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Posted on: October 21, 2022

City Manager Selects Top Applicants

Ventura, Calif. — The Ventura City Manager Alex D. McIntyre selected the finalists for the City’s first round of commercial cannabis permits. The three retail businesses that have been conditionally awarded permits are Responsible and Co...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Phase IV Timeframe Extended

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Due to a few delays, Phase IV of the commercial cannabis selection process, City Manager's Final Selection, is being extended through the end of October 2022.  

Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Public Comment Period Extended

The new deadline to share public input about cannabis applicants and/or proposed locations is Friday, July 29, 2022.  Submit your public comment, watch the Cannabis Community Meeting, and see applicant PowerPoint presentations here: http...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Live Stream Tonight's Meeting and Order of Presentations

LIVE STREAM LINK: 

https://www.youtube.com/cityofventura/live

Watch the Cannabis presentations tonight using the live stream link.  This is not a hybrid meeting and this link is for viewing purposes only.   There will not...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Updated Map of Proposed Locations

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See the Updated Map of Proposed Locations for Cannabis Business Applicants - Part 2 of Phase III

Per the Application Guidelines and Procedures document, “Upon the completion of Phase III, the City Manager’s designees will tabulate the aggregate scores of a...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Ranking of Applicants After Part 1 of Phase III

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Part 1 of Phase III: “Further Evaluation, Interviews, and Scoring” of the cannabis business permit application process has concluded.  Below is a ranking sheet of Applicants who participated in the interviews.  The ra...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Updated List of Proposed Locations and Interview Info

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Updated List of Proposed Locations

See the City's Cannabis Information webpage for an updated list of proposed commercial cannabis business locations.  This information can be found under the section titled, "Proposed Locations - 2/2...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rescheduling of Cannabis Interviews

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***Please read this important message about rescheduling of cannabis applicant interviews.***

The cannabis applicant interviews for the City of Ventura were previously scheduled for the first two weeks of February 2022, however, due to the surge in Covid-1...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: October 11, 2021

List of Proposed Locations and FAQs - City of Ventura Cannabis Information

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See the City's Cannabis Information webpage for a List of Proposed Locations for Cannabis Business Permit applications in Application Period 1 and also see the updated Cannabis FAQs.

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2021

City of Ventura Cannabis Applications Tentative Timeline

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See the tentative timeline for cannabis applications posted to the City website below.

Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Applications, Period 1

Tentative Timeline

IMPORTANT NOTE: The timeline provided below includes approximate timeframes and these timefra...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Cannabis Applications Due Today, 8/11/21 before 4:00 pm

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Cannabis Applications Due Today, 8/11/21 before 4:00 pm

Application packets may be delivered in person between 2-4:00 pm on August 11, 2021, in the lobby near the front door of the Ventura City Hall, 1st floor (501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93003). &nbs...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Cannabis - Criminal Background Check Link

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Please see the section below that was added to the Cannabis Information webpage for convenience.  This can be found under the Application tab and is also more information is provided in the Application Procedures & Guidelines.

Criminal Backgro...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

8/5/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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Please see the FAQs posted today, 8/5/21.  To see all FAQs, click here.

Retail Store Front v. Non-Store Front with Delivery

 

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

8/4/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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Please see the Cannabis FAQs posted today, 8/4/21.  To see all FAQs click here.

 

Operating Hours for Retail

 

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: August 2, 2021

8/2/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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Please see the Cannabis FAQs posted today, 8/2/21.  To se  all FAQs click here.

Premise Diagram Scale

 

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On Section D for Security, it says that we need to have a premise diagram that is a minimum of 1/4” scale. Ho...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 29, 2021

7/29/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

Cannabis Webpage

The following FAQs were posted today, 7/29/21.  To see all cannabis FAQs, click here.

Application Photographs

 

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2021

7/28/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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The following FAQs were posted today, 7/28/21.   To see all cannabis FAQs, click here.   

  

 

Fencing Requirement

 

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Is it a huge deal if there is not an ability to install a per...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Cannabis Delivery Services and Retail Permits FAQ

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Please see the FAQ below clarifying Cannabis Delivery Services and Retail Permits as there have been multiple questions about this topic.  

You may see all cannabis FAQs here: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Faq.aspx?TID=77

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Zoning Verification Letter - File by July 26, 2021

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ZONING VERIFICATION LETTERS 

Reminder: Because Zoning Verification Letters (ZVL) take 10 working days for the City to process, to ensure a timely return of your processed ZVL in order to submit it with your completed cannabis application, you shou...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2021

7/20/21 New Cannabis FAQs and Updates to Webpage

New Cannabis FAQs have been posted today, 7/20/21, to the City's webpage.  Be sure to read the questions and answers here: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Faq.aspx?QID=429

Updates have also been made to Zoning Verification section of the...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

7/9/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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The following FAQs and information have been posted today, 7/9/21.

