Welcome To A Summary Profile
Of Each Of The Ten Cities In Ventura County
City of Camarillo
601 Carmen Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Camarillos ideal location, rural setting, spacious living and non-congested conditions have made it one of the most desirable locations for industry, business and a new way of life. Situated in the Pleasant Valley portion of the vast Oxnard agricultural plain, 45 miles northwest of Los Angeles on the Route 101 Ventura Freeway, Camarillos accessibility makes it convenient for living and doing business.
Camarillo enjoys a Mediterranean-like climate often described as on the most ideal on the west coast. Temperatures rarely exceed 90º during the summer months, or drop below 50º in the winter.
The City was incorporated in l964 and has developed and prospered on the planned community concept, balancing commercial, industrial and residential land use. Operating on a Council/Manager system of government, Camarillo’s motto is: “The People are the City”.
Web Site : www.ci.camarillo.ca.us
City of Fillmore
250 Central Avenue
Fillmore, CA 93015
Fillmore is a small community located in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley nestled by mountains, citrus and avocado orchards. Fillmore is the town of the past that we all yearn for, but is also the town of the future for families to bring up their children. The City possesses a progressive attitude toward business and tourism and has moved aggressively into the 21st century.
Any Sunday you can drive through the valley and board the antique train for a ride through the luscious green orchards. Visit the natural history and historical museums, wine, gift and antique shops.
Fillmore is the home of five major events per year, starting in March with the Rail Fest, then the first weekend in May is the Orange Festival, followed by the Sespe Creek Faire and Outdoor Concert. The year winds down on the first weekend in December with the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Bazaar. Something is always happening in the City of Fillmore.
City government is General Law and operates under the City Manager System with a five member council.
Web Site: www.fillmoreca.com
City of Moorpark
799 Moorpark Avenue
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 517-6200 FREE
Moorpark lies in a flourishing valley in southeastern Ventura County. The City boasts spacious mountain views, a perpetual vacation climate, and historical western charm. It is the perfect blend of country and city living.
Recognized for decades as a leading agricultural center, Moorpark is now becoming home to environmentally conscious industries and to an increasing number of Fortune 500 companies.
The City’s general plan provides for a well-balanced blend of industrial, commercial and residential land uses while maintaining a rural atmosphere. Moorpark College, one of three community colleges under the auspices of the Ventura County Community College District, is situated on a rolling hillside on the easterly city limits, with modern and convenient facilities to provide a variety of advanced educational programs.
City government is General Law and operates under the City Manager System with a five-member council.
Web Site: www.ci.moorpark.ca.us
City of Ojai
401 South Ventura Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
The City of Ojai is a place of great beauty. Nestled within the mountains of the coastal range and the Los Padres National Forest, Ojai is located 14 miles inland from the City of Ventura. Ojai is the smallest city in Ventura County and residents place a high value on its rural, small town life-style.
Ojai was settled in the 1880s and incorporated as a city on August 5, 1921. The Chumash Indians lived in Ojai prior to the arrival of the Spanish missionaries. The name “Ojai” is taken from the Chumash word “A’hwai”, meaning “moon”.
Ojai is well known for its cultural events and art studios. Visitors are attracted to Ojais natural beauty, recreational opportunities, the adjacent National Forest, and the historical downtown shopping areas.
Ojai has always opened its doors to clean, safe industry while keeping in mind the environment and the views of its residents.
The city government is General Law, operating under the Council/Major system, with a five-member council that has staggered elections every two years.
Web Site: www.ci.ojai.ca.us
City of Oxnard
305 West Third Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7802 FREE
Oxnard, the largest of all ten cities in Ventura County, is rich in agricultural land. Current growth reflects a strong, well-balanced economy that includes international business, manufacturing, retail, a major military base, agriculture and tourism.
Oxnard is a rare combination of a relaxed sea-side community and a thriving business environment.
The city has a number of attractive, well-designed business parks, with several thousand acres of land zoned for commercial and industrial development. A commuter airport is located on the westerly side of the city with flights daily to interconnecting LAX and other metro airports on the west coast. Oxnard residents also enjoy beaches and a beautiful harbor, the Channel Islands Harbor, known as the gateway to the Channel Islands chain, only 11 miles distant from shore.
City government is General Law, operating under the City Manager System with a five-member council, and the mayoral office elected separately.
