Ventura Reduces to a Stage 2
Water Shortage Event
On May 4, 2020, City Council moved to adopt Water Commission’s recommendation to reduce to a lower stage – declaring a  Stage 2 Water Shortage Event  with a 10% mandatory water conservation goal.

We extend a sincere appreciation to customers for consistently exceeding conservation goals- saving an average of 23% over the last five years!

We continue to acknowledge that the City’s local water supplies remain vulnerable. For this reason, we hope to make conservation a way of life here in Ventura.

Ventura Water will continue to offer  rebate and incentive programs  to equip customers to maintain water-efficient practices. The Stage 2 rate adjustment will become effective July 1, 2020.

For more information visit our  Water Shortage Update webpage.
Water Wise Gardening Class
Explore the best local native plants for your low-water garden, all found with 30 miles of Ventura city limits! This class covers local groundcovers, flowering perennials, shrubs and trees all adapted to Ventura’s climate and soils.

  • Online using the WebEx Link here.
  • Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388
  • Meeting number: 624 869 686
Water Commission Meeting
May 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM
The public is invited to electronically participate in the upcoming Water Commission Meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

To watch the meeting: 
  1. Join a WebEx Live here or,
  2. Watch live stream or an Archived Video here or,
  3. View live on Cable TV at Channel 15 and replay as listed on CAPS media schedule.

To submit comments:
Submit your comments (up to 1000 characters) via email by 3:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020.
  1. Submit your comment to the Water Commission Secretary using this form here or,
  2. Send an email to

When sending an email, please indicate in the Subject Line, the Agenda item number (i.e. Item No. 2). Your form/email will be read by Water Commissioners and placed into the item’s record at the meeting.

For more information view the full   Meeting Agenda here.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 658-4787 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
Tour the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility
Ever wonder what happens to water and waste after you flush the toilet, do the dishes, or take a shower? Take a virtual tour of the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to learn how Ventura Water treats and cleans 7 to 8 million gallons of wastewater a day! 
Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity
The 2020 Census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help our community. Census data determines California’s federal funding for important community services such as funding allocations for schools, child care programs, road maintenance projects, and social assistance programs, and ensures fair representation of California in Washington D.C.

The Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape our community's future. You can make a difference in Ventura County by taking the 2020 Census today at .

For more information on the Census, visit .
City Services Updates- COVID-19
It's shaping up to be a beautiful holiday weekend, which is perfect for enjoying some sunshine and fresh air!

If you're heading outdoors, especially to one of our City parks or beaches, please remember to follow the City's limited park and beach closure guideline s and the County Public Health Officer's Stay Well at Home order. Although our parking lots, restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic areas are closed, our parks and beaches are still great locations to go for a walk, jog, hike, surf, swim, or bike ride.

Visit the City's COVID-19 webpage for latest updates and information on City services including resources for seniors, businesses, and the community during this dynamic situation.

For more COVID-19 updates, visit the County of Ventura at .
Shared Street Initiative from Public Works
During the Stay Well at Home order, residents are spending more time walking, jogging, and bicycling in their neighborhoods. Because there are fewer commuters on the roads, the City has received increased reports of speeding by motorists.

In an effort to encourage motorists to slow down, especially on our neighborhood streets, Public Works has designated 5 streets for “Local Traffic Only”. This designation means drivers should only use the road when traveling to a location on that particular street. The goal is to make neighborhood streets safer to walk and bike by creating wider spaces than our current sidewalks allow.

The 5 streets for our pilot phase are:
  1. Olive Street
  2. San Nicholas Street
  3. Preble Avenue
  4. Mound Avenue
  5. Darling Road

Residents are encouraged to provide feedback as well as share ideas for other areas in the Shared Streets Initiative. For more information please visit the Shared Streets webpage .