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City to Consider Funds to Chart Future

Ventura city leaders on Monday will consider spending up to $100,000 to help residents and officials chart their vision of the city over the next 30 years.

The so-called “city visioning process” would look toward development of a broad-based citizens’ advisory group, with subcommittees focusing on economic vitality, the environment, growth boundaries, development and other planning issues.

The goal, officials say, is to put the city in charge of its own destiny, rather than react to developers and the real estate market.

The exercise comes as city officials prepare to update Ventura’s Comprehensive Plan--essentially the city’s blueprint for development that was last updated in 1989.

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The visioning process will last through the year and will precede the Comprehensive Plan update, officials said.


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