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


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.

Community Development Main 805.388.5360
Community Development Fax 805.388.5388
Director Joe Vacca 805.388.5362
Assistant Director David Moe 805.388.5366
Principal Planner Jackie Lee 805.383.5616
Senior Planner Michelle D’Anna 805.388.5370
Associate Planner Oksana Buck 805.388.5367
Assistant Planner Carlos Torres 805.388.5365
Planning Tech Ben Cereceres 805.383.5613
Admin Specialist  Laura Fox 805.388.5372
Admin Specialist Jamie Avila 805.388.5357
Staff Assistant Janessa Gutierrez  805.388.5360
Admin Specialist Elena Pizano 805.383.5660
Officer Albert Carnahan 805.383.5630
Officer DJ Sotelo 805.388.5368
Officer Lori Wihlborg 805.388.5375
BUILDING & SAFETY   805.388.5395
Building Official Renee Meriaux  805.383.5602