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Draft Environmental Impact Report for the County of Ventura 2040 General Plan Update available to the public

Draft Environmental Impact Report for the County of Ventura 2040 General Plan Update available to the public

VENTURA, Calif. – The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the County of Ventura 2040 General Plan Update is available for public review and comment beginning Monday, January 13, 2020 and ending at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection […]

County reaches agreement on new three-year contract with Service Employees International Union

County reaches agreement on new three-year contract with Service Employees International Union

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Executive Office is pleased to announce a new three-year labor contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents 4,500 of the County’s approximate 9,000 employees. SEIU Local 721 informed County management on December 16 that an overwhelming 94% of its members voted in favor of the […]

Volunteers Needed to Assist in Annual Homeless Count in Ventura County

Volunteers Needed to Assist in Annual Homeless Count in Ventura County

VENTURA, Calif. – Community volunteers are needed for the annual count and survey of homeless persons in Ventura County. The 2020 Ventura County Homeless Count has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2019. The annual Homeless Count is coordinated by the Ventura County Continuum of Care and County of Ventura, in partnership with community partners […]

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 […]

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