practice.

4. REPEAL the existing Ventura County General Plan (i.e., version last amended March 19, 2019) including its Resources, Hazards, Land Use and Public Facilities and Services Appendices; except for the portions of the existing General Plan constituting the County’s 2014-2021 Housing Element which consists of Chapter 3.3 and Policies 3.4.2-8, 3.4.2-9 and Program 3.4.3-3 of the Goals, Policies and Programs, and Chapter 3.3 and Chapter 3.4 of the Land Use Appendix.

5. APPROVE and ADOPT the 2040 General Plan and 2040 General Plan Background Report as presented in revised form to the Planning Commission by Planning Division staff, with the 2040 General Plan incorporating the following Planning Commission recommended revisions to 2040 General Plan Policy COS-10.2, and the 2040 General Plan Guiding Principle regarding Climate Change and Resilience:

Policy COS-10.2

The County shall achieve work toward achieving a community-wide GHG emissions reduction target of 41 percent below 2015 levels by 2030.

Climate Change and Resilience Guiding Principle

Reduce GHG emissions to achieve work toward achieving all adopted targets, proactively anticipate and mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote employment opportunities in renewable energy and reducing GHGs, and increase resilience to the effects of climate change.

6. SPECIFY the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 as the custodian and location of the documents and materials that constitute the record of proceedings upon which these decisions are based.

DRAFT REVIEW COPIES: The 2040 General Plan and EIR are available to the public on the General Plan Update project’s website www.vc2040.org, and on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR). Digital versions of the 2040 General Plan and EIR are also available through Ventura County Library services, which are available at www.vencolibrary.org.

To view the staff report and exhibits from the July 16, 2020 Planning Commission public hearing, please view the Planning Division website at www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Select "Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). The Board letter and exhibits for the Board’s September 15, 2020 public hearing may be viewed on the Board’s meeting and agenda website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. To receive a notification when the agenda is available, please subscribe at www.ventura.org/subscribe.

VIEW THE HEARING: To view the live hearing, go to www.ventura.org/bosmeetings, click on ‘View Event’ under the heading Upcoming/Live Meetings. The hearing will also be broadcast in Spanish on the County’s Spanish Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol/.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: As noted, public testimony on this item was received at the hearing on September 1, 2020; no additional public testimony will be heard at the hearing scheduled for September 15, 2020.

For details on how to participate in or view the public hearing, visit the County’s Public Comment Information and Instructions webpage at https://www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/public-comments/ for information on submitting written comments or making remote public comments by Zoom video or phone. Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be available.

If you wish to make a written comment on this, or any other specific agenda item, submit your comment via email by 3:30 p.m. on the day prior to the Board Meeting. Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009

Please indicate in the Subject Line the Agenda item number on which you are commenting. Your letter will be distributed to the Board of Supervisors and placed into the item’s record of the Board meeting.

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..

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.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please call (805) 654-2251 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Due to the Novel Coronavirus or any other possible changes such as a cancelled or rescheduled hearing, we recommend you subscribe to the 2040 General Plan interested parties email list at https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information for project updates or contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager to confirm the public hearing date one day prior. To confirm whether the Hall of Administration is open to the public go to www.ventura.org/boscomment.

By: Dave Ward, Director
Ventura County Planning Division

AVISO DE LA CONTINUACIÓN DE LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES SOBRE EL PLAN GENERAL 2040

El Condado facilitará la continuación de la audiencia pública, que comenzó el 1 de septiembre del 2020, y que llevará a cabo la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Ventura (Junta) el martes 15 de septiembre de 2020 a las 3:00 p.m., con el único propósito de considerar la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Informe de Impacto Ambiental final del Plan General 2040 para considerar la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Informe Final del Impacto Ambiental del Plan General 2040 y los documentos relacionados en su forma final.

DEBIDO A QUE ESTA ES LA CONTINUACIÓN DE UNA AUDIENCIA Y EL TESTIMONIO PÚBLICO YA SE ESCUCHÓ Y CONCLUYÓ EL 1 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2020, NO SE ESCUCHARÁ NINGÚN TESTIMONO PÚBLICO ADICIONAL EL 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2020.

EN RESPUESTA A LAS EMERGENCIAS LOCALES Y ESTATALES DECLARADAS DEBIDAS AL NUEVO CORONAVIRUS, Y DE ACUERDO CON LA RECIENTE ORDEN DEL GOBERNADOR DE CALIFORNIA DE LIMITAR LAS OPERACIONES EN INTERIORES COMO MEDIDA DE PRECAUCIÓN PARA AYUDAR A REDUCIR LA PROPAGACIÓN DEL COVID-19, EL SALÓN DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN ESTÁ CERRADO AL PÚBLICO.  PARA SABER CÓMO PUEDE ASISTIR ELECTRÓNICAMENTE A LA AUDIENCIA DE LA JUNTA POR FAVOR CONSULTE LA SECCIÓN “VIEW THE HEARING” A CONTINUACION O VAYA A
WWW.VENTURA.ORG/BOSCOMMENT  PARA OBTENER MÁS INFORMACIÓN.

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

Numero de Caso: PL17-0141

SOLICITANTE: Condado de Ventura

UBICACIÓN DEL PROYECTO: Áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Ventura

DOCUMENTO AMBIENTAL: Informe del Impacto Ambiental

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: La continuación de la audiencia pública con el único propósito de considerar la adopción y certificación del Plan General 2040 (que reemplazaría el Plan General existente del Condado excepto por el Elemento de Vivienda) y el Informe de Impacto Ambiental (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) final asociado y la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California relacionada (CEQA por sus siglas en inglés), Medidas de Mitigación, Declaración de Consideraciones Primordiales y Programa de Monitoreo e Informe de Mitigación en su forma final.  El Plan General 2040 es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que incluye metas, políticas y programas que guiaran el uso de la tierra, la protección de los recursos y el Desarrollo hasta el 2040.  El Plan General 2040 incluye Uso de la Tierra, Circulación, Conservación y Espacio Abierto, Riesgos 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 entre otras cosas analiza los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040, se dieron a conocer al público el 13 de enero del 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos, así como las revisiones recomendadas por la Comisión de Planificación y la División de Planificación, fueron presentados a la Junta para su consideración durante la audiencia del 1 de septiembre del 2020.

RECOMENDACIÓN DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN:  En su audiencia pública del 16 de julio de 2020 sobre el proyecto, la Comisión de Planificación, voto 3-1 para recomendar que la Junta tome las siguientes acciones con respecto al proyecto en la audiencia pública programada por la Junta para el 1 de septiembre del 2020: 

1.  CERTIFICAR que: (a) el EIR, tal como se presenta en forma revisada a la Comisión de Planificación por el personal de la División de Planificación, se ha completado de conformidad con la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA); (b) el EIR fue presentado a la Junta y que la Junta reviso y consideró la información contenida allí y todos los comentarios y testimonios antes de aprobar el proyecto; y (c) el EIR refleja el juicio y análisis independiente del Condado.

