Planning

The Planning Division is comprised of two work units, Development Review and Planning Programs, which function as the City’s authority for permitting development applications, creating regulatory programs, policies and ordinances, implementing affordable housing and partnership CDBG/HOME projects, and engaging with the public and stakeholders in overall community development in the city. Collectively, all Division staff work collaboratively with applicants, developers, neighbors and community partners to ensure a sustainable future for the City of Ventura.

On this website, you will find information and resources to help guide you on the following Planning Division work efforts:


GPAC Application

General Plan

Help us build the future of Ventura!  

The City of Ventura is accepting applications for the Genera Plan Advisory Committee.  The General Plan guides the City's vision, goals and policies for the next 25 years.  Applications are being accepted from September 1 - September 30, 2020!  

For more information about the committee and qualifications, click here.