Capital Design



The Capital Design Division plans for and designs projects, which includes creating drawings and specifications that are needed to obtain competitive bids from contractors.  Projects are either designed by engineers that are on staff or are outsourced to private consultants that are managed by staff depending on our workload and the type of project.  Typical projects include street repaving, water and sewer pipe replacements, park improvements, water and wastewater facility enhancements, drainage infrastructure improvements, new public restrooms, and beach shoreline protection.  The Design Team consists of nine engineers and two drafting technicians plus support staff.  The City uses the latest State of the Art computer software to draft construction drawings. 


References:  Links, Documents and Websites

For Questions or if you need to get a hold of someone, contact (805) 654-7746

For recent bid results, call the City's Bid Hot Line: (805) 654-7772

Projects out to bid:      

2016-2022 Adopted Capital Improvement Plan

City Standard Construction Details 

Capital Designs General Conditions

City Engineering Design Standards


Ventura Public Works received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award in July, 2014. This award is a the “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and most efficient use of public resources.  

Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura...