County releases new documents for General Plan Update

VENTURA, Calif. – 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 on-line comment form for Draft Background Report found at:

All documents are available to the public on the General Plan Update website at 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

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