The Commission

The Ventura LAFCo is composed of seven voting members, with four alternate members who vote only in the absence or abstention of a voting member. Two members and one alternate member are members of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Two members and one alternate member are members of the city councils of the cities in Ventura County. Two members and one alternate member are members of the boards of the independent special districts in Ventura County. One member and one alternate member are members of the public at large who are not elected officials. Members are selected and appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (California Government Code 56000 et seq.).

Commissioners

Commissioner Contact Information Who Appoints Term Expiration
Linda Parks, Vice Chair
Supervisor, District 2
Linda Parks
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
625 W. Hillcrest Dr., L #5650
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 214-2510
Toll Free: (800) 660-5474
linda.parks@ventura.org
Board of Supervisors January 1, 2020
John Zaragoza
Supervisor, District 5
John Zaragoza
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1860
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 654-2613
john.zaragoza@ventura.org
Board of Supervisors January 1, 2018
Janice Parvin
City Council Member
City of Moorpark
Janice Parvin
City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: (805) 517-6200
jparvin@moorparkca.gov
City Selection Committee January 1, 2020
Carmen Ramirez
City Council Member
City of Oxnard
Carmen Ramirez
City of Oxnard
2081 No. Oxnard Blvd. #150
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805)890-7088
carmen4oxnard@gmail.com
City Selection Committee January 1, 2018
Elaine Freeman, Chair
Special District Board Member
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
Elaine Freeman
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
1692 Sycamore Dr.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (805) 584-4400
freemanelf@aol.com
Independent Special District Selection Committee January 1, 2019
Mary Anne Rooney
Special District Board Member
Oxnard Harbor District
Mary Anne Rooney
Oxnard Harbor District
333 Ponoma Street
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Phone: (805) 488-3677
marooney@portofhueneme.org
Independent Special District Selection Committee January 1, 2021
David J. Ross
Public Member
David J. Ross
c/o Ventura LAFCO
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1850
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805)654-2576
david@mabryflp.com
The six other LAFCo Commissioners January 1, 2021

Alternate Commissioners

Alternate Commissioner Contact Information Who Appoints Term Expiration
Steve Bennett
Supervisor, District 1
Steve Bennett
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1900
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805) 654-2703
steve.bennett@ventura.org
Board of Supervisors January 1, 2020
Claudia Bill-de la Peña
City Council Member
City of Thousand Oaks
Claudia Bill-de la Peña
City of Thousand Oaks
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: (805)449-2103
claudia4slowgrowth@roadrunner.com
City Selection Committee January 1, 2020
Andy Waters
Special District Member
Calleguas Municipal Water District
Andy Waters
c/o Ventura LAFCo
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1850
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805)654-2576
farmerwaters@aol.com
Independent Special District Committee January 1, 2019
Pat Richards
Pat Richards
c/o Ventura LAFCo
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1850
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: (805)654-2576
patrichardsrps@gmail.com
The six other LAFCo Commissioners January 1, 2021

** For all Ventura LAFCo business, and to ensure that all Commissioners and Alternates receive all information, contact should be made through the Ventura LAFCo office.

Conflicts of Interest

LAFCo Commissioners are subject to the Political Reform Act (California Government Code Section 81000 et seq.) and the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission (Title 2, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations).  Among other requirements, a Commissioner must disqualify herself or himself from voting on an entitlement for use, such as change of organization proposal, if, within the last twelve months, the Commissioner has received more than $250 in campaign contributions from an applicant or, in some instances, from an interested participant, or an agent representing the applicant or interested participant.  Commissioners may also have to disqualify themselves if they have certain types of economic interests directly or indirectly involved in their decisions.  Copies of Ventura LAFCo Commissioners’ Statements of Economic Interests, which are required to be filed annually in accordance with the Fair Political Practices Commission regulations, are on file and available for public inspection in the Ventura LAFCo office.  More information about the Political Reform Act conflict of interest rules can be found at the Fair Political Practices Commission web site at www.fppc.ca.gov or by calling the Fair Political Practices Commission at 1-866-275-3772. Under The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (California Government Code Section 56000 et seq.) LAFCo Commissioners representing cities and districts are not necessarily required to declare a conflict of interest and disqualify themselves from voting on proposals submitted by the city or district they represent.