How will the City support and work with the Native community?
In order to support the Native community, City leadership has met with leaders from the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians, a self-governing band with a territory that spans Ventura County and parts of Kern and Los Angeles counties to build a relationship, and are committed to having an open and honest dialogue about their needs. The City is looking forward to learning and growing together while exploring partnership opportunities for upcoming future projects, cultural awareness, and cultural resources.

In addition to growing these partnerships, the City is launching a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Evaluation in late 2023 to better understand where the city is when it comes to meeting the needs of all constituents regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This work will be done by local scholar and educator, Dr. Lori Santamaria, who has experience working with indigenous communities and is of indigenous Choctaw descent. Dr. Santamaria will help identify organizational strengths and gaps and recommend priorities, strategies, objectives, programs, and initiatives.

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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?
4. When will the Ventura Unified School District begin allowing the public access to their playgrounds and fields after school hours?
5. Are there any plans in place improve east end services for seniors?
6. Is there an update on the status of the Main Street Moves street closure becoming permanent? What is the City’s plan for mitigating the increased traffic and speeding surrounding streets due to this c
7. Will the units at the La Quinta Inn truly be affordable and able to help those in need?
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?
14. How does the City plan to address various freeway on- and off-ramps that were built for less-populous times? How can the City work to improve the safety of the 101 and 33 ramps at Johnson, Seaward,
15. What's happening with the Olivas Parks Specific Plan?
16. How will the City support and work with the Native community?
17. How can the City go about redirecting future taxpayer dollars to support a local firm capable of the same work?
18. Will the City reconsider the 2026-27 FY plan to repave Cedar St. near Seneca?