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Ventura County CEO praises county’s vaccine efforts, business grants

By   /  Thursday, September 30th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Government, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County CEO praises county’s vaccine efforts, business grants

As mass vaccinations have helped California alleviate some of the stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ventura County’s leaders took a step back on Sept. 30 and reflected on the past year. Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers, who is in his 10th year as the county government’s top executive, delivered the annual State Read More →

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Tri-Counties will ask state to form separate region for shutdown rules

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties will ask state to form separate region for shutdown rules

In a show of rising frustration over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Southern California-wide “stay-at-home” order, the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo are jointly petitioning the state to loosen the rules for some 1.5 million residents.  In a draft statement reviewed by the Business Times, the three counties said they will shortly be Read More →

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Editorial: Ventura County rolls up its sleeves on job creation

By   /  Friday, August 10th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura County rolls up its sleeves on job creation

Ventura County has taken some first steps toward setting an economic vitality framework into place. A plan presented to the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 7 brings the issue of economic vitality to center stage in a county that’s experienced a very slow recovery from the Great Recession. The plan, presented by the office of Read More →

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Powers: Ventura County keeping close watch on portfolio

By   /  Thursday, March 15th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Powers: Ventura County keeping close watch on portfolio

Ventura County will closely monitor returns on its investment portfolio to make sure an 8 percent gain is reasonable, county CEO Mike Powers said in a March 15 talk. Speaking in Ventura at the quarterly California Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast, Powers said that while 8 percent has been a historically accurate return, constant monitoring Read More →

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Editorial: Taxpayers Association a model for reform

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Taxpayers Association a model for reform

The Ventura County Taxpayers Association plays an extremely constructive role in steering one of California’s largest counties toward the safe harbor of fiscal sanity.

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VC taxpayers tackle public pensions

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

Ventura County CEO Mike Powers told a taxpayer group that Ventura’s pension system reforms have spurred similar actions around the state. But he faced tough questions from the group about retired public safety officers with six-figure pensions and the 22 officials who are bringing in more than $200,000 a year in retirement. Powers spoke at Read More →

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Editorial: Political leaders get on board with business

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Political leaders get on board with business

A new form of political partnership is emerging that bodes well for the future of business in the region.

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