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1. What is happening in the Ventura River?
2. Why is this happening and why now?
3. When will the illegal camp removal begin?
4. How will the clearing take place and how will this affect me?
5. Who will dismantle the illegal camps?
6. Where will the people who live in the river bottom go?
7. How will the removal of illegal camps be sustained or reinforced?
8. Who made the decision to remove the camps?
9. Who owns the property in and around the Ventura River?
10. What can I do to help?

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1. Is it legal to possess marijuana?
2. How many plants can be grown per residence?

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1. Why doesn’t the City have enough funds to address these needs on its own?
2. How much would the measure cost?
3. Would tourists share in funding this investment?
4. Could any funds from this measure be taken by the State?
5. How do I know that funds would be spent appropriately?
6. What led the City Council to consider this type of local funding measure?
7. Will the sales tax measure contain a sunset?

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1. What are the current needs facing the City of Ventura?
2. How is the City planning to address these critical services and infrastructure needs?
3. Could additional local resources address homelessness and help other residents?
4. When would the local measure be on the ballot?
5. How could a local funding measure help the City continue to protect the health and safety of its residents?

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1. Who needs a business license?
2. My business is in my home in Ventura but all my work is done outside the City limits - am I required to have a license?
3. I am a contractor and have hired sub-contractors to complete a job - am I required to include them on my business license?
4. If we have more than one location, is a business license required for each location?
5. When can I use a seasonal license?
6. Do I need to get a business license as the new owner of an existing business in the City of Ventura?

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1. How far does the front of a garage have to setback from the back of the sidewalk?
2. What if only temporary access is needed?
3. What sight distance is required at driveways?
4. What clearances are required from appurtenances?
5. What spacing can driveways have?
6. How wide can the driveway be?
7. Where can the driveways be located?
8. How many driveways can a property have?
9. Why was this driveway policy developed?
10. Will I need anything else?
11. What do I need to submit?
12. What conditions will the City require my project to meet?
13. Whom can I contact with additional questions?
14. Whom can I contact for business loans?
15. Who can help me recruit qualified employees?
16. Will I need a business tax license from the City of Ventura?
17. Where should I locate my business?
18. I'm thinking of starting a business in Ventura. Whom should I contact?
19. Are you open Fridays?
20. Who is my planner?
21. What is my zoning?

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1. There are 350 homeless individuals in Ventura. If a 55 bed shelter is built won’t we need 6 additional shelters for the remaining homeless individuals?
2. Are you providing housing for families and single people or veterans only?
3. Where is this housing going to be located?
4. Do the business owners in this area know of this plan?
5. What criterion qualifies an individual to live in the crisis home?
6. Will there be only one crisis facility located in the Arundell district, or could there be more than one facility?
7. Are there other areas where these needs can be met and not interfere with productive tax revenue generating businesses?

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1. Bike Theft Prevention
2. Child Safety
3. Domestic Violence
4. Elder Safety
5. Home and Neighborhood Safety
6. Identity Theft
7. Internet Safety
8. Parking Ticket Prevention
9. Scams/Fraud
10. Self-Storage Burglary Prevention Tips
11. Megan's Law and Sex Offender Information
12. Vehicle Theft and Burglary Prevention

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1. How many customers can enroll in the Program?
2. When will my enrollment begin?
3. Once enrolled in the program do I need to reapply?

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1. What is SB 606 and AB 1668?
2. What are urban water use targets?
3. How will the new laws impact customers?
4. Will individual residents and businesses be fined for not meeting water use targets?
5. Will it be illegal to take a shower and wash clothes in the same day, as reported in the media?
6. How will local water agencies meet these new urban water use targets?
7. How will the state’s water efficiency standards be calculated?
8. Is it easy to limit indoor water use to 55 gallons per person per day?
9. Will commercial water users be required to use water more efficiently?

