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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

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    New Interactive Pothole Map

    Our Streets crew has been hard at work filling over 1,000 potholes in the last three months. Explore our interactive pothole map and view recent reports and repairs. Read on...
  2. CM recruitment news flash

    Community invited to participate in City Manager recruitment

    Community members are invited to share their feedback through an online survey and hybrid community workshop hosted at City Hall on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m. Additional Info...
  3. Westpark Skatepark Grant Community Meeting Design Workshop #2

    Westpark Skatepark Community Meeting - Design Workshop #2

    The public is invited to attend the second design workshop for the Westpark Skatepark Expansion Project on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Read on...
  4. VWP Request for Proposals

    Request for Proposals

    The City of Ventura is currently accepting proposals for the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) and Ultraviolet Disinfection Project Read on...
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    Upcoming Coffee Chats with Community Development

    Community members are invited to join City staff from Community Development for upcoming coffee chats held throughout Ventura. The next event is on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Read on...
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    Form-Based Code Overlays

    The City of Ventura recently adopted its 6th Cycle (2021-2029) in January 2022. There were several new housing sites that were identified in the Housing Element, one on Telegraph Road and a few on Johnson Drive. Read on...
  7. Brick Conners Newsflash

    Release: City of Ventura names Brad Conners as the Interim Assistant City Manager

    The City of Ventura is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad “Brick” Conners as its Interim Assistant City Manager. Additional Info...
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    Community Clean-Ups!

    Register for upcoming community clean-ups in Ventura to celebrate Clean CA Community Days! Read on...
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  10. Cultural Funding Grant Program 2023-24 Newsflash

    The Cultural Funding Grant Program is now accepting applications!

    Are you a Ventura-based nonprofit arts or cultural organization? Then this grant opportunity may be for you! Additional Info...
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    City News: Read the My Ventura Community eNewsletter

    Get the latest City news sent straight to your email every two weeks!
  12. 4th of July 2023 Street Fair and Pushem-Pullem Parade. Celebration by the Sea!

    4th of July: Vendor & Sponsor Applications Open

    The City is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 4th of July Street Fair and Pushem-Pullem Parade. Applications will be accepted February 1, 2023, through April 3, 2023, before 5:00 p.m. PST. Additional Info...
  13. Storm Cleanup News Flash

    Storm Recovery: Cleanup and Repairs

    Latest information about storm recovery, repairs, and cleanup efforts throughout the City of Ventura. Read on...
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    Therapy dog in training

    Ventura Fire’s new comfort canine gears up to support local firefighters Additional Info...
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    Now hiring Lateral Firefighter-Paramedics

    We're looking for men and women interested in an all-hazards emergency response fire department with a commitment to enhancing the quality of life and the environment. Additional Info...
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    Foul Weather Shelter Plan

    Community members can donate supplies for the City’s Foul Weather Shelter through March 31, 2023. Additional Info...
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    New Building Express Insta-Permits

    Customers can now receive certain residential permits instantly through Ventura's Online Permit Services (OPS). Permit types include replacements for windows, water heaters, plumbing, roofing, and more! Read on...
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    Live Spanish Interpretation at City Council Meetings

    Live two-way Spanish interpretation services are available at all City Council Meetings. Participate in-person or online. No need to request services in advance. 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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    Release: Ventura City Council appoints Akbar Alikhan to serve as Interim City Manager

    The Ventura City Council announced the appointment of Assistant City Manager Akbar Alikhan as the Interim City Manager during its meeting on February 13, 2023. Additional Info...
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  1. Sat Mar. 25

    Surfrider Beach Clean-ups Join Surfrider Foundation’s Ventura County Chapter on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9-11 am at the Ventura Promenade/California Street for a beach cleanup. Wear sun protection, closed-toed shoes, and bring your reusable water bottle. Buckets, grabbers, and gloves will be provided. Pre-registration is preferred.
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  1. Physical Address
    501 Poli Street
    Ventura, CA 93001

    Phone: : 805-654-7887
    Fax: : 805-641-2775
    Emergency Phone: : 805-339-4399

  1. Phil Nelson

    Public Works Director

  2. Peter Sheydayi

    Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

  3. Mary Joyce Ivers

    Deputy Public Works Director