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Get quick updates on the status of the new Arroyo Verde all-inclusive playground, the second entrance at Ventura Community Park, and the City's online permitting system called Ventura OPS.
Main Street Moves Update

During it's November 8 meeting, the Ventura City Council voted to make Main Street Moves long-term with a full closure of five blocks in Downtown Ventura, retaining the existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk configuration through a flexible design approach.

The City will work with consultants to study traffic impacts, environmental impacts, obtain a bid for removable bollards, design standards, and an ad hoc committee to incorporate design improvements inclusive of Mission Park and Figueroa Plaza.
[Photo: Pastor Jim Duran & VPD Corporal and Interim Safe & Clean Program Manager, Rebecca Kofman]
Call for Winter Clothing Donations by December 1

The City is looking for donations for its stay warm packs provided to our vulnerable populations during the cold winter season. Now through March 31, 2022, donations being accepted include:

  • Jackets & rain ponchos
  • Blankets
  • Socks & hand-warmers
  • Toiletries
  • Carrying bags for items

Donations can be dropped off at River Community Church, located at 859 E. Santa Clara Street.

This is the second year, the City has partnered with The River Community Church to provide support and shelter during the winter season. Learn more:
Deadline to Apply:
November 18 by 5:00 pm.
Now Accepting Applications:
Special Event Grant Program
Are you a local Ventura-based non-profit agency that hosts community events or would like to partner up with an agency to host a special event in the City of Ventura on public property?

Visit the City's "Special Event Grant Program" webpage for details.
The 2022 Special Event Grant Program is a modified grant cycle for special events taking place from January to June 2022.

Grant funding is awarded on a competitive basis with a total of $10,000 available. The maximum an applicant may be granted is $2,000. Requested grant funding can only be used to cover all, or a portion of, special event permit fees charged by the City.
Organics Recycling Workshop for Residents and Businesses

Starting January 1, 2022, California Senate Bill 1383 will require all residents, businesses and multi-family properties to recycle their organic waste including food waste.

The City is hosting 2 workshops for residents and businesses to learn about these new requirements and ask questions next week. Both workshops will be live-translated to Spanish and recordings will be posted online. Click here to register for the workshops:
  • For Residents: Tuesday, November 16th at 6pm
  • For Businesses and Owners of Multi-Family Properties: Wednesday, November 17th at 2pm
Share Your Input: Redistricting Mapping Phase Now Open

The City of Ventura continues its redistricting process and encourages residents to participate in the district map creation phase, open through December 10, 2021.

Residents are invited to draw proposed district boundaries and submit recommendations by print in the City Clerk’s Office or electronically with map drawing tools available online at

Hard copy maps are also available in English and Spanish, in the City Clerk’s Office at Ventura City Hall, located at 501 Poli Street in Room 204.