RSVP for the bike ride

Saturday reminder: Join the Mayor for a free bike ride!

The community is invited to join Ventura Mayor Sofia Rubalcava, Supervisor Matt LaVere, City staff, and Caltrans for a free bike ride on Saturday, May 21, at 9am at Westpark Community Center, located at 450 W. Harrison Avenue.

This event celebrates the award of a $5M Clean California Grant.

The bike ride is a one mile, one-way trip along the Ventura Rive Trail. A press conference will kick off the event. Read more in a recent news release. 

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May employee celebrations

The City has lots to celebrate in May, including our own amazing employees who serve the community behind the scenes.

This month we recognize:

  • National Building Safety Month 
  • National Public Works Week (May 15-21) 
  • National Police Week (May 15-21)
  • National Emergency Services Week (May 15-21)

City staff is dedicated to serving you. We care deeply about Ventura and strive to support our community as a great place to live, work, and play.

4th of July volunteer sign-ups

Call for event volunteers

Help us provide an unforgettable community event as a volunteer!

The City is looking to fill a variety of event-related volunteer opportunities for the upcoming 4th of July Street Fair, such as:

  • Safety zone monitors
  • Barricade & traffic control safety monitors
  • Event cleanliness patrol
  • Event setup & breakdown support
  • Plus more

Visit to view opportunities and register online. 

Share ideas for the Ventura Rail Trail Project

On Wednesday, June 1, at 6pm, the City will host a virtual community forum to gather public input as we prepare a grant application for the Caltrans Active Transportation Program. 

The proposed Ventura Rail Trail Project seeks to connect Montalvo to Saticoy through a new trail along the Santa Paula branch line. Join us for this virtual meeting hosted by Pacific Coast Land Design. 

Register for the virtual meeting

Last chance: RSVP for the

Community Cleanup &

Recycling Event

Register to get rid of your unwanted junk at our next Community Cleanup & Recycling event on Saturday, May 21, from 8:30-11:30am.  

Residents can drop off bulky items such as appliances, clothing, furniture, mattresses, metal, green waste, wood, and electronic waste. Advance registration is required. Free event open to Ventura residents only.

RSVP for the clean-up today
View water conservation rebates

Ventura Water Update

Recently, the Metropolitan Water Distrcit (MWD) of Souther California issued a water conservation mandate. This does not apply to Ventura Water customers. 

However, Governor Newsom's Executive Order may require additional water conservation measures starting statewide in June. Additional information will be released as available. 

In the meantime, Ventura Water reminds us to continue to do our part to save water.

Visit Ventura Water's rebate and incentives website for more conservation tools and resources for customers.

Explore annual proposed budget

Next annual budget workshop is May 31

Join us at the next City Council Meeting on May 31 to discuss the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

The budget is the most important policy document the City produces annually, which reflects Ventura's economic environment, fiscal condition, and priority needs.

Community members can share feedback with staff or attend upcoming public meetings to get involved. The budget's final adoption is proposed for the Council meeting on June 13. Click here to learn more.

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Photo credit: Joel Danner, Visit Ventura