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BOOST Participant–City of Ventura

Beacon Participant Profile

About Ventura:

  • Population: 106,433 (2010)
  • Location: Ventura County
  • Area: 32.25 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community:Westside Ventura
  • Poverty rate: 11.2%
  • Median household income: $72,859
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 27.4%

BOOST Activities:

  • Provide education and consultation to inform the city’s public engagement approach for upcoming planning efforts, which may include General Plan Update, Local Coastal Plan and/or Climate Action and Resilience Plan
  • Provide grant application support to identify and craft competitive grants for the city’s local planning efforts indirect potable water use project, housing and other climate and resilience projects.
  • Conduct research to better understand air quality issues and identify best practices and opportunities to address any disparities. 
  • Promote the city’s efforts to become more energy efficient, climate-ready and resilient community. 
Case Story

City of Ventura Poised to Take on Climate Change

In December 2017, the Thomas Fire swept through the City of Ventura causing more than $2.2 billion in damages and taking a huge toll on the city’s residents and staff. Two and a half years later, the community is ready to undertake a massive planning effort, which will define future development, protect critical infrastructure and prepare Ventura for the increasing threats of climate change.

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