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Strong Leadership Delivers over $9 Million in Cost Savings

Strong Leadership Delivers over $9 Million in Cost Savings

The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) was recently recognized at the Ventura County Management Council’s annual award luncheon for outstanding leadership and success in government and public service. Numerous VCPWA employees received awards and nominations from their peers within the County system. In distinction, VCPWA Director, Jeff Pratt, accepted the ‘Champion for Change’ Award, […]

Thousand Oaks City Council decides to do Request For Proposals for $300 million 15-year waste hauling contract

Thousand Oaks City Council decides to do Request For Proposals for $300 million 15-year waste hauling contract

By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  Thousand Oaks City Council honors the nine victims of the Sunday helicopter crash in Calabasas that was on its way to the Mamba Sports Academy, 1011 Rancho Conejo Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320:  Kobe and Gianna Bryant; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; Sarah and Payton Chester; Christina Mauser;  and Ara […]

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

Santa Paula: Public Works 2020 Q1 Report

By Sheryl Hamlin FY 2019-2020 Pavement and Slurry Seal In what can only be described as counter-intuitive, the City is planning to spend $1.4 million to upgrade streets in areas where the streets are still workable. The theory is that if this work is done, then they will last longer and be less expensive to […]

Flood Preparedness Week focuses on Ventura County’s flood risks

Flood Preparedness Week focuses on Ventura County’s flood risks

In the wake of fire season, it is imperative to understand the damage and risks of flooding that can be caused by a wildfire’s aftermath, years later and  in the new burn areas. As part of the State of California’s Annual Flood Preparedness week from Oct. 21-25, VCPWA is working to ensure public safety and […]

Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

Santa Paula: Public Works Fills, Fixes and Voids

By Sheryl Hamlin At the October 16, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, Public Works Director Clete Saunier presented the quarterly report for July-September of 2019, which is the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019-2020. There were nine slides, four of which are shown here. The details of the staff presentation were included in the […]

Annual disaster simulation training ensures community safety

Annual disaster simulation training ensures community safety

While Ventura County’s weather patterns can be unpredictable, it is key to always be prepared when a natural disaster hits, such as a fire or a flood, especially when it comes to the survival of life and property. As a part of that preparation, the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an […]

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 […]

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