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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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