Friday, April 24, 2009

Sanjon Project in CIP

The City of Ventura recently released a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that outlines all the projects planned for 2009-2015. This plan includes many projects with stormwater components, including street and landscape improvements. The Sanjon urban watershed project that we have been developing for many years is on this CIP list, which gives City staff the go-ahead to seek grant funding to move this project forward.

According to the City Manager's report:

This Capital Improvement Project Plan (CIP) is the blueprint for investing in the vital infrastructure needed to protect and achieve that future vision. The City's infrastructure includes all city-owned assets and facilities, including streets, parks, beaches, open spaces, storm drains, water and wastewater installations.

Dream for the Future

Our dream for the future continues to be the protection of our natural resources while building a sustainable and environmentally sound infrastructure. The City will continue to establish itself as a national model for environmental sustainability. Our goals are to reduce green house emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, expand our green and open spaces, restore our natural environment and watersheds, and protect our rivers, ocean and waterways. Ventura will continue to be an urban leader in Smart Growth and Low Impact Development practices. Environmentally focused projects, which do not yet have funding, include a Green Infrastructure Demonstration project, Energy-Efficiency and Photovoltaic projects, and the Coastal Sanjon Watershed project. To build our dream, we will strive to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.