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Ventura is a full-service government serving approximately 106,000 residents.  The City is comprised of ten departments: City Attorney, City Manager, Community Development, Parks/Recreation/Community Partnerships, Finance & Technology, Fire, Human Resources, Police, Public Works and Ventura Water.

City Attorney

The City Attorney's Office mission is to provide the highest quality legal services to elected officials, appointed officials, and staff in conducting City business.

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City Manager

Under the Charter adopted by the citizens of Ventura in 1934, the City Manager is "the administrative head of the City government... responsible to the City Council for the administration of all City affairs" including hiring and firing department heads, preparing the annual budget and ensuring the effective implementation of the City Council's policies and priorities.

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Community Development

The Community Development Department implements a variety of programs to assist in the development of the City's economic future and to foster a better quality of life.

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Finance & Technology

The Finance & Technology Department is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient management of Citywide resources and is comprised of the Administration, Financial Planning & Analysis, Information Technology, Purchasing & Contacts, and Treasury Divisions.

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Ventura City Fire Department

The Ventura City Fire Department serves the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention,  education and emergency response services. We proudly watch over our community before, during and after emergencies 24 hours a day. We are here to serve you and protect you.

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Human Resources

Welcome to the Human Resources Department. We are pleased to serve a workforce of over 600 employees. Our mission is to attract, develop, and retain quality employees dedicated to making Ventura even better.

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Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships provides a variety of programs, services and activities for city residents and adjacent communities. For more information visit the tabs above, buttons below or through  ActiveNet

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Ventura Police Department

 

 

Public Works

"Preserving Ventura's vital infrastructure and environment"

Ventura Public Works Mission: We build and maintain vital infrastructure and protect our environment for the safety, enjoyment and prosperity of future generations.   Key services include: environmental education & outreach, recycling, energy conservation, stormwater & beach quality protection, traffic, transportation, parking management, pedestrian & bikeway advocacy, street repair, citywide cleaning, graffiti abatement, fleet & facilities, and design, construction & management of capital projects.

 

Public Works Joins Top Agencies in the U.S. to Receive APWA Accreditation 

Ventura Public Works has received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award. In July, 2014, APWA announced that Ventura was the 92nd Agency out of 38,142 cities, towns and counties throughout the United States to receive this honor. This award is a “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and the most efficient use of public resources.

The City of Ventura Public Works Department is the 11th city in California to be accredited. Worldwide there are 95 agencies accredited – 93 in US and 2 in Canada.  
 Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura...

Congrats to our Public Works team and their outstanding efforts to protect Ventura's environment. Verizon featured the City of Ventura in their national ad campaign, view out the video here!

Ventura Water

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