2. ADOPTAR las conclusiones de la CEQA, las Medidas de Mitigación y la Declaración de Consideración Primordial tal como se presentan en forma revisada a la Comisión de Planificación por el personal de la División de Planificación, y este documento incorpora las revisiones recomendadas por la Comisión de Planificación en las paginas 53, 56 y 125 con el fin de aclarar que tanto el personal de la División de Planificación y la Comisión de Planificación recomiendan que la Junta apruebe las Políticas 7.2 del Plan General 2040 (estableciendo retrocesos para nuevos pozos de petróleo), 7.7 (requiriendo el transporte de petróleo y agua producida de nuevos pozos de petróleo por tuberías) y 7.8 (prohibiendo al quema y venteo de gas de nuevos pozos de petróleo) como parte del Plan General 2040 final, ya que esta políticas fueron propuestas originalmente por su Junta para su inclusión en el borrador del Plan General 2040 que se publicó para revisión publica y, en consecuencia, que la Junta:  (a) determine que las versiones revisadas de estas políticas que se propusieron en forma de medidas de mitigación PR-1 (retroceso de pozos petroleros), PR-2 (transporte por tubería de petróleo y agua producida) y PR-3 (prohibición de quema y venteo de gas) en el proyecto de EIR son inviables; y (b) adoptar la Declaración de Consideraciones Primordiales con respecto a los impactos inevitables y significativos que resultarían de la implementación de las Políticas 7.2, 7.7 y 7.8 como se recomienda para la aprobación de la Junta. 

3.  ENCUENTRA con base en evidencia sustancial en el registro de que la adopción del Plan General 2040 es un interés de la salud pública, la seguridad o el bienestar general y las buenas prácticas de zonificación.

4. REVOCAR el Plan General del Condado de Ventura existente (es decir, la versión modificada por última vez el 19 de marzo de 2019) incluyendo sus Apéndices de Recursos, Peligros, Uso de Tierra e Instalaciones y Servicios Públicos; excepto por las partes del Plan General existente que constituyen el Elemento de Vivienda 2014-2021 del Condado que consta del Capítulo 3.3 y las Política 3.4.2-8, 3.4.2-9 y el Programa 3.4.3-3 de las Metas, Políticas y Programas y Capitulo 3.3 y Capitulo 3.4 del Apéndice de Uso de la Tierra.

5.  APROBAR y ADOPTAR el Plan General 2040 y el Informe de Antecedentes del Plan General 2040 según lo presentado en forma revisada a la Comisión de Planificación por el personal de la División de Planificación, con el Plan General 2040 incorporando las siguientes revisiones recomendadas por la Comisión de Planificación a la Política COS-10.2 del Plan General 2040, y el Principio Rector del Plan General 2040 sobre Cambio Climático y Resiliencia: 

Política COS-10.2

El Condado debe lograr trabajar para lograr un objetivo de reducción de emisiones de GEI en toda la comunidad de 41 por ciento por debajo de los niveles del 2015 para el 2030.

Principio Rector del Cambio Climático y la Resiliencia

Reducir las emisiones de GEI para el logro trabajar hacia el logro de todos los objetivos adoptados, anticipe y mitigue de manera proactiva los impactos del cambio climático, promueva oportunidades de empleo en energías renovables y reduzca los GEI y aumente la resiliencia a los efectos del cambio climático.

6.  ESPECIFIQUE Al Secretario de la Junta de Supervisores en 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 como el custodio y la ubicación de los documentos y materiales que constituyen el registro de los procedimientos en los que se basan estas decisiones.

BORRADOR DE COPIAS DE REVISIÓN: El Plan General 2040 y el EIR están disponibles para el público en el sitio web del proyecto de la Actualización del Plan General www.vc2040.org, y en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR). Las versiones digitales del Plan General 2040 y EIR También estarán disponibles a través de los servicios de la Biblioteca del Condado de ventura que están disponibles en www.vencolibrary.org.

Para ver el informe del personal y las exposiciones de la audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planificación del 16 de julio del 2020, visite el sitio web de la División de Planificación en www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Seleccione “Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). La carta y las exposiciones de la Junta para la audiencia pública del 15 de septiembre del 2020 de la Junta se pueden ver en el sitio web de la reunión y la agenda de la Junta en www.ventura.org/bosagenda.  Para recibir una notificación cuando la agenda esté disponible, suscríbase en www.ventura.org/subscribe.

PARA VER LA TRANSMISION DE LA AUDIENCIA: Para ver la transmisión en vivo de la audiencia, vaya a www.ventura.org/bosmeetings y haga clic en “View Event” bajo el título “Upcoming.Live Meetings”.  La Audiencia Pública del Plan General 2040 de la Junta se transmitirá en español en la página de Facebook en español del Condado en https://www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol/.

COMENTARIOS DEL PÚBLICO:  Como se señaló, se recibió testimonio público sobre este tema en la audiencia del 1 de septiembre de 2020; no se escuchará ningún testimonio publico adicional en la audiencia programada para el 15 de septiembre de 2020. 

Para obtener detalles sobre como participar o ver la audiencia pública, visite la página web de Información e Instrucciones de Comentarios Públicos del Condado en  https://www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/public-comments/ para obtener información sobre como envira comentarios escritos o hacer comentarios públicos remotos por video o teléfono de Zoom.  Habrá servicios de interpretación en español y mixteco disponibles.

Si desea hacer un comentario por escrito sobre este o cualquier otro tema específico de la agenda, envíe su comentario por correo electronico antes de las 3:30 p.m. el día anterior a la reunión de la Junta.  Envíe su comentario al Secretario de la Junta a  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o envíelo por correo:

Secretario de la Junta de Supervisores
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009

Por favor indique en la línea de asunto el número de articulo de la agenda sobre el que está comentando.  Su carta se distribuirá a la Junta de Supervisores y se colocará en el registro del artículo de la reunión de la Junta.

Preguntas sobre este tema pueden dirigirse a Susan Curtis, Gerente de la Actualización de 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..

Si impugna la acción descrita anteriormente en el tribunal, es posible que se limite a plantear solo los problemas que usted u otra persona planteo en 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 o envíe un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nota: Debido al Nuevo Coronavirus o cualquier otro cambio posible, como una audiencia cancelada o reprogramada, le recomendamos que se suscriba a la lista de correo electrónico de las partes interesadas del Plan General 2040 en https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information para actualizaciones del proyecto o comuníquese con Susan Curtis, Gerente de Actualización del Plan General para confirmar la fecha de la audiencia pública un día antes. Para confirmar si el Salón de Administración está abierto al público, visite www.ventura.org/boscomment. 

Por: Dave Ward, DirectorDivisión de Planificación del Condado de Ventura



Public invited to Board of Supervisors Hearing for the 2040 General Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors (Board) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., to consider adoption of the 2040 General Plan and certification of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

The County’s 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. Every county and city in California are mandated by the State to have a general plan. The County’s Planning Director, Dave Ward, noted that general plans are, “long-range land use planning documents that guide land use in our unincorporated lands for what, where and how much communities can do certain activities.”

General plans are often divided into elements or chapters, the 2040 General Plan includes Land Use, Circulation, Conservation and Open Space, Hazards and Safety, Public Facilities and Services, Housing, Agriculture, Water Resources and Economic Vitality Elements in addition to cross cutting topics on healthy communities, environmental justice, climate resilience and a Climate Action Plan. The 2040 General Plan and final 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 Board for consideration during the September 1, 2020 hearing.

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.

How can you learn about the County’s 2040 General Plan?

The 2040 General Plan and EIR are available to the public on the General Plan Update project’s website www.vc2040.org, and on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR). Digital versions of the  2040 General Plan and EIR will also be available through Ventura County Library services which are available at www.vencolibrary.org.

To view the staff report and exhibits from the July 16, 2020 Planning Commission Public Hearing, please view the Planning Division website at www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Select "Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). The Board letter and exhibits for the Board’s September 1, 2020 Public Hearing may be viewed on the Board’s meeting and agenda website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020. To receive a notification when the agenda is available, please subscribe at www.ventura.org/subscribe. To view the live meeting broadcast the day of the hearing at www.ventura.org/bosmeetings, click on ‘View Event’ under the heading Upcoming/Live Meetings.

The Board’s 2040 General Plan Public Hearing will also be broadcast in Spanish on the County’s Spanish Facebook page at www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol.

How can you participate in the public hearing or submit comments?

In response to the declared state and local emergencies due to the novel coronavirus, and in accordance with the California Governor’s recent order to limit indoor operation as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the County’s Hall of Administration is closed to the public. However, to find out how you may electronically attend the Board meeting on September 1st and provide public comment, refer to the information below or go to www.ventura.org/boscomment for additional information.

Written comments may be submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

RMA/Planning Division
Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager
800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740

The Board of Supervisors will receive copies of all comments submitted and they will be part of the item's official record, even if you are unable to attend.

For public comments by video or call-in, the County requires advance registration. Go to www.ventura.org/boscomment to register. Registration deadline is August 31st at 3:30 p.m. An email with the Zoom meeting link and password will be sent to each registrant by 6:00 p.m. on August 31st. Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be available.

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..

Note: Due to the Novel Coronavirus or any other possible changes such as a cancelled or rescheduled hearing, we recommend you subscribe to the 2040 General Plan interested parties email list at https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information for project updates or contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager to confirm the public hearing date one day prior. To confirm whether the Hall of Administration is open to the public go to www.ventura.org/boscomment.


El Publico Esta Invitado a la Audiencia de la Junta de Supervisores para el Plan General 2040 y el Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Programa

VENTURA, Calif. – La Junta de Supervisores (Junta) tendrá una audiencia pública el martes 1 de septiembre de 2020 a la 1:00 p.m. para considerar la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Informe de Impacto Ambiental (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) final.

El Plan General 2040 del Condado es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que incluye objetivos, políticas y programas que guiaran el uso de la tierra, la protección de los recursos y el desarrollo hasta el 2040.  El estado exige que todos los condados y ciudades de California tengan un plan general.  El Director de Planificación del Condado, Dave Ward, señaló que los planes generales son “documentos de planificación del uso de la tierra a largo plazo que guían el uso de la tierra en nuestras tierras no incorporadas para qué, dónde y cuanto pueden las comunidades realizar ciertas actividades”.

Los planes generales a menudo se dividen en elementos o capítulos, el Plan General 2040 incluye Uso de la Tierra, Circulación, Conservación y Espacio Abierto, Peligros y Seguridad, Instalaciones y Servicios Públicos, Vivienda, Agricultura, Recursos Hídricos y Elementos de Vitalidad Económica, además de temas transversales sobre comunidades saludables, justicia ambiental, resiliencia climática y un Plan de Acción Climática.  El Plan General 2040 y el EIR final, que entre otras cosas analiza los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040, fueron publicados al público el 13 de enero de 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos serán presentados a la Junta para su consideración durante la audiencia del 1 de septiembre del 2020.

EL 16 de julio del 2020, la Comisión de Planificación del Condado tuvo una audiencia pública para proporcionar recomendaciones a la Junta de Supervisores sobre la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del EIR final.  La Comisión de Planificación voto para proporcionar acciones recomendadas y revisiones al Plan General 2040 y EIR final para la consideración de la Junta en la audiencia pública del 1 de septiembre del 2020.  Durante esta audiencia, la Junta también recibirá las acciones recomendadas por la División de Planificación.

¿Como puede aprender sobre el Plan General 2040 del Condado?

El Plan General 2040 y el EIR están disponibles para el público en el sitio web del proyecto de Actualización del Plan General www.vc2040.org, y en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR).  Las versiones digitales del Plan General 2040 y EIR también estarán disponibles a través de los servicios de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ventura que están disponibles en www.vencolibrary.org.

Para ver el informe del personal y las exposiciones de la audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planificación del 16 de julio del 2020, visite el sitio web de la División de Planificación en www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Seleccione “Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). La carta y las exposiciones de la Junta para la audiencia pública del 1 de septiembre del 2020 de la Junta se pueden ver en el sitio web de la reunión y la agenda de la Junta en www.ventura.org/bosagenda después de las 12:00 p.m. el jueves 27 de agosto del 2020.  Para recibir una notificación cuando la agenda esté disponible, suscríbase en www.ventura.org/subscribe. Para ver la transmisión de la reunión en vivo el día de la audiencia en www.ventura.org/bosmeetings, haga clic en ‘View Event’ bajo el título “Upcoming/Live Meetings”.

La Audiencia Pública del Plan General 2040 de la Junta se transmitirá en español en la página de Facebook en español del Condado en www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol.

¿Como puede participar en la audiencia pública o enviar comentarios?

En respuesta a las emergencias estatales y locales declaradas debido al nuevo coronavirus, y de acuerdo con la reciente orden del Gobernador de California de limitar la operación en interiores como medida de precaución para ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, el Salón de Administración del está cerrado al público.  Sin embargo, para saber cómo puede asistir electrónicamente a la reunión de la Junta y proporcionar comentarios públicos, consulte la información a continuación o www.ventura.org/boscomment para obtener información adicional.

Los comentarios escritos pueden enviarse por correo electronico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o por correo a:

RMA/División de Planificación
Susan Curtis, Gerente del Plan General Actualizado
800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740

La Junta de Supervisores recibirá copias de todos los comentarios enviados y serán parte del registro oficial del artículo, incluso si no puede asistir.

Para comentarios públicos por video o llamada, el Condado requiere inscripción previa.  Vaya a www.ventura.org/boscomment para registrarse.  La fecha límite de inscripción es el 31 de agosto a las 3:30 p.m.  Se enviará un correo electronico con el enlace y la contraseña de la reunión de Zoom a cada participante antes de las 6:00 p.m. el 31 de agosto.  Habrá servicios de interpretación en español y mixteco disponibles.

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

 Nota: Debido al nuevo Coronavirus o cualquier otro cambio posible, como una audiencia cancelada o reprogramada, le recomendamos que se suscriba a la lista de correo electronico de las partes interesadas del Plan General 2040 en https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information para actualizaciones del proyecto o comuníquese con Susan Curtis, Gerente del Plan General Actualizado para confirmar la fecha de la audiencia pública un día antes.  Para confirmar si el Salón de Administración está abierto al público, visite www.ventura.org/boscomment.


Public invited to Board of Supervisors Hearing for the 2040 General Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors (Board) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, to consider adoption the 2040 General Plan and certification of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The hearing will be held  at the Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura beginning at 1:00 p.m. Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be provided for members of the public.

The County’s 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. Every county and city in California are mandated by the State to have a general plan. The County’s Planning Director, Dave Ward, noted that general plans are, “long-range land use planning documents, and  guide land use in our unincorporated lands and what, where and how much communities can do certain activities.”

General plans are often divided into elements or chapters, the 2040 General Plan includes Land Use, Circulation, Conservation and Open Space, Hazards and Safety, Public Facilities and Services, Housing, Agriculture, Water Resources and Economic Vitality Elements in addition to cross cutting topics on healthy communities, environmental justice, climate resilience and a Climate Action Plan. The 2040 General Plan and final 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 Board for consideration during the September 1, 2020 hearing.

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.

How can you learn about the County’s 2040 General Plan?

The 2040 General Plan and EIR are available to the public on the General Plan Update project’s website www.vc2040.org, and on the Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review” to review the EIR). Digital versions of the  2040 General Plan and EIR will also be available through Ventura County Library services which are available at www.vencolibrary.org.

To view the staff report and exhibits from the July 16, 2020 Planning Commission Public Hearing, please view the Planning Division website at www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Select "Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). The Board letter and exhibits for the Board’s September 1, 2020 Public Hearing may be viewed on the Board’s meeting and agenda website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020. To receive a notification when the agenda is available, please subscribe at www.ventura.org/subscribe. To view the live meeting broadcast the day of the hearing at www.ventura.org/bosmeetings, click on ‘View Event’ under the heading Upcoming/Live Meetings.

The Board’s 2040 General Plan Public Hearing will be broadcast in Spanish on the County’s Spanish Facebook page at www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol.

