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    Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura invites residents to get involved in local government services and decisions that impact the community. Currently, there are 24 openings across several City boards, commissions, and committees.

    These positions assist and advise City Council on various programs and projects. Applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2022.

    There are four openings on the Local Construction Appeals Board. This seven-member advisory board meets annually in January with additional meetings as needed to hear and decided on appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official or Fire Marshal relative to the application and interpretation of the City’s building requirements.

    There are three openings on the Mobile Home Rent Review Board. This five-member advisory board meets on the third Thursday of every quarter (February, May, August, November) at 3:00 p.m. to receive, investigate, hold hearings on, and act on the issues relating to mobile home park rent stabilization.

    There are two openings on the Parks & Recreation Commission. This seven-member commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to assist in recommending and promoting public parks and recreation programs, facilities, and events. It also reviews and recommends on portions of long-range capital improvement programs pertaining to the development of parks and facilities, beaches, golf courses, playing fields, and recreation centers.

    There are four openings on the Arts & Culture Commission. This seven-member commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to advise and make recommendations on matters pertaining to the arts, culture, and cultural tourism in the City.

    There are two openings on the Water Commission. This seven-member commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. to review and make advisory recommendations regarding water rates, water resources infrastructure projects in the five-year capital improvement program, water supply options, and other water resource issues.

    There are three openings on the Historic Preservation Committee. This five-member committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. to make recommendations concerning the designation of historic districts, landmarks, sites, and points of interest significant to the heritage and development of the City, Mills Act contracts, and provide recommendations for applications affecting identified or potential historic resources.

    There are three openings on the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee. This seven-member advisory committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. to advise on parking management strategies and programs in the Downtown Parking District area, including such matters as capital budgets, hours of operations, parking pricing policies, valet programs, and employee commuter parking policies.

    There are two openings on the Design Review Committee. This five-member committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month (and third Wednesday, if needed) at 6:00 p.m. to review, consider, and provide recommendations for design review applications, and assist staff with architectural or landscape design input and consideration of new or revised design standards or guidelines.

    There is one opening on the Ventura Port District. This five-member commission meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. to oversee the governance of the Ventura Port District pursuant to the provisions of the California Harbors and Navigation Code.

    Vacancies on the Boards and Commissions occur either through scheduled vacancies created by the expiration of a term or resignations during the year. Residents interested in serving on a Board or Committee may apply. Per San Buenaventura Ordinance 2019-003, no citizen may serve on more than one Committee, Commission, or Board. Dual appointments are not permitted.

    For questions or to apply, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 658-4787 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the City’s boards, commissions, or committees, visit

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