Community Development

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Community Development Director - Jeffrey Lambert

phone: 805-658-4723, fax 805-654-7560, email:


The Community Development Department (CD) is responsible for planning and zoning, development review, housing, homeless services and code enforcement for the City of Ventura. Our department works to ensure that new construction and additions to existing structures meet the policies and guidelines that have been established for public safety, zoning and development. CD also works with various city commissions that help guide and advise the City Council regarding growth in the city.

Many projects that come before the city for review are presented to one or more commissions or committees for recommendations to the City Council.

For information about Community Development related issues regarding:




Pending Projects Presentation

The Community Development Director periodically provides updates to the City Council and other groups throughout the City on the status of pending projects. Please click HERE for the most recent pending projects presentation (updated April , 2016).

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Historic Preservation Committee Meeting Regular Meeting Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. Community Meeting Room, 501 Poli...
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Latest Public Meetings

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Meeting Date Time Type
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 05:00 pm Local Appeals Board, also serves as Housing Appeals Board
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 04:00 pm Historic Preservation Committee
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 06:00 pm Design Review Committee

Contact Us

Schedule: 7:30 AM to 5:30 AM
Address: 501 Poli St. Room 133, Ventura CA 93002
Phone: 805.677.3921
Fax: 805.654.7560

Community Development Department:

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

501 Poli St. Room 117, Ventura CA 93002

Phone: 805.654.7893/805.654.7894
Fax: 805.654.7560