The ongoing dispute between Ventura Realty & Investment Company and the City of Ventura continues regarding the commercial building located at 51 Oak Street. The reasons include a writ of mandate, a demolition permit , appeals, Ventura Building Official , the Historic Preservation Committee, the San Buenaventura Conservancy, City Community Developments Director Jeff lambert and Sid White partner at Ventura Realty. In the meantime the building sits there vacant and deteriorating .
The City and Ventura Realty have had other problems in the past . The ironic part is that Sid White is the former Ventura economic development director. The issue is not getting immediately addressed while City staff and the property owner discuss mutually acceptable next steps.. Hopefully this can be resolved so that this mess is taken care of soon.