How can you participate in the public hearing or submit comments?

In response to the declared state and local emergencies due to the novel coronavirus, and in accordance with the California Governor’s recent order to limit indoor operation as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the County’s Hall of Administration is closed to the public. However, to find out how you may electronically attend the Board meeting and provide public comment, refer to the information below or go to www.ventura.org/boscomment for additional information.

Written comments may be submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

RMA/Planning Division
Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager
800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740

The Board of Supervisors will receive copies of all comments submitted and they will be part of the item's official record, even if you are unable to attend.

For public comments by video or call-in, the County requires advance registration. Go to www.ventura.org/boscomment to register. Registration deadline is August 31st at 3:30 p.m. An email with the Zoom meeting link and password will be sent to each registrant by 6:00 p.m. on August 31st. Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be available.

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..

 Note: Due to the Novel Coronavirus or any other possible changes such as a cancelled or rescheduled hearing, we recommend you subscribe to the 2040 General Plan interested parties email list at https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information for project updates or contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager to confirm the public hearing date one day prior. To confirm whether the Hall of Administration is open to the public go to www.ventura.org/boscomment.


El Publico Esta Invitado a la Audiencia de la Junta de Supervisores para el Plan General 2040 y el Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Programa

VENTURA, Calif. – La Junta de Supervisores (Junta) tendrá una audiencia pública el martes 1 de septiembre de 2020 para considerar la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Informe de Impacto Ambiental (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) final.  La audiencia se llevará a cabo en el Centro de Gobierno del Condado de Ventura, Salón de Administración, Sala de Audiencias de la Junta de Supervisores, 800 S. Victoria Avenue en Ventura a partir de la 1:00 p.m.  Se brindarán servicios de interpretación en español y mixteco para los miembros del público.

El Plan General 2040 del Condado es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que incluye objetivos, políticas y programas que guiaran el uso de la tierra, la protección de los recursos y el desarrollo hasta el 2040.  El estado exige que todos los condados y ciudades de California tengan un plan general.  El Director de Planificación del Condado, Dave Ward, señaló que los planes generales son “documentos de planificación del uso de la tierra a largo plazo y guían el uso de la tierra en nuestras tierras no incorporadas y que, donde y cuanto pueden las comunidades realizar ciertas actividades”.

Los planes generales a menudo se dividen en elementos o capítulos, el Plan General 2040 incluye Uso de la Tierra, Circulación, Conservación y Espacio Abierto, Peligros y Seguridad, Instalaciones y Servicios Públicos, Vivienda, Agricultura, Recursos Hídricos y Elementos de Vitalidad Económica, además de temas transversales sobre comunidades saludables, justicia ambiental, resiliencia climática y un Plan de Acción Climática.  El Plan General 2040 y el EIR final, que entre otras cosas analiza los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040, fueron publicados al público el 13 de enero de 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos serán presentados a la Junta para su consideración durante la audiencia del 1 de septiembre del 2020.

EL 16 de julio del 2020, la Comisión de Planificación del Condado tuvo una audiencia pública para proporcionar recomendaciones a la Junta de Supervisores sobre la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del EIR final.  La Comisión de Planificación voto para proporcionar acciones recomendadas y revisiones al Plan General 2040 y EIR final para la consideración de la Junta en la audiencia pública del 1 de septiembre del 2020.  Durante esta audiencia, la Junta también recibirá las acciones recomendadas por la División de Planificación.

¿Como puede aprender sobre el Plan General 2040 del Condado?

El Plan General 2040 y el EIR están disponibles para el público en el sitio web del proyecto de Actualización del Plan General www.vc2040.org, y en el sitio web de la División de Planificación en http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review” para revisar el EIR).  Las versiones digitales del Plan General 2040 y EIR también estarán disponibles a través de los servicios de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ventura que están disponibles en www.vencolibrary.org.

Para ver el informe del personal y las exposiciones de la audiencia pública de la Comisión de Planificación del 16 de julio del 2020, visite el sitio web de la División de Planificación en www.ventura.org/rma/planning (Seleccione “Hearings & Agendas, Planning Commission"). La carta y las exposiciones de la Junta para la audiencia pública del 1 de septiembre del 2020 de la Junta se pueden ver en el sitio web de la reunión y la agenda de la Junta en www.ventura.org/bosagenda después de las 12:00 p.m. el jueves 27 de agosto del 2020.  Para recibir una notificación cuando la agenda esté disponible, suscríbase en www.ventura.org/subscribe. Para ver la transmisión de la reunión en vivo el día de la audiencia en www.ventura.org/bosmeetings, haga clic en ‘View Event’ bajo el título “Upcoming/Live Meetings”.

La Audiencia Pública del Plan General 2040 de la Junta se transmitirá en español en la página de Facebook en español del Condado en www.facebook.com/condadodeventuraespanol.

¿Como puede participar en la audiencia pública o enviar comentarios?

En respuesta a las emergencias estatales y locales declaradas debido al nuevo coronavirus, y de acuerdo con la reciente orden del Gobernador de California de limitar la operación en interiores como medida de precaución para ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, el Salón de Administración del está cerrado al público.  Sin embargo, para saber cómo puede asistir electrónicamente a la reunión de la Junta y proporcionar comentarios públicos, consulte la información a continuación o www.ventura.org/boscomment para obtener información adicional.

Los comentarios escritos pueden enviarse por correo electronico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o por correo a:

RMA/División de Planificación
Susan Curtis, Gerente del Plan General Actualizado
800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740

La Junta de Supervisores recibirá copias de todos los comentarios enviados y serán parte del registro oficial del artículo, incluso si no puede asistir.

Para comentarios públicos por video o llamada, el Condado requiere inscripción previa.  Vaya a www.ventura.org/boscomment para registrarse.  La fecha límite de inscripción es el 31 de agosto a las 3:30 p.m.  Se enviará un correo electronico con el enlace y la contraseña de la reunión de Zoom a cada participante antes de las 6:00 p.m. el 31 de agosto.  Habrá servicios de interpretación en español y mixteco disponibles.

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

 Nota: Debido al nuevo Coronavirus o cualquier otro cambio posible, como una audiencia cancelada o reprogramada, le recomendamos que se suscriba a la lista de correo electronico de las partes interesadas del Plan General 2040 en https://vc2040.org/subscribe-for-more-information para actualizaciones del proyecto o comuníquese con Susan Curtis, Gerente del Plan General Actualizado para confirmar la fecha de la audiencia pública un día antes.  Para confirmar si el Salón de Administración está abierto al público, visite www.ventura.org/boscomment.


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/.

IN RESPONSE TO THE DECLARED STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCIES DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE COUNTY OF VENTURA HEALTH OFFICER’S LOCAL ORDER, THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION IS OPEN WITH  SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN PLACE. TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS ARE CONDUCTED BEFORE ENTERING THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION.

PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ORDER ISSUED JUNE 18, 2020, FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING COUNTY FACILITIES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED UNDER THE ORDER. THE ORDER MAY BE FOUND HERE: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cid/dcdc/cdph%20document%20library/covid-19/guidance-for-facecoverings_06-18-2020.pdf.

INDIVIDUALS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ORDER WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO COUNTY FACILITIES.

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..


Los nuevos documentos de audiencia de la Comisión de Planificación están disponibles en https://vcrma.org/planning-commission para la audiencia pública del 16 de julio de 2020.

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/

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.

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:

IN RESPONSE TO THE DECLARED STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCIES DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE COUNTY OF VENTURA HEALTH OFFICER’S LOCAL ORDER, THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION IS OPEN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN PLACE. TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS ARE CONDUCTED BEFORE ENTERING THE HALL OF ADMINISTRATION.

PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ORDER ISSUED JUNE 18, 2020, FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING COUNTY FACILITIES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED UNDER THE ORDER. THE ORDER MAY BE FOUND HERE: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cid/dcdc/cdph%20document%20library/covid-19/guidance-for-facecoverings_06-18-2020.pdf.

INDIVIDUALS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ORDER WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO COUNTY FACILITIES.

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


FEBRUARY 14, 2020 | COUNTY CONTINUES TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT ON ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FOR DRAFT 2040 GENERAL PLAN

VENTURA, Calif. – The County’s Planning Division continues to seek public input on the environmental analysis completed for the draft 2040 General Plan.  Through notification to community stakeholders, agencies, newspaper noticing, and over 1,400 individuals on the General Plan Update interested parties list, the Division released the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (draft EIR) on January 13, 2020, for a 45-day public review and comment period and encourages the public to provide input prior to the close of this period which ends at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

“Public participation and input have been an integral component in the development of the draft 2040 General Plan. We encourage continued public participation as we seek feedback on the environmental impacts tied to implementing this new General Plan,” said Dave Ward, Planning Division Director.

The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development in the unincorporated County through 2040. The plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities, environmental justice and other key issues.

The draft EIR assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the draft 2040 General Plan and identifies ways that environmental impacts can be avoided or significantly reduced. The draft EIR has identified significant and unavoidable environmental impacts related to the following topics: Air Quality; Agricultural and Forest Resources; Biological Resources; Cultural, Paleontological, and Tribal Cultural Resources; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Hazards, Hazardous Materials, and Wildfire; Mineral and Petroleum Resources; Noise; Public Services and Recreation; Transportation and Traffic; and Utilities.

State law requires that all public comments submitted on environmental issues in the draft EIR provided during this 45-day public comment period will be revaluated by the County and a written response to these comments will be provided to the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for their consideration. The response to comments may take the form of revisions to the draft EIR or a separate section of the final EIR. 

 You may submit written comments to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update Section
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include your name or the name of a contact person, your agency or organization (if applicable), U.S. mail and if applicable, email address.

More information on the County’s General Plan Update and a full list of locations where the draft EIR and draft 2040 General Plan is available can be found below this message and at the Documents webpage at https://vc2040.org/review/documents.

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..

WHERE THE DRAFT EIR AND DRAFT 2040 GENERAL PLAN IS AVAILABLE

The draft EIR and draft 2040 General Plan is available for public review at the following locations:

  • 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. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • 2040 General Plan Update website on the  Documents webpage at https://vc2040.org/review/documents; 
  • The Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review”); and 
  • At the following libraries:
    • Albert H. Soliz Library (2820 Jordan Street, Oxnard, CA 93036);
    • Avenue Library (606 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001);
    • E.P. Foster Library (651 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001);
    • Fillmore Library (502 2nd St., Fillmore, CA 93015);
    • Hill Road Library (1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003);
    • Meiners Oaks Library (114 North Padre Juan, Ojai, CA 93023);
    • Oak Park Library (899 North Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377);
    • Oak View Library (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, CA 93022);
    • Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023);
    • Piru Library (3811 Center St., Piru, CA 93040);
    • Ray D. Prueter Library (510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93041);
    • Saticoy Library (1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura CA 93004;
    • Blanchard Community Library (119 N 8th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060); and
    • Camarillo Public Library (4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010).

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..


14 de Febrero de 2020 | El Condado Continúa Pidiendo la Opinión del Publico Sobre el Análisis de los Impactos Ambientales para el Borrador del Plan General 2040

VENTURA, Calif. – La División de Planificación del Condado continúa pidiendo la opinión del público sobre los análisis ambientales que se completaron para el borrador del Plan General 2040.  A través de la notificación a las partes interesadas de la comunidad, las agencias, los avisos de los periódicos y más de 1,400 personas en la lista de partes interesadas en el Plan General Actualizado, la División publicó el Borrador del Informe de Impacto Ambiental Programático (Borrador EIR) el 13 de enero de 2020, para un periodo de 45 días para la revisión y comentarios del publico y alienta al público a dar su opinión antes del cierre de este periodo que termina a las 5:00 p.m. el jueves 27 de febrero de 2020.

“La participación y aporte del publico han sido un componente integral en el desarrollo del borrador del Plan General 2040.  Animamos al público a continuar participando mientras buscamos comentarios sobre los impactos ambientales vinculados a la implementación de este nuevo Plan General,” dijo Dave Ward, Director de la División de Planificación.

El Plan General es un documento de planificación a largo plazo que guiará el uso de tierra, la protección de los recursos y el desarrollo en las áreas no-incorporadas del Condado hasta el 2040.  El plan incluye objetivos, políticas y programas sobre temas que incluyen recursos biológicos y de espacio abierto, cambio climático, vitalidad económica, agricultura, recursos hídricos, instalaciones públicas, justicia ambiental y otros temas clave. 

El Borrador EIR evalúa los posibles impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del borrador del Plan General 2040 e identifica las formas en que se pueden evitar o reducir significativamente los impactos ambientales.  El Borrador EIR ha identificado impactos ambientales significativos e inevitables relacionados con los siguientes temas:  Calidad del Aire; Recursos Agrícolas y Forestales; Recursos Biológicos; Recursos Culturales y Paleontológicos y Tribales; Emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero; Peligros, Materiales Peligrosos e Incendios Forestales; Recursos Minerales y Petroleros; Ruido; Servicios Públicos y Recreación; Transporte y Trafico; y Utilidades.

La ley estatal requiere que todos los comentarios del publico presentados sobre cuestiones ambientales en el Borrador EIR y que sean proporcionados durante este periodo de 45 días de comentarios del publico sean evaluados por el Condado y una respuesta por escrito a estos comentarios sea proporcionada a la Comisión de Planificación del Condado y a la Junta de Supervisores para su consideración.  La respuesta a los comentarios puede tomar la forma de revisión al Borrador EIR o a una sección separada del EIR final.

Puede enviar sus comentarios a:

Agencia de la Administración de Recursos del Condado de Ventura, División de Planificación
Atención: Susan Curtis, Administradora de la Sección de Actualización del Plan General
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

O por correo electronico a:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Por favor incluya su nombre o el nombre de una persona de contacto, su agencia u organización (si corresponde), correo postal de EE. UU. y, si corresponde, dirección de correo electronico.

Puede encontrar más información en línea sobre el Plan General Actualizado del Condado y una lista completa de los lugares donde puede encontrar el Borrador EIR y el borrador del Plan General 2040 en debajo de este mensaje y en el página web https://vc2040.org/review/documents.

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

EL BORRADOR DEL EIR ESTA DISPONIBLE PARA LA REVISION PUBLICA EN LAS SIGUIENTES LOCACIONES:
  • En el sitio web del Plan General Actualizado 2040 en https://vc2040.org/;
  • La Agencia del Manejo de Recursos del Condado de Ventura, mostrador de servicios al público de la División de Planificación, 3er piso, Sala de Administración, 800 Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, entre las horas de 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., lunes a viernes;
  • La página web de la División de Planificación al http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (seleccione “CEQA Environmental Review”); y
  • Discos compactos del Borrador del EIR serán disponibles en las siguientes bibliotecas:
    • Albert H. Soliz Library (2820 Jordan Street, Oxnard, CA 93036);
    • Avenue Library (606 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001);
    • P. Foster Library (651 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001);
    • Fillmore Library (502 2nd, Fillmore, CA 93015);
    • Hill Road Library (1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003);
    • Meiners Oaks Library (114 North Padre Juan, Ojai, CA 93023);
    • Oak Park Library (899 North Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377);
    • Oak View Library (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, CA 93022);
    • Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023);
    • Piru Library (3811 Center St., Piru, CA 93040);
    • Ray D. Prueter Library (510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93041);
    • Saticoy Library (1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura CA 93004).
    • Blanchard Community Library (119 N 8th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060); and
    • Camarillo Public Library (4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010).


