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 MAS 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


NOTICE OF 2040 GENERAL PLAN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., to consider adoption of the 2040 General Plan and certification of the 2040 General Plan final Environmental Impact Report as described below.

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 ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING AND PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT PLEASE REFER TO “PUBLIC COMMENTS” SECTION BELOW OR GO TO www.ventura.org/boscomment FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing RoomCASE NUMBER: PL17-0141APPLICANT: County of VenturaPROJECT LOCATION: Unincorporated areas of Ventura CountyENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT: Environmental Impact ReportPROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public Hearing for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (Board) to consider 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.  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, 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 draft 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 its consideration during the September 1, 2020 hearing, as well the Planning Commission’s and Planning Division’s recommended revisions to these documents.PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION:  At its July 16, 2020 Public Hearing regarding the project, the Planning Commission, by a 3-1 vote, moved 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-10.2The County shall achievework toward achieving a community-wide GHG emissions reduction target of 41 percent below 2015 levels by 2030.Climate Change and Resilience Guiding PrincipleReduce GHG emissions to achievework 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 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.PUBLIC COMMENTS Written Comments:  may be submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:RMA/Planning DivisionSusan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740The Board will receive copies of all comments submitted that will be part of the item's official record, even if the commenter is unable to otherwise participate in the hearing.Video and Call-in: For Zoom and call-in public comment options for participating in the Board’s September 1, 2020 Public Hearing, including registration, please go to www.ventura.org/boscomment. 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.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..Any person is privileged to participate 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 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 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, DirectorVentura County Planning DivisionAVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES SOBRE EL PLAN GENERAL 2040AQUI SE AVISA que la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Ventura llevara a cabo una Audiencia Publica el martes 1 de septiembre del 2020 a la 1:00 p.m. para considerar la adopción del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Impacto Ambiental final del Plan General 2040 y la certificación del Informe final del Impacto Ambiental del plan General 2040 como se describe a continuación.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 REUNIÓN DE LA JUNTA Y PROPORCIONAR COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS, CONSULTE LA SECCIÓN DE COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS” A CONTINUACIÓN 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 SupervisoresNumero de Caso: PL17-0141SOLICITANTE: Condado de VenturaUBICACIÓN DEL PROYECTO: Áreas no incorporadas del Condado de VenturaDOCUMENTO AMBIENTAL: Informe del Impacto AmbientalDESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: Audiencia pública para que la Junta de Supervisores (Junta) del Condado de Ventura 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 hallazgos relacionados con la Ley de Calidad Ambiental de California (CEQA por sus siglas en ingles), medidas de mitigación, declaración de consideraciones primordiales y programa de monitoreo e informes de mitigación.  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 borrador del EIR, que entre otras cosas analiza los impactos ambientales asociados con la implementación del Plan General 2040, fueron publicados al público el 13 de enero del 2020 para su revisión y comentarios.  Los comentarios públicos recibidos sobre estos documentos se presentarán a la Junta para su consideración durante la audiencia del 1 de septiembre del 2020, así como las revisiones recomendadas por la Comisión de Planificación y la División de Planificación a estos documentos.RECOMENDACIÓN DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANIFICACIÓN:  En su Audiencia Pública del 16 de julio de 2020 sobre el proyecto, la Comisión de Planificación, por un voto de 3-1, hizo la moción para recomendar que la Junta tome las siguientes acciones con respecto al proyecto en la Audiencia Publica 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 par a 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 (contratiempos 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 Generales con respecto a los impactos inevitables 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 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-10.2El 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 ResilienciaReducir las emisiones de GEI para el logrotrabajar 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 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.Comentarios PúblicosComentarios por Escrito:  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 PlanificaciónSusan Curtis, Gerente del Plan General Actualizado800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009-1740La Junta de Supervisores recibirá copias de todos los comentarios enviados y serán parte del registro oficial del artículo, incluso si no puede asistir.Para participar por video o llamada: Para conocer las opciones de comentarios públicos de Zoom y llamada para participar en la audiencia pública del 1 de septiembre de 2020 de la Junta, incluida la inscripción, visite www.ventura.org/boscomment. 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.Las preguntas sobre este tema pueden dirigirse a Susan Curtis, Gerente de 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..Cualquier persona tiene el privilegio de participar y ser escuchada sobre este asunto. Si impugna la acción descrita anteriormente en la corte, puede limitarse a plantear solo aquellos asuntos que usted u otra persona plantearon en la Audiencia Pública descrita en este Aviso, o en la correspondencia escrita entregada al Condado 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 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-informationpara 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 VenturaSeptember 10, 2019 | Board of Superivsiors' General Plan Update HearingThe public was invited to attend a Board of Supervisors hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. to review revisions and a policy reconsideration from the August 6, 2019 Work Session Summary regarding the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan, and for consideration of outstanding questions.LOCATION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing RoomCASE NUMBER: Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.APPLICANT: County of VenturaAPN/PROJECT ADDRESS: CountywideHEARING OBJECTIVE: The General Plan Update project includes the completion of the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan (draft General Plan). The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The General Plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities and other key issues. The Planning Division will present a summary of revisions to the draft General Plan proposed by the Board of Supervisors at a General Plan Update work session held on August 6, 2019. Planning Division staff is requesting that the Board of Supervisors review the revisions and reconsider a policy from the summary of revisions prepared by Planning Division staff from the August 6, 2019 work session, and consider outstanding questions.Materials from this work session are available from the County online at ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/ or using the links provided below for Agenda Item #32:

