Planning for Environmental Justice


CFROG is pleased to partner with CAUSE and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) in bringing this workshop to Ventura County. 

This event is open to the public, free to attend and is for planners, local government, elected officials, community residents, and other stakeholders who are interested in best practices for implementing SB1000 and incorporating Environmental Justice into land use planning throughout Ventura County.

Here is the CEJA SB1000 implementation toolkit. 

Right now Ventura County is updating the General Plan - this is the "land use Constitution" for the unincorporated areas of the county, and also has a major impact on cities. 

This year SB1000 went into effect mandating that all General Plans incorporate Environmental Justice into their land use planning. This applies to cities and counties. 

What does Environmental Justice look like?
How does the county create policy that will BUILD Environmental Justice into land use policy? 

Guest speakers: 

  • Gladys Limon - Executive Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Caroline Farrell - Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
  • Don Spivack, formerly of the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles
  • Ellison Folk, CEQA and environmental attorney with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger. Recently worked with CAUSE and other in         opposing the Puente Peaker Plant in Oxnard.


- learn about SB1000's requirements and opportunities that will impact the General Plan Update process. 
- Gain best practices in planning for environmental justice and facilitating meaningful community engagement. 
- Learn about environmental justice issues in Ventura County.
- Bring your questions! 

April 09, 2018 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Ventura County Government Center - Pacific Conference Room
Kimberly Rivers · · 805-727-1393
Jan Dietrick Amanda Zrust Christopher Tull Jennifer Hernandez-Munoz Lucas Zucker Kortnie Coles Joelle Duff Tomas Rebecchi Tiffany Eng Natalie Cherot Christine Brown Executive Director

Will you come?