The Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) program provides billions of dollars in grants and low-interest loans to address infrastructure needs related to water supply; water quality; and flood, wastewater, and stormwater management across California, while leveraging billions of dollars in local matching funds. The County of Ventura manages the IRWM program on behalf of the Watersheds Coalition of Ventura County, and as of December 2016, the County has been awarded and manages more than $82 million in funding for planning and implementation of 37 projects across Ventura County.
Continue to monitor and seek improvements to transportation infrastructure involving road/transit/bicycle/pedestrian systems within city and County jurisdiction, in order to minimize the cost and inconvenience of traffic congestion, while continuing to seek funding through lobbying, grant writing, and similar means, for transportation infrastructure under federal and state jurisdiction.
The geographic distribution, other aspects of general accessibility, and the quality of broadband infrastructure have become increasingly critical aspects of an area’s competitiveness for economic activity. Encouraging broadband infrastructure installations in areas where other assets make the area especially attractive for heavy users of this infrastructure increases the competitiveness of the region.
In addition to its traditional roles in permitting energy facilities/infrastructure, the County is currently actively engaged in many initiatives that impact energy resources for Ventura County residents.