As recordings of meetings pertaining to this issue become available, they will be linked here for easy access and viewing. We will also be providing links to public legal documents, City presentations, and any other information we believe will help better communicate this process to those impacted.

Meeting Recordings

Public Information Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Public Information Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
City Council Meeting, Feb 10, 2020
Agenda Item C starts at approximately the 13.25-minute mark.
Westside Community Council Meeting, Feb. 5, 2020
Ojai Meeting, Jan. 30, 2020


If you received a Notice, it looks like this:

If you received a Summons, it looks like this:

July 2020 Pre-Service Letters

On July 15, the City sent out pre-service letters to remaining parties who had not yet been successfully served or noticed, or who had not yet returned receipt of service or filed a response. The pre-service letter is an effort on behalf of the City to ensure that impacted parties are provided with transparent communications on this legal matter and to ensure that parties have ample time to respond.

Below are two versions of the letter that went out, which varied slightly based on whether the party was soon to be receiving a Notice or a Summons. At this time, the City reiterates that it is not pursuing active litigation in this matter and is actively working toward a collaborative settlement solution with other large water users.

August 2020 Service Letters

City of Ventura and Santa Barbara Channel keeper Interim Settlement Agreement

City of Ventura Meeting Presentation

Ventura River Watershed Groundwater Basins Map

Official Adjudication Website