Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is November 26! Join us in showing our locally owned businesses some love and celebrating all they do for our community!

For every $100 spent at a local store, $63 will stay in our community, as opposed to only $43 staying local when supporting national chains.

Small businesses create local jobs and pay local taxes, which keeps money circulating within our own community! Let's continue supporting our fellow Venturans!

December 6: Ventura River Trail Community Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. for the Ventura River Trail Community Workshop! Spanish interpretation services and materials will be available.

Share your ideas and provide input on our design plans at the Westpark Community Center located at 450 W Harrison Avenue.

Learn more about the project at

Learn more about the workshop

Santa to a Senior

The City is seeking gift donations for this year’s Santa to a Senior program, now through December 13.

All donations are given to local seniors enrolled in the Ventura Avenue Adult Center’s Senior Nutrition Meal Program.

For more program details, including drop-off locations and gift ideas visit:

Become a Santa to a Senior!
View Land Use Survey Results

General Plan Land Use Survey

Results Posted Online

During its November meeting, the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) received the survey results of the latest Land Use Survey that was open from August-October 2022.

Thank you to the more than 3,000 residents who took the surveys and provided feedback.

The GPAC is reviewing the results and developing a process for preparing a preferred land use direction for the City. Watch a recording of the meeting. We will update the community soon.

Learn more and download the survey results online at

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Apply to join a City Board, Committee, or Commission


Want to get more involved in decisions that impact the community? We have openings on the:

  • Planning Commission
  • Historic Preservation Committee
  • Mobile Home Rent Review Board
  • Downtown Parking Advisory Committee

These positions assist and advise the City Council on various programs and projects.

Learn more: City Council

December Council Meetings

Here is a look at our upcoming City Council meetings.On December 5 and 12, join us virtually at 6PM. View the agenda and links for all Council meetings on our website:

Reminders on how to participate during a public meeting:

📋 Step 1: Review the agenda

📧 Step 2: Submit a public comment via email by 4PM.

💻 Step 3: Join the Webex Meeting using the URL posted on the agenda to provide LIVE public comments or watch. The meeting can also be watched on the City's YouTube channel.

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