Monday, February 3, 2020
New Businesses | Employment Trends | Auto Sales Report | Other Special Updates
A1 Kitchen & Bath
A1 Kitchen & Bath opened a new store at 1125 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Farmer Boys
Farmer Boys is now serving burgers and more at the Academy Shopping Center, located at 1057 Academy Drive.
Little Calf Creamery & Cafe
Doors are open at 3980 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., where Little Calf Creamery's second location in the City is serving dessert only favorites from its menu.
Welcome to RoviSys. The engineering company specializing in comprehensive process automation, systems integrations and building management solutions has opened its new office in The Arbors at 2545 W. Hillcrest Drive.
Wink at Westlake Optometry
Offering full scope optometry services, Wink Optometry is now open in the Westlake Commons at 2867 Agoura Rd.
101 BBQ Hut
Hungry for BBQ? 101 BBQ Hut is now open at 1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks
According to the California Employment Development Department, the preliminary Thousand Oaks December 2019 unemployment rate is 2.4% (down from 2.5% in November 2019).

The City has a total of 65,100 in the labor force with 63,500 who are employed.
Ventura County
The California Labor market report shows Ventura County's December 2019 unemployment rate at 3.4% (unchanged from a revised 3.4% in November 2019).

A total of 1,000 non-farm jobs were added in December 2019, however, 1,200 jobs were lost; amounting to a net loss of 200 jobs. Job gains consisted of: 500 in Trade, Transportation and Utilities; 400 in Educational and Health Services; and 100 in Professional and Business Services. Job losses consisted of: 500 in Government (including 300 in public sector education); 300 in Financial Activities; 200 in Leisure and Hospitality; 100 in Construction; and 100 in Other Services.
New & Pre-owned Vehicle Sales
A total of 1,973 new vehicle were sold in December 2019. New vehicle sales increased by 10.2% from November 2019, but decreased by 2.6% from a year ago.

Additionally, 796 pre-owned vehicles were sold.
General Plan Update
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Progress continues on General Plan update efforts. A couple upcoming activities to keep on your calendar:

  • Thursday, Feb 6th: The General Plan Advisory Committee will reconvene at 6pm in the Oak and Park rooms at City Hall. Topics will focus on fiscal and economic issues.
  • Tuesday, Feb 11th: A City Council Study Session on housing issues to be held.

Learn more about the General Plan update process here.

Also, in case you missed the January 29th Community Forum with special guest speaker Joe Minicozzi, you can now watch the entire presentation here.

Minicozzi's highly visual, data-driven presentation helps to illustrate the cost and benefits of land-use decisions. It also explores how cities can improve their fiscal sustainability, promote economic vibrancy, assist with housing supply, and help to preserve parks and open space through strategic land-use decision-making.
The Census is Coming!

The 2020 U.S. Census is right around the corner! Learn more about the importance of the Census and how Census data helps government and the business community make informed decisions here.
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