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County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

VENTURA, Calif. – Due to the potential of widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and the environment that exist in the aftermath of the Woolsey and Hill fires, the Ventura County Public Health Officer and the Director of the Environmental Health Division have declared a Local Health Emergency in Ventura County to limit […]

County achieves a Top 10 Digital County ranking for the fourth consecutive year

County achieves a Top 10 Digital County ranking for the fourth consecutive year

VENTURA, Calif. – For the fourth consecutive year, the County of Ventura has been named as a Top Digital County by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. The Digital Counties Survey identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that save tax dollars through efficiency, boost transparency, cybersecurity […]

Ed Williams appointed as County Agricultural Commissioner

Ed Williams appointed as County Agricultural Commissioner

VENTURA, Calif. – By a unanimous vote on July 17, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the recommendation of County Executive Officer Mike Powers and appointed Edmund (Ed) Williams to a four-year term as Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner. The appointment follows a nationwide recruitment that produced nearly 40 qualified applicants. “Agriculture is a critical component […]

County signs Intergovernmental Support Agreement with U.S. Navy

County signs Intergovernmental Support Agreement with U.S. Navy

VENTURA, Calif. – After years of negotiation and hard work on both sides, the County of Ventura and the United States Navy have signed an Intergovernmental Support Agreement for large vehicle maintenance and repair to be provided by the County of Ventura General Services Agency Fleet Services. This agreement allows the U.S. Navy to send […]

Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop – June 27th in Ventura

Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop – June 27th in Ventura

Contractors State License Board (CSLB) representatives, Ventura County officials, and other experts will help you understand: •        Local building requirements •        Permitting process •        Contract requirements/change orders •        Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) requirements •        Insurance requirements •        How to get workers’ compensation insurance •        How to make changes to your contractor’s license •        Your bond options When:  Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Where: Ventura County Government Center, 800 […]

Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair

Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair

The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will host its annual Family Care and Volunteer Resource Fair on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in the main courtyard at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura. Visitors to the fair can receive information and […]

VC Resilient Draft Vulnerability Assessment Available for Public Review

VC Resilient Draft Vulnerability Assessment Available for Public Review

The VC Resilient Draft Vulnerability Assessment evaluates sea level rise hazards including potential impacts to coastal resources through the year 2100. Please note that the report only considers the unincorporated areas and does not provide an evaluation of any of the local cities.  The draft report will be open for public review and comment from now […]

County’s new website talks back to you

County’s new website talks back to you

Actually, it’s Amazon’s “Alexa” who does all the talking, but the website has the ability to answer questions spoken to it through the Amazon Alexa app. Instructions for downloading the app appear on the home page of the completely redesigned website. “The County of Ventura is nationally recognized for its technological innovation as the Number […]

Ventura City Council Joins Other Local Cities; Switches to Risky “Green” Energy Provider

Ventura City Council Joins Other Local Cities; Switches to Risky “Green” Energy Provider

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council voted to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Authority, a new, localized “green” energy provider, during Monday night’s packed City Council meeting. The potential benefits include lower electric rates, lower CO2 emissions, and local control over customer programs, though some uncertainty exists with the details of the […]

Mike Pettit named as new Assistant County Executive Officer

Mike Pettit named as new Assistant County Executive Officer

VENTURA, Calif. – Today County Executive Officer Mike Powers announced the appointment of Mike Pettit to the position of Assistant County Executive Officer and CEO Chief of Staff. Mr. Pettit currently serves as the County Chief Information Officer and Director of the County’s Information Technology Services Department and was selected after a nationwide search that […]