Ventura could lose one-third of its water supply because of legal maneuvering and backdoor negotiating. As it is, Venturans pay too much for water and could pay even more in three years. CITY COUNCIL APPROVES WATER RIGHTS CONTRACT [RESULTS OF NEW AGREEMENT] On May 8, 2017, the public learned that a new contract between the […]
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Complaining about how Ventura spends our tax money is like complaining about the weather. Everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. When Ventura spends money on projects, you trust and hope city officials would spend it as though it was coming out of their own pockets. However, many believe that City officials […]
The Ventura County Star Mentions VREG We’re proud the Ventura County Star mentioned us in an article on pensions. The Star article lists VREG as a watchdog group. Click here to go to the article. We believe pensions and unfunded liabilities are ticking time bombs for the city. The Star joins us in pointing this […]
VREG’s STATE OF THE CITY [THE UNADDRESSED ISSUES MAYOR NASARENKO NEGLECTED TO DISCUSS] No doubt that Ventura is a magnificent place to call home. On many aspects, VREG agrees on more points with our Mayor and City Council, than disagree. Ventura’s citizens are proud of our fine police force and our fire department. Our city […]
Our federalist system gives us many opportunities to participate in our democracy. Some forms of participation are more common than others. And some citizens participate more than others, but almost everyone has a voice in government. Meet Your 2017 City Councilmembers We have a new Ventura City Council for 2017. We have one new Councilmember […]
NEGLECTING THE UNFUNDED PENSION CRISIS DOESN’T MAKE IT DISAPPEAR For eight years Ventura has done little to remedy the unfunded pension liability. During that time, there have been three different City Councils. Yet they made only a modest effort to solve the problem. They got employees to agree to contribute toward their own retirement. Meanwhile, […]
We’ve updated our look for the New Year. We changed our logo and our website to begin 2017. The new look better reflects our mission and purpose. Our New Logo Is Part Of Our New Look Our new logo captures what Venturans for Responsible and Efficient Government is about. We explain how Ventura city government […]
WILL VENTURA CITY GOVERNMENT EVER LEARN? It’s déjâ vu all over again. Once again the past rears its ugly head. Only this time will the City Council be wise enough to learn from its past mistakes? There are some things this Council and this city staff are not qualified to evaluate fully. Among the first issues facing the 2017 Ventura […]
ELECTION AFTERMATH 2016 was a fascinating and challenging election year at all levels of government. The City of Ventura was no exception. Voters elected a new City Council Member and passed two City Charter amendments. Most remarkable of all, Ventura voters approved an increase in the sales tax. This will impact Ventura for 25 years. The city staff and City […]
We congratulate the voters and the City Council on Measure O passing. Many people voted against this measure. That opposition was never about the extra tax money that could benefit our City. Instead, it was about the lack of trust in how this government would spend the money. Citizens’ Oversight Committee Promised Our opposition forced […]