"Our long-range vision is to build an ethic and a fabric of robust civic engagement – what philosopher Alexis De Toqueville called “the habits of the heart.” His phrase evokes what the Ventura Vision called “direct engagement in public affairs” through “participation, hard work and collaboration... sustaining Ventura as an exceptional place.” The policies and actions in this chapter aim to do just that."
- 2005 General Plan (PDF, 12.5mb) Chapter 10 "Our Involved Community"
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