JANUARY 13, 2020 | PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA DRAFT 2040 GENERAL PLAN (PL17-0141)

This public notice is to inform all interested persons that the County of Ventura is the lead agency for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a project which is available for public review and comment.

PROJECT NAME: Ventura County 2040 General Plan Update

APPLICANT: County of Ventura

JANUARY 13, 2020 | PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA DRAFT 2040 GENERAL PLAN (PL17-0141)

This public notice is to inform all interested persons that the County of Ventura is the lead agency for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a project which is available for public review and comment.

PROJECT NAME: Ventura County 2040 General Plan Update

APPLICANT: County of Ventura

LOCATION: All unincorporated areas within Ventura County

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project is a comprehensive update of the County of Ventura General Plan, also known as the 2040 General Plan. The 2040 General Plan will set forth the County’s vision of its future and identify the goals, policies, and implementation programs that will guide future decisions concerning a variety of issues, including but not limited to land use, climate change, agriculture, transportation, hazards, public facilities, health and safety, environmental justice, and resource conservation out to the year 2040. The County, as the lead agency, has prepared an EIR in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the notice of availability is to call attention to this EIR and to request that interested persons review and provide comments on significant environmental issues, mitigation measures, and range of reasonable alternatives addressed in the EIR. The 2040 General Plan is anticipated to be adopted in 2020. With implementation of the 2040 General Plan, development may occur on or near site(s) identified in one of the regulatory databases compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

List of Significant Environmental Impacts

Based on the analysis in the Draft EIR, the proposed project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to the following topics:  Air Quality; Agricultural and Forest Resources; Biological Resources; Cultural, Paleontological, and Tribal Cultural Resources; Greenhouse Gas Emissions;  Hazards, Hazardous Materials, and Wildfire; Mineral and Petroleum Resources; Noise; Public Services and Recreation; Transportation and Traffic; and Utilities.

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: The 45-day public review and comment period during which the County will receive comments on the Draft EIR begins Monday, January 13, 2020 and ends at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

THE DRAFT EIR IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • 2040 General Plan Update webpage at https://vcrma.org/vc2040.org/review/documents;
  • 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 Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review”).

Digital versions of the Draft EIR will be provided to the following libraries:

  • Albert H. Soliz Library (2820 Jordan Street, Oxnard, CA 93036);
  • Avenue Library (606 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001);
  • E.P. Foster Library (651 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001);
  • Fillmore Library (502 2nd St., Fillmore, CA 93015);
  • Hill Road Library (1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003);
  • Meiners Oaks Library (114 North Padre Juan, Ojai, CA 93023);
  • Oak Park Library (899 North Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377);
  • Oak View Library (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, CA 93022);
  • Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023);
  • Piru Library (3811 Center St., Piru, CA 93040);
  • Ray D. Prueter Library (510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93041); and
  • Saticoy Library (1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura CA 93004).

RESPONSES AND COMMENTS: Please include your name or the name of a contact person, your agency or organization (if applicable), and include U.S. mail and email addresses, and send your comments to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update Section
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

 Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 By: Dave Ward, Director
Ventura County Planning Division

July 25, 2019 | Public invited to Board of Supervisors General Plan Update Work Session for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan

VENTURA, Calif. – The County’s Planning Division will host a Board of Supervisors work session on August 6th to review the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan. The work session will be held at the Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura beginning at 1:00 p.m. Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be provided for members of the public.

The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities, environmental justice and other key issues. 

The draft General Plan was released to the public on May 9, 2019, followed by a series of Open Houses and focus group meetings to secure public input.  Staff will present Planning Commission recommendations and public input to the Board of Supervisors at this work session. The Board of Supervisors will provide direction to staff on the contents of the draft General Plan which will be analyzed in a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in Fall 2019.   Adoption of the General Plan is anticipated in the Summer of 2020.

The draft General Plan is available on the project website at VC2040.org, and at the following libraries:

  • Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023)
  • Meiners Oaks Library (114 North Padre Juan, Ojai, CA 93023)
  • E.P. Foster Library (651 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001)
  • Ray D. Prueter Library (510 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme, CA 93041)

The draft General Plan is also available 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. The Board letter for this work session may be viewed on the County’s Meeting and Agendas webpage at https://www.ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/,or at the Planning Division Counter available on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Comments on the 2040 General Plan may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (805) 654-2509. Alternatively, comments may be submitted by mail to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

To view the Planning Commission’s recommended revisions to the draft 2040 General Plan, staff report, and exhibit from the General Plan Update Work Session No. 4 held on June 6, 13 and 20, 2019, visit the Planning Division website at https://vcrma.org/planning-commission-hearings-live-broadcasts-and-video-archive

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..


May 9, 2019 | Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan Released, Public Invited to Learn and Comment at Community Open Houses

Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan 

PPRD 2040 General Plan Cover Image

The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The 2040 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.
Available in the Document Library.

Open House Schedule (PDF)

The County’s Planning Division will host a series of open houses where the public will have the opportunity to learn about and comment on the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan. Public input will be shared with the County Planning Commission during a series of work sessions starting in June and with the Board of Supervisors in August.

  • May 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
  • May 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Ventura County Museum of Agriculture, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula *Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be available at his open house.
  • May 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Roger Jones Community Center, 2864 Jourdan Street, Oxnard *Spanish and Mixteco interpretive services will be available at this open house.
  • May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Mount Pinos Ranger Station, 34580 Lockwood Valley Road, Frazier Park
  • May 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Channel Islands Boating Center, 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard
  • May 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View
  • May 23, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Ventura County Government Center, Hall of Administration, 3rd Floor, Multi-Purpose Conference Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura

Posters and Materials:


The Planning Division will also host Focus Group meetings with subject matter experts to discuss topics such as water resources and agriculture. These meeting are open to public:

Focus Group Meeting Schedule (PDF)

All meetings will be held in the Ventura County Government Center’s Hall of Administration, 3rd Floor, Multi-Purpose Conference Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura. Please RSVP to Clay Downing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that you will attend a Focus Group meeting.

Monday, May 20th, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Transportation & Infrastructure Focus Group
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Climate Change Focus Group
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Agriculture Focus Group
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Open Space & Recreation Focus Group

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Economic Development Focus Group
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Water Focus Group

Comments on the 2040 General Plan may also be submitted by email to the General Plan Update Section at  or faxed to Susan Curtis's attention at (805) 654-2509. Alternatively, comments may be submitted by mail to:Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning DivisionAttn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740Ventura, CA 93009-1740

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


March 21, 2019 | Presentation to Municipal Advisory Councils

The Ventura County Planning Division’s presentation to Municipal Advisory Councils described the 2040 General Plan, the plan’s structure and content, and the General Plan Update project process.

Below were the dates of the presentations:

  • March 21, 2019 | Presentation to the El Rio / Del Norte Municipal Advisory Council
  • March 21, 2019 | Presentation to the Santa Rosa Valley Municipal Advisory Council
  • March 20, 2019 | Presentation to the Casa Conejo Advisory Council 
  • March 13, 2019 | Presentation to the Somis Municipal Advisory Council 
  • March 7, 2019 | Presentation to Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County

January 30, 2019 | Ventura County Invites Public Input on Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meeting for the 2040 General Plan

On January 30, 2019, The County’s Planning Division invited the public to provide input on a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and to be heard at a public scoping meeting in the Multi-Purpose Conference Room in the Ventura County Government Center’s Hall of Administration at 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.

