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Our Mission

To provide innovative solutions for Ventura's infrastructure and our environment to our community – they're counting on us

  1. 9.21.22 NF

    City News: Read the My Ventura eNewsletter

    Get the latest City news sent straight to your email every two weeks!
  2. LandUseAlt News Flash

    Providing Clarity about the General Plan

    The City has received questions about the General Plan and wanted to share top facts about what's happening now as well as provide details about the series of public engagement activities happening now. Read on...
  3. General Plan land Use Alternatives Survey

    NOW LIVE: Land Use Alternatives Survey

    This is a critical part of the General Plan update process, since the land use map directs the future pattern of development in the city. We value your ideas and encourage all to take the survey today. Additional Info...
  4. 2022 State of the City Address presented by Mayor Sofia Rubalcava

    State of the City Address

    Mayor Sofia Rubalcava delivered the annual State of the City Address at an event hosted by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce on September 22, 2022. View a recording of the event and presentation slides. Read on...
  5. City Hall News Flash

    Ventura City Council Meetings to offer Spanish Interpretation Program

    The City of Ventura will provide live two-way Spanish interpretation services for all City Council meetings for the next six months, starting on September 26, 2022. Read on...
  6. Mulch-Giving November, 5 2022

    Mulch-Giving at Westpark

    City of Ventura residents are invited to pick-up free mulch and compost products at our next giveaway event. Read on...
  7. Ventura River Fish Passage Improvements

    Ventura River Fish Passage Improvements

    As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship in the Ventura River Watershed, phase one of the fish passage improvements at the Foster Park sub-surface dam is set to commence on September 14, 2022. Read on...
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    VenturaWaterPure to receive an additional $14 million in grant funds

    The City of Ventura’s proposed water reuse program, VenturaWaterPure, anticipates an additional $14 million in federal funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. Read more...
  9. Community Cleanup & Recycling Day

    Community Cleanup & Recycling Event

    The Community Cleanup and Recycling Event is back on October 1, 2022! Read on...
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    Treasury and Business Tax Office New Temporary Hours

    The public counter hours for the Treasury and Business Tax Office will now be open Monday - Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read on...
  11. Parks and Recreation Fall 2022 Activity Guide

    Fall Activity Guide now available!

    Registration begins on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Additional Info...
  12. ChatBot

    New Chatbot live

    The City of Ventura has launched a new Chatbot feature to help website visitors find information, resources, services, and more! Read on...
  13. 2021 Annual Report News Flash

    Ventura Police 2021 Annual Report

    This report is intended to present a brief snapshot into police operations and bring awareness of local crime trends, crime reporting, arrest information, calls for service, and community outreach. Additional Info...
  14. We&#39re Hiring-

    Join our City team

    We're hiring for a variety of positions. Check them out and apply today! Additional Info...
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    Development Review Process

    An overview of the Development Review Process and how to stay informed about development projects happening around the City. Read on...
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About Us

The City of Ventura's Public Works Department is accredited by the American Public Works Association.

  1. Physical Address
    501 Poli Street
    Ventura, CA 93001

    Phone: 805-654-7702
    Fax: 805-641-2775
    Emergency: 805-339-4399

City Hall Hours

  1. Monday - Thursday:
    7:30 am - 5:30 pm

  1. Phil Nelson

    Public Works Director

  2. Peter Sheydayi

    Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

  3. Mary Joyce Ivers

    Deputy Public Works Director