The Land Use and Community Character Element establishes and describes the pattern and intensity of land use in unincorporated Ventura County and sets forth policies and standards to guide future development. This Element also serves as the primary vehicle for ensuring that new land uses are logically organized and developed in a way that is sustainable and enhances Ventura County’s unique identity.
The Housing Element addresses the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community. Its polices and programs are designed to ensure that there is adequate land available to accommodate the County’s fair share of population growth.
The Circulation & Transportation Element focuses on providing a balanced transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways for safe and convenient travel. This Element also addresses infrastructure needs to ensure the adequate movement of people, goods, and services.
The Conservation & Open Space Element guides the conservation, protection, development and use of natural resources, as well as the preservation of cultural and historic resources. The Element addresses a wide range of topics including energy resources, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and habitat conservation.
The Hazards & Safety Element establishes policies and programs designed to protect the community from risks and hazards, ensure public safety, and reduce the impacts of both human-caused and natural hazards.
The Agriculture Element establishes goals and policies to preserve agricultural lands, minimize conflicts between agricultural and urban land uses, support agricultural innovation, increase food security, promote sustainable farming and ranching, and develop a resilient agricultural sector.
The Economic Vitality Element focuses on developing a resilient economy that promotes economic health, sustainable funding for public services, a thriving business environment, and job retention and growth.
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Policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate adaptation resilience.
Environmental Impact Report
Policies and programs that are mitigation measures to reduce the level of significant impacts identified in the General Plan Environmental Impact Report.
Policies and programs that address the fair treatment of all people with respect to environmental regulations and promote civic engagement.
Policies and programs that promote healthy communities.
County View GIS Mapping Tool
County View is an interactive mapping application created by the Ventura County Geographical Information System (GIS) team. The information contained in County View serves as a reference and guide for research and information gathering purposes. Although County View is not part of the General Plan, it is provided here for your convenience.