City Council unanimously extends Main Street Moves

The Ventura City Council on Feb. 8 voted unanimously to continue the Main Street Moves street closure to Jan. 8, 2022. This sends a loud statement of support behind this unique transformation of Main Street and South California Street. DVP will continue to manage the day to day activities in the closure.

3rd Quarter All Hands Merchant Meeting

Click here to see the slides from the first quarter Merchant Meeting. If you have any questions or would like more details, please reach out to

Stay Safe Notes

Click here to see notes from our PTF’s Stay Safe Meeting.

Sign up for DVP Text Alerts – NEW NUMBER

DVP would like to periodically communicate with you via text message regarding news important to Downtown merchants or urgent notices. To sing up now, text DVP to 63211. Our text service is powered by 805insider. Your data is encrypted and is never shares. Texts coming from DVP will come from the short code #63211. For … Continued

First Quarter 2018 DVO Merchant Slides

Click here to see the slides from the first quarter Merchant Meeting. If you have any questions or would like more details, please reach out to

Please fill out Sidewalk Sale Survey

We want to hear from you! DVP and the Promotions Committee are tasked with creating intriguing and fun ways to bring people into our Downtown. One of the favored ideas was a monthly or quarterly sidewalk sale. Please answer this quick survey so we know if this is something we should champion! Do you great … Continued

DVP Board of Directors Election

The DVP is governed by an 11-person board: 7 are Property Owners, 3 are Business Owners (including nonprofits), and 1 director is appointed by the City Council. This year, there are 2 Property Owner seats and 1 Business Owner seat up for election. Each term lasts 3 years. This is an unpaid position. The deadline … Continued

Disaster Unemployment Assistance through EDD

If you or your employees lost wages during the Thomas Fire, the California EDD manages a federal program called Disaster Unemployment Assistance that provides temporary benefits to individuals who may not normally qualify for Unemployment Insurance, including business owners.  The flyer at the above link was originally drafted after the Santa Rosa fires, but we … Continued

Register NOW for Federal Assistance for Small Businesses

Federal Small Business Assistance (SBA) programs are now available for those impacted by the Thomas fire. A local assistance center will be opening soon, and we will let you know details as they arrive. Some programs have excellent ideas to develop architecture business, these specific plans will be imparted by student housing architectural firms, they … Continued

Expect a big turnout for Thomas Fire Benefit Festival

The Thomas Fire Benefit Festival will be held on Feb. 3rd at Plaza Park. The goal of this benefit is to raise funds to assist deserving fire victims as quickly and directly as possible and help Ventura County recover from this historic travesty. 100% of proceeds from the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival will be put toward recovery. All fire … Continued

Save the date: All-Hands Merchant Meeting on Feb. 13

Our first Merchant Meeting of the year is on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8:30am at Grapes & Hops, 454 East Main Street. Come meet our newest Patrol Task Force Officer Brian Gregory, interact with the new Parkeon Pay Station, and learn about coming events, business updates, and new ideas for Downtown! If you come to one … Continued

Join Arts & Eats

Arts & Eats Mission: To contribute to a thriving downtown Ventura community by inspiring, engaging and entertaining visitors and locals with a free bimonthly walking tour of art shows and culinary samples. History: Arts & Eats began in March 2016 when Fox Fine Jewelry and Very Ventura hosted their first joint art opening. Soon after … Continued

Notice of Trespassing 

Do you have issues with an unwanted individual that continues to stop by your store? If so, download and fill out this notice of trespassing and hand it to the person. Make a copy for your records and for DVP. Also for extra security for your workers in this department you can look in for … Continued

Second Quarter Merchant Meeting Slides

Click here to see the slide from the second quarter Merchant Meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like more information.

Coffee with Corporal Craig

Come to the DVP office on Tuesday, February 21 at 8:30am and have coffee with Corporal Craig. He’ll be available to answer any questions you may have about Downtown and PTF.

First Quarter Merchant Meeting

Missed the first quarter Merchant Meeting or just want to see the slides again? Click here! If you want any additional details, feel free to reach out to Meredith or Kevin.

Social Media Session Notes

Click here to see the notes from the 2017 DowntownWorks Social Media session. If you’d like a one-on-one session with Downtown’s social media manager Megan Hook, please email her an mention we sent you! A one hour session is $100 and DVP will cover $50 of that for the first five who sign up. If you … Continued

2017 Work Plan

Click here to see the 2017 Work Plan.

Letter from Police Corporal Craig Kelly

DATE:  12/30/2016 TO:  Downtown Businesses FROM:  Corporal Craig Kelly SUBJECT:  Trespass/Authority Letters It’s that time of year again when the cold weather and rain pass through town. With that comes problems associated with vagrants seeking shelter in your business alcoves. It’s important to know they have the safe alternative of using the Winter Warming Shelter. … Continued

2017 Committee Meetings

Downtown Ventura Partners (DVP) Board Meeting David Armstrong, President Doug Wood, Vice President 374 Poli St. Suite 100 / Vista Building 4th Wednesday of the month at 8:30am 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 12/06 Joint Nov./Dec. Restaurant Subcommittee Vacant, Chair Rookees, 419 E. Main St. 1st Wednesday of the month … Continued

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Downtown Ventura thanks the following sponsors and supporters. Their investment in Downtown is greatly appreciated and is a testament to the care they have for their community. All sponsorship funds go to Downtown community events, enhanced lighting, security, and other enrichment opportunities, as well as, if you are interested in helping our community and looking … Continued

Sign up to get DVP Text Alerts

To get the DVP text alerts text “DVP” to 39798. We will send text reminders about street closures, upcoming meetings and any need to know information.

DowntownWorks Sessions

2016 DowntownWorks Conference – Session Highlights This conference is completely FREE to Downtown Businesses and open to business owners, employees, and any interested parties. Spread the word to your neighbors and coworkers! We are currently considering several of the The Best Places to Stay in Santorini as options for the event itself, if you would like to hand off location … Continued