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County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

On April 18, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors approved a groundbreaking Energy Services Agreement between the County and Ventura Solar, LLC. The agreement, which will be administered by the General Services Agency (GSA), will enable the County to purchase electricity generated from a planned 3-megawatt photovoltaic system to be installed in the […]

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisors honors five environmental champions in Ventura County  at the April 18th Board meeting at 11:30 am.    The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will honor five 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards recipients at the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Board meeting at 11:30 am.  The five environmental champions are:    District 1: […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]

Charges filed in hit and run death of Motorcyclist

Charges filed in hit and run death of Motorcyclist

Ex County employee convicted on 4 counts of worker’s comp fraud

Ex County employee convicted on 4 counts of worker’s comp fraud

Jury convicts ex County employee for Workman’s Comp Fraud

Jury convicts ex County employee for Workman’s Comp Fraud

Boggess was employed by the Ventura County Human Services Agency. In March, 2007 she filed a workers compensation claim alleging she experienced “paralyzing pain.” She received medical treatment and temporary disability payments until November 2011, when she was cleared to return to work without restrictions.  Shortly thereafter, Boggess provided new work restrictions from a separate […]

Channel Island Harbor stakeholders feel ignored by county officials

Channel Island Harbor stakeholders feel ignored by county officials

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Ventura County Planning answers reader’s question: Is local government shutting down businesses with regulation?

Ventura County Planning answers reader’s question: Is local government shutting down businesses with regulation?

Editor’s Note: Last month we had a query from a reader stating that local government, and especially the County of Ventura, has fostered a hostile environment for area businesses.  We passed on the reader’s concerns to Kim Prillhart, who is Planning Director at the County.  Mr. Winston Wright, the Permit Coordinator was tasked with addressing […]

The gentleman retires–a fond farewell to an outstanding public servant

The gentleman retires–a fond farewell to an outstanding public servant

By Debra Tash For a number of years I have served on a local Citizens Advisory Water Board.  District 19 in Somis is small, with just over 1900 hookups.  The Board would wrangle over rate hikes and water supply, all the while Reddy Pakala, Director of Water and Sanitation Services, exhibiting professionalism. He took whatever […]

Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

All regulations have a purpose.  At least, they always define a purpose for the regulation, otherwise they would have no purpose at all except to annoy the public. Sign regulations in the County of Ventura have a very good purpose.  Under Article 10 section 8110-0 they give that purpose, in a very clear and purposeful […]