Learn about the newly renamed Ventura Land Trust and find out about a city program that allows for curb cuts at the Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12.

landtrustThe meeting starts at 7 pm in Cooper Hall at Grace Church, 65 McMillan Avenue.

Executive Director Derek Poultney will be talking about Ventura Hillsides Conservancy becoming the Ventura Land Trust and the reasons for the name change. Poultney will discuss the nonprofit’s current land holdings and their vision for the future of open space preservation in the greater Ventura area. He will also provide an update on the acquisition of the Walker-Hearne Ranch in upper Harmon Canyon.

Residents can also learn about the curb cut incentive program now being offered through the City of Ventura. Courtney Lindberg, Ventura’s environmental sustainability supervisor, will discuss curb cuts that allow for stormwater to naturally infiltrate into yards and parkways instead of going directly into the storm drains. The new incentives significantly reduce the cost of a permit, Lindberg said.

The Ventura Police Department is expected to provide an update on crime activity within Midtown Ventura.

The Midtown Ventura Community Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and revitalization of Midtown.