Zoning Compliance Project (Countywide)

California State Law (Government Code, § 65860 et. seq.) requires that the zoning classifications for any jurisdiction be consistent with the General Plan land use designations. Since the County’s rezoning program in the mid-1980s, changes occurred to the General Plan that resulted in several hundred parcels with zoning that is inconsistent with the General Plan or Area Plan land use designations. In addition, the minimum parcel size for Rural-designated land was increased from one acre to two acres in the General Plan, but the compatible RA (Rural Agricultural) and CR (Coastal Rural) zones still specify a one-acre minimum.

On November 10, 2015, the Board of Supervisors directed the Planning Division to resolve these existing inconsistencies, which will require zoning map corrections and text amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance. Due to the large size of this compliance effort, it is expected that these inconsistencies will be resolved in multiple phases. The first phase includes rezones in areas such as the Oak Park Area Plan, Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Thomas Aquinas College, and other less complicated rezones. Remaining identified areas will be evaluated for rezoning in a later phase and may be addressed with the Comprehensive General Plan Update. Additionally, identified inconsistencies that qualify as map corrections will be completed over time by the County’s GIS staff or will be processed with the rezoning package.

All proposed solutions for compliance will be presented during a public outreach program for this project. The Planning Division will distribute letters to all affected property owners with proposed rezone recommendations and meeting announcements. The following outreach and hearing dates have been scheduled for this Project:

    Oak Park Library - 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park CA.

  • Planning Commission Hearing - September 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

The staff report for the hearing will include further details on the project, and will be available here by end of business day on August 31, 2017.

  • Board of Supervisors Hearing - November 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

 


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