Welcome to the City's How to Participate Site!

This page now includes everything you need to participate and stay informed of upcoming public meetings for the Ventura City Council, Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 

  • Review 
    • The button below will redirect you to the Agenda Center where all agendas for each public meeting are kept.
  • Comment 
    • This button will route you to our Electronic Public Comment Form. 
    • Join the virtual meeting and provide Live Public Comments during the meeting.
  • Watch 

Visit the Agenda Center or Meeting Calendar for a list of upcoming meetings and agendas.

  • Open the desired meeting agenda to read the topics being reviewed and the instructions on how to join the meeting (due due COVID-19, all meetings are held virtually or hybrid meeting allowing the public to join virtually).

Live Comments

Each meeting agenda will have a URL link or instructions on how to join the meeting.

Virtual Meeting Comments

Join the Virtual Meeting  using the URL on the agenda by the indicated time.  Note that meetings start 30 minutes early to allow the Public to join early.  If you wish to speak, use the "Chat" feature to advise the meeting host.

Written Comments

You may submit written comments using an online form or email.

  • Using the online form:
    submit your comment online.
  • By email: email staff as indicated on the posted agenda but the time listed.
  • For City Council Meetings:  email the City Clerk  by 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting (or unless otherwise listed on the agenda). Please include the agenda item number (i.e. Item No. 8) in your subject line.



City Council

Find out how long members are elected for and when this council meets.


Access city departments and their services, contact information, and available resources.

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Find information on each Board, Commission, and Committee including their purpose, members, and terms.

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