Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration Building, Fourth Floor
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1940

CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Air Pollution Control Board

Regularly scheduled APCB meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the:

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
Hall of Administration Building
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009

The Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) consists of the 5 County Board of Supervisors and 5 City Council members representing various cities within Ventura County. The Ventura County City Selection Committee appoints the 5 City Council members when necessary. The APCB establishes policy, approves new rules, appoints the District Hearing Board, Advisory Committee, Clean Air Fund Advisory Committee and the Air Pollution Control Officer who is charged with the authority to direct the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) staff and recommend APCD policies. 

TO FIND OUT HOW YOU MAY PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AT AN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD MEETING, PLEASE REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDERPUBLIC COMMENT AT BOARD MEETINGS.

Additional information on the Air Pollution Control District can be found at www.vcapcd.org

For Agenda Notifications:

TO FIND OUT HOW YOU MAY PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AT AN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD MEETING, PLEASE REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER “PUBLIC COMMENT AT BOARD MEETINGS.

Watch Air Pollution Control Board Meetings Live and Access Meeting Documents 

Air Pollution Control Board Members

 

County of Ventura Supervisors:

Matt LaVere (District 1) 

Jeff Gorell (District 2)

Kelly Long (District 3)

Janice S. Parvin (District 4)

Vianey Lopez (District 5) – APCB Vice Chair

City Council Members:

John C. Zaragoza – City of Oxnard – APCB Chair

Liz Campos – City of Ventura

Martha McQueen-Legohn – City of Port Hueneme

Albert Mendez – City of Fillmore

Andrew K. Whitman – City of Ojai

The following information is provided to help with understanding on how to follow, and participate in the Board meeting:

Observe the Air Pollution Control Board meetings streaming live by clicking on the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above.

Subscribe at ventura.org/subscribe to receive an E-Mail notice when new agendas are posted.

Documents including staff materials, comment emails and letters, photos, etc., distributed to the Air Pollution Control Board regarding any agenda item during an open session or after the meeting concluded, are posted online and made available for public inspection by clicking on the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above.

Public Comment

Public comment is the opportunity for members of the public to participate in meetings by addressing the Board in connection with one or more agenda or non-agenda items. Public comments by a member of the public at a single meeting are limited to a cumulative total of five minutes at such meeting unless the time allotment is increased or decreased by the Chair depending on the number of speakers. The public comment period during the opening part of the meeting to address non-agenda items is limited to 30 minutes total for all speakers; this 30-minute limit does not apply to items on the agenda.

To maintain a public meeting environment conducive and welcoming to receiving public comments from all members of the public, the audience is discouraged from engaging in displays of support or opposition to staff reports or public comments, including clapping, yelling, booing, hissing or cheering, that may create a disruptive environment for members of the public wishing to participate. Any person who disrupts or impedes the orderly conduct of a meeting will be instructed to cease the disruptive conduct. Failure to do so may result in that person being removed from the meeting.

Members of the public who would like to augment their comments with visual or audio presentations using County equipment must submit their materials to the Clerk of the Board for review at least 24 hours before the meeting before use of County equipment will be allowed. The review will be conducted to determine only whether the materials are on matters within the jurisdiction of the Board, would be disruptive of the meeting, or would foster illegality, such as identity theft. If it is determined the materials are about matters not within the Board’s jurisdiction, or would be disruptive of the meeting, or would foster illegality, use of County equipment will not be allowed.

Public Participation

The Board offers various methods for public participation. Zoom registration is strongly encouraged for remote and in-person public comment participation options. To find out how you may provide public comment, please refer to the instructions below. Public comments may be provided using one of the following options:

Email or Mail Public Written Public Comment:

If you wish to make a written comment on a specific agenda item by email or mail, please submit your comment by noon on the day prior to the meeting. Indicate in the subject line the Agenda item number (e.g., Item No. 9) on which you are commenting. Your email or written comment will be distributed to the Board and placed into the item’s record of the Board meeting. Public Comments submitted in writing are public records and subject to disclosure. An unredacted version is made available when records are requested by a Public Records Act request. Please do not submit personal contact information you do not want made public.

Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at clerkoftheboard@ventura.org or mail to:

Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board
c/o Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA  93009-1920

In-Person Public Comment:

If you would like to provide a verbal comment in person during the meeting, you may pre-register using the registration link provided at the bottom of this web page. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. You will receive an automated email from Zoom which confirms your registration. You will not need the Zoom connection information provided in the confirmation Email since you will be participating in person. Upon arrival at the meeting location listed above, check-in with the Clerk of the Board staff. When your name is called for public comment, please proceed to the podium. If you do not wish to pre-register but would like to provide in-person comments at the meeting, you must check in with the Clerk of the Board staff prior to the agenda item being called.

