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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.” […]

Ventura City Council Selects Alex McIntyre as New City Manager

Ventura City Council Selects Alex McIntyre as New City Manager

The Ventura City Council announced today that it has selected Alex McIntyre as the new City Manager of Ventura; his employment agreement will be on the City Council agenda for the October 8, 2018 meeting. McIntyre is scheduled to begin with the City in mid-November. He replaces Mark Watkins who left in December 2017 after […]

Thomas Fire Building Permit Fee Questioned at Ventura City Council

Thomas Fire Building Permit Fee Questioned at Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman Thomas Fire rebuild permit costs and other issues were discussed on the evening of August 6. All council members and the mayor were present. Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere was absent. Special presentations and announcements Mayor Andrews spoke of the Ventura Visitors Convention Bureau, calling it a “great partner to our city.” City […]

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

Ventura | Budget and Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on June 18 was lengthy, which included the passing of the Fiscal Year 2018 to 2019 budget and also allocated funds to create a year-round shelter. At this meeting, there were no announcements or special presentations. Councilmember Mike Tracy was absent and there was one reportable item this […]

Ventura City Council Adopts Fireworks Social Host Ordinance

Ventura City Council Adopts Fireworks Social Host Ordinance

The Ventura City Council adopted a Fireworks Social Host Ordinance during its regular meeting on June 18, 2018.  Under the new ordinance, any homeowner, renter, or person in charge of a residence or other private property who knows or should know of the sale, use, and/or possession of any fireworks on private property are subject […]

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

City Council Candidates Urged to Apply

By Lori Denman-Underhill Think you have what it takes to be on Ventura’s City Council? Interested candidates are urged to visit City Hall and pick up application paperwork in July and August. The mayor and all council members were present for this regular meeting, held on June 11. Special presentations opened up the meeting and […]

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

Diagnosing Homelessness | Quality Of Life in the City of San Buenaventura!

By Lori Denman-Underhill Nothing matters more in life than feeling safe in one’s own community. Knowing the government provides full and fair enforcement of the law, ensuring the health and safety of community residents is paramount. The Activist group, Quality of Life Ventura, QOL, believes these rights are not supported by two entities – Ventura […]

Local Conservatives dispute Ventura City Council/VC Star opinions on gun control

Local Conservatives dispute Ventura City Council/VC Star opinions on gun control

By Bruce Boyer and Jeffrey Burum   To: Editor, Ventura Star          Letter to the editor 3-28-2018 I would like to respond to your article on the recent actions of the Ventura City Council to ‘pass resolutions” that violate our Second Amendment (2ndA) Rights. Those elected officials swore an oath; the same one I swore when […]

Progress Made as Ventura City Council Implements Complex Fire Action Plan Last Monday Night

Progress Made as Ventura City Council Implements Complex Fire Action Plan Last Monday Night

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council passed emergency ordinances approving temporary on-site RVs and storage containers, and that clarified housing rebuild parameters during an exhaustive, standing-room only City Council Meeting last Monday night. They also directed staff to advise them of the costs and funding sources to potentially subsidize sewer and connection fees for […]

Ventura City Council Joins Other Local Cities; Switches to Risky “Green” Energy Provider

Ventura City Council Joins Other Local Cities; Switches to Risky “Green” Energy Provider

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council voted to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Authority, a new, localized “green” energy provider, during Monday night’s packed City Council meeting. The potential benefits include lower electric rates, lower CO2 emissions, and local control over customer programs, though some uncertainty exists with the details of the […]

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