Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.

Values

In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery

The following Housing Element Programs were either initiated by the Board of Supervisors, mandated by state law, or adopted with the 2014-2021 Housing Element. The proposed timeline to complete all programs has been outlined in the 2018 General Plan Annual Progress Report.

  1. Mobilehome Park and Senior Mobilehome Park Overlays in the Non-Coastal Zone (Board Initiated)
    The Board of Supervisors directed Planning Division staff to craft a new “Mobilehome Park” overlay zone for existing mobile home parks in the unincorporated County. A study of the potential for an overlay zone was completed, and draft ordinance language is now being reviewed. There would be two overlay zones: one would apply to mobilehome parks in general and the other would apply specifically to senior mobilehome parks. These overlay zones would preserve their continued use as mobilehome parks, and for those parks predominantly occupied by seniors, it would maintain the availability of those parks for seniors.

    The proposed ordinances were presented to the Ventura County Planning Commission on August 29, 2019. The hearing documents and recording are available here. The Planning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed ordinances. The date for the Board of Supervisors hearing has tentatively been set as December 10, 2019. The public is invited to attend and provide comments. Updates will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

    Maps:

    Parks in Proposed Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone

    Parks in Proposed Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone

    Draft Ordinances

    Proposed Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone Ordinance

    Proposed Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone Ordinance

    Questions regarding this project can be directed to the Project Planner, Owen Deutsch, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (805) 477-7164.

  2. Supportive and Transitional Housing (State Mandated)
    This project includes review of County Zoning Ordinances to amend them, as necessary, to achieve compliance with SB 745 (Government Code section 65583(a)(5)) and AB 2162 (Government Code section 65650). Planning staff will also develop a streamlined application for affordable housing projects meeting the requirements of AB 2162.

    SB 745 changed the definitions of supportive housing, target population, and transitional housing in Housing Element law and specified that such housing can only be subject to those restrictions that apply to other residential dwellings of the same type in the same zone. AB 2162, which went into effect in 2019, allows for streamlined approval of affordable housing projects that include a supportive housing component.

    Questions regarding this project may be directed to the Project Planner, Jennifer Butler, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (805) 654-2495.

  3. Farmworker Housing Standards in the Non-Coastal Zone (Housing Element)  
    As outlined in the County’s Housing Element Program 3.3.3.5(8), Planning Division staff will evaluate development standards applicable to discretionary farmworker complexes and adopt new or amend existing development standards, if warranted, to facilitate more construction of these units. In addition, it is anticipated that amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance will be required, for consistency with State Law to implement the Employee Housing Act (California Health and Safety Code, Section 17000-17062.5). Any updates to the existing development standards will be conducted in consultation with farmworker housing organizations.

    It is expected that the ordinance amendments will be brought to the Board of Supervisors by the end of 2019, and post-adoption tasks (such as preparation of public information materials and updates to permitting documents) will be completed by mid-2020.

    Questions regarding this project may be directed to the Project Planner, Ruchita Kadakia, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (805) 654-2414.