Montalvo Crime Report

Good news. Crime in Montlavo is down!

Commander Dickey of the Ventura Police Department shared this report with the attendees of this week’s Montalvo Community Council (public) meeting. He also answered questions from the attendees.

Report all suspicious activity or persons

If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency call 805-339-4400 or 805-650-8010 (24/7 non-emergency dispatch number).

MCC Mtg Police Dec. 2017

Interactive Crime Map & Reporting Districts

https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1052/Interactive-Crime-Map-Reporting-District

Some Crime Prevention Tips from the Ventura PD

NEW City of Ventura District-Based Election Map (Update)

December 18th Update:  City Council unanimously selected Map 11 Revised as the City of Ventura District-Based Election Map, determined sequencing as 2018 Election (Districts 1, 4, 5 and 6) and 2020 Election (District 2, 3 and 7), and Introduced Ordinance Implementing District-Based Elections.  

December 4th update: Council Narrows the Focus to Four Maps

On December 4th, the City Council unanimously decided to narrow the list of maps down to four maps: Revised Map11 and existing Maps 16, 22, and 23.

Use this link to view all Maps on the online interactive viewer to view the Focus Maps.
2017 MONTALVO DISTRICT 6 MAPNew Proposed Montlavo Voting District #6 for the 2018 Election

2017 VENTURA DISTRICT MAPNEW Proposed City of Ventura District-Based Election Map Zones

More information about this vote can be found on The VC Star’s website:

http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2017/12/19/ventura-sets-new-voting-districts/963928001/

 

MCC Annual Community Meeting

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Montalvo Community Council (Public Meeting/Election)
Tuesday, January 23 6:30-8:15pm
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr

(Meeting was postponed from 12/05/17 Due to the Thomas Fire)

Join us for this important meeting which will include presentations by Ventura Police Department and CAPS media, a year-in-review, and elections for the following MCC board positions:

Chair
The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Board and General Council. The Chair is the official spokesperson and representative for the Council.
MCC Board recommendation: Mark Abbe

Treasurer
The Treasurer will have access to and custody of all funds of the Council and accept and expend funds as directed by a majority vote of the Executive Board or General Council at any official meeting. The Treasurer shall also present a quarterly Treasurer’s report at all General and Board meetings, prepare a year-end financial statement, prepare and file all tax forms, and make the books available for audit as directed by the Board.
MCC Board recommendation: Betsey Holt

Board Member At-Large
Duties will vary as needed.
MCC Board recommendation: Dan Farmer

Nominees will consist of a slate of nominees selected by a nominating committee together with persons nominated from the floor during the Annual Meeting. A person nominated from the floor must be present to accept the nomination.


Agenda

Community Meeting
1/23/2018
6:30pm – 8:15pm
Location: Lighthouse Foursquare Church
Meeting called by: MCC Board

6:30p Welcome

MCC 2017 Activity Year End Highlights

 
6:40p-7:00p Ventura Police Department Montalvo Update
7:00p-7:15 Ventura CAPS Presentation
7:15-7:35 Surfrider Foundation Presentation
(See info below)

 

7:35-7:45p Montalvo Recycling Fundraiser – Dan Farmer  

 

7:45-8:00p (2017) MCC Board Elections (Postponed from December due to Fires)
Board Chair, Treasurer, & Member At-Large seats are up for election to all Only current MCC members can vote or run for offices.
8:00-8:15p Discuss Future MCC Border Expansion

[Open Forum]

Discuss any public questions for the MCC Board

Discuss what the community would like to see the council do for the neighborhood.

Think of topics for future meetings.

Feedback/Suggestions

Date TBD Next MCC Public Meeting

SurfRider Handout

2018 Surfrider campaigns links rev-rdc

District Maps

Dear Community Partner,
The City of Ventura is pleased to announce that 33 draft maps were submitted to National Demographics Corporation for consideration of the City’s district maps.

The maps are available to view on the City’s website at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1249/DRAFT-DISTRICT-MAPS.

