Public Works

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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. GPU Share Your Vision 1-1

    Share your vision for Ventura!

    Take the Visioning Survey for Ventura! The City’s General Plan is looking for input on affordable housing, transportation, climate change, economic development, public safety, and more. Take the survey...
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    Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021

    Win a video from a Ventura City firefighter by participating in the sounds of fire safety challenge Read on...
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    Release: Economic Development Manager Announces Departure

    The City of Ventura's Economic Development Manager, Estelle Bussa, has announced her departure from her position effective October 1, 2021. Read more...
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    Light Bulb Swap

    Are you ready to make a simple energy upgrade in your home? The City of Ventura is offering free LED lightbulbs to replace old lightbulbs in your home. Read on...
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    Join our next Community Cleanup and Recycling Day!

    Do you have unwanted items around your home that are not suitable for donation and need to be disposed of? Join us on Saturday, October 2 from 8:30-11:30am. Pre-registration is required. Read on...
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    Choose the right car seat

    VPD encourages education as part of Child Passenger Safety Week happening September 19-25, 2021 Read on...
  8. ATP Breeze Front Page

    Grab a copy of the latest Ventura Breeze!

    Read why the timing is right for Ventura to get moving through involvement in the Active Transportation Plan by Public Works Director Phil Nelson on Page 5. Read more...
  9. SB1383 Regs Newsflash

    Businesses Can Apply for an Organics Recycling Waiver by October 5

    A new state mandate, SB 1383, will require everyone to recycle organic waste. Waiver applications for commercial businesses are due October 5, 2021. Read on...
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    Investment Certification

    The City’s Finance Department was recently awarded one of the highest accreditation scores for its FY 2021-2022 Investment Policy. Read more...
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    New Virtual Public Counter

    Ventura OPS provides a new way to process permits online for residents and businesses. Additional Info...
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    Ventura Water in the News

    Ventura got a special visit from U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Congresswoman Julia Brownley on August 18, 2021. Read on...
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    COVID-19 Vaccines Work!

    COVID-19 Vaccines are safe, effective, and free! No appointment is necessary. Additional Info...
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    The Fall Activity Guide is now available!

    The Digital Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide has been published! With a variety of programs for adults and kids, we've got something for everyone, come join the fun! Fall registration opens August 16 at 9am! View the Fall Activity Guide
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    SoCalGas Compressor Site

    Latest updates and documents related to the SoCal Gas Compressor Site. Read on...
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    CA COVID-19 Rent/Utility Relief

    This funding is available for eligible renters who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying utility bills. Eligible renters may receive assistance for unpaid utility payments dating back to April 1, 2020, or for future utility payments. Additional Info...
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    Safe & Clean FAQs

    Looking for answers to frequently asked questions about homeless services in Ventura? View FAQs...
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    Join our 2021 Virtual Gardening Series!

    Each month a local expert will discuss how you can conserve water or practice more sustainable gardening techniques. 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