The City, County and State have declared a State of Emergency.
On Thursday, December 28, the City of Ventura held a Special City Council meeting to authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents and agreements to participate in the California Office of Emergency Services Consolidated Debris Removal Program (Phase II) to enable the removal of the debris associated with properties where a structure has been destroyed or substantially damaged by the Thomas Fire, to ensure that the debris are removed in a timely and safe manner.
On Saturday, December 16, a second Thomas Fire Community Meeting was held in the Auditorium of Buena High School in Ventura. During the meeting, residents received an update on the Thomas Fire Incident and heard from City and County officials regarding public health, debris removal, housing, and other human services. After the presentation, representatives from various Ventura County agencies and City of Ventura departments answered questions and provided important information to our residents.
On Saturday, December 9, more than 1,500 residents attended the Thomas Fire Community Meeting in the Auditorium of Buena High School in Ventura. After the presentation, representatives from various Ventura County agencies, City of Ventura departments, utility companies, and the Ventura Unified School District were on hand in the Buena High School cafeteria to answer questions and provide important information to our residents.
The City of Ventura expects to hold multiple community meetings as we work together through this incident. The recovery for the Thomas Fire is a long term process and the City thanks its residents for their patience.
For additional Thomas Fire Incident Information visit the Cal Fire Page HERE