What steps are being taken to ensure better flow during the X-Games in July?
The City has received numerous community concerns on this topic and want to assure residents that a few actions have already been taken: 
  • City Staff is coordinating with the County Fairgrounds to assess the impacts from the Strawberry Festival, debrief on lessons learned, and continue working together on traffic planning for these types of large-capacity events. 
  • To add context to the Strawberry Festival impact and projected X Games impact, City staff has learned that the Strawberry Festival brought over 50,000 visitors, the annual Ventura County Fair typically brings in 20,000 people, and he X Games are slated to bring in 15,000 visitors.  
  • X Games messaging and local messaging will also lean heavily into encouraging alternative transportation. 
  • Finally, in collaboration with partners at the Visit Ventura, City staff have been working tirelessly with Gold Coast Transit, Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner management agency to provide adequate alternative travel options for X Games attendees.  A comprehensive plan to encourage bus and train travel to Ventura will be announced in June or early July in a press release and consumer-facing marketing. 

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1. How can local businesses become more involved with the X-Games?
2. What steps are being taken to ensure better flow during the X-Games in July?
3. Are there plans to improve the Fairgrounds, including the restrooms, before the X-Games?
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5. Are there any plans in place improve east end services for seniors?
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8. The Planning Commission reduced public comment time at the May 24 meeting. Can you please provide clarification on what the rule is for reducing time for public comment?
9. What the City is doing to address vagrancy and the increase in RVs lived in on City streets?
10. How is staff working to reduce illegal dumping of human waste, camping in public spaces, and in holding people accountable for their actions?
11. What is the City doing to address various safety concerns associated with homelessness, like random attacks, thefts, overdoses, and urinating and sleeping in public?
12. Are there any plans to add a dog park amenity at Kimball Park?
13. What will be done to make it safer to ride a bike in Ventura?
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