Compensation / Labor Relations

The public has the right to know the pay and benefits of all public servants. Ventura has long been transparent about pay and benefits. Each year, the schedule of pay and benefits is publicly reviewed and adopted by the City Council ("Salary Resolution" and "Benefits Resolution.") These documents are available on our website all year along with the schedule of pay ranges for every position in the City. Pay for elected officials is in the City Charter and can only be changed by a vote of the citizens.