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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 […]

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

Ventura | Notice What The 2020 Council Candidates Promise

The 2020 City Council election is this November. The challenges facing Ventura are so crucial that they will shape the city for decades.   Who the candidates will be for the Council in this election will likely be unknown until July. The nomination period opens July 13th and closes August 5th.   Our city is […]

Block Grants and Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Senior Housing Approved in Ventura

Block Grants and Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Senior Housing Approved in Ventura

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council approved its 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Funding Plan, and authorized the local Housing Authority to issue up to $25 million in tax-exempt, commercial bonds for the construction of 50 affordable housing rental units for seniors, during its Monday night meeting. Thirty or so residents also commented on […]

Mayor’s “State of the City” and Budget Workshop – Ventura City Council Meeting

Mayor’s “State of the City” and Budget Workshop – Ventura City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere gave his “State of the City” presentation, followed by the city’s second 2019-20 Budget Workshop during Monday night’s Ventura City Council meeting.  Ventura’s “State of the City” Mayor Matt LaVere opened the public part of Monday’s meeting with his State of the City address, specifically titled, “A New […]

Ventura City Council Appoints Matt LaVere as Mayor, Sofia Rubalcava as Deputy Mayor

Ventura City Council Appoints Matt LaVere as Mayor, Sofia Rubalcava as Deputy Mayor

On December 10, 2018, during the regularly scheduled meeting, the Ventura City Council voted to appoint Councilmember Matt LaVere as mayor and newly installed Councilmember Sofia Rubalcava as deputy mayor.  Both will serve a two-year term in their appointed roles. LaVere was first elected to the Ventura City Council in 2016.  He recently completed one […]

Women Take Over Ventura City Council

Women Take Over Ventura City Council

By Lori Denman African-American Lorrie Brown will fill a seat of Ventura City Council.  Women are now in the majority on the council.  They will be sworn in on December 10th. Brown joins Sofia Rubalcava, a daughter of Mexican nationals. Proponents celebrated the pair’s elections.  Mounting a third campaign to attain a seat, Ms. Brown […]

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

Homeless Shelter May Allow Additional Car Sleeping

By Lori Denman Top discussions for the Ventura City Council included the topic of the upcoming homeless shelter, the Amgen Tour for 2019 and water issues. Deputy Mayor LaVere opened up the Ventura City Council meeting of October 29 with the first special presentation, in which Mayor Neal Andrews was absent. As part of Ventura […]

Ventura City Council Moves Forward With Clean Energy

Ventura City Council Moves Forward With Clean Energy

By Lori Denman The City Council meeting on October 15 was full of positive energy as Mayor Neal Andrews was appreciated by community members for this service and it was voted for the city to use clean renewable energy. The chair of the Ventura Social Services Task Force did the first special presentation. She thanked […]

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