Community Development
Phone   (805) 388-5360  
Fax   (805) 388-5388 


COVID-19 Statement: Beginning June 29, 2020, Camarillo City Hall will be open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER CITY HALL. We encourage all community members to continue to utilize services that are available online or over the phone as much as possible, in order to maintain social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19.

To better assist you during this time, please see these Frequently Asked Questions for Community Development related items. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the City's COVID-19 Webpage.

Joe VaccaJoe Vacca, Director of Community Development, oversees the following:

Planning Division
– Staff reviews site-specific development applications, for all commercial, industrial, and residential projects to ensure the uses meet the City's architectural, landscaping and development standards and comply with the City's growth ordinance, zoning and sign codes, and meets all applicable state and federal environmental guidelines.  

Planning Commission
– The role of the Planning Commission is to review and make decisions or recommendations to the City Council on various applications, including requests for annexation, subdivision development, requests and amendments to Zoning Ordinances, and the General and Specific Plans. Staff provides information and guidance to the Planning Commission, which is comprised of five City Council appointees. 

Building and Safety Division – Staff reviews and inspects various building projects throughout the City, including new developments, interior remodels, additions, roofing, and other improvements.  

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program - Staff oversees the funds that are used to address the needs of families, senior citizens and the homeless, as well as economic development and housing programs.  

Code Compliance Division – Code Compliance staff are responsible for the enforcement of the City's Municipal Code and coordinating with the Camarillo Police Department and Ventura County Animal Services.

If you  have any questions about the Community Development Department, please contact us at 805.388.5360 or via email at

Para asistencia en español, por favor póngase en contacto con el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y comunicarse con Monique Martinez en (805) 388-5360.

Community Development Main 805.388.5360
Community Development Fax 805.388.5388
Director Joe Vacca 805.388.5360
Assistant Director David Moe 805.388.5366
Principal Planner Jackie Lee 805.383.5616
Senior Planner John Novi 805.388.5361
Associate Planner Oksana Buck 805.388.5367
Planning Technician Sam Dominguez 805.383.5613
Senior Admin Specialist Monique Martinez 805.388.5363
Admin Specialist Jamie Avila 805.388.5357
Staff Assistant Janessa Gutierrez  805.388.5360
Code Compliance  Main 805.383.5660
Officer Albert Carnahan 805.383.5630
Officer DJ Sotelo 805.388.5368
Senior Officer Lori Wihlborg 805.388.5375
Building Official Renee Meriaux  805.388.5395