Wildfire Policy Reform Meeting

On April 12, Gov. Newsom released a proposed roadmap – created by the strike team he assembled in February – that examines key actions the state must take to address wildfire threats, protect California’s economy and help meet the state’s clean energy goals.

You can read the Governor’s report here:
Governor’s report

Gov. Newsom has asked the legislature to take action on the findings from this report before the July 12 recess.

Additionally, the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery, established by 2018’s Senate Bill 901, will be hosting a meeting in the community of Ventura on April 29 to explore and provide recommendations on various wildfire policy reforms. As the first meeting following the release of the strike team report, the Commission is expected to examine its findings and proposals. The live stream link can be found on the Commission’s website the day of the meeting.

Your continued engagement with your elected leaders on these proposed solutions will be essential to a fair and positive outcome. We look forward to keeping you informed of actions you can take to stay engaged and support practical policy solutions that address the wildfire issue.

[The full text of this post is copied from a letter composed by Chris Thompson, Vice President, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison ]  

Community Meeting

Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 12
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr

Working Agenda:

1) Welcome/Announcements
2) Ventura PD Crime Report
3) Clean Power Alliance Review
4) Johnson Drive Corridor Discussion
5) Community Engagement/Outreach Discussion


Sidewalks Community Meeting


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr.

Ventura city planning staff will return to Montalvo for a follow-up meeting regarding the sidewalks project.  See previous posts:

Sisewalks Update

We’re hoping to see many of your suggestions from the last meeting integrated into the most recent design.  Hope to see you there, especially if your property will be impacted by construction along Moon Dr, Grand Ave, Bristol Rd or James Ave.

District 6 Public Meeting: 2050 General Plan Update

UPDATE Feb. ’19

The city is retooling it public outreach regarding the General Plan update and will begin civic engagement again in July, 2019.  We’ll keep the community up to date as information about a new meeting comes our way.

****Due to the weather City Staff needs to be available in case of emergency, so this meeting has been postponed.****

2050 General Plan Update Public Meeting

The City of Ventura Planning Dept. is to host an informational session open to the public to discuss the upcoming General Plan process. The Planning Division would like to engage Ventura (District 6) residents during the first phase of the upcoming Citywide General Plan Update. Am I in District 6??

Public Meeting
Tuesday, Jan 15th
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr, Ventura

Please mark your calendars to learn more about this large undertaking and plan to come prepared with any questions or concerns.

City of Ventura 2050 General Plan Update Info Website Link

Welcome to the City of Ventura General Plan Update web page. This web page provides up-to-date information on the General Plan Update process. Background information, meetings materials, and documents prepared for the General Plan Update are available for review on this website, as they become available.

What is the General Plan? The General Plan is the City’s comprehensive framework of guiding policies on land use, housing, roads, recreation, historical and natural resources, balance of adequate water supply infrastructure, public safety and services, and noise, and serves as a basis for decisions that affect all aspects of our everyday lives from where we live and work to how we move about. It is implemented by decisions that direct the allocation of public resources and that shape private development. In short, the General Plan is the embodiment of the community’s vision for the future of Ventura. 

General Plan Update Civic Engagement Begins: The City’s Community Development Department has begun our initial steps of the City’s General Plan Update and Housing Element as required State legislative. During the initial stage of the civic engagement of “Ventura Listens”, staff is soliciting community input and reflection on the current Community Vision and General Plan to either reaffirm or further develop the Community Vision, Goals, Policies and Actions for the next 25 years, to 2050. Together we will lay out how the City may meet its growth demand and future needs sustainability with adequate services, water supply and infrastructure while responding to state mandates regarding housing, Climate Action Planning and Environmental Justice as well as our rapidly changing local market for housing and jobs.

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The General Plan consists of 10 elements that address both state-mandated planning issues plus optional subjects of particular concern with Ventura.

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More Info About The City Of Ventura Planning Division