We need your feedback and involvement in the next steps at the two remaining Public Hearings, so please consider attending:

  • Public Hearing #3, on December 4, 2017 at 6 pm, City Hall
    City Council meeting to hear input on the draft district maps and to discuss which districts will have election in 2018 and which in 2020.
  • Public Hearing #4 on December 11, 2017 at 6 pm, City Hall
    City Council meeting to select a district map and introduction of an ordinance to transition to district based City Council elections.

An ordinance to establish the district boundaries is slated for adoption by January 14, 2018, and will be effective for the 2018 Election.

Your participation is very important to us and we look forward to hearing your comments.

Kelly Flanders
Communications Manager
City Manager’s Office, City of Ventura
501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93002
(805) 677-3993
kflanders@cityofventura.ca.gov
www.cityofventura.ca.gov

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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:
https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/hill-road-library

VC Star Article:
https://montalvocc.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/mcc-annual-community-meeting/

MCC Annual Community Meeting

**POSTPONED TO 01/23/18 DUE TO THOMAS FIRE**

Tuesday, December 5
6:30pm
Lighthouse Church, 6200 Montalvo Dr

Join us for this important meeting which will include presentations by Ventura Police Department and CAPS media, a year-in-review, and elections for the following MCC board positions:

Chair
The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Board and General Council. The Chair is the official spokesperson and representative for the Council.
MCC Board recommendation: Mark Abbe

Treasurer
The Treasurer will have access to and custody of all funds of the Council and accept and expend funds as directed by a majority vote of the Executive Board or General Council at any official meeting. The Treasurer shall also present a quarterly Treasurer’s report at all General and Board meetings, prepare a year-end financial statement, prepare and file all tax forms, and make the books available for audit as directed by the Board.
MCC Board recommendation: Betsey Holt

Board Member At-Large
Duties will vary as needed.
MCC Board recommendation: Dan Farmer

Nominees will consist of a slate of nominees selected by a nominating committee together with persons nominated from the floor during the Annual Meeting. A person nominated from the floor must be present to accept the nomination.

 

Ventura’s Water Supply

If you are interested in the issue of the water supply for Ventura, and proposed capital water projects to enhance the water supply, then you should be aware of an upcoming meeting at City hall with the Ventura Water Commission.

Scoping Meeting
City Hall Council Chambers,
501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001
on November 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. 

Public Notice

Date:
November 1, 2017

To:
Interested Parties

Subject:
Announcement of the Availability of the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report

Project:                       
Ventura Water Supply Projects

Review Period:
November 1, 2017, through December 1, 2017

The City of San Buenaventura (City of Ventura/City) has prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to notify the public, responsible and trustee agencies that as the Lead Agency the City will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for implementation of the Ventura Water Supply Projects. The NOP is available for review at the City’s Clerk Office located at 501 Poli Street, Room 204, Ventura, CA 93002 online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10084.

The City is proposing to develop new water supplies to augment its water supply portfolio consistent with the City’s recently completed 2017 Comprehensive Water Resources Report (CWRR) and 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). The EIR will analyze certain water supply alternatives outlined in the CWRR and UWMP including maximizing potable reuse of recycled water through implementation of the VenturaWaterPure Project, accessing imported water through the State Water Interconnection Project, providing groundwater treatment, and implementing an ocean desalination facility.

The City of Ventura is soliciting the views of responsible and trustee agencies, as well as other members of the public, including interested persons, organizations, and agencies, as to the scope and content of the environmental information to be evaluated in the EIR. The complete NOP contains more information on the project including figures showing the general location of the proposed facilities. The EIR will be used by the City Council when considering approval of the projects and any related discretionary approvals, as well as by state and federal agencies in considering discretionary permits and approvals for project(s) implementation.

All comments to the NOP are due no later than December 1, 2017. Please send your comments to the mailing address or email address shown below. Include a return address or email address and a contact name in your agency or group with your comments.

City of Ventura
Gina Dorrington,
501 Poli Street, Room 120
Ventura, CA 93002-0099
gdorrington@venturawater.net

scoping meeting will be held to receive comments regarding the scope and content of the EIR. The scoping meeting will include a brief presentation providing an overview of the proposed water supply projects and the CEQA process. After the presentation, oral comments will be accepted. Written comment forms will be supplied for those who wish to submit comments in writing at the scoping meetings. Written comments also may be submitted any time prior to the NOP comment due date. The scoping meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001 on November 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. 

