GenPlan Vision & Guiding Principles

What is your vision of Ventura County for the next 20 years?
What guiding principles do you think should govern land use and planning
in Ventura County over the next 20 years?
Now is your opportunity to speak up for responsible,
green and forward thinking land use policies in Ventura County.

Action Items:

  • RSVP to the Jan. 23 session, arrive at 1:00pm. SCROLL DOWN to RSVP NOW *even if you don't want to speak on Jan. 23 come and show your support in a green shirt (any shade). We will be meeting in front of the Board hearing room to organize speakers and to discuss the plans for the hearing.
  • Bring a friend - in a green shirt.
  • Send in comment EVEN if Unable to attend on Jan. 23. Please send in your comments in support of the language CFROG is submitting (see below) for the Vision & Guiding Principles. NOTE: Even though the county is asking for your comments regarding the GenPlan to go to their staff, we think your Supervisors need to hear from you. Please send your comments to BOTH:
    • your Supervisor (contact info here
    • Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager:

Sample comment: Dear Supervisor, I support the language CFROG has submitted for the Vision & Guiding Principles in the General Plan Update and support the county taking a proactive approach in reducing emissions that contribute to Climate Change.


In 2017 the VC Planning Commission reviewed these same documents, CFROG feels that our requests regarding the Background Report have been mostly met, and so our focus for Jan. 23 is going to focus on the Vision & Guiding Principles. 
Here is the language CFROG has submitted for the Vision Statement: 

Ventura County is a remarkable place to live, with clean water and air for all residents and visitors. Our exceptional quality of life and economic vibrancy are rooted in regenerative, inclusive, non-toxic stewardship of all aspects of the place we call home. The protection and conservation of our soil, air, water, cultural heritage, natural resources, open spaces, human spirit and creativity are foundations of local policy and governance and together create the framework required for healthy people and a healthy economy.

In the vein of true stewardship, the Ventura County General Plan reflects the county’s ongoing commitment to doing our part within a global society facing the impacts of Climate Change, by continually collaborating with local residents, businesses, agencies, organizations and cities to reduce our green- house gas emissions, and draw down the overall amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

Here is the language CFROG has submitted for the Guiding Principles: 

Climate Action Guiding Principle:

Ventura County will: Assess, acknowledge and reduce with all due haste the county’s contributions to Climate Change to meet the strictest, applicable emissions targets.

Environmental Justice Guiding Principle:

Ventura County will: Seek to ensure the protection of residents in disadvantaged communities from disproportionate burdens related to pollution, noxious industries, and risks of environmental hazards.

The public health (Healthy Communities) principle should incorporate environmental justice concerns by being revised as follows:

Ventura County will: Promote economic, social, and physical health and wellness by encouraging walking and biking; ensuring equitable access to clean water and air, parks, public transit, and healthy foods; and integrating Health in All Policies into the built environment.

Are you new to the GenPlan Update? 
On Jan. 23 the Board of Supervisors is having a "work session" where they will consider various documents that are part of the current General Plan Update process. The GenPlan is the land use "constitution" for the county and governs all land use decisions. CFROG is advocating for healthy, green and forward thinking policies when it comes to oil and gas projects and permitting in the county over the next 20 years. HERE is information on the County's website about this work session including a link to the documents. 
January 23, 2018 at 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Ventura County Government Center
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009
United States
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Kimberly Rivers · · 805-727-1393

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