planning for tomorrow, today!

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Join us on OCTOBER 2nd for
the first community forum!


What: Presentation by Charles Montgomery, Author of Happy City

Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author and journalist who focuses on building greater happiness into cities. A city’s design can impact the ways we think, feel, and act. How, then, do we design happy cities for the future?  Charles Montgomery explores this question and the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness through his unique, research-based experience. 

As the City of Thousand Oaks begins to seek community input to shape the future vision of the City, through its General Plan update, the community is encouraged to attend this inspiring and engaging presentation at the first Community Forum.

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Civic Arts Plaza | Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362


Upcoming Events

GPAC Meeting #2
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Grant B.Brimhall Library
E. Smith Community Room

Community Forum #1: Presentation by Charles Montgomery, Author of Happy City
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Civic Arts Plaza | Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre

Pop Up Workshop at the Civic Arts Plaza 25th Anniversary
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Pop Up Workshop at the Rotary Street Fair
Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 9:00 am
Held on Moorpark Road (between Hillcrest and Wilbur)

Information and materials from prior meetings and events can be found on our Get Involved page.

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Project Timeline

The Thousand Oaks 2045 process officially kicks off in Fall 2019. Comprehensively updating a General Plan is a complex task. It involves research and analysis, the evaluation of current and future trends, creating new policies and regulations, developing a regulatory document, and preparing an environmental impact report. Throughout the process, there will be numerous opportunities for the community to get involved.



Why does this matter to you?

Whether you just moved to Thousand Oaks or have called it home for many years, Thousand Oaks 2045 is an opportunity for you to help shape its future. This process is a rare opportunity for the community to come together and build consensus on a variety of topics that affect daily life, and to ensure that the plan reflects its concerns and aspirations. Community voices will direct this plan, so make yours heard!

Get Involved!

There are many ways to get involved and we need your participation throughout this process!

  • Community-wide workshops

  • Educational forums

  • Focus groups

  • Surveys

  • Neighborhood meetings

  • Pop-up workshops

  • General Plan Advisory Committee Meetings

  • City Council and Planning Commission Meetings

  • … and more

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For More Information

If you have questions, please contact the project team by email at