The public scoping meeting was hosted by the County’s Planning Division staff with assistance from Ascent Environmental, a sub-consultant for the General Plan Update Project. Staff in attendance at the public scoping meeting included:

  • Susan Curtis, Planning Manager, Ventura County Planning Division
  • Clay Downing, Planner, Ventura County Planning Division
  • Lynn Socha, Americorps CivicSpark Climate Fellow, Ventura County Planning Division
  • Erik de Kok, Senior Planner/Project Manager, Ascent Environmental
  • Andrew Martin, Senior Environmental Planner, Ascent Environmental

The public scoping meeting was attended by approximately 24 members of the public and a copy of the presentation that was provided during the meeting can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

The 2040 General Plan currently being drafted will set forth the County’s vision of its future for unincorporated areas and identify the goals, policies, and implementation programs that will guide decisions concerning a variety of issues, including land use, agriculture, transportation, hazards, public facilities, health and safety, environmental justice, and resource conservation out to the year 2040.

The public comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from January 14, 2019, to February 19, 2019. Interested individuals may submit comments on the scope and content that should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2019. Comments may be submitted by mail to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

Alternatively, comments may be submitted by email to Susan Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to her attention at (805) 654-2509. The Notice of Preparation is also posted at the following locations:

  • Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division, 3rd Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA, 93009;
  • Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters, 1st Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA, 93009; and
  • Ventura County General Plan Update website at https://vc2040.org/.

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 Notice of Preparation and scoping meeting informatlon are available 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 until February 19, 2019.


January 10, 2019 - Ventura County General Plan Update Releases Notice of Preparation and Announces Scoping Meeting

The County of Ventura has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and invites interested parties to attend and be heard at a scoping meeting.

PROJECT NAME: Ventura County 2040 General Plan Update

APPLICANT: County of Ventura

LOCATION: All unincorporated areas within Ventura County

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The County of Ventura is undertaking a comprehensive update of its General Plan. The County’s current General Plan was most recently updated in 2005 and has not been comprehensively updated since 1988. The 2040 General Plan Update is anticipated to be adopted in 2020 and will set forth the County’s vision of its future and identify the goals, policies, and implementation programs that will guide future decisions concerning a variety of issues, including but not limited to land use, agriculture, transportation, hazards, public facilities, health and safety, environmental justice, and resource conservation out to the year 2040.

The County, as the lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2040 General Plan Update may have one or more significant effects on the environment and will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to call attention to this EIR and to request that interested persons help the County identify significant environmental issues, mitigation measures, and range of reasonable alternatives that should be addressed in the EIR. Information on the 2040 General Plan Update, topics to be addressed in the EIR, and instructions on how to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIR are provided below.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: Pursuant to Section 15063(a) of the State CEQA Guidelines, no Initial Study will be prepared. The EIR will analyze the full range of environmental topics contemplated under CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines, including the following:

  • Aesthetics
  • Agriculture and Forest Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Biological Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Energy
  • Geology/Soils
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Hazards/Hazardous Materials
  • Hydrology/Water Quality
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Mineral Resources
  • Noise
  • Population/Housing
  • Public Services
  • Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Tribal Cultural Resources
  • Utilities/Service Systems
  • Wildfire

The EIR will analyze alternatives, cumulative impacts, growth-inducing impacts, and other issues required by CEQA. In addition, the EIR will expand on the environmental topics addressed in CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines by addressing the full range of environmental topics contemplated in the County’s 2011 Initial Study Assessment Guidelines which are available online at: https://docs.vcrma.org/images/pdf/planning/ceqa/current_ISAG.pdf

NOTICE OF PREPARATION: The NOP is posted at the following locations:

  • Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division, 3rd Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA, 93009;
  • Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters, 1st Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA, 93009; and
  • Ventura County General Plan Update website at https://vc2040.org/.

 NOP Comment Period: This NOP comment period is open from January 14, 2019, to February 19, 2019. Please submit your comments on the scope and content of the EIR in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2019, to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update Section
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

Alternatively, you may email your comments to Susan Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax them to her attention at (805) 654-2509.

SCOPING MEETING: All interested persons, affected agencies, responsible agencies, and trustee agencies are invited to attend the scoping meeting to assist the Planning Division with the identification of any issues that should be addressed in the EIR and to provide comments on the scope of analysis of the EIR. 

The scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Conference Room, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.

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, call (805) 654-2805.

By: Kim L. Prillhart, Director


March 26, 2018 - Open House Schedule

 ***This post was updated on March 26, 2018 to reflect changes to the Open House Schedule***

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Planning Division will host open houses around the county as part of the General Plan Update project. Options for how the county could grow in the future and how the General Plan could address policies related to issues such as climate change, housing, and economic development, will be explored. A summary of public input will be provided to the County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission during their next joint work session.

  • Orvene S. Carpenter Community Center, 550 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
    Monday, March 19, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Ventura County Museum of Agriculture, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mount Pinos Ranger Station, 34580 Lockwood Valley Road, Frazier Park
    Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Roger Jones Community Center, 2864 Jourdan St., Oxnard
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM

This workshop will be offered in Spanish and translated in Mixteco.

Open House Posters, which include information and topics to be discussed at each Open House, can be accessed online at:

The Planning Division will also host Focus Group meetings with subject matter experts to discuss topics such as water resources and agriculture. These meeting are open to public:

FOCUS GROUP MEETING SCHEDULE

All meeting occurring in the Pacific Conference Room at the Ventura County Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura.

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Water Focus Group
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Climate Change Focus Group
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Agriculture Focus Group
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Open Space and Recreation Focus Group

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Transportation and Infrastructure Focus Group 
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Economic Development Focus Group
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Housing Focus Group

- El Condado Organizará un Taller, en español y traducida en Mixteco, para el Plan General Actualizado | The County Organizes a Workshop, in Spanish and Translated in Mixteco, for the General Plan Update

VENTURA, Calif. – La Comunidad está invitada a participar en el taller para la Actualización del Plan General que facilitará la División de Planificación del Condado de Ventura. Se explorarán opciones de como las áreas no incorporadas del condado, o fuera de las ciudades, pueden crecer en el futuro y como el Plan General podría dirigirse a las pólizas relacionadas a los problemas como, transportación, agricultura y granjas, y problemas de vivienda. Un transductor de Mixteco estará disponible.

El Supervisor John Zaragoza estará presente y recomendar a los residentes del condado del área no incorporada a asistir a este taller muy importante con respecto al Plan General 2040 del Condado de Ventura.

Un resumen de comentarios públicos se proporcionará a la Junta de Supervisores del Condado y a la Comisión de Planificación durante su siguiente sesión en conjunto programada para el 17 de abril del 2018 a la 1:30 PM.

HORARIO DE TALLER

Miércoles, 4 de abril del 2018 a 6:00 p.m.
Centro Comunitario Roger Jones, 2864 Jourdan St., Oxnard

VENTURA, Calif. – The community is invited to participate in a Spanish language workshop for the General Plan Update being held by the County of Ventura, Planning Division. Options for how the county could grow in the future and how the General Plan could address policies related to issues such as housing, transportation, and agriculture, will be explored. Translation services for Mixteco speaking participants will be available

Supervisor John Zaragoza will be present and encourages County residents of the unincorporated area to attend this very important workshop regarding the Ventura County 2040 General Plan.

A summary of public input will be provided to the County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission at their joint work session scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Roger Jones Community Center, 2864 Jourdan St., Oxnard

- County Reschedules General Plan Update Open Houses Due to Rain Event

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Planning Division has rescheduled the Santa Paula and Oak View Open House events due to the current rainstorm.