District Based City Council Elections

The threat of a California Voting Rights Act violation has brought about some big changes for future city council elections in Ventura.  See the article and websites below to find out more about how you can have a voice in the formation of new district boundaries.  Deadline for map submissions is November 17, 2017.

VC Star article:
http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2017/10/23/ventura-power-design-voting-districts-yours/793359001/

Info & Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.capsmedia.org/city-of-ventura-district-based-city-council-elections/

https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=96

Water Well Information

Please see the previous post regarding this matter here.

In an email received 9/12/17:

Hello Montalvo community members,

Thank you for attending our informational meeting last Tuesday to discuss the Mound Well No. 3 project.  Community involvement is one of the most important aspects of the environmental review process, so we appreciated having such a good group of engaged citizens.

We received the following specific questions during our meeting and within follow up emails.


     1. Hydrology study

Preliminary Hydro Report_Mound_3-30-15


     2. Antenna specs – transmitting or receiving, frequency, directional or omni, type of antenna

The radio operates within the 900 Mhz range.  Due to security reasons, we cannot provide the exact frequency the City will operate on. However the Public Works Department has assured us that the radio signal transmission/receiving will be within what the law allows for public utility operations.  The antenna will be a directional yagi antenna, and will be pointed toward one of the City’s master radios for data collection.  Regarding the alternative possibility of using cable and wifi options, cable is not used because the City could not control the infrastructure and would have no control over outages and repairs.  Wifi is not used as the network and maintenance costs would be too great at this time, due to the current data requirements for well operation.


     3. CEQA report

See Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration below.  A copy can also be viewed in City Hall Room 117.

Final Mound Well 3 – IS-MND_Feb 2017


  1. Exact dB and frequency of pump sound

This is a copy of the City’s current Noise Ordinance.
Sec. 10.650.110._Noise Regulations_General-1

The City/Contractor will strictly adhere to this ordinance.

To help address people’s curiosity about noise from the pump/motor, Chris Dejarme is organizing a small “field-trip” to Saticoy Well No. 3 which was constructed in 2015.  This well should give anyone curious about noise a good first-hand experience of the noise generated by the pump once operational.

Chris should have already sent out a separate email, but he will open the facility on Wednesday, September 13th from 10:00-10:30 AM.  The site is located at 11183 Aster Street, Ventura, CA 93004.  Please note this is an industrial facility, so please use extreme caution and adhere to safety measures once onsite.  Please contact Chris Dejarme CC’ed on this email for more info regarding the field-trip.


  1. Light Pollution study

No light pollution study was conducted as the City is not planning on installing any lighting other than what you would normally find in a residential neighborhood.  Prior to installation of any lighting, the City’s Building & Safety Department will review the final plan and ensure that everything is within code.  Additional info on lighting can be found in the Aesthetics Section of the attached CEQA report.


  1. Where to direct concerns

You can direct your questions/concerns with regards to environmental impacts to me/Sespe, up to the day of the Administrative Hearing which is now scheduled for October 3, 2017.  The Planning Department has not yet opened up a formal portal for submitting comments directly to them, but any comments we received beforehand will be passed on once they do.  I will be sure to let everyone know as soon as this portal opens up.

You can direct technical questions and other general questions to Chris Dejarme of the City of Ventura  cdejarme@ci.ventura.ca.us


A point of clarification from the information provided at last Tuesday’s meeting, well drilling will need to be conducted around the clock for a few days, as once this process begins it cannot stop until the well is completely drilled.  During this process, a large sound curtain/wall will be placed around the entire drill site to attenuate noise during this activity.    The remaining construction activities (installation of pre-fabricated building, installation of other appurtenances, etc.) will occur during daytime hours.

Sound Curtain-Wall Image 1Sound Curtain-Wall Image 2


Please be aware, the Administrative Hearing for the project has been postponed until Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Santa Cruz Room, City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA.

Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to either myself or Chris Dejarme if you have additional questions/concerns.

Graham Stephens
Sespe Consulting, Inc.
374 Poli St., Ste. 200 • Ventura, CA 93001
Office: (805) 275-1515
Cell: (805) 794-4870