Council Goal Setting

Join the Ventura City Council this Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. for its annual goal-setting session.

  • What: 2023-2024 Council Goal Setting 
  • When: Saturday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street

The session is open to the public, and a recording will be posted after the event.

Learn more about Insta-Permtis

Announcing NEW

Building Express Insta-Permits

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the NEW Building Express "Insta-Permit"

Residential customers can now INSTANTLY* receive certain permits through Ventura Online Permit Services (OPS) for replacements of windows, water heaters, plumbing, roofing, and more!

  • Step 1: Visit 
  • Step 2: Visit Ventura OPS and create a login
  • Step 3: Select "Apply" and search for "Building Express" in the search bar

*certain permits apply

Career opportunities await you in Ventura!

We are hiring for a variety of positions, including:

View full details about each position and apply at

Read more: Comfort, therapy dog in training

Therapy dog in training

Meet Hope, a 1-year-old Labrador Retriever and Cavadoodle mix who now serves as the comfort, therapy dog for the Ventura Fire Department!

Once Hope is fully trained, her functions include easing tension, lowering post incident stress, anxiety levels, and blood pressure, reducing feelings of loneliness, providing support to those impacted by traumatic events, and visiting other City departments and various community events for educational purposes.

Ongoing care for Hope will be covered by the Ventura Fire Foundation, a local non-profit. Learn more about Hope at

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