The Open Houses will include opportunities for the public to learn about and provide input on how the County could grow in the future and how the General Plan could address policies related to issues such as climate change, housing, and economic development. A summary of public input will be provided to the County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission at their joint work session scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

Project information, including a complete listing of Open Houses is available online at VC2040.org.

RESCHEDULED OPEN HOUSES

  • Ventura County Museum of Agriculture, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula

NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


January 22, 2018 - Board Letter and Additional Documents Available for Board of Supervisors Work Session No. 1

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 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 are available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda 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. Using the links below, various Board of Supervisors work session documents can be accessed:

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


January 9, 2018 - 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 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the General Plan Update website at VC2040.org.


October 17, 2017 - 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org.


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.


August 2, 2017 - Affirm the Proposed Vision and Guiding Principles

What are the General Plan Update’s proposed Vision and Guiding Principles and what do they mean for Ventura County residents?

The Vision and Guiding Principles will create a framework of concepts that will be woven throughout the General Plan Update. These ideas will guide how policies are crafted and help determine if those policies fulfill the vision and guiding principles that were established earlier in the General Plan Update process. The proposed Vision and Guiding Principles were created through a combination of public input received in 2016 (as detailed in the Assets, Issues, and Opportunities Summary), direction from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, and recommendation from the Ventura County Planning Commission.

The second round of public engagement is underway for the County of Ventura’s General Plan Update. Staff have already begun to visit municipal advisory and neighborhood councils as well as host open houses throughout the County. The public can visit these in-person opportunities or participate remotely.

A few of the opportunities to participate in the General Plan Update include providing your input through the methods noted below:

In addition to the questionnaires, the public is welcome to submit their comments, or hard copies of the questionnaire to the County by emailing responses directly to staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mailing comments by U.S. Postal Service (Attn: General Plan Update, RMA Planning Division, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA 93009-1740), or by visiting the Planning Division (Hall of Administration, 3rd Floor, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, CA 93009) and submitting comments in person.


May 22, 2017 - You are invited! June 8th Planning Commission Work Session To Review Key General Plan Update Documents

The public is invited to attend a Ventura County Planning Commission Work Session on Thursday, June 8th at 5:30 P.M., and provide input on the General Plan Update Draft Background Report, Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary and proposed Vision Statement and Guiding Principles. 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 is available on the Planning Division’s website at www.vcrma.org/planning/hearings-agendas/planning-commission-hearings, on this website at vc2040.org/planning-commission, or the Planning Division 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, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 20, 2017 - Focus Groups Gather to Review Draft Background Report

Focus Group meetings have been scheduled to review the 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. Not sure what the Focus Groups are doing as part of the General Plan Update? Learn more at VC2040.org/fg

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 Focus Group: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Water Focus Group: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Climate Change Focus Group: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

March 14, 2017 - 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the General Plan website at www.vc2040.org.


August 16, 2016 - Community Members Engage In General Plan Update at 12 Locations Throughout Ventura County

Over 250 community members attended 12 community workshops held throughout Ventura County between July 13th and August 11th of this year. In addition to a final workshop hosted at the Ventura County Government Center, locations varied in size and type by relying on diverse facilities throughout Ventura County such as the Somis School auditorium, Saticoy public library, Channel Islands Boating Center, US Forest Service’s Mt. Pinos ranger station, and Ventura County Fire Station #56 along the  Pacific Coast Highway.

Although the first round of community workshops ended on August 11th 2016, County staff will be accepting submissions via an online questionnaire for a limited time before analyzing data from this round of public outreach.

Click here to provide your input on the VC2040 Online Questionnaire - No longer available.


July 19, 2016 - Online Workshop Questionnaire Available for Community Members

Community members who are unable to attend any of the twelve community workshops scheduled for July and August can participate in the Ventura County General Plan Update’s first series of community workshops by completing an online questionnaire.

The Ventura County General Plan Update’s first series of community workshops kicked off on July 13th in an event co-hosted with the Santa Rosa Valley Municipal Advisory Council. The series includes twelve workshops occurring at locations throughout Ventura County.

The General Plan is the “blueprint” for future growth and development within the unincorporated areas of Ventura County over the next 20 years. A series of additional workshops will be held in the near future to address guiding principles for the General Plan, land use alternatives, and goals and policies that address a wide range of issues including land use, transportation, water, agriculture, economic development, and climate change.

Links below include information related to the community workshop dates, times, and locations for all twelve workshops scheduled to occur in July and August:


July 8, 2016 - Community Workshops Announced for July and August 2016

The community is invited to participate in a workshop for the General Plan Update being held by the County of Ventura, Planning Division. We’ll discuss what you like about the County, current issues and challenges, and potential options for addressing those challenges through the General Plan. The workshops will be held at twelve locations throughout the County from July 13th through August 11th.  Each workshop will cover the same topics and Spanish translation will be available at workshops in Oak View, Fillmore, and Saticoy.

The General Plan is the “blueprint” for future growth and development within the unincorporated areas of Ventura County over the next 20 years. A series of additional workshops will be held in the near future to address guiding principles for the General Plan, land use alternatives, and goals and policies that address a wide range of issues including land use, transportation, water, agriculture, economic development, and climate change.

Links below indicate the community workshop dates, times, and locations for all twelve workshops scheduled to occur in July and August:

Community members who are unable to attend a workshop can participate by completing an online questionnaire.


April 7, 2016 - Planning Division Hosts Technical Advisory Committee and Focus Group Kick-Off Meeting

The Planning Division held a kick-off meeting on April 7, 2016, for the General Plan Update’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Focus Groups. The TAC is comprised County staff and has been formed to assist the Planning Division in providing data, information and feedback during the four-year General Plan Update process. The Focus Group members represent a variety of disciplines and expertise and will provide input on public review draft documents at key points throughout the General Plan Update process.


January 26, 2015 - Pre-Scoping Process for the General Plan Update

In January 2o15, the Resource Management Agency’s (RMA) Planning Division brought to the Board of Supervisors a request for direction regarding the General Plan Update and authorization to seek consultant assistance to develop a scope of work for the project. The staff report can be viewed online via the  Board of Supervisors online archives. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the recommended action and in March the staff began working with the firm Mintier Harnish to develop a General Scope of Work.

The effort to develop a General Plan Update Work Program involved a significant outreach component. Public input was gathered through public workshops and stakeholder interviews held in April 2015. Using the information provided during April’s public outreach efforts, the County’s Planning Division staff and consultants produced a Work Program Options Report which was presented to the County’s citizens, Supervisors, and Planning Commissioners during a Joint Study Session and Public Workshop on July 7th. Summaries of the public workshops and stakeholder interviews can be viewed or downloaded using the links below:

Based on the direction received at the Joint Study Session and Public Workshop, a final recommended work program was prepared and presented to the Board of Supervisors on August 4 2015. The recommended work program reflects a comprehensive General Plan Update that includes a focused visioning process and alternatives analysis, extensive public engagement, three new elements (water, agriculture, and economic development), and inclusion of several contemporary topics (healthy communities, sustainability, and climate change). The Program also includes a reformatting and integration of the County’s Area Plans and a Wildlife Corridor Protection Program. The recording of the August 4th Board meeting, along with other documents associated with the presentation, can be accessed through the Ventura County Website at:

At its August 4th meeting, the Board of Supervisors asked for additional information, and requested the development of an optional work program. During a Board meeting on September 22nd, the Board received the requested additional information and took action to direct staff to move forward immediately with the recommended work program. The recording of the September 22nd Board meeting, along with other documents associated with the presentation, can be accessed via the Ventura County website, or by using the links below:

As directed by the Board of Supervisors, a Request for Proposals was issued to seek consultant assistance in the preparation of the General Plan Update. It is anticipated that a consultant will be retained and the Update will be formally initiated in January, 2016, and project the project will be completed by early 2020.