What revisions were made to the Application Procedures & Guidelines on 7/7/21?

 The revised Application Procedures & Guidelines are posted to the City’s Cannabis I...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Orientation FAQs

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Please see the questions below that were asked at the Orientation Meeting on June 23, 2021.  The answers were pending staff review and discussions.  You may watch the entire Orientation Meeting video recording here: https://www.youtube.c...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Cannabis Application Documents Posted

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Application documents for Commercial Cannabis Business Permits are released as of June 21, 2021.  The Cannabis Orientation "Kick Off" Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm.  You must register in order to atte...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Cannabis Orientation "Kick Off" Meeting and New FAQs - 6/3/21

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You may now register for the Orientation "Kick Off" Meeting.  The information in this update has been posted to the City's Cannabis FAQs. 

When is the application period and the Orientation Kick Off?

 The Application Per...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2021

1 New Cannabis Application FAQ Posted - 6/1/21

Cannabis Webpage

The FAQ below is posted to the City’s website - see FAQ titled "What are the fees and details for submitting applications?".   To see the full list of all FAQs, click here.

May I submit more than one applicati...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

3 New Cannabis Application FAQs Posted - 5/27/21

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The 3 FAQs below were posted to the City’s website today on 5/27/21.  To see the full list of all FAQs, go to: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Faq.aspx?TID=77

May I submit more than one application?

Applicants possessing ownership interest of five...

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Cannabis Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Application Period and Orientation Postponed

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APPLICATION PERIOD AND ORIENTATION POSTPONED

This is an important notice that the City of Ventura will delay the opening of Application Period 1 for Commercial Cannabis Business Permits until Monday, June 28.  The new 45-day Application Period 1 w...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 23, 2021

Planning Courtesy Notices - December 23, 2021

Planning Courtesy Notices - December 23, 2021

Planning Courtesy Notices

 

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Courtesy Notices
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Planning Courtesy Notices - November 17, 2021

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Planning Courtesy Notices

 

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Courtesy Notices
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Planning Courtesy Notices - October 18, 2021

City of Ventura

Planning Courtesy Notices

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process as possible...

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Courtesy Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices 11/21/2022

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Planning Courtesy Notices

 The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices 10/20/2022

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Planning Courtesy Notices

 The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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ED - Launch Here
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Planning Courtesy 09/21/2022

Planning Courtesy Notices

 

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices 8/25/2022

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Planning Courtesy Notices

 The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices 7/25/2022

Planning Courtesy Notices

 The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices -05/25/22

Planning Courtesy Notices

 The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices -4/25/22

Planning Courtesy Notices

 

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Planning Courtesy Notices -3/24/22

Planning Courtesy Notices

 

The purpose of this courtesy notice is to inform residents about project proposals early in the review process.  Staff highly encourages residents to share their perspective on projects as early in the process a...

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2022

Volunteer at Cornucopia Community Gardens

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Gear up for a morning of fun volunteer work at Cornucopia Community Gardens on December 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lettuce celery-brate the coming winter with one last volunteer bash! We’ll try to beet the frost with some re-mulchin...

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Environmental Programs

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive

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This special community campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Ventura County.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Upcoming workshop for Ventura River Trail Improvements

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Join the next community workshop for the Ventura River Trail Improvements Project on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Westpark Community Center, located at 450 W. Harrison Avenue. Spanish interpretation services and materials will be provided.

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Santa to a Senior

Santa to a Senior Program

Donate holiday gifts now through December 13! Gifts are given to homebound seniors enrolled in the Ventura Avenue Adult Center's Senior Nutrition Program.

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive

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This special community campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Ventura County.

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

City of Ventura Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

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The City of Ventura’s Public Works Department received a $52,588 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will fund activities emphasizing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City Council announcement about the City Manager

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Akbar Alikhan has been selected to serve as acting City Manager. The Ventura City Council announced at the meeting on November 14, 2022, that City Manager Alex D. McIntyre has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Join a City Council Advisory Group

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Get involved in decisions that impact the community. Apply for openings on the Historic Preservation Committee, Mobile Home Rent Review Board, and Downtown Parking Advisory Committee. All applications are due by January 23, 2023.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan available to review

CARP Draft

After receiving extensive feedback, ideas, and input from community members and stakeholders, the draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) has been released and is available online for public review until December 12, 2022, at www.planventura.com.

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

New acting Community Development Director Neda Zayer

Neda Zayer

The City of Ventura announced Neda Zayer has been selected to serve as the acting Community Development Director effective November 15, 2022.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

City approves applicants for commercial cannabis business permits

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The Ventura City Manager Alex D. McIntyre selected the finalists for the City’s first round of commercial cannabis permits. The three retail businesses that have been conditionally awarded permits are

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Fall Activity Guide now available!

