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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 […]

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 […]

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