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The City of Ventura and the City of Ojai enter cooperative letter agreement related to the Ventura River Lawsuit

City of Ventura confirms it is not seeking attorneys’ fees in Ventura River Watershed Adjudication Ventura, Calif.  —  The City of Ventura and the City of Ojai have entered into a cooperative letter agreement regarding the Ventura River lawsuit. The agreement confirms that the City of Ventura is not seeking attorneys’ fees from individuals or […]

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The City of Ventura and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Amend Settlement Agreement

Ventura, Calif. – The City of San Buenaventura and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a local environmental group, have announced an amendment to their settlement agreement in the lawsuit regarding the pumping and diversion of water from the Ventura River Watershed. Both Channelkeeper and the City remain committed to ensuring the protection of this local water source […]

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Court Grants Request for Extension to October 30, 2020 for People to File Answers

At the Status Conference held on August 17, the Court granted the City of Ventura’s request to extend the deadline for people to file an answer to the City’s Third-Amended Cross-Complaint to October 30, 2020.  The existing deadline to file an answer  was September 8, 2020, which has now been extended to October 30, 2020. […]

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Second Attempt of Service Resumes This Week

This week, the City will be making its second effort to serve Notices and Summons to parties who did not respond to the initial attempt earlier this year. The impacted parties who still need to file a response or return of receipt were notified by mail in July that legal Notice and Summons packets would […]

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City to Request Extension to October 30, 2020 for People to File Answers

At the next Status Conference on August 17, the City of Ventura will ask the Court to extend the deadline for people to file an answer to the City’s Third-Amended Cross-Complaint to October 30, 2020.  The current deadline to file an answer is September 8, 2020. The City and the other parties working on a locally […]

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Statement from Ventura River Water District Supporting Collaborative Solution Effort

In response to an editorial published in the Ojai Valley News, Ventura River Water District sent the attached letter indicating its support of the collaborative mediation efforts taking place.

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Update from the City

Postcards were mailed out on Wednesday, July 8, to property owners impacted by the Ventura River Watershed Adjudication. In addition to the postcard communication, the City is continuing its efforts to provide transparent and consistent updates about the process as it works toward a collaborative settlement and solution. Part of this process will include ad placement […]

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Update from June 24, 2020 Court Status Conference

Yesterday, the Court held a status conference in this case.  The outcome was that the Court set another status conference for Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. At that next status conference, the consumptive users group (the large water users involved in settlement discussions) will present a proposed schedule and process for the Court’s and parties’ consideration […]

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Update from the City

As previously shared, the Court has granted an extension in this court matter. From the main Ventura River Watershed Adjudication site: The Court rescheduled the Case Management Conferences previously set for May 8 and June 1 to June 24 at 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Complex Civil Litigation Division, Department No. 010, 312 North Spring […]

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Postcards are in the Mail

On Friday, March 6, The City of Ventura mailed out postcards to all those affected by the Ventura River Watershed Lawsuit to inform them about the latest updates and progress in the suit, including the court’s decision to grant a six-month extension to allow property owners additional time to decide whether or not to file […]