City of Ventura

Beacon Participant Profile

Image of City of Ventura“In 2007, Ventura’s City Council adopted the Green Initiative. The Green Initiative is the first of many steps toward the City’s goal of becoming a national model for sustainability. Since its adoption, the City has completed a Green House Gas Inventory which was certified and registered by the California Climate Action Registry, as well as joined the Sierra Club Cool Cities Program and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.” -City of Ventura Website

About Ventura

  • Incorporated: 1866
  • Population: 109,916 (2000)
  • Location: Northwest of Los Angeles between Malibu and Santa Barbara in Ventura County
  • Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 98 feet
  • Area: 32.7 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources



Case Story

City of Ventura – Budget Advisory Committees Story

In February 2009, the Ventura City Council created a Citizen Blue Ribbon Budget Committee, a fifteen person working group to dialogue with the community regarding the submission of a revenue measure to the voters.

Choices and Transformations

Choices and Transformations
Video by FWFocus, May 2010

Choices and Transformations  a video which explores the City of Ventura’s vision for a more walkable and people-centered community.  Interviews Ventura council members and former mayor.