Ojai Valley Dark Sky Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors directed Planning staff to prepare a Dark Sky Ordinance for the unincorporated areas of the Ojai Valley for the purpose of:

  • Improved star viewing;
  • Greater tranquility and maintenance of the rural ambience;
  • Beneficial effects on natural biorhythms of people and animals; and,
  • Decreased energy consumption.

Work on this ordinance began in April 2017. Once a draft ordinance is ready for public review, information will be made available on this website regarding upcoming public meetings. Ultimately, all amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance and a possible amendment to the Ojai Valley Area Plan will be reviewed by the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Committee, the Ventura County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

Planning staff expects to complete this project in Summer 2018.

Please visit this website for periodic updates and public hearing schedules. If you have questions regarding the project, please contact the Project Planner, Ruchita Kadakia at (805) 654-2414 or via email at Ruchita.Kadakia@ventura.org.