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County plans that govern residents' lives for next 20 years ready for public comment through Feb. 27

county imagThe draft Environmental Impact Report for the county of Ventura 2040 General Plan Update is available for public review and comment beginning Monday, Jan. 13, and ending at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The draft EIR, as well as the Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan and Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan Background Report, are available on the project website at https://vc2040.org/ .
The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The plan includes goals, policies and programs on topics including biological and open space resources, climate change, economic vitality, agriculture, water resources, public facilities, environmental justice and other key issues. 
The county, as the lead agency, has prepared the draft EIR in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
The public is invited to review and provide comments on significant environmental issues, mitigation measures, and range of
reasonable alternatives addressed in the draft EIR. The 2040 General Plan is anticipated to be adopted in the fall.
Based on the analysis in the draft EIR, the proposed project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to the following topics:  Air Quality; Agricultural and Forest Resources; Biological Resources; Cultural, Paleontological, and Tribal Cultural Resources;Greenhouse Gas Emissions;  Hazards, Hazardous Materials, and Wildfire;Mineral and Petroleum Resources; Noise; Public Services and Recreation;Transportation and Traffic; and Utilities.
The Draft EIR, as well as the Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan and Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan Background Report, are available on the project website at https://vc2040.org/; and the County Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning under "CEQA Environmental Review". Digital versions of the Draft EIR and supporting documents are also available at all area libraries, including:
·       Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai.
·       Meiners Oaks Library (114 N. Padre Juan, Ojai.
·       Oak View Library (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View.
The Draft EIR is also available in at the Planning Division Counter, Third Floor, Hall of Administration, County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Comments on the Draft EIR may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, comments may be submitted
by mail to:
Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update Section
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740
For more information, contact Susan Curtis, General Plan Update Manager
at 805-654-2497 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..