Video Public Comment using Zoom:

Register using the registration link provided at the bottom of this web page for the applicable meeting date, if you would like to provide a verbal comment via video during the meeting. We encourage you to register in advance of the meeting to ensure that you receive the Zoom credentials prior to the item being heard. Registration opens when the final agenda is posted.

Requests to make live public comment on an agenda item will be accepted until the public comment period for each agenda item is complete. If you wish to make comments, you must be connected to the meeting via Zoom prior to the close of the public comment period.

The participation information is unique to you, please do not share as it may cause issues with your ability to join the meeting.

  • When the final Board agenda is posted for viewing at the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above, registration for public comment will open.
  • Fill out the registration form and provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to comment on.
  • Click the “Register” button to submit your request.

Please review the following instructions for how to connect during the meeting:

  1. Follow the instructions from the Zoom E-Mail to join the meeting. Be sure to answer all on-screen prompts.
  2. Press the Raise Hand button on zoom when the item you wish to speak on is being discussed.
  3. Your microphone will remain muted and camera turned off until your name is called to make comments.
  4. When your time to comment comes, Zoom will display an on-screen message indicating you are being prompting as a panelist. Accept the prompt.
  5. You may now unmute yourself and turn on your video camera. Controls are typically in the bottom left corner of the zoom window.

All registrants will be called on and asked to make their comments. Do not register here if you are only wishing to observe the meeting. Observation of the meeting should be done from the live stream link found on the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above.

County staff is unable to provide technical assistance if you experience issues using your computer.


Call-in Public Comment Using Zoom:

Register using the registration link provided at the bottom of this web page for the applicable meeting date, if you would like to provide a verbal comment via telephone during the meeting. We encourage you to register in advance of the meeting to ensure that you receive the call-in credentials prior to the item being heard. Registration opens when the final agenda is posted.

Requests to make live public comment on an agenda item will be accepted until the public comment period for each agenda item is complete. If you wish to make comments, you must be called into the meeting prior to the close of the public comment period.

The participation information is unique to you, please do not share as it may cause issues with your ability to join the meeting.

  • When the final Board agenda is posted for viewing at the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above, registration for public comment will open.
  • Fill out the registration form and provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to comment on.
  • Click the “Register” button to submit your request.

Please review the following instructions for how to connect during the meeting.

  1. Follow the instructions from the Zoom E-Mail to call-in to the meeting, call-in instructions are usually located near the end of the automated email.
    1. Dial 1 (669) 900-9128 or 1 (253) 215-8782 (Standard Phone Rates Apply), or Dial Toll-Free 1 (888) 788-0099 to reach Zoom.
    2. Enter the meeting ID as listed in the E-Mail you received, followed by #.
    3. Press # to skip the Participant ID when promoted, as you do not have a Participant ID.
    4. Enter the Meeting Password as listed in the E-Mail you received, followed by #.
    5. If the meeting has not started yet, you will not hear anything. Once the meeting starts, you should be able to hear the meeting but will remain muted.
  2. When the item you wish to speak on is being discussed by the Board, press * then 9 to Raise your hand.
  3. Your microphone will remain muted until your name is called to make comments.
  4. When your time to comment comes, unmute by pressing * then 6 on your telephone keypad. You will hear “You are unmuted”, to inform you that your microphone has been enabled.
  5. Once your time to speak has ended, you will hear the tone “You are muted”.

All registrants will be called on and asked to make their comments. Do not register here if you are only wishing to observe the meeting. Observation of the meeting should be done from the live stream link found on the “Meeting Agendas and Documents” tab above.

County staff is unable to provide technical assistance if you experience any issues.


Register and Attend

Meeting Date and TypeMeeting TimeEstimated Registration
Open Date
Registration Link
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Air Pollution Control Board Meeting
1:30 p.m.Currently Open  Click Here

The Registration form is dual use for Board of Supervisors’ meetings and Air Pollution Control Board Meetings. The Air Pollution control Board meeting is held in the middle of the Board of Supervisors’ meeting, beginning no sooner than 1:30 p.m.

Credentials which will allow you to join the Board meeting once it begins will be automatically emailed to you upon registration, and will also appear on screen after you select the button to submit your registration. If the meeting is in progress, you may immediately connect by clicking the link on the screen that appears after your registration is submitted.

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