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County of Ventura shines bright at the Beacon Spotlight Awards Ceremony honoring environmental leadership

County of Ventura shines bright at the Beacon Spotlight Awards Ceremony honoring environmental leadership

VENTURA, Calif. – On December 5, the County of Ventura was presented the Gold Level Beacon Spotlight Award during a special ceremony in conjunction with the California State Association of Counties’ Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The County of Ventura is the first County in the south Central Coast Region to be presented with a […]

Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor – Jeffrey Burum’s Oxnard Christmas Wish List for Oxnard

Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor – Jeffrey Burum’s Oxnard Christmas Wish List for Oxnard

OXNARD, CA – Jeffrey Burum, Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor in District 5, addressed the Oxnard City Council Tuesday night with a “Christmas Wish List” representing needs of the community that have been neglected. “By creating more jobs and investment in our city, we can offer hope to working families. Many of our younger generation […]

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

By Debra Tash The Ventura County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting in Moorpark, November 19 2019 at 6 PM.  The City’s Council Chamber was at overflow capacity. County Counsel stated that even though the licensing is regulated by the state for growing hemp it is within the Board’s power to regulate its cultivation […]

County encourages residents of unincorporated Ojai to seek alternative greenwaste recycling options

County encourages residents of unincorporated Ojai to seek alternative greenwaste recycling options

OJAI, Calif. – Effective November 13, 2019, the operator of the Ojai Valley Organics Recycling Center, on Old Baldwin Road, has stopped accepting any greenwaste material.  The private company, which leased land owned by the County of Ventura, has decided to permanently discontinue operations. Per a letter of withdrawal submitted by the company, the owner will […]

Grand Jury Invites Community Groups to Request Speakers

Grand Jury Invites Community Groups to Request Speakers

Do you belong to a group that invites speakers to it’s meetings?  The Ventura County Grand Jury conducts an ongoing speakers bureau and outreach program.  Service organizations, community groups, non-profits and other groups are invited to request a presentation by current grand jurors. The civil Grand Jury does not pursue criminal cases or hear evidence […]

County of Ventura advises residents to sign up for power outage alerts

County of Ventura advises residents to sign up for power outage alerts

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County’s wildfire season is different this year. This year, in addition to the threat of wildfires, there is the possibility that Southern California Edison will apply Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The County wants to help ensure its most vulnerable residents – those in SCE’s Medical Baseline program and others with […]

County adopts online learning platform to promote employee development

County adopts online learning platform to promote employee development

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to offer County employees thousands of online training videos to help them build and develop new skills and grow personally and professionally. The LinkedIn Learning content library offers more than 15,000 courses to cover the diverse needs of all County employees. All courses […]

County of Ventura | Internal Audit Division receives highest opinion from peer review

County of Ventura | Internal Audit Division receives highest opinion from peer review

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura Auditor-Controller’s Internal Audit Division (IAD) received the highest possible opinion from a recent peer review conducted for the five-year period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019.  Specifically, the peer reviewers found that the IAD’s internal quality control system was suitably designed and operating effectively to provide reasonable […]

County partners with Google to keep drivers informed via Waze app

County partners with Google to keep drivers informed via Waze app

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the County’s Information Technology Services Department partnership with Google and its “Waze Connected Citizens Program.” Waze is Google’s navigation service which provides real-time traffic incident, road hazard and road closure information generated by drivers and is one of the most widely used navigation […]

County opens recruitment for position on Retirement Board

County opens recruitment for position on Retirement Board

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has begun the recruiting process for one public seat on the board of directors for the Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA). The association is responsible for providing retirement, death and disability benefits to its members and their beneficiaries. The open position is for one of the four […]

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