Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance Update – Phase I

This project consists of a comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to correct grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors, explain regulatory intent, incorporate Ventura County rooster regulations into the ordinance, establish beekeeping provisions in the residential zones, and make current provisions consistent with local and state laws. Phase I is tentatively scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.

Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance Update – Phase II

A comprehensive update to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to add provisions or update current provisions to be consistent with the updated General Plan 2040. Phase II is scheduled to be completed before or at the same time the updated General Plan 2040 is adopted by the Board of Supervisors, which is tentatively scheduled for summer 2020.

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.

Non-Coastal Zone Ordinance to Address Landscaping

Since December 1, 2015, the County has been enforcing Governor Brown’s Drought Executive Order (EO B-29-15) and the State’s updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). Within the amendment to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance, Planning staff will reorganize and update the existing landscaping section to reference State MWELO standards and update existing standards to reflect current practice and pollinator-friendly landscaping standards. Staff anticipates that these amendments will be presented to the Board of Supervisors in late spring 2020.