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Ventura Fire Department Enhances Community Safety By Increasing Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections

Ventura Fire Department Enhances Community Safety By Increasing Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections

Ventura, Calif. — During its regular meeting on May 24, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved the City’s adopted fee schedule and authorized the Ventura Fire Department to begin billing for defensible space and other fire inspections.   Earlier this year Ventura Fire mailed 6,500 notices to city property owners reminding community members to perform fire hazard reduction clearance by May 18, 2021.  Beginning August 23, 2021, defensible space inspections and associated […]

Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Two weeks ago, VCTA sent out a newsletter to you regarding the Ventura Fire Department’s push to hire additional firefighters based on a flawed Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) report. We asked you to contact council members to voice your opinion on the matter. Further, VCTA directly reached out to the City Council with a […]

Ventura City Council adds new projects to 2020-2026 Capital Improvement Plan

Ventura City Council adds new projects to 2020-2026 Capital Improvement Plan

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved resolutions adding several new projects to the previously-passed Capital Improvement Plan, covering fiscal years 2020 through 2026, during its second year review and update. The new projects were adopted during the “Public Hearing” portion of Monday night’s city council meeting.  The public hearing was presented by Public Works […]

Ventura City Council Approves New Commercial Cannabis Application Fees

Ventura City Council Approves New Commercial Cannabis Application Fees

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council unanimously approved new application fees for cannabis businesses hoping to get a foothold in the city, during Monday night’s closed session part of their regular City Council Meeting. The fees will recover the city’s costs to review, process and administer the applications for approximately 45 commercial cannabis businesses […]

Ventura City Council Appoints District 4 Councilmember

Ventura City Council Appoints District 4 Councilmember

Ventura, Calif. —  During its special City Council meeting on February 20, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved the appointment of Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, who took an oath of office, to fill the District 4 vacancy after interviewing 14 candidates.    Under Section 705(c) of the City of Ventura’s Charter, the City Council approved an appointment process to […]

Ventura City Council opens application period for the City Council vacancy in District 4

Ventura City Council opens application period for the City Council vacancy in District 4

Ventura, Calif. — During its City Council meeting on February 1, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved an appointment process to fill the District 4 vacancy. The vacancy was created after City Councilmember Erik Nasarenko was appointed as the new District Attorney for Ventura’s County on January 26, 2021. Councilmember Nasarenko submitted his resignation effective that same date. […]

POLITICS | Doug Michie candidate for the Ventura City Council

POLITICS | Doug Michie candidate for the Ventura City Council

On Doug Michie’s political positions:  Letter Need a Vote on Serra Statue Letter Vote no on Prop. 13 change   Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

Ventura City Council votes 6-0 to remove Junipero Serra statues; community split; sends 2,500 emails, 3,000 comments

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council approved in a unanimous 6-0 vote a motion to remove the Junipero Serra bronze statue from in front of the City Hall and the wooden statue from the City Hall atrium.  Councilmember Erik Nazarenko (District 4) made the motion seconded by Councilmember Jim Friedman (District 5). Mayor Matt LaVere […]

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

Ventura City Council adopts BLM racism resolution and condemns police brutality

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council adopted a racism resolution unanimously (7-0) written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black Lives Matter (with an amendment removing the word “do”). The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” […]

Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

Ventura City Council set to adopt racism resolution, condemn police brutality tonight

By Michael Hernandez VENTURA—The City Council is set tonight to adopt a racism resolution written by Deputy Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and City Councilmember Lorrie Brown that declares Ventura stands for racial justice and acknowledges Black lives do matter. The resolution declares “Racism as a public health crisis” and condemns “police brutality.” The resolution in-part states […]

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