Board Actions

Below is a list of actions taken by the Ventura County Board of Supervisor that demonstrate environmental stewardship.

Highlighted Actions by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors

  • June 2022, the Board of Supervisors revised the County of Ventura’s Mission Statement to add a new Guiding Principle stating related to addressing climate change with environmentally sustainable measures. [item 63]
  • June 2022, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors provided support for SB 1295 (Limon) which would enact a variety of changes to facilitate the plugging and safe decommissioning of idle and abandoned wells. [letter]
  • April 2022, CEO’s Sustainability Division presents program activities to Board of Supervisors [item 69]
  • April 2022, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors supported SB 1119 (Limon) to give the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) authority to establish permitting requirements for new and existing gas infrastructure projects that are being substantially modified. [letter]
  • March 2022, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors supported proposed investments to address oil and gas well capping and remediation and workforce needs in the Governor’s 2022-23 proposed budget. [letter]
  • January 2022, Board of Supervisors adopt a county policy to require county property lessees to use 100% renewable generated electricity [item 33]
  • January 2022, Board of Supervisors send letter of support for solar rooftops to Governor Newsom and CPUC [item 34]
  • 2021, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors provided support for SB 47 (Limon) to increase from $1 million to $5 million – beginning in 2022-23 and annually thereafter – the California Geologic Energy Management Division’s (CalGEM) expenditure authority for activities associated with plugging and remediating idle wells. This state legislation became effective in 2022. [letter to Senator Limón] [letter to Assembly Natural Resources Committee] [letter to Gov Newsom]
  • 2021, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors provided support for AB 896 (Bennett) to grant additional authority to the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) to address remediation of idle gas and oil wells. This state legislation became effective in 2022. [letter to Assembly Member Bennett] [letter to Gov Newsom]
  • November 2021, Board of Supervisors receives the FY2021-22 Budget and Staffing Plan for Climate Action Plan Implementation [item 37]
  • November 2020, Board of Supervisors adopts a resolution creating the Ventura County Climate Emergency Council [item 38]
  • September 2020, Board of Supervisors adopts 2040 General Plan including a community Climate Action Plan [item 41]
  • July 2019, Board of Supervisors received the Strategy for Electric Vehicle Transition from General Services Agency [Item 61]
  • June 2018, Presentation updating the progress in greenhouse gas emissions reductions from County Operations [item 48]
  • October 2015, Board of Supervisors recognize October as National Energy Awareness Month [item 32]
  • January 2015, County of Ventura recognized for achieving gold level status in Local Government Utility Partnership program with VCREA [item 49]
  • January 2014, Board of Supervisors receive update on GHG reductions of county operations [item 38]
  • April 2013, CEO’s Sustainability Division presents sustainability accomplishments to Board of Supervisors [item 17]
  • January 2013, County of Ventura begins administering VCREA [item 28]
  • December 2012, Presentation to Board of Supervisors on SoCal Edison Energy Leadership Partnership Program grant [item 1]
  • April 2012, Board of Supervisors receive progress report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” [item 9]
  • April 2011, Board of Supervisors receive progress report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” [Supporting Materials]
  • January 2011, Board of Supervisors receive progress report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” [Board Letter]
  • April 2010, Board of Supervisors receive progress report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” [item 2]
  • December 2009, Board of Supervisors approve grant application by VCREA [item 2
  • December 2009, Board Report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” Progress [item 41]
  • August 2009, Board Report on “Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” Progress [item 3]
  • July 2007, Board Report on “2007 Climate Change Action Plan for County Operations” Findings [item 26]
  • December 2006, Board of Supervisors provide direction to CEO on 2007 Climate Change Action Plan [item 1]