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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Water Main Break


Ventura Water is responding to a water main break on Poli Street between Ash Street and Ann Street. Approximately 50-60 homes are affected. 

Water service may be interrupted for approximately 7-8 hours for repairs. An update will be provided once ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

VYBA 2023-24 Season Registration

VYBA Logo with image of kids playing basketball.

Ventura Youth Basketball Association is back for its 65th season! In-person registration and skills testing dates begin in October for grades 2-8.

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Your voice in emergency evacuation planning


The Evacuation Preparedness Community Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open for participation through October 3, 2023.

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Ventura Police brew up a coffee date at Simone’s Coffee & Tea


Community members are invited to join Ventura Police officers and professional staff for a Coffee with a Cop at Simone’s Coffee and Tea, located at 2848 Cabrillo Drive in Midtown. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 8:00 ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Next Step for the General Plan Update

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The draft Land Use Designations and Preferred Land Use Map, presented at the 9/11 Council meeting, has been extended to the Council meeting on 9/25/23. Read more.

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

ArtWalk events at City Hall!

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On September 23 and 24, Ventura City Hall will be open to all art enthusiasts and residents to partake in ArtWalk 2023!

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Ventura Fire puts new ladder truck into service with 'push-in' ceremony


A state-of-the-art fire truck was unveiled and officially put into service, signifying its readiness to respond to emergencies in Ventura for the next 25 years.

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Child Passenger Safety Week


Children are especially vulnerable to injury in a crash when they are in the wrong type of car seat for their age and size or if the car seat is installed improperly.

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Read the latest My Ventura Community Newsletter


The bi-weekly email newsletter shares updates on recent news, events, and topics of interest for Ventura residents.

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Evacuation Planning Community Survey


The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is open for participation through October 3, 2023.

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Ocean Outfall Project

Ocean Outfall News Flash

A new ocean outfall is a critical component of VenturaWaterPure Program, as it allows for the disposal of concentrate generated by the new Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF).

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Bristol Road Street Resurfacing

Bristol Road News Flash

Starting September until February 2024, Bristol Road will be repaved between Johnson Drive and Ermine Avenue. The project includes pavement repairs, sidewalk improvements, and several tree replacements.

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Ondulando is Ventura’s first nationally recognized Firewise community

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These 640 property owners have taken proactive steps to reduce their risk from wildfire.

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Commercial cannabis business permits


Following a thorough Phase IV reassessment, Interim City Manager Don Penman has granted approval to three additional recipients for commercial cannabis conditional permits. The three recipients are MOM Ventura, located at 3868 East Main Street; Shryne Ven...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Voluntary registration program for vulnerable populations

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Ventura residents can now voluntarily register at-risk dependents with VPD, providing dispatchers & officers with critical information on individuals with special needs.

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Request for Qualifications - Call for Artists

Rendering of Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF)

The City of Ventura is excited to announce an opportunity for professional artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for integrating public art into the VenturaWaterPure Advanced Water Purification Facility project. Read the press release.

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Pavement Management Plan Fact Sheet

Pavement Management Plan Fact Sheet

Curious about upcoming road repairs, street conditions, or background information on paving strategies? Download the fact sheet for the new Pavement Management Plan for fiscal years 2023-2027.

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Bill Ayub New City Manager

Bill Ayub Newsflash

The City of Ventura is pleased to announce the appointment of William "Bill" Ayub as the new City Manager, effective August 8, 2023.

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Celebrate Ventura County's 150th anniversary

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Ventura County and the Museum of Ventura County will be holding a series of family-friendly pop-up celebrations!

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Commercial Cannabis Business Applicants Virtual Presentations

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The City of Ventura will hear one-hour virtual presentations from five finalists applying for three remaining commercial cannabis business permits on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. The presentations will be live-streamed on the City's YouTube channel.


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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Community Development report on appellants' applications

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In compliance with San Buenaventura Municipal Code (“SBMC”) Section 6.420.230.(a)(5), Community Development has completed its analysis of the five appellants’ applications. The report has been provided to the CIty Manager for...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

City Council approves increase for commercial cannabis permits

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In October 2022, three commercial cannabis permits were conditionally awarded. The five Phase IV applicants who were not awarded conditional permits appealed that decision. 

On Monday, July 24, 2023, City Council voted to approve an increase in th...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

New riding restrictions within Main Street Moves for increased public safety

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Riders will now need to dismount and walk their wheels within the designated five-block road closure area of Main Street Moves.

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

Ventura Launches Groundbreaking Compost and Mulch Giveaway Program

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The City of Ventura, in partnership with Agromin, introduces a groundbreaking program: free compost and mulch for residents. Enhance your gardening and landscaping with high-quality materials while making the City of Ventura a more climate resilient place

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Fall Activity Guide now available!

Digital Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide!

Registration begins Tuesday, August 2, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. View over 300 programs happening this September through January.

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Form-Based Code Overlay

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The City of Ventura recently adopted its 6th Cycle (2021-2029) Housing Element in January 2022. In order to provide enough housing in the city, several sites were identified as suitable for housing in the Housing Element, one on Telegraph ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Ventura Pier Closure Update

Pier Closure Newsflash

The Historic Ventura Pier has been closed for public safety due to significant storm damage since January 2023. The remaining repairs include the replacement of several timber piles, bracing, and brackets.

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

New Building Express Insta-Permits


 Building Express "Insta-Permit"

Customers can now apply for certain residential permits and receive them INSTANTLY through Ventura Online Permit Services* (OPS).

Building Express "Insta-Permits" are available for resid...

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