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Fire Debris Removal and Fate of Carls Jr. – Decisions Made by Ventura City Council

Fire Debris Removal and Fate of Carls Jr. – Decisions Made by Ventura City Council

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council added a local fire debris removal option to accompany the CalOES removal program enacted on December 28, 2017, during its City Council meeting Monday night. Also during the meeting, the Council shunned the Design Review Committee’s recommendation to deny Carls Jr. the opportunity to update its flawed drive-through design, […]

District Elections Deadline | Draw Your District | City of Ventura

District Elections Deadline | Draw Your District | City of Ventura

The City of Ventura encourages residents to participate in the district based elections map process with easy to use tools now available on the City’s website. Citizens can create their own maps by using the one-page map (available in English or Spanish), an online Excel file to map population units by district, or by using the […]

Cowardly City Council | Ventura City Council Says “Uncle!”

Cowardly City Council | Ventura City Council Says “Uncle!”

By Deborah Baber Savalla | The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of Citizens Journal   Ventura City Voters, please repeat after me (and your City Council): “Uncle! I give up!” On September 6, 2017 the Ventura City Council received a letter from the law office of Robert Rubin. Mr. Rubin […]

Ventura Council Approves Auto Center Plan and Big Freeway Sign During July 24 Meeting

Ventura Council Approves Auto Center Plan and Big Freeway Sign During July 24 Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved general, and amended-specific plans, allowing improvements to its Auto Center during Monday night’s meeting. The improvements include a highly-debated, larger flashing freeway sign – all as part of the city’s broader Economic Development Strategy Focus Area 1.   The Auto Center Specific Plan includes the following key […]

Ventura City Council Makes Progress on Economic Development in Focus Area One

Ventura City Council Makes Progress on Economic Development in Focus Area One

On July 24, 2017 the Ventura City Council approved a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan amendment, and Sign Agreement within the Auto Center Specific Plan that will make the surrounding area significantly more conducive to economic investment.  The amendments pave the way to increased economic vitality by improving accessibility, visibility, and circulation in the Ventura […]

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

Budget Approval Raises Measure O Questions at June 12 Ventura City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council unanimously approved its latest city budget during its  meeting on June 12, 2017.   The 2017-18 operating budget stands at $278 million, but with another $9 million or so set to be made available from Measure O – approved by voters last November, within weeks. Measure O adds […]

Ventura City Council approves portion of Measure O revenue to keep all existing fire stations in Ventura open

Ventura City Council approves portion of Measure O revenue to keep all existing fire stations in Ventura open

On June 12, 2017, the Ventura City Council voted unanimously to approve $1.64M of Measure O revenue annually to keep all fire stations in Ventura open.  Consistent with the Measure O ordinance, the ongoing funding will maintain nine rotating full-time firefighters who staff Fire Station 4 (three firefighters daily), located at Telephone Road and Montgomery […]

Water expert challenges acceptance of report by Ventura Council

Water expert challenges acceptance of report by Ventura Council

By Joe Richardson From: (Joe Richardson) Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:18 PM To: council@ci.ventura.ca.us Subject: council meeting April 24, 2017 I wish to make sure that the council is aware of a serious discrepancy from the truth in statements to the council and in a direct answer to Council-woman Heitmann concerning the 2017 Comprehensive Water […]

QOL Ventura protests crime, water & homelessness problems to City Council

QOL Ventura protests crime, water & homelessness problems to City Council

We received this video clip of several QOL (Quality Of Life) Ventura members, Matt Decker, Daniel Ohlinger, Valerie White and Paul White, speaking at the 2-6-17 Ventura City Council meeting on serious crime, water and homelessness problems and what they say is the Council’s culpability in not acceptably dealing with these. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free […]

Happy Hour With Christy Weir to Ventura City Council

Happy Hour With Christy Weir to Ventura City Council

           

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