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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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    Upcoming Virtual Community Forum: Ventura Rail Trail Grant

    The City of Ventura invites community members to share ideas in the upcoming grant application for the Caltrans Active Transportation Program on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. Read on...
  2. Mitchell Cameron

    City announces new Information Technology Department and Chief Technology Officer

    After a competitive, nationwide recruitment, the City of Ventura has selected Mitchell Cameron as the new Chief Technology Officer in the Information Technology (IT) Department. Additional Info...
  3. Parking Garage Partial Closure

    Harbor Boulevard Parking Structure Stairway Repairs

    Starting on May 31, 2022, the City of Ventura will close the top three levels of the parking structure, located at Harbor Boulevard and California Street. Additional Info...
  4. Renew your business license online

    Renew your business license online

    Skip the line and renew your business license online! Visit us at by June 30. Additional Info...
  5. Budget Workshop May 31 2022 News Flash

    Upcoming City Budget Workshop

    Community invited to participate in Ventura’s next city budget workshop at the City Council Meeting on May 31 Additional Info...
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    Community Advisory Notice: Temporary closure of beach area at Sanjon Road

    Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Ventura has fenced off an approximately 100-foot perimeter near the stormwater drainage at Sanjon Road while it manages cleanup and remediation after a commercial structure fire that occurred on May 9, 2022. Read more...
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    Main Street Moves towards long-term installation

    After much support from the public and the downtown business community, the City Council unanimously approved extending Main Street Moves to 2024 during its meeting on April 11, 2022. Additional Info...
  8. Michael B. MacDonald

    Michael MacDonald hired as Ventura’s new city clerk

    After a highly competitive, open recruitment process, the City of Ventura has hired Michael MacDonald as the new City Clerk. Read more...
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    Summer Activity Guide now available!

    Registration begins Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. Additional Info...
  10. Utility Billing Updates

    Ventura Water Billing Update

    Ventura Water will resume its regular billing procedures starting May 1, 2022, in accordance with the State of California’s lifting of its COVID-19 water shutoff moratorium. Additional Info...
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    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...
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    Final Redistricting map approved by the Ventura City Council

    The City of Ventura has approved a final version of the City Council District Map. The map was officially adopted at the City Council Meeting on March 21, 2022. Additional Info...
  13. 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...
  15. 05.05.22 Newsletter

    City News: Read the My Ventura eNewsletter

    Get the latest City news sent straight to your email every two weeks! Read more...
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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