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Endangered Frogs Preventing Fire-Ravaged California City From Being Quickly Rebuilt

Endangered Frogs Preventing Fire-Ravaged California City From Being Quickly Rebuilt

Grace Carr | Reporter Endangered frogs in California are making it difficult for state officials to decide on regulations that allow fire crews to clean up debris left from a deadly fire in the town of Paradise. Clean-up crew have been barred, however, from entering approximately 800 sites because of frog species that have halted […]

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government | 2018 In Review

“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”  —Winston Churchill Last year was a most transformational year in Ventura’s history. Every aspect of life in Ventura was affected. The city was in the national spotlight, twice. Leadership changed but at a high price. Old ways of doing business didn’t change, though. […]

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 […]

The Building Permit Process for Re-building Your Home: Public Meetings for Property Owners Affected by the Thomas Fire

The Building Permit Process for Re-building Your Home: Public Meetings for Property Owners Affected by the Thomas Fire

(VENTURA, Calif.) – Property owners who lost a home or other structure during the Thomas Fire are invited to attend one of two public outreach presentations on June 26 or June 28 to learn about the requirements for obtaining a building permit to re-build, and the County’s expedited building permit process for fire victims. While the […]

Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews State of the City Address, “Rebuilding Together”

Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews State of the City Address, “Rebuilding Together”

Public Invited to Attend Mayor Neal Andrews’ State of the City Address, March 26 Ventura Mayor Neal Andrews’ will present the annual State of the City address in Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 Poli Street, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6 pm.  A brief reception will precede the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The address, titled “Rebuilding […]

VC Sheriff warns of fire scams

Thomas Fire victims may be targeted by unscrupulous opportunists as they attempt to rebuild.The Thomas Fire drew both national and international attention because of the tragic loss of life and the magnitude of the property damage. The fire damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes throughout several communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. As the threat of […]

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government: Council Must Streamline Process for Thomas Fire Victims

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government: Council Must Streamline Process for Thomas Fire Victims

At the December 11th Ventura City Council meeting, there was total cooperation and support of all City departments, County of Ventura,  State of California, Cal Fire and every other state and local agency present and committed to protecting our health and welfare. The heroic efforts are endless and stories of individuals, going above and beyond, […]

County launches recovery website for fire victims

County launches recovery website for fire victims

VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura has launched a website dedicated to helping victims of the Thomas Fire in their recovery. The website is called Ventura County Recovers (www.VenturaCountyRecovers.org) and it is a comprehensive source of information for all matters relating to fire recovery. The site includes information on debris removal, rebuilding, permits, property […]

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

Trump: ‘Every Asset at My Command’ Available to Texas and Louisiana

Trump: ‘Every Asset at My Command’ Available to Texas and Louisiana

President Donald Trump pledged Monday that “every asset at my command” would be available to Texas and Louisiana as they dealt with catastrophic floods from what was left of Hurricane Harvey. Trump said at a White House news conference that people in flood-stricken areas could expect “very rapid action” from Congress to get the funding […]