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State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes. “Caltrans is committed […]

The elves are back! Gold Coast Transit District’s “ELF on the GO” holiday bus hits the streets

The elves are back! Gold Coast Transit District’s  “ELF on the GO” holiday bus hits the streets

(Oxnard, CA) – Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is excited to announce the fifth annual appearance of its popular “Elf on the GO” holiday bus. The 40-foot bus is now appearing throughout GCTD’s service area through January 3, 2021. Each year the community awaits the debut of “Elf on the GO” to see what those […]

Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Southern California

Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Southern California

The California Water Commission is conducting a series of public workshops as part of its efforts to assess a potential state role in financing conveyance projects that could help meet needs in a changing climate. The Commission’s goal with these workshops is to learn from diverse voices across the state. Participants from the region are […]

Ventura City Fire awarded $240,000 in Federal Grant Funding to Enhance Emergency Response Needs

Ventura City Fire awarded $240,000 in Federal Grant Funding  to Enhance Emergency Response Needs

Ventura, Calif. — The Ventura City Fire Department (VFD) was awarded $218,000 in grant funding to purchase 12 automatic chest compression devices through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The device, known as the Lund University Cardiac Arrest System (LUCAS), is designed to deliver consistent, high-quality chest compressions, even under difficult conditions, […]

Oxnard Secures $2.8 Million FEMA Grant For New Backup Generator at City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility

Oxnard Secures $2.8 Million FEMA Grant For New Backup Generator at City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility

OXNARD, Calif. – The City of Oxnard applied for and won a $2.8 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which helps local communities significantly reduce or eliminate future risk to lives and property from natural hazards such as flooding, tsunamis, and earthquakes. The grant money will […]

Santa Paula Will Be Aglow with New LED Street Lights

Santa Paula Will Be Aglow with New LED Street Lights

Santa Paula, CA – In partnership with the City of Santa Paula, beginning November 9, 2020 Southern California Edison (SCE) will begin replacing existing street light fixtures throughout the city with new light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The new LED street light fixtures will provide much better visibility for drivers and pedestrians by allowing the human […]

2020-21 Ventura County Secured Property Taxes Due

2020-21 Ventura County Secured Property Taxes Due

Ventura County 2020-21 Secured Property Taxes are due November 1, 2020. Property taxes not paid on or before December 10, 2020 will become delinquent, and property taxes paid after December 10, 2020 will be assessed a late payment penalty fee of 10%. For more information, go to https://www.ventura.org/ttc/. Pursuant to Executive Order by Governor Newsom, […]

Seniors Now Eligible to Renew Driver’s Licenses Online or by Mail

Seniors Now Eligible to Renew Driver’s Licenses Online or by Mail

Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office. Licenses with an expiration date between March 1, 2020, throughout the COVID-19 emergency are eligible. Through Executive Order, Governor Gavin Newsom has authorized the […]

City’s Finance Department Eliminates More Than 60 Material Weaknesses and Clears Nearly 90% of Audit Findings through Improved Internal Controls and Efficiencies   

City’s Finance Department Eliminates More Than 60 Material Weaknesses and Clears Nearly 90% of Audit Findings through Improved Internal Controls and Efficiencies   

OXNARD, Calif. – Oxnard continues to overhaul the City’s financial management systems, with its new leadership team and staff resolving nearly every major audit issue in just under three years. “This validates the fact that Oxnard is being a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars and that the days of financial mismanagement are behind us,” said […]

Commentary | Ventura County labor agreement would cost taxpayers millions

Commentary | Ventura County labor agreement would cost taxpayers millions

  Recently, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors was told that a proposed Community Workforce Agreement (CWA) on county projects would likely increase project costs more than $75 million over the next five years. Their own staff recommended that the Board reject the proposed CWA. However, an undeterred Supervisor Zaragoza, along with Supervisors Long and […]

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