Agriculture is an important part of Camarillo’s past and present heritage and provides a deep and continuing understanding and concern for the land that underlies all development and the associated water and air resources that make it useful and valuable.
Farm land possesses aesthetic value and provides visual relief from the monotony of urban development. Because it remains on tax rolls, in private ownership, and under professional private management, producing substantial employment and self-supporting economic return, while contributing to the variety and quality of life, it is one of the most inexpensive forms of open space.
Source: City of Camarillo General Plan. City of Camarillo Open Space and Conservation Element: