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. Check back for updates and timeline.
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:
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
-If you have issues with people living in vehicles or storage units near your home report to Ventura PD and call Code Enforcement
-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 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 www.replaceyourturf.com
Montalvo Community Council will be hosting a
PUBLIC Community Meeting
Tuesday, 10/11, 6:30pm
Lighthouse Foursquare Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr
Print your own flyer here: MNTLVblockparty
Are you curious as to why the MCC is so concerned about limiting the heights of any new buildings in and around our neighborhood? Take a look at the photos below, and notice how out of scale this new two-story building looks next to an existing single story residence. Can you imagine another story on top of that?
More importantly, check out the view from inside the office building. The MCC is concerned about the intrusive nature of this kind of construction.
Here are two more examples of ominous and imposing structures encroaching upon single family residences in Saticoy. The buildings below are both 3 stories in height.
If you want to have a say in the future of Montalvo, find out more about how you can help here: General Plan Refinement
The future of our Montalvo neighborhood is in jeopardy! We are facing potential development along Victoria Ave, at the Bristol shopping center, and in the commercial and industrial zones on the South end of Grand Ave (near the post office, Carbide Saw, storage units, etc). Refinements to the General Plan will go before the City Council on
Monday, 9/12/2016 at 6pm
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Thursday, August 25th, 2016.
SAMPLE LETTER: ResidentSampleLetter
telephone at 805-654-7827
The first free concert of the Montalvo Square Shopping Center Summer Concert Series was a major success! The weather was perfect, the crowd was plentiful, and everyone was in good spirits. Many people even got on their feet and danced! Montalvoites are encouraged to enjoy this family friendly event that is in easy walking distance. Check out the upcoming dates below.
On Friday, April 22, the MCC spent the afternoon at the Montalvo Elementary School Carnival! The goal was to connect with Montalvo neighbors, and give them information about our council and its current projects. We enjoyed some fresh popped popcorn, and burritos from Chipotle. It was great to talk with those of you who stopped by, and see families out supporting their school. Go Lions!