A big change is coming to the Ventura City Council elections which will be the main focus of the Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting this Thursday, November 9.
The City Council has decided to implement District elections in response to threatened litigation. City Attorney Greg Diaz will be at our meeting to explain why this is happening and how it will be implemented.
This process is on a very fast track to try to limit expensive litigation in which all other cities that have challenged the lawsuits have lost incurring expensive legal costs. There are many facets to this change, one being that citizens will only get to vote for one council person every four years.
You can participate by submitting a proposed District map by November 17, 2017; see how to do this on the City’s website here. Additional City Council public hearings will be held Dec. 4, and Dec. 11.
The meeting starts at 7 pm in Cooper Hall, adjacent to Grace Church, at 65 MacMillan Avenue.
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We encourage residents to support Midtown businesses and we’re compiling a directory to help people shop local.
To get a Midtown business added to the directory, please email us here. Please include the name of the business and a link to the website, if available.
Click on the business visit their website.
Pacific View Mall
Community Pride Committee
The Community Pride Committee takes on special projects that require focused effort toward specific goals, especially related to quality of life and improving our Midtown environment. We often communicate with city staff, committee members, councilmember’s, and interest groups to asses the feasibility or interest in an idea and to implement it. If you have an interest in working with the Community Pride Committee to help improve Midtown we appreciate your time and ideas. Meetings are set as necessary and are usually held on the evening of the first Thursday of the month.
Chair: Jim Cary
Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 7 pm
The Historical Committee meet as necessary to help and protect any homes, historic structures or neighborhoods. We do research and try to educate and promote all the wonderful charm that Midtown has to offer. We have sponsored many home tours through the years and have participated with other organizations such as the San Buenaventura Conservancy to garner support for these efforts. Our continued lobbying has helped with the Ventura City Council unanimously agreeing to conduct an historic survey of Midtown and the whole city, in the near future.
Chair: Dan Long
The Newsletter Committee provides a forum to keep the public notified of the changes, development and other news within the Midtown community. The newsletter is published monthly.
We welcome individuals and business to provide news and information affecting our community. The newsletter committee meets with the executive committee every third Thursday and when determined necessary.
Chair: Gregg Mansfield
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