Where does the money come from?
The City receives about $1.75 million each year for street pavement maintenance and street resurfacing from State gasoline taxes. At this level of maintenance, street conditions in Ventura have slowly deteriorated over time. We project that to keep the streets at its current condition, we need approximately $10.1 million per year. Given this situation, we try to use the available funding where it will have the greatest long term value. Your dollars are best spent when we can use low-cost slurry sealing or cape seals to delay the time when the street will need a more costly overlay or reconstruction. Many residents ask why we are doing work on a good street and ignoring bad ones. We are simply utilizing available funding in the most cost effective manner for the overall road 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?