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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.


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

If the Lead Agency finds that the project has the potential to have an impact on the environment, but certain “mitigation measures” will be required as part of the project to ensure that no significant impacts will occur, the Lead Agency will prepare a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). These mitigation measures can be changes in the project design or operation and must be agreed to by the applicant. An MND further requires that a mitigation monitoring and reporting program be adopted to ensure that applicants follow through on the mitigation measures required by the Lead Agency.

Case Number PL18-0137
Matthew and Pamela Portenstein, Applicant 


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Project Description: 

The Subdivider requests approval of a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) to subdivide an approximately 3.29 gross acre lot into 3 separate lots. After the TPM records proposed Lot 1 will be 1.78 acres (77,531.4 square feet [sq. ft.]), proposed Lot 2 will be 0.75 acres (32,782 sq. ft.) and proposed Lot 3 will be 0.76 acres (32,930 sq. ft.). Residential development of each lot could occur with a ministerial zoning clearance following recordation of the TPM. Future development would be restricted to designated building sites as shown on the TPM. A private onsite driveway on each proposed lot will provide direct access to Burnham Road..

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified:
Biological Resources Section 4A Species, Section 4B Ecological Communities - Sensitive Plant Communities, Section 4C Ecological Communities - Waters and Wetlands, and Section 4E, Habitat Connectivity.

Based on the Initial Study Checklist findings, this project would not have a significant effect on the environment

Location: Undeveloped property located along Burnham Road, approximately 817 feet south of the intersection of Burnham Road and Los Encinos Road, in the community of Oak View

Review Period Start and End Date:
March 22, 2021 to April 21, 2021

Case Planner:
Kristina Boero, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (805) 654-2467

Please see the Mitigated Negative Declaration Archives here