Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Amendments  - Backyard Beekeeping

This project consists of creating provisions for the allowance of beekeeping accessory to a dwelling (“Backyard Beekeeping” Regulations) in the residential zones of the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. This amendment is still being evaluated by County agencies and will be scheduled to be heard at a future Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors public hearing.

Phase I(a)

This project consists of a comprehensive update to Articles 1 through 9 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to address grammatical, typographical, and punctuation issues, incorporate Planning Director equivalency and policy determinations, and establish consistency with current local and state laws. Phase I is tentatively scheduled to be completed by 2021.

Phase I(b)

This project consists of a comprehensive update to Articles 11 through 19 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to address grammatical, typographical, and punctuation issues, incorporate Planning Director equivalency and policy determinations, and establish consistency with current local and state laws. Phase I(b) is tentatively scheduled to be completed by 2021.

Phase II

Phase II is a comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to add new provisions and update current provisions for consistency with the updated General Plan 2040. Phase II will follow adoption of the General Plan in 2020. This project is tentatively scheduled to be completed in 2021 or 2022.

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.