by Ana Baker
March 18: Speakers from both Ventura Water and from the Clean Power Alliance will present updated information to the East Ventura Community Council, at the next virtual meeting, on Thursday, at 7 p.m.
Ventura Water will talk about projected rate increases. The Clean Power Alliance speaker will explain clean power sourcing, billing, and answer questions.
Area crime statistics will be shared by Commander Weeks of the Ventura Police Department.
Other topics may be added to the agenda, so be sure to check the group’s Facebook page for updates.
The Council represents those who live east of Victoria Avenue, and the public is encouraged to attend and participate.
The meeting will be held online via the Zoom application.
You will first need to download the Zoom app on your computer or smart phone. You do not need an account. If you miss the meeting, you can always view it on the website, www.eastventura.org.
For more information, contact EVCC Chairperson, Deborah Meyer-Morris at [email protected].
March 20 & 27: Spring Plant Boutique at the Dudley House Museum 8 – 2 p.m.
Bromeliads, orchids, succulents, tillandsias, rhipsalis, garden art and cultural instructions. Vendors welcome (plants only), please call Charlie at 805-746-4317. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets (197 N. Ashwood). COVID-19 protocols observed.
April 9: United Way of Ventura County is excited to announce its United to End Homelessness Virtual Symposium on Friday, at 9 a.m. PST. The symposium will feature Matthew Desmond, author of Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” as its keynote speaker. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session with the author. Also, a panel discussion with local experts, moderated by Henry Dubroff, editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times, on addressing homelessness.
The two-hour, virtual, one-time live event is one of many efforts United Way of Ventura County will be launching to continue bringing awareness to its United to End Homelessness initiative, honor its mission “to mobilize and inspire the caring power and resources of our community,” and address the shelter crisis in Ventura County.
For symposium sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mitchel Sloan, vice president of resource development and marketing, at 805-485-6288, ext. 229 or [email protected]. To learn more about the event and United Way of Ventura County, please visit www.vcunitedway.org/homelessness-symposium-2021.
March 11: The Midtown Ventura Community Council (MVCC) will hold their annual election at their general meeting at 7 p.m. Election is for Executive Officers including Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer along with Board members at large.
The nominating committee has picked a slate of officers and nominations will also be taken at the meeting. Kathy Bremer, Secretary with the College Community Council will be officiating the election. To be eligible to vote you must have attended at least one meeting, including virtually, in the last year, and completed a membership form. Visit the MVCC website at midtownventura.org. for more information.
Before the election there will be a special presentation from the Ventura Police Department focusing on one of their specific working groups in the Department. There will also be a short presentation, “Spotlight on Volunteers/Non-Profits” featuring Heidi Coffey, with the National Charity League Juniors is a charity organization of local women
The main speaker of the evening will be Ventura County Supervisor Matt LaVere. Supervisor LaVere will be addressing the latest information on vaccinations and will also talk about his transition from being Mayor of the City of Ventura to being elected as our Supervisor.
You must register ahead of time for the meeting to be able to participate by going to website at midtownventura.org and the link will be sent out ahead of the meeting.
For further information or questions please call Dan Long at 805 653-6573 or send an email on their website.