August 6, 2019 | County Hosted Board of Supervisors Work Session to Discuss General Plan Update Prelminary Public Reveiw Draft of the 2040 General PlanThe Board of Supervisors held a public work session on August 6th to review the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan. The work session was 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 were 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. At the August 6th work session, staff presented Planning Commission recommendations and public input to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors provided 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.Materials from this work session are available from the County online at ventura.org/board-of-supervisors/agendas-documents-and-broadcasts/ or using the links provided below for Agenda Item #44:

November, 6, 2018 | County Hosted Work Session to Discuss County General Plan Update Alternatives Report and Policy TopicsThe public was invited to attend Joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 4 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Report.LOCATION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing RoomCASE NUMBER: Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.WORK SESSION OBJECTIVE: The General Plan Update project includes the completion of several key documents that support the development of the updated General Plan, including an Alternatives Report. The Alternatives Report explores different options for accommodating future growth and presents policy topics such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development through 2040. Building upon the first six chapters of the Report, which cover the project’s Vision and Guiding Principles, proposed General Plan organization, development constraints, development capacity, and historic population growth rates and 2020-2040 growth projections, project consultants presented the final three chapters of the report which cover the evaluation criteria, land use alternatives and policy topics.  The Alternatives Report is available on this website at vc2040.org/review/documents.Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..The staff report is available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 4 work session can be accessed below:

July 31, 2018 | County Hosted Work Session to Discuss County General Plan Update Alternatives ReportVENTURA, Calif. – The public was invited to attend and provide input at Joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 3 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Report.  The work session was held at the County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.This was the first of two work sessions to discuss the Alternatives Report, a document that explores different options for how the County could accommodate future growth and policy alternatives, such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development through 2040.During this work session, Planning Division staff and project consultants presented the report’s first six chapters to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission which include the Introduction, Vision and Guiding Principles, Proposed General Plan Organization, Development Constraints, Development Capacity, and Historic Population Growth Rates and 2020-2040 Growth Projections.A second work session on the Alternatives Report chapters seven through nine, which will include the Alternatives Evaluation, Land Use Alternatives, and Policy Choices, will be presented to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission later this fall.Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Board letter is available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 3 work session can be accessed below:

April 17, 2018 | Joint Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Work Session No. 2The public was invited to attend the Joint Ventura County Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Work Session No. 2 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:30 P.M., on the General Plan Update Alternatives Concept Report.

LOCATION: 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA  93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors’ Hearing RoomCASE NUMBER: Planning Division Case Number PL17-0141; All Supervisorial Districts.WORK SESSION OBJECTIVE: The Planning Division and project consultants reviewed the Alternatives Concept Report with the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. Completion of the Alternatives Concept Report was the first step in the development and evaluation of potential land use and policy alternatives in the General Plan Update project. Staff presented a summary of recent public outreach events held throughout the County.This phase of the project, the Alternatives Evaluation phase, outlined options for how the County could accommodate future growth and how the General Plan could address major policy topics such as agriculture, climate change, housing, and economic development.Inquiries on this item may be directed to Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager, at (805) 654-2497 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Board letter is available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. Additionally, documents associated with Joint Work Session No. 2 work session can be accessed below:

January 23, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Work Session No. 1 to Review Key General Plan Update Documents

VENTURA, Calif. – The public was 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 Assets, Issues and Opportunities Summary documents 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, public facilities, services and infrastructure, natural resources, water resources, hazards and safety, and climate change.

The General Plan Update Assets, Issues, and Opportunities Summary Report, Public Opinion Survey, Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles, and Draft Background Report are available on the General Plan Update website at vc2040.org/documents

The Board of Supervisors Work Session was held at 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009, County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. The Board letter is available and may be viewed on the Board of Supervisors website at www.ventura.org/bosagenda. For more information about the County of Ventura General Plan Update, contact Susan Curtis at (805) 654-2497 or by email at susan.curtis. Additionally, documents associated with Board of Supervisors Work Session No. 1 can be accessed below:

 

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

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

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

Video Recording | December 15 2015 | Board of Supervisors Hearing, Item #57

Board of Supervisors Hearing | December 15 2015 | Agenda, Item #57

December 15 2015 | Letter to the Board of Supervisors

General Plan Update Work Program | Professional Services Contract with Mintier Harnish, Agenda Item #57

Video Recording | October 13 2015 | Pre-Submittal Conference

Request for Proposals | Consultant Services

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Work Option Report

Summary of  Last Amendment Dates of the Ventura County General Plan  and Area Plans


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

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

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