The 2020 Ventura City Council Candidates for Districts 2, 3 and 7 squared off in the East Ventura Community Council’s voter forum. We’re replaying the video for those voters who missed the virtual event. Unlike in years past, voters attended the 2020 candidate forums remotely. Covid-19 prevented in-person candidate engagement to woo voters. Who Are […]
About VREG Editors
This author has yet to write their bio.
Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud VREG Editors contributed a whooping 92 entries.
“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” —John F. Kennedy We should say from the start that VREG does not endorse candidates. Our goal is to keep you informed and to educate wherever possible, but we shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to outline the critical campaign issues facing City […]
“Some taxpayers close their eyes, some stop their ears, some shut their mouth, but all pay through the nose.” —F.J. Raymond The pandemic has impacted everyone and everything. Businesses large and small struggle, and while it has probably not come to your attention, this November, a proposed ballot measure aims to increase the cost of […]
“Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” —C.S. Lewis Eight years ago, Ventura Water decided to pursue VenturaWaterPure single-mindedly. They are […]
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” —Mark Twain Ventura finds itself staring down another multi-million-dollar budget deficit. This time we must overcome a 10% deficit, or $12 million. Most people’s attention won’t be on the budget because they’re focused on COVID-19 and the upheavals it has caused. The City Council will use the […]
“Wealth Is The Ability To Fully Experience Life.” —Henry David Thoreau We’re living through unprecedented times. No one knows how events will develop as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Yet there are specific unmistakable trends to watch. We want you to be aware of the trends and to look out for the critical choices […]
“Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” —Albert Camus The 2020 City Council election is this November. The challenges facing Ventura are so crucial that they will shape the city for decades. Who the candidates will be for the Council in this election will likely be unknown until July. […]
“Another Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Us Into, Stanley.” —Laurel & Hardy The 2020-2021 budget presents a challenge to the City Council. This Council must weigh how to close the budget deficit in the coming year. The Coming Problem Today’s Council is still operating on the 2019-2020 budget that shows everything is fine. In six months […]
“Do not suffer your good nature…to say yes when you ought to say no.” —George Washington As the 21st century teeters between the 2010s and the 2020s, it’s a perfect time to take stock of an eventful decade. Over the last ten years, several key events changed Ventura forever. Let’s look at what happened and […]
“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” —John Steinbeck, East of Eden For the second time in four years, Ventura Water failed to present scientific findings that challenged […]