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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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Register Your Neighborhood Today for National Night Out!

WHAT:

National Night Out 2016

WHO:

Ventura Police Department and Ventura Community

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

WHERE:

Neighborhoods Throughout the City of Ventura

DETAILS:

Registration is now open for National Night Out. Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016. Deadline for registration is July 29, 2016.

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Ventura Police Department. This year is the 33rd anniversary of National Night Out with over 38 million people across the country expected to participate. National Night Out provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together. 

National Night Out is designed to: (1)Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (2) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships; and (3) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and watching out for one another. 

From 5 PM to 9 PM on August 2, 2016, residents in neighborhoods throughout Ventura and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods, Community Groups and/or Community Councils are encouraged to come together to host a variety of events ranging from front yard neighborhood chats, small potlucks and BBQs to large neighborhood gatherings. Some additional event ideas include, but are not limited to, ice cream socials, disaster preparedness, games, contests, discussing neighborhood issues or setting neighborhood goals, food or clothing donations, plan a clean-up day, beautify a common area, discuss or plan a Neighborhood Watch Program. It is an opportunity to be creative, have fun and celebrate your neighborhood!

The Ventura Police Department is a nationally registered participant of National Night Out. Registration is free and gives the police department an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. For more information and to register your neighborhood contact Civic Engagement Specialist Ashley Bautista, 805-339-4317, abautista@venturapd.org 

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

 

 

The City of Ventura wins 1st Place in the 2016 Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

 

During the month of April we encouraged the community to participate in the 5th annual National Mayor’s challenge, an awareness campaign to elevate the importance of water conservation through a friendly nation- wide competition….and you responded….and we won! 

The Wyland Foundation recently announced the five winning cities and the city of Ventura has won 1st place in the population category 100,000 to 299,999 residents.

Residents from 4,100 participating cities across the country made online pledges to reduce their water use in the home, on the landscape, and ultimately as a lifestyle. Of the cities in its size category, Ventura had the highest percentage of community members make water saving pledges.  Overall Ventura residents pledged to save 26,325,903 gallons of water the equivalent of approximately 40 Olympic size swimming pools!

CONGRATULATIONS VENTURA!

To view pictures of the awards ceremony visit us @ facebook/venturawater

 


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