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    On July 9, 2015, the Army announced its Force Structure and Stationing Decisions. This decision will affect up to 40,000 uniformed service members, nearly 17,000 Army civilian employees, their families, and the states and communities that support them. If an Army installation is selected for force realignment or reduction, impacted areas may qualify for assistance from OEA. For more information, please contact David Kennedy, OEA Project Manager, at 703-697-2136 or david.r.kennedy.civ@mail.mil

The presence of a military installation in any community presents land use and growth planning considerations on both sides. Leaders of Naval Base Ventura County and the State of California successfully navigated the need to plan responsible community growth and support the needs of the military installation to sustain the military operations.

In many cases, if a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) can enhance community planning and continued economic development, and protect and preserve military readiness and defense capabilities.

So, how did Ventura County do it? The JLUS was the beginning of the cooperative planning process.

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • Step 1 – Identify a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Step 2 – Convene stakeholders and identify important needs and issues; and
  • Step 3 – Identify solutions to address compatibility.

Find more information on the Office of Economic Adjustment’s (OEA) Compatible Use program, and how we can help your community get started with JLUS: http://www.oea.gov/programs/compatible-use/start. Also, download the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Program Guidance Manual (PDF).

Click here to watch the video: Mission, Community, Partnership Joint Land Use Ventura County

 

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