Web Site: www.ci.oxnard.ca.us
City of Port Hueneme
250 North Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Port Hueneme (pronounced “why-knee-me”) is a small but spirited seaside community adjacent to Oxnard. The city is located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles with ease of travel via the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) from Santa Monica. Port Hueneme enjoys a pleasant Southern California coastal climate with mild temperatures an ocean breezes. The city has found a balance between industry and resort facilities.
The commercial Port of Hueneme is the largest and most significant facility in the area. It is the only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is also home to one of two Naval Construction Battalion Centers in the United States.
Incorporated in l948, they city has a five-member City Council, serving staggered four-year terms in office. The Mayor and Mayor
Prot-Tem are selected by the council each year.
Port Hueneme became a Charter City effective December l996 following a voter approval the previous month. Typically a Charter City has more control over its local affairs than a general law city, giving a greater degree of home rule.
Web Site: www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us
City of Santa Paula
Santa Paula, CA 93061
(805) 525-4478 FREE
Known as the Citrus Capital of the World, Santa Paula is surrounded by rolling hills and rugged mountains. It is located approximately 65 miles northwest of the Los Angeles central business district and 45 miles southeast of Santa Barbara.
Although agriculture is the base of Santa Paulas economy, oil production is also prevalent. In addition, light industry is expanding utilizing both the rail system and the local airport along with a comprehensive freeway system.
Santa Paula offers small town living with Victorian houses, quaint buildings of every description and a little red schoolhouse still in use.
City government is General Law, operating under the City Manager System with a five-member council elected every four years.
Web Site: www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us
City of Simi Valley
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Located 40 miles northwest of the Los Angeles central business district in the southeast portion of the County of Ventura, Simi Valley is a place where growth and community consciousness work together. The city seeks to attract responsible and quality-conscious developers to ensure a high quality of industrial development and related uses.
Among the many attractions in the Simi Valley area is the Reagan Library. The 153,000 square foot facility houses the greatest volume of documents, audiovisual materials and papers of cabinet members of the ten presidential libraries now in operation. It is built overlooking the Wood Ranch Golf Club with a view of the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Simi Valleys growth in residential housing and commercial/industrial facilities offers many advantages to business. It is blessed by nature and by careful community planning. Growth and prosperity are in comfortable balance with the special environment.
City government is General Law and operates under the City Manager System with a five-member council that has staggered elections every two years and a mayoral election every two years.
Web Site : www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us
City of Thousand Oaks
21100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-2100 FREE
The City of Thousand Oaks lies in the Conejo Valley and offers the ideal mixture of commercial, industrial, residential and recreational space in an exceptional community.
This picturesque area is located just 40 some miles northwest of the Los Angeles Civic Center. Named for the oaks that dot the hillsides, the city strives to insure a quality community with quality of service.
Since incorporating in l964, Thousand Oaks has become known for its planning policies, which have established over 11,000 acre of open space, a low crime rate and leadership in affordable housing programs. Although residents are proud of its western heritage, the city is also the home of a private four-year university – Cal Lutheran University, an upscale regional mall and, according to some, the worlds largest auto mall.
The Civic Arts Plaza is the realization of the last unmet goal of l970s planning. This twenty-acre project in the heart of the city features an 1800 seat auditorium, 400-seat forum theater and council chamber, five-acre park and City Hall.
A five-member City Council is elected at large with the City Manager acting as administrative head.
Web Site: http://www.ci.thousand-oaks.ca.us
City of Ventura
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93002
Officially known as San Buenaventura, it is one of the oldest cities in California, established in 1782 with the founding of the Mission San Buenaventura. With miles of well-kept, uncrowded beaches and a sunny Mediterranean climate, Ventura offers and attractive quality of life, which is unsurpassed in the region.
Historic Downtown Ventura invites shoppers to stroll and browse in a unique environment with over 80 historic landmarks and a rich cultural heritage. In addition to Downtown, a stones throw from the beach, there are several commercial and industrial areas offering a full range of building and developable sites.
Home to several major international corporations, Ventura also serves as the governmental center for the County. While many high technology companies make Ventura their base, the community continues to cultivate its historic roots as an agricultural center with international connections.
An ideal location for commerce, tourism related business, and light industry, Ventura offers an exceptional quality life-style. Santa Barbara is a mere 25 miles up the coastline, and Los Angeles 70 miles to the southeast.
Local government operates under a City Charter with a seven-member council elected at large.
Web Site: www.ci.ventura.ca.us