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Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection Asks for Community’s Input | Upcoming Project to Benefit Flood Zone Residents

Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection Asks for Community’s Input | Upcoming Project to Benefit Flood Zone Residents

Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection (VCPWA-WP) is soliciting input on the Ventura River (VR-1) Levee Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project is essential to the protection of those residents, businesses, and other resources that without the VR-1 Levee would be located within the one percent annual chance (also known as […]

Employees recognized at Ventura County Public Works Agency for outstanding job performance

Employees recognized at Ventura County Public Works Agency for outstanding job performance

Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) awarded longtime personnel, Sean Hanley, Kelly Hahs and Tony Sheppard as the 2020 Employees of the Year. Each year, peers recognize fellow employees for their skills and outstanding job performance in the respective categories of operations & maintenance, office, and management.   Hanley, who currently serves as a Water Distribution […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Biggest Educational Event of the Year Goes Virtual

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Biggest Educational Event of the Year Goes Virtual

While Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) most exciting and educational event of the year, Public Works Day, is no longer able to conduct in-person tours, students and the community can look forward to an interactive virtual tour and activities right at their fingertips. VCPWA will be providing a virtual tour of its favorite experiences, demonstrations, […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Employees Continue to Strive Further in Helping Community

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Employees Continue to Strive Further in Helping Community

Three employees from Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Real Estate Services (RES) have been recognized by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) for their commitment to helping members of the community. IRWA is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners, with a mission to improve people’s quality of life through […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Reopens the Ojai Valley Bike Trail through Casitas Springs Area

Ventura County Public Works Agency Reopens the Ojai Valley Bike Trail through Casitas Springs Area

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Watershed Protection District (WPD) is working to reduce repeated flooding in the Casitas Spring community and State Route (SR) 33 by constructing the Fresno Canyon Diversion Project. The new Fresno Canyon Diversion, which is nearly finished, constructs a new storm drain facility, approximately 1,500 feet in length. The project […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces Joan Araujo as new Director of Central Services

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces Joan Araujo as new Director of Central Services

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.)–June 4, 2019-The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has appointed Joan Araujo as the new Director of Central Services. Araujo replaces J. Tabin Cosio, who recently accepted a Human Resources position in the County Executive Office. She will oversee the VCPWA’s fiscal and accounting, information technology, strategic operations, human resources, administrative services, […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Improvements to Traffic Safety on Santa Paula Street to Minimize Potential Collisions

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Improvements to Traffic Safety on Santa Paula Street to Minimize Potential Collisions

Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) Transportation Department has received approval from the Board of Supervisors for the installation of a four-way stop control at the intersection of Santa Paula Street and Briggs Road.  “It is important to minimize and prevent roadway threats and dangers to the public,” said Supervisor Kelly Long of District 3. […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency study to save millions by improving storm basin efficiency.

Ventura County Public Works Agency study to save millions by improving storm basin efficiency.

The detailed, innovative study conducted by the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) using Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a program for continuous process improvements, looked at the size and maintenance procedures for the flood control and sediment collection basins. When optimized correctly, VCPWA will effectively “right-size” the basins to the current design and protection standards […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Launches New App to Address Community Issues

Ventura County Public Works Agency Launches New App to Address Community Issues

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) is excited to officially launch VCPWA Connect! – A mobile device and web-based system that streamlines how community members report issues within the unincorporated areas of the County of Ventura and in addition provides timely responses. VCPWA Connect! will allow residents to report potholes, illegal dumping, flooding, […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Highlights ‘The Power of Public Works’ at annual Public Works Week event on May 22

Ventura County Public Works Agency Highlights ‘The Power of Public Works’ at annual Public Works Week event on May 22

Public works agencies play a vital role in assisting communities to prepare, respond and recover from disasters. The work of public works professionals is often done behind-the-scenes but serves to protect and enhance the safety, health and quality of life of our community. To bring to light the important role Ventura County Public Works Agency […]

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