VCAS Commission

The Ventura County Animal Services Commission was brought together as an Ad-Hoc committee in 1978 to allow for continued Animal Control Services throughout the County during severe budget cuts to the Department. Today, the VCASC is comprised of representatives from each of our contracting cities and a member of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

The Commission meets quarterly to serve as a policy level Commission regarding contract Animal Services to the cities of Ventura County and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. They make recommendations to the Animal Services Director and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors regarding Animal Services policies, programs, service levels and fees. Additionally, they facilitate communication and collaboration among the County and contract cities on Animal Services issues, including such matters as city and County ordinances, services and the support of or opposition to State legislation.

Steve Bennett
Commission Chair – Supervisor Steve Bennett Ventura County Supervisor

800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2703
Kevin Kildee
Vice Chair – Mayor Kevin Kildee

City of Camarillo
601 Carmen Dr
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-2124
Carmen Ramirez
Council Member – Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez

City of Oxnard
305 W. Third St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 890-7088
Dee Dee Cavanaugh
Council Member – Mayor Pro Tem Dee Dee Cavanaugh

City of Simi Valley
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6701
Chris Enegren
Council Member – Chris Enegren City of Moorpark

799 Moorpark Ave.
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6200
Steven Gama
Council Member – Steven Gama City of Port Huemene

250 North Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 986 – 6501
Jim Friedman
Council Member – Jim Friedman City of Ventura

501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 654-7827
Suza Francina
Council Member – Mayor Pro Tem Suza Francina

City of Ojai
401 S. Ventura Street
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 805-646-5581
Diane McCall
Council Member – Mayor Diane McCall

City of Fillmore
250 Central Ave
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-3701

Ventura County Animal Services Commission Documents

COMMISSION MEETINGS begin at 9:00am and are held at the Camarillo Animal Shelter – 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010.  There is a portion of each meeting that is dedicated to public comments.  During times of social distance, please check here for a link to watch the commission live.  Instructions will be available regarding how to submit a comment.