CMH UpdateThe upcoming Ventura County Fair, homelessness in midtown Ventura and what will happen to Main Street once construction on Community Memorial Hospital is completed are among the topics for the Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting on Thursday, July 9.

Barbara Quaid, CEO of the Ventura County Fairgrounds, is expected to talk about preparations for the fair, which runs Aug. 5-15 at Seaside Park. Quaid will also discuss the 31st District Agricultural Association and what revenues the events at the fairgrounds bring to the community.

Quaid will have WOW passes for sale after the meeting along with carnival presale ticket sheets. The presale items are a great way for a family on a budget to attend the fair.

Ventura Councilman Neal Andrews is going to update efforts to reduce homelessness in the city. Andrews is expected to discuss the programs that have been working and address homeless issues specific to the midtown area.

With construction of the new Community Memorial Hospital nearing the home stretch, the next focus is on what will happen to the buildings on Main Street and the new parking structure planned for a city-owned lot near the hospital.

Troy Tucker, senior project engineer for Stahl Cos., will review what buildings on Main Street are being removed to make way for the new hospital entrance from Main Street and when construction is expected to start on a 5 ½-story parking structure.

The MVCC starts at 7 pm in Cooper Hall at Grace Church, 65 MacMillan Ave.