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1. What does AMI stand for?
2. How does AMI system work?
3. Why are the meters being replaced?
4. Are all meters being replaced?
5. Will my water bill look different?
6. Will my bill increase?
7. Will the meter upgrade affect my bill?
8. Is my privacy secure?
9. How long has this meter/radio equipment been manufactured?
10. How many radio devices have been installed in residential applications?
11. Over the past 13 years, have there been any cases of interference caused by the R900 radio devices?

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1. Why is a new ocean outfall needed?
2. Will the outfall have negative impacts to the environment or wildlife?
3. When will construction of the outfall take place?
4. How was the location of the outfall determined?
5. What are the impacts to Marina Park?

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1. Who may receive a Downtown - “R” residential parking permit?
2. What are the Downtown - "R" residential parking permit rules? How many can one residence have?

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1. Who may receive a School Area - “S” or Medical District - “M” residential parking permit?
2. How do I get a permit?

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1. Do I have to use the pay station closest to my car?
2. Do I have to put a receipt on my dash?
3. Do I have to go back to the original pay station to extend time?
4. How is the City enforcing the pay stations?
5. Where is the free parking?
6. I am disabled and can’t walk from the free parking areas. How is the City going to accommodate my needs?
7. I am a resident and live in or adjacent to the downtown core area where the parking pay stations are placed. People are parking in front of my house so they don’t have to pay. How can I address that?
8. Is there enough parking in the Downtown area?

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1. What is the price for on-street parking?
2. Do I have to pay for a whole hour even if I'm just making a quick visit?

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1. What time of day can I reserve a party and for how long?
2. How many tables are there in the reserved picnic area?
3. Can I decorate the picnic area and if so, how early can I come in to do that?
4. Does the reservation fee include food or beverages?
5. Do you have any refrigeration for a birthday cake?
6. What happens if it rains on my party date?

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1. If some of my guests aren’t planning to swim, do they count as an entry?
2. What if I need more entries as my party date approaches?
3. Do my party guests need to wait in line to get in?

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1. May I come in to look at the party areas before I decide to make a reservation?
2. Is a deposit required in order to reserve?
3. Can I get a refund if I decide to cancel my reservation?

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1. How do I report a pothole?
2. How do I report graffiti?
3. How do I report a burned out street light?
4. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?
5. What is my street sweeping day?
6. How do I report an illicit discharge into the storm drain?
7. Where do I call to report flooding or debris on a City street?
8. How do I report a traffic signal issue?
9. How do I report a traffic sign issue?
10. How do I report a broken parking meter?
11. Where do I report a tree limb obstructing a sidewalk, traffic sign, streetlight, or public right of way?
12. Where do I call to replace garbage can or recycling bins?
13. How do I report an abandoned shopping cart?
14. I have grass and brush clippings that I need to dispose of, what can I do with them?
15. Does the City provide sandbags?

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1. Where do I view job opportunities with the City of Ventura?
2. How do I apply for a job at the City of Ventura?
3. How do I contact someone if I have a question about a specific job opportunity or the application process?
4. What if I forgot my governmentjobs.com password?
5. What if the job I want to apply for isn’t listed on the Job Opportunities page?

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1. Why is the City doing this?
2. Can I drive on a Shared Street?
3. What does a Shared Street look like?
4. What activities are allowed on a Shared Street?
5. What activities are not allowed on a Shared Street?
6. How were these Shared Streets selected?
7. Will this be expanded to more streets?
8. What about other streets in the City?
9. How is the City monitoring this?
10. How will the City address enforcement?
11. How can I be in touch with the City about this program and help spread the word?
12. Where else is this happening?

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1. How will 5G be used by city residents and businesses?
2. What control does the City have over 5G small cell facilities?
3. Who governs the location of wireless facilities?

The City reviews and approves the location of individual wireless applications within parameters established by both federal and state laws.

Collectively, these federal and state laws prohibit cities from:

  1. Denying a carrier the ability to provide service either through explicit prohibitions (example: banning new wireless facilities) or through actions that effectively prohibit service. 
  2. Denying wireless applications based on health concerns, such as those expressed about radio frequency emissions. 
  3. Stalling or failing to make a decision.  The Telecommunications Act imposes a short time frame, often referred to as a shot clock, for a city to review a wireless application.  Failure for a city to act results in the application being automatically approved without the ability to impose conditions of approval.
  4. Denying a carrier from using the public right-of-way to install their equipment. 


4. What is the City doing to regulate 5G facilities?
5. Can potential health effects prevent these installations from being approved?

Federal law (Telecommunications Act of 1996) prohibits cities from considering health impacts when taking action on a wireless application if it meets the radio frequency levels established by the FCC.  

6. Can the City require fiber underground as an alternative?
7. What is the application process for a 5G facility?
8. What control does the City have between public and private site installations?
9. What type of facilities could be used for small cell wireless (5G) equipment?
10. What is the status of application for 5G sites in the City?
11. Is there an appeal process for approved 5G sites?

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1. What is the State Water Interconnection Project?
2. Why connect to State Water?
3. Why construct both the State Water Interconnection and VenturaWaterPure Projects?
4. Why doesn’t the City of Ventura pursue a connection to the State Water Project at Lake Piru or Castaic Lake rather than a connection through Calleguas Municipal Water District’s system?

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1. Where does the money come from?
2. How much does it cost?
3. How does the City decide which streets to pave?

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1. Why is Ventura Water looking for new sources of drinking water?
2. Are there other ways to reuse the water that could benefit water supply?
3. Can conservation meet our needs without this source of supply?
4. What is wastewater and where does it go in Ventura?
5. What does “potable” mean, and what is potable reuse?
6. What is water purification?
7. Why not just build a desalination plant and purify sea water?
8. Who regulates recycled water? What laws and regulations have to be met?

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1. When will I receive my adjustment?
2. How will I receive my adjustment?
3. How many bill adjustments may I receive?

Customers may only apply for one billing adjustment for the affected billing period. This billing adjustment will not apply to the premises' eligibility for a billing adjustment every 5 years.

4. If my property was destroyed in the fires do I qualify for this adjustment?

No. Ventura Water staff has already adjusted bills of customers whose homes were destroyed by the Thomas Fire. Customers were charged only up until the date of the Thomas Fire incident at a proportional rate based on the premises' two year usage average. 


5. Thomas Fire Billing Adjustment Policy

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1. What is VenturaWaterPure?
2. What are the components of VenturaWaterPure?
3. What have been the safety considerations of potable reuse?
4. Why is VenturaWaterPure needed?
5. Why is VenturaWaterPure the preferred recycled water solution?
6. Why is the project scheduled for 2025 completion?
7. How will VenturaWaterPure be funded?
8. Why doesn’t the City expand its tertiary treated water or “purple pipe” infrastructure?
9. Why doesn’t the City convey its tertiary treated water to the City of Oxnard as an alternative to the VenturaWaterPure Project?
10. Why isn’t the City sending the tertiary treated water to United Water Conservation District’s (United) spreading grounds?
11. What is Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Genes
12. Is ARB/ARG removed during the advanced water purification process?
13. What measures are taken to ensure purified water sources are safe?

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1. Should I be watering my trees during the drought?
2. How can I tell if my tree is suffering from the drought?
3. How should I water my tree?
4. Where should I water my tree for the best effect?
5. How can I save water while watering my trees?
6. How can I tell if my tree is getting enough water?
7. Why should I water my trees over other plants in my garden?
8. I have heard it is good to mulch around trees, but also that mulch is a fire hazard. Should I mulch or not?
9. How do trees respond to drought conditions?
10. My tree doesn't have any leaves, is it dead?
11. My tree is fruiting like crazy, what is going on?
12. Should I fertilize my tree if it is stressed?

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1. What does a Stage 2 Water Shortage mean for customers?
2. Is water conservation still required under Stage 2?
3. How does the City determine whether a water shortage condition exists?
4. Why did the City move from a Stage 3 to Stage 2 Water Shortage Event?
5. Will my water rates change in Stage 2?
6. Will my sewer rates be adjusted as well?
7. Will my rates change again next year?