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Government & Business

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

City of Ventura Bans Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

The City of Ventura joins more than100 California cities and counties in banning the useofexpanded polystyrene (EPS) containerstoreduce the amount of polystyrene litter in the environment.Starting on July 1, 2021, the City of Ventura will prohibit the use of...

Ventura County Moves Into Red Tier

Moving from the purple tier into the red tier for the County means: Bars Closed unless serving food (if serving food, see restaurant guidance). Wineries, brewery, distilleries  Breweries, wineries and distilleries that do not serve meals can open outdoors only with modifications. The...

California Announces Four Rounds of Funding For Small Businesses

California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today, March 3, four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program following Governor Gavin...

Re-start Loans Available for Goleta Businesses

Goleta-based businesses are encouraged to apply for ReStart Loans up $25,000 each to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Goleta contributed $200,000 to support the small business loan program administered by Women's Economic Venture (WEV). Goleta ReStart...

Goleta Launches On-Line Site for Permits & Licenses

For the first time ever, you can now apply for and track permits and licenses online using the City of Goleta’s new Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal. The City launched the new user-friendly, intuitive Public Portal today, March...

City Tax Revenues Decline

The City of Santa Barbara received $5.6 million in sales tax revenue during the quarter ended December 31, 2020, which is 12.6% below the same quarter last year. This decline is largely a result of reduced economic activity due...