On March 9, 2021 the Board of Supervisors adopted an update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance llandscape flowerandscape regulations. The ordinance amendment updated and replaced the existing regulatory/guidance documents, including the 1992 Ventura County Landscape Design Criteria with one set of clear development standards and incorporated references to State-mandated water conservation laws that apply to land use projects (California Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)).

ln response to the Board of Supervisors direction, the adopted amendments promote the use of native plants and other pollinator-friendly landscaping practices meant to support and attract beneficial vertebrates and invertebrates, such as bees, butterflies, moths, bats and hummingbirds. The project also included the development of a Pollinator Friendly Landscape Guidelines brochure for applicants and members of the public.

Inquiries on this item or if you have any suggested updates for the Pollinator Friendly Brochure, please contact: Abigail Convery, Case Planner, via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hearing Recordings and Adopted Ordinance