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The City is nearing the completion of an Active Transportation Plan to create a roadmap for priority projects and programs that will support our community by making walking, biking, and taking public transit great choices for all. Many of the projects identified through the process look to bridge the gaps caused by both freeways and rail.
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There are no current plans to improve the Fairground restrooms prior to the X-Games. If residents attended the Strawberry Festival, the City understands that lines for the restrooms were lengthy. After connecting with Fairgrounds staff, staff has learned that during the Strawberry Festival, a few of the Fairgrounds in-house restrooms were out of order for the weekend, likely contributing to long lines. They've also shared that there were enough portable restrooms on site to accommodate an event of that size, and there will be for the X-Games as well.
The City is working with the Ventura Unified School District to discuss the use of its facilities during after-school hours and on non-school days. The City and VUSD are exploring ways to provide residents with as many recreational spaces and opportunities as possible.
Through various community partnerships, collaborations, and grant opportunities, the Parks & Recreation Department is working on expanding senior services citywide, including the east end. To learn more about the City's Senior Strategic Plan, visit the Parks & Recreation Department website.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the Martin v. City of Boise case that enforcement of ordinances that prohibit sleeping or camping on public property against individuals is unconstitutional when those individuals do not have a meaningful alternative, such as a shelter space or a legal place to camp. According to Martin v. Boise, current law does allow people to sleep in and live out of their RVs. It is not illegal to be homeless, however, dumping illegal waste is not permitted. Officers will respond if reported at the time of occurrence, but cannot issue citations without a witness on site or evidence upon arrival.
To report suspicious activity, please call the 24/7 non-emergency line at 805-650-8010.
The City appreciates and encourages public input on the amenities residents would like to see in City park spaces. It helps the City with future planning, especially when grant opportunities or funding becomes available. You can share your input with the Parks and Recreation Department leadership, by phone or email, or you can attend one of our monthly Parks & Recreation Commission meetings. These public meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm. Learn more on the Parks and Recreation Commission website.