District 1

District 1 is one of 7 newly created districts in the City of Ventura. Bordering Highway 33 on the west over to N. Kalorama on the east and extending north to Ottawa Street and south to West Front Street.  It is a mosaic of diverse residents, businesses, and eclectic interests -- a  vibrant area nestled between the Ventura River, Pacific Ocean and Ventura hills.  District 1 represents

Ventura's beginnings with its history rooted in its Chumash connections, the Tortilla Flats community, and Ventura's oil heritage.  It is home to 5 schools, the Westpark Community Center, the Westside Senior Adult Center, several community parks, Mission San Buenaventura, City Hall,  and the Botanical Gardens.  It is the hub of activity in our City and comes with unique strengths and challenges.  To learn more, click HERE.

Irene's Positions


Our Westside is "The Jewel" of Ventura because of the kaleidoscope of diversity that is held within District 1. From the diversity of the people, their respective cultures, and the businesses that occupy our area, to the diversity in the nature which surrounds us from the Ventura River to our hillsides.  We must embrace, nurture, respect, and preserve these unique aspects of our District as we move forward.

Homeless Community

Non-profit organizations on the Westside offer meals to our homeless residents and my goal is to connect them with various service options when they are supplied with a meal.  With the opening of the year-round Ventura County shelter on Knoll Drive, our homeless can avail themselves with such services being offered.

Business, Housing, and the Environment

Did you know there are multiple employers on the Westside in the G&S Hardware area that provide more than 125 jobs?  We need to retain our current employers and find opportunities to provide even more employment on the Westside, developing and marketing a business corridor.  Let's find out what trades students are interested in and create educational and business partnerships, where students can earn college credit and employable skills. In doing so, we incubate our local businesses with new talent.


A vibrant business community leads us to be more than a bedroom community.  Though all types of housing options in District 1's boundaries need to be considered; we need to create pedestrian friendly housing options for people who want to live, work and walk in the District 1 and build single family and multi-family living units.

A balance between business and housing must also ensure no environment impacts.

Let's Grow the Future with Irene !

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