Parks and Recreation Fall 2022 Activity Guide

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: June 24, 2022

New Chatbot live

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The City of Ventura has launched a new Chatbot feature to help website visitors find information, resources, services, and more! The Chatbot tool uses artificial intelligence to answer customer questions regarding website information. The more it&apos...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Ventura City Council Meetings to offer Spanish Interpretation Program

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The City of Ventura will provide live two-way Spanish interpretation services for all City Council meetings for the next six months, starting on September 26, 2022.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Ventura Police 2021 Annual Report

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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.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Join our City team

We're Hiring- www.CityofVentura.ca.gov/Jobs

We're hiring for a variety of positions. Check them out and apply today!

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

City News: Read the My Ventura eNewsletter

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Ventura Police Community Foundation

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Did you know...the Ventura Police Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that:

  • Provides resources and funding to help improve police effectiveness and officer safety and wellness through the use of specialized equipment, evolving technology, and ot...
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Police Department
Posted on: May 31, 2022

VPD launches new Neighborhood Watch Program

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The Ventura Police Department encourages residents to take an active role in crime prevention, reduction, and reporting by starting a Neighborhood Watch group.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

VPD Policy 706: Military Equipment

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Learn more about our Military Equipment Policy.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Ventura Police 2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report News Flash

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.

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Now hiring Public Safety Dispatchers

Dispatcher News Flash

Public Safety Dispatchers play a vital role in community and officer safety. We're looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team. Learn more and apply today.

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Strategic Plan

Learn more about VPD's mission, vision, values, and future initiatives.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 26, 2022

Montalvo Safe Routes to School

Project Background

The Montalvo Safe Routes to School Project includes: 

  • installation of three flashing beacon crossings along Cypress Point Path corridor that runs from State Route 126 to US 101 Freeway west of Victoria Avenue
  • a high-intensity acti...
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Public Work Projects
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Street Resurfacing - Victoria Avenue

Project Description

The project consists of resurfacing Victoria Avenue between Telephone Road and Ralston Street. The project will include cold milling, pavement repairs,
manhole and valve cover adjustments to grade, traffic loop replacement, as well as ...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Mission Park - Main Street Frontage Improvements

Project Description

The Mission Park Main Street Frontage Improvement project is located along Main Street just west of Figueroa Plaza adjacent to Mission Park (Attachments A, B, and C).  Historically this area of Main Street is one of the highest...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Cameron Street Sidewalk Improvements Phase III

Project Description

This project consists of repairing/installing sidewalks and installing/upgrading ADA access ramps in the Westside neighborhood.

Project Status 

Now Accepting bids - BIDS DUE 7/8/21 at 2:00 PMLink to CyberCopy

Estimated Schedule

Com...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Oxnard Plain Aquifer Monitoring Well

Project Description

Construct  monitoring wells clustered into one column up to 625 feet below surface; to obtain an undisturbed core sample and construct permanent monitoring wells with varying depths.. The core samples are necessary for determin...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Wastewater Plant Aeration Blowers

Project Description

Replace the existing aeration blowers system with a new building, install new energy-efficient blowers and instrumentation to be fully automated control system with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.

Project Status 

Accept...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Police/Fire Headquarters Chiller Replacement Project

Project Description

Project consists of the demolition, disposal, and replacement of a chiller and appurtenant work as shown on the plans with Drawing No. 2020-D-033a. The Engineer's Estimate of cost is $228,008.

Project Status 

ACCEPTING B...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Street Resurfacing - Telephone, Saratoga to Victoria

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Project Description

The project consists of resurfacing Telephone Road from Saratoga Avenue to Victoria Avenue. The project will include cold milling, pavement repairs,
manhole and valve cover adjustments to grade, traffic loop replacement, as well as rep...

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Public Work Projects
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pierpont Stormwater Lift Stations

Project Description

The Pierpont area stormwater drainage system relies on two key lift stations located on Weymouth and Dover Lanes.  Each station consists of three pumps capable of pumping stormwater at a rate of 8,000 gallons per minute, a smal...

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Public Work Projects

News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2022

Pipeline Newsletter

Pipeline Newsletter

Sign up for Ventura Water's monthly Pipeline E-Newsletter for project updates, community events, jobs and more! 

Sign-up here.

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News Flash

Posted on: August 30, 2022

VenturaWaterPure to receive an additional $14 million in grant funds

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The City of Ventura’s proposed water reuse program, VenturaWaterPure,
anticipates an additional $14 million in federal funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Sign up for Ventura Water's Pipeline Newsletter

Pipeline Newsletter

Stay updated on the latest news for Ventura Water and VenturaWaterPure! This monthly newsletter features customer rebate programs, news, events, and project updates.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Thank you, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District!

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A big thank you to Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for giving us a tour of their facilities and showing us how they are bringing their water "full circle"!

Learn more about LVMD VenturaWaterPure