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Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Retirement Pensions Are Our #1 Problem (And What You Need To Know About It)

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | Retirement Pensions Are Our #1 Problem  (And What You Need To Know About It)

“It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so. ” —Will Rogers America’s significant retirement pension funds are underfunded by an unfathomable $4.2 Trillion, according to an August 6 Wall Street Journal article. Ventura mirrors this phenomenon. Ventura workers participate in the state pension fund, CalPERS—the largest in the country. CalPERS […]

Is Ventura Open For Business?

Is Ventura Open For Business?

  “  I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. ” —Thomas Jefferson Is Ventura Open For Business?  When the city needs money, they go to the old trope, “We’ll attract new business.” After all, Ventura is open […]

City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Elected to the American Public Works Association Board of Directors

City of Ventura Deputy Public Works Director Elected to the American Public Works Association Board of Directors

Mary Joyce Ivers, Deputy Public Works Director with the City of Ventura has been elected as the President-Elect of the American Public Works Association (APWA). Ivers will lead a 17-member Board of Directors who serve more than 30,000 public works professionals throughout North America. APWA aims to enhance the visibility and awareness of public works, […]

15th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Accepting Nominations

15th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Accepting Nominations

The 15th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards nomination forms are now available online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/maa. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm. These awards recognize the artistic achievements and contributions to the cultural community of Ventura residents in seven categories:   Arts Patron, a business or individual whose strong […]

City of Ventura | Rental Scam Alert

City of Ventura | Rental Scam Alert

During the past few weeks four Ventura residents have fallen victim to rental scams. The scammers have listed home rentals on Craigslist and Zillow. In one case the victim toured the home they intended to rent and then sent the deposit and first month’s rent. The home was for rent, but the scammer was not […]

Ventura Senior Affordable Housing Project receives Largest National Housing Trust Fund award

Ventura Senior Affordable Housing Project receives Largest National Housing Trust Fund award

Ventura, Calif. — The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura applied for and secured $8,370,651, the largest California award from the National Housing Trust Fund, for construction of the Willett Ranch senior affordable housing development.  The Willett Ranch community will make 50 new construction homes available to income-eligible senior households (ages 62+), including […]

City of Ventura Police Department News Release: DUI Checkpoint 6/28/19

City of Ventura Police Department News Release: DUI Checkpoint 6/28/19

The 4th of July holiday is a time to enjoy fireworks and show country pride but is also traditionally one of the more dangerous times on the road. To keep families safe this Independence Day, the Ventura Police Department will have increased enforcement focused on impaired driving during the 4th of July holiday. On June […]

Solar Workshops Offered for Ventura Residents

Solar Workshops Offered for Ventura Residents

Workshop 1: June 12th 5:30 pm Poinsettia Pavilion 3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 Workshop 2: July 11th 5:30 pm City Hall Community Meeting Room, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001 The City of Ventura and the Community Environmental Council (CEC) have launched the 2019 Solarize Ventura Program. This program includes new energy storage systems […]

Residents Moving into Newly Built Westview Village

Residents Moving into Newly Built Westview Village

Ventura, Calif.—Residents have begun moving into the newly constructed Westview Village apartments as the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB), a public housing authority dedicated to promoting quality of life through affordable, healthy housing and community-based development, completes phase one of a four-phase redevelopment effort. The $60 million first phase of construction […]

Ventura | New Lighting on California Street Bridge to Improve Pedestrian Safety : Motorists Advised to Expect Delays During Installation

Ventura | New Lighting on California Street Bridge to Improve Pedestrian Safety : Motorists Advised to Expect Delays During Installation

New pedestrian safety light poles designed by artist Michael Davis will be installed on the west side of the California Street Bridge over Highway 101 the week of May 20, 2019, to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The improvement project moves into the much-anticipated final stage of construction with the contractor scheduled to complete the […]

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