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Our View: Ventura County’s interim CEO has a big job ahead

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: Ventura County’s interim CEO has a big job ahead

After two weeks of upheaval and confusion, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors has taken some welcome steps toward new leadership after the abrupt departure of longtime CEO Mike Powers. The first step was the release of information about the circumstances of Powers’ departure. Although it did not release a report into a sexual harassment Read More →

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Ventura County supervisors appoint behavioral health director as interim CEO

By   /  Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County supervisors appoint behavioral health director as interim CEO

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on March 22 to appoint Sevet Johnson, the director of the county Behavioral Health Agency, as the interim replacement for retired County Executive Officer Mike Powers. Powers stepped down on March 10, two days after the board had voted in closed session to place him on paid Read More →

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Our View: County of Ventura owes public an explanation on CEO’s departure

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Regions, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Our View: County of Ventura owes public an explanation on CEO’s departure

When Ventura County CEO Mike Powers announced his retirement on March 10, the decision came as a complete surprise to the community. Had Powers himself not put out the word that he was retiring “to spend more time with his family,” it is not clear when the public would have known that one of the Read More →

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Ventura County CEO was accused of harassment before he abruptly retired

By   /  Tuesday, March 15th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Regions, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  8 Comments

NOTE: This article was posted March 15, 2022 and updated March 16 to add information about allegations of misconduct by Mike Powers, originally reported by the Thousand Oaks Acorn. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors may have violated state open meetings law when it put County Executive Officer Mike Powers on administrative leave on March Read More →

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Opinion: Don’t throw away Ventura County taxpayer dollars at Toland Road Landfill

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Don’t throw away Ventura County taxpayer dollars at Toland Road Landfill

By David GrauVentura County Taxpayers Association The Ventura Regional Sanitation District is an enterprise public agency that provides landfill services for solid waste, water and wastewater services within Ventura County. Operating revenue is generated by various contracts with public agencies. VRSD is governed by a board of directors that include city council members from Camarillo, Read More →

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Weigel declares for Ventura County supervisor race

By   /  Wednesday, February 25th, 2015  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Weigel declares for Ventura County supervisor race

Bonnie Weigel, executive director and CEO of Food Share, will challenge 1st District incumbent Steve Bennett.