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Ventura City Fire Dept. fight Motorhome Blaze at Marina Park

Ventura City Fire Dept. fight Motorhome Blaze at Marina Park

On October 11, 2017 Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of a motorhome burning in the parking lot at Marina Park.  Upon arrival firefighters encountered a fully involved 26 foot motorhome.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire 8 minutes after arriving on scene.  The single occupant of the motorhome escaped unharmed.  Several […]

Westpark’s “Lion Bench” to be Unveiled on October 11: Public Invited

Westpark’s “Lion Bench” to be Unveiled on October 11: Public Invited

The City of Ventura’s Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships department cordially invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil Westpark’s new Lion Bench on Wednesday, October 11, at noon, at the Westpark Community Center located at 450 West Harrison Street.  This bench, generously donated by The Ventura Downtown Lion’s Club, will complement the Lion […]

Measure O to Fund Neighborhood Drug and Crime Prevention

Measure O to Fund Neighborhood Drug and Crime Prevention

The Ventura Police Department (VPD) will step up prevention efforts on neighborhood drug and crime issues through Measure O funding that was approved by the City Council during its regular meeting on September 25, 2017.  The funding will be dedicated to a comprehensive plan developed by VPD that will specifically address narcotics and property crime […]

Public invited to provide input on options for marijuana regulations in the City of Ventura

Public invited to provide input on options for marijuana regulations in the City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is hosting a community meeting to present options, and listen to the public’s input, on marijuana regulations for our community. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 501 Poli Street. California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act […]

Ventura’s Water Supply 💦  Jeopardized by Years of Mistakes

Ventura’s Water Supply 💦  Jeopardized by Years of Mistakes

“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” —Mark Twain Ventura could lose one-third of its water supply because of legal maneuvering and backdoor negotiating. As it is, Venturans pay too much for water and could pay even more in three years.   CITY COUNCIL APPROVES WATER RIGHTS CONTRACT [RESULTS OF NEW AGREEMENT]   On […]

City of Ventura launches new easy to use and navigate website: www.cityofventura.ca.gov

City of Ventura launches new easy to use and navigate website: www.cityofventura.ca.gov

The City of Ventura is pleased to announce the launch of its new website www.cityofventura.ca.gov.  The new website includes a fresh new design, refined navigation for an enhanced user experience, and supports all devices including smart phones and tablets making it easier for citizens to access City information.  In addition to the host of improvements, […]

Public invited to celebrate launch and donor recognition of new non-profit, Ventura Community Partners Foundation, May 17

Public invited to celebrate launch and donor recognition of new non-profit, Ventura Community Partners Foundation, May 17

The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the Ventura Community Partners Foundation (VCPF), on May 17, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Ventura Community Park and Aquatic Center, 901 S. Kimball Road.  The family-friendly event will be held at the entrance to the Aquatic Center and will include remarks by Ventura Mayor Erik Nasarenko, […]

Ventura Council Explores Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities; Shopping for Contractors to Improve Five Points Intersection — Again

Ventura Council Explores Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities; Shopping for Contractors to Improve Five Points Intersection — Again

Ventura City Council Meeting Monday, May 8, 2017 By Kevin Harris After weeks of staff presentations and Council debate, the Ventura City Council unanimously approved of a new Water Services Agreement that will have San Buenaventura purchasing Casitas water through 2047, during Monday’s busy Council meeting. The lawmakers also rejected recent bids to improve the […]

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

Ventura City Council Votes to Create Climate Action Plan

By Kevin Harris VENTURA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CREATE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN DURING MONDAY’S COUNCIL MEETING The Ventura City Council unanimously approved of developing a Community Climate Action Plan on Monday night, following the lead of several other local cities and spurred on by enthusiastic attending speaker support. Also discussed were serious questions by Council […]

You Have Reasons To Be Concerned How Ventura Spends Your Tax Money

You Have Reasons To Be Concerned How Ventura Spends Your Tax Money

“FEW THINGS ARE HARDER TO PUT UP WITH THAN THE ANNOYANCE OF A GOOD EXAMPLE“ —Mark Twain Complaining about how Ventura spends our tax money is like complaining about the weather. Everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. When Ventura spends money on projects, you trust and hope city officials would spend […]

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