MCC Community Meeting (3/20/18)

03-20-18 MCC Agenda
MCC Community Meeting (Open to the public and neighboring communities)
6:30pm – 8:15pm
(**not our usual Four-Square Church meeting place**)
Seed Communities Church 2734 Johnson Dr., Ventura, CA 93003

6:30p Welcome
6:35p-7:00p Ventura Police Department Presentation/Update
– District 6 Crime Report  (SEE BELOW)
7:00p-7:30 Ventura City Council Member Speaker – Christy Weir
– Various issues, including New Voting Districts (Montalvo District 6) & in Pipeline Projects in our district (Johnson Dr.)
7:30-7:50p Discussion on Future Montalvo Community Council Boundary Expansion
based upon the New 2018 Ventura District-Based Election Map
7:50-8:00p Upcoming General Plan Changes  It’s finally here!
-Discuss highlights the proposed General Plan Refinement updates for the Victoria Corridor & Montalvo Adoption By Ventura Planning Commission/City Council
Coming This Spring!
Please read the MCC response to the upcoming
2018 Ventura General Plan Refinement
8:00-8:05p Montalvo Recycling Fundraiser – Dan Farmer
Montalvo Recycled Aluminum Drive (MRAD)
8:05p-8:15p Wrap Up
May 1st Next MCC Public Meeting (Tentative)
MCC Zone 6
New Ventura Election Map Zone 6 (& proposed Montalvo Community Council boundaries)


Montalvo Community 2017 Highlights

January – Montalvo Community Council Public Meeting 1/24/2017
Presentation by Mr. Peter Goldenring for proposed project for a Starbucks Drive-thru near the north-west corner property of Victoria & Moon (where DW’s Country Cafe currently is). Followed by Q&A DW’s Country Cafe currently is). Followed by Q&A

Mr. Kim presented his proposal for a Senior Care/Dementia Care facility at south-west corner (3 parcels) of Alameda & 8th Street. Followed by Q&A

Some passionate Montalvoites later attended the City Planning Commission Meeting

February –  Montalvo Community Council Public Meeting 2/28/2017
Cpl. Munger of the Ventura Police Department will be gave us a crime update on the area. We asked about how Neighborhood Watch works.

Presentation by Dave Ward, AICP City of Ventura Community Development Planning Manager to present info on the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (ADUs) which replaces the “second units” ordinance. Followed by Q&A

March – Montalvo Sidewalks Funded!
The city of Ventura’s proposal for a “safe route to school” in our neighborhood has been funded to the tune of 1.38 million dollars.

May & June – Planning Commission Meeting at City Hall 5/11/17 & 6/15/17
Some passionate Montalvoites attended the Planning Commission Meeting at City Hall and spoke before the commissioners.  They expressed their concern about the possibility of a code change that would allow-drive thru establishments within the Victoria Corridor.   Noise and light pollution, increased traffic, loose trash, individuals loitering, and CO2 emissions were some of the points addressed.
At the June 15 meeting the MCC Board was pleased to hear the passing of a motion which will:
1. Allow for drive-thru establishments (food and services) in the Victoria Corridor by Conditional Use Permit only.
2. Protect the existing Moon Drive Overlay by not allowing any drive-thrus along this section of the Victoria Corridor.

June – Montalvo Community Council Public Meeting 6/6/2017
Commander Payne of the Ventura Police Department will be gave us a crime update on the area.

General Plan Refinement Proposal for Montalvo & Victoria Corridor (latest iteration) presented by Ventura Planning Staff. This issue will be going to the City of Ventura Planning Commission most likely in July, and to City Council in September (it has not yet). This also included height requirements along The Victoria Corridor.

Ventura Community Development Director Spoke about the AutoCenter Specific Sign Plan with Video Presentation and Q&A discussion.

July – Water Rate Increase 7/1/17
Rate increase form Sewer Service now being provided by the City of Ventura

September – New Hill Rd. Library Opens

September – Montalvo Community Council Public Meeting 9/5/2017
A representative from Ventura Public Works made a presentation and answered questions regarding the proposed water well (Mound Well No. 3) project behind the church. The attendees had a brief site visit. We were later invited to a the running Saticoy Pump some weeks later for a site visit. Water Well Information

October – Administrative Hearing for Mound Well No. 3 At City Hall  10/17/2017
Some passionate Montalvoites attended the City Hall Meeting to voice their sound and safety concerns for the project. Water Well Information

November – MCC Shares City of Ventura’s District Map Proposal 11/26/17
Public Hearings at City Hall 12/4/17 & 12/11/17
To be discussed at December’s MCC Community Meeting

December – MCC Annual Community Meeting 12/5/17

New Hill Rd Library

Sunday, December 3, 2017 –

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Imagine…a new East Ventura library! Ventura County Library is pleased to announce the grand opening event of the new Hill Road Library in Ventura. This special event will include:

  • Library information and tours
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12:30 pm
  • BBQ compliments of Ventura Downtown Lions Club
  • Performance by the Rubicon Harmonix
  • Fun for the whole family

Ventura County Library Website:

VC Star Article:

Sidewalks Update

Remember our grant proposal for sidewalks in our community that would insure safe travel to school for Montalvo Elementary students?  Check out the map here: MMCsidewalks

We are still waiting to here the final decision, but our proposed project tied for highest score in the county!  Read all the details here:

Item 09 – Active Transportation Program Cycle 2 Call for Projects Update and Information on Advancing Funds for ATP Project Design and Construction


MCC Community Meeting 10.11.16



Ventura Police Department

Terry Medina, Watch Commander
Desk line (805)339-4325
24 years of experience including undercover narcotics and detective work for property and street crimes

Criminal activities during the past 30 Days (as of 10.11.16) in Montalvo area:
7 Property thefts from vehicles-  Most vehicles were left unlocked
3 Auto thefts-   At least one vehicle had keys left in car
1 Assault-  At the carwash on Seahawk
1 Homicide-  At the business centre on the south end of Alameda, all subjects currently in custody
1 Search warrant served-  Related to an August stabbing homicide on Whipporwill

There are only 6 officers on duty at any given time for the whole of Ventura City.  Measure O on your November ballot is a 0.5% sales tax meant to address clean water/beaches/street repairs/safety measures.  If it passes, the police force will be able to increase the number of officers available.


-Please report any suspicious activity to the non emergency line as often as needed
(805) 650-8010
-If you have issues with people living in vehicles or storage units near your home report to Ventura PD and call Code Enforcement
(805) 658-4711
-If a person comes to your home claiming to be a salesperson ask to see their city ID, as it is required that they have one if they are legitimate
-Join Nextdoor Montalvo and make reports.  This site facilitates neighborhood watch.


Ventura Water

Joe McDermott

Ventura is in its 5th year of drought.  We do not receive water from the state, but maintain our own supply at Lake Casitas (30%), Ventura River (30%) and through ground water (30%).  We are currently in stage 3, which requires a 20% reduction in water use.  

Until February of 2016 Montalvo operated an independent water treatment facility.  That plant will be demolished in the near future, and all residences in our neighborhood are now on the Ventura Water grid for sewer.  When we were an unincorporated section of the city we only paid the city for water, while our sewer bill was incorporated into our property taxes.  By July of 2018 our Ventura Water bill will look like all others in the city, and will contain both water and sewer fees.  You can expect your Ventura Water bill to approximately double what you’re currently paying.

One important tip was shared: Your water rate is determined by the average use of water from December 1 – March 31.  After April 1 your rate is set for the remainder of the year, and won’t be calculated again until December.

If you’d like to lower your water bill, you should consider removing your grass and replacing with drought tolerant plants.  There is  $2 per square foot reimbursement program.  Check it out at