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Santa Paula: Omnipresent Public Works

Santa Paula: Omnipresent Public Works

By Sheryl Hamlin Responding to public works needs is the number one job of government today: streets, water, sewer, vehicles, trash, and homeless. At the July 17, 2019, Public Works Director, Clete Saunier, presented the quarterly accomplishments of the five major subdivisions within Santa Paula Public Works. Here are a few highlights: The Neighborhood Safety […]

Conflict of Interest Case Filed Against County of Ventura Public Works Agency Manager

Conflict of Interest Case Filed Against County of Ventura Public Works Agency Manager

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that four counts of misdemeanor conflict of interest were filed against Raymond Gutierrez Jr. (DOB 11/16/1959), of Ventura, Manager of the Development & Inspection Services Division of the County of Ventura Public Works Agency.  Gutierrez made several governmental decisions in which he knew or had […]

Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers

Annual education event adds themed stations, kinesthetic learning, and careers benefiting the environment With the influx of innovative technology, and a renewed focus on experiential learning, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Public Works Day offers an event that engages youth of all ages. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, the free, multi-agency community educational event takes […]

VCPWA’s Transportation Department Receives Grant to Enhance County’s Traffic Safety Systems

VCPWA’s Transportation Department Receives Grant to Enhance County’s Traffic Safety Systems

To fill a critical need for the collection and coordination of traffic collision data across all of the county’s jurisdictions, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Transportation Department will receive funding to implement a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based traffic collision database that will compile and store data in a timely and accurate countywide basis. Funding for […]

Public Works Update for Port Hueneme

Public Works Update for Port Hueneme

   Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme resident who is publisher of Port Hueneme News, a digital newspaper (facebook @huenemenews)  and host of  “Hello Port Hueneme” a video interview show about people, places and things in Port Hueneme. Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE  

Ventura County Public Works Agency Announces Employee of the Year Winners

Ventura County Public Works Agency Announces Employee of the Year Winners

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – June 13, 2018 – 2018 has been a great year for Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA). After their highly successful VCPWA Public Works Week event on May 22, they are excited to share the news about their outstanding VCPWA employees who have been selected as Employee of the Year, combining […]

Santa Paula: Pavement Management Plan Working Session

Santa Paula: Pavement Management Plan Working Session

 By Sheryl Hamlin Former Acting Public Works Manager Butch Britt synthesized a complex topic (many sources of funding, different contingencies, many states of failure, and intersecting levels of government regulation) into a 30 minute presentation on Monday, May 7, 2018. Start with the Underlying Data A Public Works team input all of the streets within […]

First Fire, Now Water — Ojai City Council Meeting January 9, 2018

First Fire, Now Water — Ojai City Council Meeting  January 9, 2018

By Jay Murphy Before this year’s first City Council meeting a joint session was held with the Planning Commission and as usual, it proved to be lively. This reporter has noted in the past of some tension between the two bodies and this session was no different. The back and forth seemed to be about […]

Oxnard Street Resurfacing Projects to Continue in Oxnard Throughout the Year

Oxnard Street Resurfacing Projects to Continue in Oxnard Throughout the Year

Oxnard, California – Residents in the Redwood neighborhood are about to get their streets redone as part of an ongoing suite of street resurfacing projects approved by the Oxnard City Council. Fourteen residential neighborhoods were approved under the project based on a 2012 pavement assessment report. Street resurfacing work in the other remaining 13 neighborhoods has […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

  Even in drought years, severe floods happen: preparation helps save lives and property. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an annual disaster simulation drill, on Nov. 1, which focused on preparation for flooding stemming from a natural disaster and infrastructure damage. Storm Day 2017 simulated a severe storm of several […]

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