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.


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: PL20-0057
Applicant: Timothy and Susan Finnegan


Project description: The applicant requests a coastal planned development (pd) permit for the construction of a 338 square foot one-story accessory dwelling unit on the subject property. The dwelling unit will be attached to the rear of the existing single-family dwelling and be setback 15 feet from the rear property line and 5 feet from the side property line. The dwelling unit is proposed at 13 feet in height and includes a kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom. There will not be any interior access from the proposed dwelling to the existing single-family dwelling.

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified: Cultural resources archaeological

Location: 8077 Buena Fortuna, Carpinteria, CA 93013
APN: 008-0-170-410 / 8077
Review Period Start and End Date: 7/26/2021 – 8/25/2021

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

E-mail Notification Service

SPECIAL NOTICE: The Planning Division offers an E-mail Public Hearing Notification Service that allows interested stakeholders, applicants, and citizens to receive e-mail notification when a new Mitigated Negative Declaration is posted. You may subscribe to this service by completing the form below.
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