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Open Letter to Ventura City Council on Water Supply Draft Report

Open Letter to Ventura City Council on Water Supply Draft Report

By Daniel Cormode  Ref:        (a) VENTURA WATER SUPPLY PROJECT Draft Environmental Impact Report, SCH 2017111004 (b) STATE WATER INTERCONNECTION PROJECT Draft Environmental Impact Report, SCH 2018031010 Mayor and City Council Members, 1.      The purpose of this email is to advise you of significant deficiencies in two Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) which will be coming before the City […]

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

State Water interconnection Project (SCH No. 2018031010) Draft Environmental Impact Report Review Comments

    By Daniel Cormode   The City of San Buenaventura has prepared a Notice of Availability to notify responsible and trustee agencies that an Environmental impact Report (EIR) for implementation of the State Water Interconnection Project (SWP) has been prepared and forwarded for review and comment. The EIR is stated to be an “informational document […]

Ventura’s Protracted Stage 3 Water Emergency

Ventura’s Protracted Stage 3 Water Emergency

By Charles Spraggins | Save Our Water Ventura Three and a half years ago, in September 2014, the Ventura City Council declared a Stage 3 Water Shortage Emergency. To achieve a 20% water use reduction goal — rather than using an equitable rationing scheme — the city adopted a “punish the pocketbook scheme” of increased […]

An Analysis of Ventura’s Purposed Net Zero Water Fees

An Analysis of Ventura’s Purposed Net Zero Water Fees

    By Daniel Cormode Ventura Water is planning to schedule three meetings in the future to discuss the Water Rights and Net Zero program. The City of San Buenaventura A comparison of costs associated with the development of new water sources was developed using 2016-2022 and proposed 2018-2024 Capital Improvement Plan documents.  The following […]

Battling Fires, Home Owners and Businesses Asking for Information | Ventura City Water System

Battling Fires, Home Owners and Businesses Asking for Information | Ventura City Water System

  By Deborah Baber Savalla “Ventura is teetering on the brink regarding its water future. Residents need to demand new, qualified leadership in all areas immediately.” –Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode, Paul White | January 28, 2017 Citizens Journal Editorial Fire and rain can give way to damage and destruction. Taken in near-tandem after the recent devastating fires […]

Ventura activist questions vendor selection for Mound Basin Aquifier study

Ventura activist questions vendor selection for Mound Basin Aquifier study

  By Dan Cormode Re: 2017 08 07 Agenda Item 7 Mound Basin Storage & Recovery Study  Ventura Council:  Why was Bondy Groundwater Consulting selected for performing the Mound Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery Study instead of Hopkins Groundwater Consulting since Hopkins Groundwater Consultants has been conducting studies of the Mound Groundwater Basin since 2009? 1.  Ventura Water […]

CEQA/NEPA environmental review for the VenturaWaterPure Project

CEQA/NEPA environmental review for the VenturaWaterPure Project

By Daniel Cormode  Agenda Item 13 to the City Council Meeting of March 20,2017 is a recommendation that City Council approve and authorize the Mayor to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Environmental Science Associates for services associated with performing a California Enviromental Quality Act (CEQA)/ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review for the […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

Ventura Water Related Capital Improvement Project Completion Date Inconsistencies

Ventura Water Related Capital Improvement Project Completion Date Inconsistencies

By Daniel Cormode To Ventura Water Commission (cc: Council Members): To date, the Water Commission has not demonstrated proactive leadership in identifying the magnitude of sustainable available water supply under the current hydrogeological, climatic, environmental and political conditions facing Ventura Water nor identified a plan of actions and milestones to achieve a sustainable water supply. […]

Citizen asks about Ventura Fire Dept. workload vs resources

Citizen asks about Ventura Fire Dept. workload vs resources

By Daniel Cormode Letter to Ventura Fire Chief Chief Endaya, I have reviewed your presentation scheduled for the City Council Meeting on 17 Oct 2016 and have a question. Plotting the Rate of Incidents Per 1,000 Population reveals that the Incident Rate increased 400% between 1974 and 2015.  The number of firefighters on duty increased only […]

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