Sidewalks Update Nov. ’18


The City of Ventura Transportation Division would like to engage Ventura residents during the planning process for the upcoming Montalvo neighborhood bicycle and pedestrian improvements.  The designs are currently in progress and set for first phase completion in April/May, 2019.   Groundbreaking will be in the Fall of 2020.  The MCC will partner with city engineers to host an informational session.

Montalvo Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Info Session
Tuesday, Dec 4
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr, Ventura

Please mark your calendars and plan to come prepared with any questions or concerns.  You may also contact the team directly if your property will be directly impacted by construction along Moon Dr, Grand Ave, Bristol Rd, James Ave, Bell St, and potentially Katherine Ave.

Below you can see an old version of an early planning scope created by the MCC.  There will be much more detailed information available at the meeting.




Public Hearing 10/29/18 RE: Historic Montalvo Land Use Designations


The City Council will be hearing the General Plan Refinement as it pertains to their direction to change the land use designation for the R-1-6 and R-1-1AC properties that currently have the Neighborhood Medium General Plan Designation.  Below is the public notice that went out to the surrounding property owners.


DATE:  Monday – 10/29/2018   TIME:  6:00 PM

PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Poli Street, Ventura CA

PROJECT:  PROJ-12142     APPLICANT:  City of Ventura, Community Development Dept.

FOR INFORMATION CALL:      Iain Holt, AICP, (805) 654-7752 /

PURPOSE:  The City Council of the City of San Buenaventura (Ventura) will conduct a public hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment to change the General Plan Designation from Neighborhood Medium to Neighborhood Low for properties currently zoned R-1-6 and R-1-1AC along Alameda Avenue, Grand Avenue, James Avenue, Bristol Road, Bell Street, Clara Street, Katherine Avenue, Geneva Street, and Montalvo Drive, within the Montalvo Community and update the General Plan Figure 3-1 Infill Areas, Figure 3-3 Planning Communities and Figure 3-5 General Plan Diagram to reflect previously approved City Council General Plan Amendments and LAFCo Sphere of Influence actions.

Thank you,
Iain Holt, AICP
Principal Planner
Community Development Dept.
City of Ventura
(805) 654-7752 phone
(805) 654-7560 fax

“Collaborating with our Neighbors to Create a Thriving, Prosperous, Safe and Sustainable Ventura.”

Moundwell 3 Construction Begins October 8, 2018

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Please see the previous posts regarding this project:

Moundwell 3
Moundwell Update

Letter from City of Ventura Public Works Department received 10/5/18:

Hello Neighbors,

The City will be distributing door knob hanger informing your neighborhood about the construction of Mound Well 3 project to start next week, October 8th. 

The Contractor’s first activity is to bring in the sound wall panels and posts.  Followed by the actual erection of the sound wall along the project site perimeter.   You should expect normal construction noise during the day.  Please share this information to your neighbor as I don’t have all their email addresses.

When this project is completed, it will augment the existing City water supply up to 3,000 gallons per minute; which, will put us in a better position as opposed to other cities who relies solely on the State water supply from the north.

Chris Dejarme, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer
City of Ventura Public Works Department
501 Poli St.  Box 99   Ventura, CA 93002-0099
Fax: (805) 641-2775|Office: (805) 654-7821|Mobile: (805) 407-8412

District 6 Candidate Forums


The MCC will host two candidate forums for the 2018 election cycle.   As a reminder, citizens will ONLY vote for the City Council seat representing their own district.

Tuesday, September 25, 7-8:30pm
Saturday, October 6, 10-11:30am

Lighthouse Foursquare Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr., Ventura, CA 93003

What you need to know about electing Ventura City Council members in November.

District 6 candidates

Please comment below with any questions you’d like the candidates to field at these forums.

Water Bill Increase

Did you notice a big jump in your water bill???  The time has finally come.  The Montalvo Community Services District voted in December 2014, to shut down its small sewer treatment plant and for the neighborhood to be hooked up to city sewer service.
Read the details here.

The final phase of the agreement began on July 1, 2018. The City is now responsible for directly billing all properties within MCSD for sewer services. Historically, MCSD customers paid for sewer service provided by MSCD through their property tax bill.
See the Ventura Water site for more info and FAQs.

You can find previous blog posts on this subject below:
Public Hearing
Rate increase
MCSD Status