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The Board of Supervisors approved an update to the Saticoy Area Plan on September 22, 2015. This was the first comprehensive revision to the Saticoy Area Plan in more than two decades. To directly access the Saticoy Area Plan, click here!
Since adoption, Planning staff has been working on implementing programs identified within the Plan. A summary of what has been achieved since adoption is listed below.
Update: This route was suspended in late 2019 due to lack of adequate development, and related ridership along the route
While the Government Center has closed to the public during the COVID-19 health emergency, the Ventura County Planning Division remains available to process permit application remotely via email. In order to process permit applications, please utilize the following procedures during this interim transition period.
1.Prepare the necessary application material for permit processing. In order to complete a Zoning Clearance application, please have the following material available: Zoning Clearance Application, Site Plan, Floor Plan and Elevations. The Zoning Clearance Application can be found online HERE.
3.Staff will coordinate with applicants on whether supplemental material is required or proceed with creating a Record Number for the project.
4.Once a Record Number is created, payments for Zoning Clearance Fees can be made online through Citizen Access at https://vcca.ventura.org/landing.html. Utilize the following steps to process payment.
6.Once payment is confirmed, Planning Division staff will walk you through the conclusion of the permit by providing you a copy of the approved plans and completed permit.
Planning Director Decisions
Avg. # of Days to
|Goal||% On Time||
Avg. # of Days
from Env. Review
|Goal||% on Time|
CUP- Residential &Accessory Uses
|CUP- Agricultural and Accessory Uses||68||30||33%||137||60||44%|
|CUP- Commercial & Industrial||43||30||54%||135||60||17%|
|CUP- Wireless Facilities||79||30||33%||108||60||18%|
|Wireless Facility Modification||40||30||53%||105||60||27%|
|Standard Permit Adjustment||43||30||54%||24||60||90%|
|Minor Permit Adjustment||33||30||85%||15||60||87%|
|Planned Developement- Residential||61||30||50%||133||60||27%|
|Planned Development- SRP Overlay Zone||60||30||0%||58||60||20%|
Avg. # of Days to
|Goal||% On TIme||
Avg. # of Days
from Env. Review
|Goal||% On Time|
|Wireless Communications Facilities||47||30||52%||81||60||44%|
|Festivals, Animal Shows, Temporary Events||43||30||45%||116||60||27%|
|Contractor Storage Yards||31||30||43%||41||60||86%|
For more information on wildlife corridor protection requirements and procedures, see Frequently Asked Questions
If an applicant wishes to submit a permit application for a development in an area that has been mapped as a “Surface Water Feature” within the HCWC (see maps here) and believes that the feature has been mapped incorrectly, the County provides a process for applicants to provide evidence to have the Surface Water Feature designation reconsidered.
The documents include guidelines for what information the County needs to reconsider the designation of a Surface Water Feature and the application to be submitted with your evidence.
Surface water features are considered one of the most sensitive natural resources in the County. They support a wide variety of plants and wildlife and disturbance occurring on and within their banks are directly tied to water quality conditions downstream. Eliminating the presence of invasive species in these environments is a lot more complicated than simply clearing weeds. It requires understanding on how the species got there, how it spreads, the level of infestation, and the best ways to eliminate or contain it to ensure your labor, time and money is not wasted.uide Content for Invasive Species Ministerial Permit Application
These documents include an application and instructions for the ministerial invasive plant removal permit. The guidelines outline the information need to develop the invasive species management components required in the application.
When a ministerial permit is issued for the removal of invasive species within a surface water feature, it is with the understanding that certain performance standards will be adhered to and these standards are attached to the permit. These performance standards cover actions such as the protection sensitive resources, controlling the spread of invasive species during removal efforts, wildlife friendly erosion control and worker education. Verification that protection measures described in the Performance Standards were present throughout the time of construction may be requested by the Planning Division.
Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance Update – Phase I
This project consists of a comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to correct grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors, explain regulatory intent, incorporate Ventura County rooster regulations into the ordinance, establish beekeeping provisions in the residential zones, and make current provisions consistent with local and state laws. Phase I is tentatively scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.
Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Update – Phase II
A comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to add provisions or update current provisions to be consistent with the updated General Plan 2040. Phase II is scheduled to be completed before or at the same time the updated General Plan 2040 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, which is tentatively scheduled for summer 2020.
Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendments to Address Coastal Decks
In October 2019, Planning staff began preparation of amendments to the Coastal Zoning Ordinance that would allow decks to extend into the rear and side setbacks on small coastal parcels as requested by the Board of Supervisors. Staff anticipates that the Coastal Decks amendments will be presented to the Board for adoption by summer 2020.
Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance to Address Landscaping
Since December 1, 2015, the County has been enforcing Governor Brown’s Drought Executive Order (EO B-29-15) and the State’s updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). Within the amendment to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance, Planning staff will reorganize and update the existing landscaping section to reference State MWELO standards and update existing standards to reflect current practice and pollinator-friendly landscaping standards. Staff anticipates that these amendments will be presented to the Board of Supervisors in late spring 2020.