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    Mayor Rubalcava’s
    Monthly Update
    Check in with Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and hear what’s happening in our City.

    Join us in celebrating Earth Month, learn more about the new Safe Sidewalks Program, Fire Hazard Reduction Program, water rate adjustments, welcoming our newest police officers, Orange Tier updates, and more!
    Mayor Rubalcava's Update 4/15/21 | City of Ventura
    Join Ventura in Celebrating Earth Month
    Our Environmental Sustainability team is sending prizes to city residents who send a photo or video showing how they celebrate Earth Day or showcasing sustainable actions.

    Awards include reusable tumblers and reusable utensils, along with other sustainable items. Click below
    to upload your photo or video by April 18, 2021. Awards are subject to availability.

    Additional contests will be offered through Facebook and Instagram.
    Virtual Open House for
    Water and Wastewater Rates
    Join Ventura Water to discuss proposed water and wastewater rate adjustments. Rate adjustments fund critical investments needed to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services for the City of Ventura’s customers now and into the future.

    A qualified panel of elected officials, water professionals, and financial experts will be available to answer community questions. The meeting will be available in English and Spanish.

    To submit questions, email: [email protected]
    Law Enforcement Leaders throughout Ventura County Stand Together Against Hate

    Police Chief Darin Schindler, Chair for the Ventura County Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (VCLECC), joins law enforcement leaders in the County of Ventura in sharing a special message standing up against hate and violence in our communities.

    This video was created in the spirit of collaboration and designed to bring about awareness to bias-based crimes while letting those responsible know that we’ll work together to ensure they’ll be held accountable for their actions.

    To learn more or to report hate crimes in our Ventura, call VPD’s 24/7 non-emergency line at 805-650-8010, or visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/HateCrimes
    Ventura County Law Enforcement Leaders Stand Together Against Hate
    City Launches
    Safe Sidewalks Program

    Looking to fast-track sidewalk repairs? Safe Sidewalks is a new cost-sharing initiative that reimburses residents for a portion of sidewalk repairs they complete themselves.

    The Safe Sidewalks Program reimburses 50% of the repair costs, up to $2,500 per resident property frontage. Income-qualified residents may receive a match of 75% of repair costs, up to $3,750 per property frontage.  

    Now accepting applications through March 31, 2022, residents must receive approval prior to starting work with their selected contractor. This program allocates Measure O funding to help expedite repairs and improve safety and accessibility in our neighborhoods.
    To submit an application, visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/SafeSidewalks.
    Clear Brush Ahead of
    Fire Season
    Now is the time to work on your defensible space in preparation for wildfire season. Creating a buffer zone, hardening your home, and clearing debris around your property can protect you, your family, and your community.

    This month, 6,500 property owners in our city’s most vulnerable fire areas received letters reminding them to clear brush away from nearby buildings as part of the Fire Hazard Reduction Program (FHRP). The deadline is May 18, 2021.  

    Need to dispose of your yard waste? Join us and the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council for a free community chipping event on Saturday, April 17, from 8am to 2pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion, located at 3451 Foothill Road.
    Learn more about FHRP and brush clearance requirements at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/FHRP
    General Plan Update Community Workshop

    The community is invited to the first virtual community workshop for the General Plan Update on Thursday, April 29, at 6pm.

    The virtual workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about how the General Plan guides future growth and policy development, ask questions, and get involved. The meeting will be hosted in English and Spanish.

    Help shape the future of Ventura over the next 20-30 years by sharing your vision, values, and goals.

    Visit www.PlanVentura.com to attend.
    Safe & Clean Video Series

    Are you curious about what the City does to help connect unhoused individuals to resources for long-term solutions? Safe & Clean Program Manager Meredith Hart is here to answer those questions!

    Visit our Safe & Clean Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage to learn more and submit a question of your own: www.cityofventura.ca.gov/SafeAndCleanFAQ
    Episode 2: What is the City doing about the homeless population in Ventura?
    City of Ventura | 501 Poli StreetVentura, CA 93001

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