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Women Take Over Ventura City Council

Women Take Over Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman African-American Lorrie Brown will fill a seat of Ventura City Council.  Women are now in the majority on the council.  They will be sworn in on December 10th. Brown joins Sofia Rubalcava, a daughter of Mexican nationals. Proponents celebrated the pair’s elections.  Mounting a third campaign to attain a seat, Ms. Brown […]

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

By Lori Denman Top discussions for the Ventura City Council included the topic of the upcoming homeless shelter, the Amgen Tour for 2019 and water issues. Deputy Mayor LaVere opened up the Ventura City Council meeting of October 29 with the first special presentation, in which Mayor Neal Andrews was absent. As part of Ventura […]

Ventura City Council Moves Forward With Clean Energy

Ventura City Council Moves Forward With Clean Energy

By Lori Denman The City Council meeting on October 15 was full of positive energy as Mayor Neal Andrews was appreciated by community members for this service and it was voted for the city to use clean renewable energy. The chair of the Ventura Social Services Task Force did the first special presentation. She thanked […]

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

So Cal Edison Presents to Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman The Ventura City Council meeting on October 8 opened with a special presentation by Southern California Edison, who aimed at providing information of fires, their current and added technology and safety issues and advice. The presentation was by Rondi Gunthrie, Government Relations Manager of So Cal Edison, regarding “Wildfire and Emergency Procedures.” […]

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

Council Moves Forward with Homeless Shelters

By Lori Denman Ventura City Council voted for the city to move forward with planning and setting up a temporary foul weather shelter by December. A year-round shelter plan will also move forward. However, there was no discussion of the shelter’s status of being low barrier. Which means, no rules (as of yet) for clients […]

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

Local Businesses Encouraged to be Environmentally Aware

By Lori Denman The city turned green on the evening of the Ventura City Council meeting on September 17, as local environmentally conscious businesses were honored. Special Presentations The meeting that included all staff except for Mayor Andrews began by recognizing three local green businesses. The section of this City Council meeting was called “Green […]

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

The Nightmares of Rebuilding After a Fire

By Lori Denman If anyone would like to learn about the difficulties of rebuilding a home following a fire, due to required permits (some understandable, many not), view the Ventura City Council meeting on September 10. The meeting on September 10 was started by Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere. Mayor Andrews was absent and Councilmember Mike […]

C Street Classic Surf Contest Stokes Ventura

C Street Classic Surf Contest Stokes Ventura

By Lori Denman Photos by Tim Hanson Surfing’s best are scheduled to dazzle crowds at the 33rdannual C Street Classic surf contest on California Street beach this Saturday, September 15. Set your alarm clock and pack for the day, the contest kicks off at 6:30am on Saturday and runs until 4pm. The event, featuring surfers […]

Ventura City Council Candidates | Who They Are

Ventura City Council Candidates | Who They Are

By Lori Denman It is good to know the numerous candidates running for City Council in Ventura and more important to know their life experience and what they stand for. Here is a precise list of the candidates, along with their information and issues. Mail-in ballots will be sent on or around October 8. This […]

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

Interim City Manager Appointed to Council

By Lori Denman The city council meeting for Monday, August 27 was minimal and discussed the importance of hiring an interim city manager, as on Aug. 24 Dan Paranick has moved on. And… is a two-hour parking limit being imposed at Surfer’s Point? The city is in the process of recruiting a permanent city manager. […]

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