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July 26, 2017

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS

Everard Ashworth, Chairman
Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman
Jim Friedman, Secretary
Nikos Valance, Commissioner
Chris Stephens, Commissioner
Oscar Peña, General Manager
Andy Turner, Legal Counsel
Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board
PORT COMMISSION AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 26, 2017 AT 7:00PM
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE
1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE
VENTURA, CA 93001
A Closed Session of the Board will be held at 5:30PM at the
Port District Office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura, CA,
to discuss the items on the Attachment to AgendaClosed
Session Conference with Legal Counsel.
The Board will convene in Open Session at the Port District Office
located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive for its Regular Meeting at 7:00PM.
ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA:
CALL TO ORDER: By Chair Everard Ashworth.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Chair Everard Ashworth.
ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA (3 minutes)
Consider and approve, by majority vote, minor revisions to agenda items and/or attachments and any
item added to, or removed/continued from the Port Commission’s agenda. Administrative Reports relating
to this agenda and materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda
packet are available for public review at the Port District’s office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive,
Ventura, CA during business hours as well as on the District’s website – www.venturaharbor.com (Port
District Business-Port Commission & Meeting Schedule). Each item on the agenda shall be deemed to
include action by an appropriate motion, resolution or ordinance to take action on any item.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES (3 minutes)
The Minutes of the June 28, 2017 Regular Meeting will be considered for approval.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)
The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items not on today’s agenda.
Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair.
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CLOSED SESSION REPORT (3 minutes)
Closed Sessions are not open to the public pursuant to the Brown Act. Any reportable actions taken by
the Commission during Closed Session will be announced at this time.
BOARD COMMUNICATIONS (5 minutes)
Port Commissioner’s may present brief reports on port issues, seminars, meetings and literature that
would be of interest to the public and/or Commission, as a whole. In addition, Port Commissioners should
provide a brief summary and disclose any discussions he or she may have had with any Port District
Tenants related to Port District business.
DEPARTMENTAL AND GENERAL MANAGERS REPORTS (5 minutes)
Ventura Port District Staff and General Manager will give the Commission reports on their Department
and items of general interest to the Port Commission and members of the public.
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT (5 minutes)
CONSENT AGENDA: (3 minutes)
Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon
by the Board at one time, without discussion, unless a member of the Board or the public requests an
opportunity to address any given item. Approval by the Board of Consent Items means that the
recommendation is approved along with the terms set forth in the applicable staff reports.
A) Approval of Professional Service Agreement with Noble Consultants
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to sign a Professional
Services Agreement with Noble Consultants in the amount of $30,000 to perform a condition
assessment of the commercial fish pier concrete deck.
B) Approval of Out of Town Travel Requests
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the out of town travel request for Consultant,
Richard Parsons and Business Operations Manager, Brian Pendleton.
STANDARD AGENDA:
1) The Ultimate Escape Rooms Presentation
Recommended Action: Informational.
That the Board of Port Commissioners receive a presentation on the development of The
Ultimate Escape Rooms and the results they are getting.
2) Repainting of Ventura Harbor Village
Recommended Action: Informational.
That the Board of Port Commissioners will receive a presentation from Rasmussen &
Associates on the proposed color palette to be utilized on the Ventura Harbor Village Repainting
Project and provide input to the architect on that color scheme.
3) Approval of Karen Dupuy dba Harbor Boat and Self-Storage New Sublease
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the new Sublease between Karen Dupuy dba
Harbor Boat and Self-Storage, as Sublessee of that certain property located at 1410 Angler Ct.
and the Ventura Port District, as Sublessor.
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4) Approval of Notice of Completion for the Ventura Harbor Village Accessibility
Improvement Project – Phase II
Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3338,
a) Accepting the work of J&T Engineering and Construction for the Ventura Harbor Village
Accessibility Improvement Project-Phase II, Inc.; and
b) Authorizing staff to prepare and record a Notice of Completion with the Ventura County
Recorder.
5) Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Site Selection Workshops
Recommended Action: Informational.
That the Board of Port Commissioners receive a report on the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Site
Selection Workshops.
AGENDA PLANNING GUIDE AND REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
ADJOURNMENT
This agenda was posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
at the Port District Office and on the Internet –
www.venturaharbor.com (Port District Business-Port Commission & Meeting Schedule).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this
meeting, please contact the Ventura Port District at (805) 642-8538. Notification 48 hours before the
meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility.
(28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II)
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ATTACHMENT TO PORT COMMISSION AGENDA
CLOSED SESSION CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017
1. Conference with Real Property Negotiators – Per Government Code Section 54956.8:

a) Property:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
Parcel 5 and Parcel 8
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Andy Turner
Lease Negotiations with H. Parker Hospitality
b) Property:
Negotiating Parties:
Under Negotiation:
1410 Angler Ct.
Oscar Peña, Brian Pendleton, Andy Turner
Karen Dupuy dba Harbor Boat and Self-Storage
New Sublease
2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Per Government Code Section 54957: To
consider the continued employment of the General Manager, and the terms thereof
[excluding compensation].
3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Per Government Code Section 54957: To
consider the continued employment of the Business Operations Manager, and the
terms thereof [excluding compensation].
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
JUNE 28, 2017 MEETING
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF JUNE 28, 2017
The Regular Meeting of the Ventura Board of Port Commissioners was
called to order by Chairman Everard Ashworth at 7:04PM at the Ventura
Port District Administration Office, 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura,
CA 93001.
Commissioners Present:
Everard Ashworth, Chairman
Brian Brennan, Vice Chairman
Jim Friedman, Secretary
Bruce E. Smith
Nikos Valance
Commissioners Absent:
None
Port District Staff:
Oscar Peña, General Manager
Brian Pendleton, Business Operations Manager
John Higgins, Harbormaster
Gloria Adkins, Accounting Manager
Joe Gonzalez, Facilities Manager
Robin Baer, Property Manager
Richard Parsons, Consultant
Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board
Legal Counsel:
Timothy Gosney
Dominic Nunneri
AGENDA
CALL TO ORDER: By Chairman Everard Ashworth at 7:04PM.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Commissioner Smith.
ROLL CALL: All Commissioners were present.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
ACTON: Commissioner Brennan moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 5-0 to adopt the June 28, 2017 agenda.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Minutes of June 12, 2017 Regular meeting were considered as follows:
ACTION: Commissioner Friedman moved, seconded by Commissioner Brennan and
carried by a vote of 4-0-1 (Smith abstained) to approve the minutes of the
June 12, 2017 regular meeting.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS: Sam Sadove thanked Commissioner Smith for all he has done
for the Port District and for his interest and involvement in the Harbor.
CLOSED SESSION REPORT: Mr. Gosney stated that the Board met in closed session;
discussed and reviewed all items on the closed session agenda. Staff was given instructions on
how to proceed as appropriate and there was no action taken that is reportable under The
Brown Act.
BOARD COMMUNICATIONS: Commissioner Ashworth informed the Commission of a series of
meetings that are being held for interested fisherman, both commercial and recreational relative
to the VSE site selection. Mr. Pendleton then reported that two meetings have taken place, one
with recreational fisherman and one with commercial fisherman and they have been positive.
There will be two public meetings, July 11 and 13 at 7PM at the Four Points and a follow up
meeting summarizing feedback on August 9th. Commissioner Ashworth also reported that the
second grant proposal for VSE is still on track. Commissioner Smith is interested in a fuller
discussion of the work program comes back to the Board. He also reported that he has been in
contact with Channel Islands Restoration, which does beach and dune restoration. There will be
a long term problem with rising sea levels and frequency of storms and ensuring we have a very
robust dunes system to protect Spinnaker Drive and the parking lots is really important. He
hopes the Board will move the discussion forward on this topic to look at the benefits and
opportunities that may arise from working together. Commissioner Brennan thanked
Commissioner Smith for bringing up the dunes restoration and agrees it is important. He also
reported that there was a presentation given at BEACON in May from the US Geologic Survey
(USGS) on the long term study of the coast and the amount of sand that has moved off the
beaches.
STAFF COMMUNICATIONS: Mr. Peña recognized the Harbor Patrol and Maintenance
Departments for the excellent work they are doing on land and in the water at Ventura Harbor
Village and the beaches. He also mentioned that the Village had a successful Pirate Days June
3-4th. Mr. Pendleton reported that the Ventura Dive and Sport space has almost completed its
downsizing and congratulated Bob Bartosh and Shawn Hall on the remodel of the Boatyard
Pub. Richard Parsons updated the Commission on the Phase 3 construction.
LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT: Mr. Gosney reported that staff is continuing to update the option
and lease documents for Parcels 5 and 8. Earlier today, the Commission was sent a
memorandum discussing the outcome of the City of San Jose case concerning electronic
communications and how they could be subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. Mr.
Gosney received the draft of a master lease developed in connection with the Ventura Shellfish
Enterprise, laying out a potential contractual relationship between the Ventura Port District and
the Department of Fish and Game Commission, which he will review.
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STANDARD AGENDA:
1) Update on the Rhumb Line and BS Taproom Projects
Recommended Action: Informational.
That the Board of Port Commissioners receive an update on the Rhumb Line and BS Taproom
Projects from Rasmussen Architects.
ACTION: The Board of Port Commissioners received a presentation on the Rhumb
Line and BS Taproom projects from Rasmussen Architects.
2) Approval of the FY 2017-2018 Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan
Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners:
a) Adopt Resolution No. 3334, approving the 2017-2018 Ventura Port District Budget and
Five Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP);
b) Adopt Resolution No. 3335, establishing the Salary Schedule for Non-represented
Employees for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018; and
c) Adopt Resolution No. 3336, to establish the Employer Paid Member Contributions to
CalPERS for the Non-represented Classic Miscellaneous Members.
ACTION: Commissioner Friedman moved, seconded by Commissioner Smith and
carried by a vote of 5-0 to adopt Resolution No. 3334, approving the 2017-
2018 Ventura Port District Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan
(CIP), as revised; adopt Resolution No. 3335, establishing the Salary
Schedule for Non-represented Employees for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018;
and adopt Resolution No. 3336, to establish the Employer Paid Member
Contributions to CalPERS for the Non-represented Classic Miscellaneous
Members.
3) Approval of Professional Services Agreements
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to sign the following two
Professional Services Agreements (PSA):
a) Agreement with Jensen Design and Survey, Inc. in the amount of $20,000 to prepare
contract documents for pavement repairs, slurry seal and restriping of the parking lots at
Harbor Village, the launch ramp and Parcel 19A; and
b) Agreement with Rasmussen & Associates in the amount of $11,500 to prepare contract
documents for the repainting of Ventura Harbor Village.
ACTION: Commissioner Brennan moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 5-0 to authorize the General Manager to sign an
agreement with Jensen Design and Survey, Inc. in the amount of $20,000 to
prepare contract documents for pavement repairs, slurry seal and
restriping of the parking lots at Harbor Village, the launch ramp and Parcel
19A; and an agreement with Rasmussen & Associates in the amount of
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$11,500 to prepare contract documents for the repainting of Ventura Harbor
Village.
4) Approval of Professional Services Agreement with White Nelson Diehl Evans
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners:
a) Approve the Professional Services Agreement with White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP to
perform the District’s financial audit of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; and
b) Appoint an Audit Liaison to work with staff and White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP
throughout the audit process.
ACTION: Commissioner Valance moved, seconded by Commissioner Brennan and
carried by a vote of 5-0 to Approve the Professional Services Agreement
with White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP to perform the District’s financial audit
of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; and appoint Commissioner
Friedman as Audit Liaison to work with staff and White Nelson Diehl Evans
LLP throughout the audit process.
5) Appointment of California JPIA Board Director
Recommended Action: Voice Vote.
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the appointment of one Port Commissioner as
Director for the Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) Board of Directors.
ACTION: Commissioner Brennan moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 5-0 to approve the appointment of Commissioner
Valance as Director for the Joint Powers Insurance Authority Board of
Directors.
AGENDA PLANNING GUIDE AND REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: None.
RECOGNITION OF COMMISSIONER BRUCE SMITH
Chairman Ashworth presented Commissioner Smith with a recognition certificate from the City
of Ventura with the following statement from Councilmember and Port District Liaison, Cheryl
Heitmann:
Bruce, On behalf of the Mayor and City Council I want to thank you for serving on the
Ventura Port District Commission. I have appreciated your professionalism,
dedication and commitment to making the Ventura Harbor the best it can be. I have
enjoyed working with you as the council liaison and look forward to working with you
on other projects in the future. Thank you again for all you do for Ventura. Cheryl
ACTION: Commissioner Brennan moved, seconded by Commissioner Friedman and
carried by a vote of 4-0-1 (Smith abstained) to adopt Resolution No. 3337,
recognizing Commissioner Bruce Smith for his years of service to the
Ventura Port District.
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Commissioner Smith expressed his sentiments:
Thank you, to all of you, especially to staff and the rest of the Commissioners and all
those who come here every week and participate. This is actually a very complex
organization and I really am amazed by the devotion that each one of you put into it, the
Commissioners especially as volunteers. Each one of you has an expertise that is not
necessarily shared by the rest of the Commission, but collectively works well as a whole.
We don’t always see eye to eye on every issue, but I think in the end good decisions
have been made. Staff has been superb and I really appreciate their listening and tight
rope walking they have to do. And, my #1 love is the people who frequent and are the
merchants and lessees of the Harbor, without whom this would be for not.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 9:09PM.
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Secretary
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORTS
DREDGING
FACILITIES
MARINA
MARKETING
PROPERTY
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RWP DREDGING MANAGEMENT
Richard W. Parsons
2271 Los Encinos Road
Ojai, California 93023
Phone/Fax (805) 649-9759
July 26, 2017
Board of Port Commissioners
Ventura Port District
1603 Anchors Way Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Subject: June/July 2017 Dredging Activities and Special Projects Report
The Dredging Program Manager’s activities for the June/July 2017 period are reviewed below:
FY2018 Federal Dredging Appropriations
The Administration’s FY2018 budget request for the maintenance dredging of the Ventura Harbor Entrance area is $5,163.000. That
sum coupled with $800,000 included in the Corps of Engineer’s FY17 Work Plan should enable the Corps to achieve a dredging
volume of about 640,000 cubic yards in their expected February/March 2018 dredging effort at Ventura Harbor. However, until the
Congress addresses the FY2018 appropriations process neither the Corps or the Port District will have any confidence in the budget
numbers. The Congress is now making some progress in that area. Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have
marked up the FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill and the Administration’s request for Ventura Harbor is
included in the bill. It is presently not known if and when both the full House and Senate will consider the bill. It still seems likely that the
Congress will find it necessary to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) in late September to fund government operations with the start of
the new fiscal year on October 1, 2017
Harbor Village Phase III
Viola Contractors is now nearing completion of the Phase III work. Both the metal islands and the kelp sculptures are going in this
week, and that area should be open to the public by July 28. All other areas are now open. Various finishing touches will remain to be
completed until well into August.
Parking Lot Repairs
With the Commission’s approval of a professional services agreement with Jensen Design and Survey, Inc., I am now working with that
firm to finalize a bid package for pavement repairs and seal coating at all of the Harbor Village parking lots as well as at the launch
ramp and Parcel 19A. We hope to be in position to have the Commission award a contract in September and have work accomplished
in October. The FY17-18 budget includes $700,000 for this work.
Sand Bypass Study
In 2006 the Corps of Engineers and the Port District completed a joint effort titled the “Ventura Harbor Sand Bypass System and
Regional Beneficial Reuse Feasibility Study”. The Corps recently asked that the District assist it in closing out the financial records for
the study. Attached is the correspondence relating to that matter.
Respectfully submitted,
Richard Parsons
Dredging and Special Projects Consultant
Attachment.
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June/July 2017 Federal Report
With little more than 30 legislative days scheduled before the end of the fiscal year,
Republican leaders have raised the possibility of cancelling the planned August
recess to find more days to address an agenda falling ever further behind schedule.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed consideration of a draft plan to
reform healthcare. This decision came after more Republican senators defected
from supporting the plan. While he still hopes to hold a vote in July, it is not clear
how he may bridge the wide gap among Republicans to bring such a vote forward.
Congress has yet to pass a budget resolution dictating spending limits for
appropriations’ bills. Despite this, individual House subcommittees have begun
marking up bills that are higher than current budget caps would allow (see more
below). Reconciling these bills to lower spending limits, if that becomes the case,
will make the task of assembling – and passing – final bills all the more difficult. One
item to note, however, is the bipartisan rejection of many of President Trump’s
suggested budget cuts.
Given the hyper-partisan environment in Washington and the many competing
priorities for floor time later this year, some appropriators have suggested that
Congress abandon efforts to pass individual spending bills and move immediately to
assembling an omnibus bill for the coming year. Leadership has not endorsed this
idea, but a long-term Continuing Resolution or a new omnibus spending bill are the
most likely results of the work going on now. Competing deadlines later this year
have also renewed the specter of “fiscal cliffs” from years past.
Finally, the Congressional Budget Office has revised its deficit projections and the
news is not good. The non-partisan CBO now projects a FY2017 deficit 24 percent
higher than its last forecast. The cumulative deficit over the coming 10 years is now
projected to be $686 billion more than previously forecast.
While CBO did not fully explain the significant change in its predictions, it did point
to structural problems that will continue to bedevil budget plans for many years to
come. Mandatory spending on entitlements (primarily Social Security, Medicare,
and Medicaid) will continue to consume more and more of the federal budget while
rising interest rates are expected to rise from $269 billion this year to $818 billion
in 2027.
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Appropriators Producing Bills While Endgame Remains Uncertain
House appropriators have begun writing – and passing – individual bills for FY2018
spending. They are moving forward despite the absence of a budget resolution that
formally details how much each subcommittee may spend, a move that will force
later changes later in the process. Senate appropriators spent June receiving more
testimony on spending proposals and plan to begin producing their own bills
following the July 4th recess.
Energy & Water Development
On July 12th the House Full Appropriations Committee held a mark up the FY18
Energy & Water Appropriations bill. Notably the report includes the $5.163M
in funding identified for the Ventura Harbor in the Administration’s FY18 budget
proposal.
Over all the House proposes to fund the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at
$6.16B which is the highest level proposed by the House since FY10. This
represents an increase of $120M over FY17 and an increase of $1.16B above the
Administration’s FY18 budget request. Highlights of this funding includes:
 $1.34B for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund which allows HMT to “meet
the target” called for in the WRRDA 2014 and WIIN 2016 acts. This is a 3%
or $40M increase over FY17 and $375M above the Administration’s FY18
budget request;
 $2.8B for navigation projects and studies;
 $32M to respond to natural disasters, flood control and coastal emergencies;
 $10M for WRRDA 2106 donor and energy ports;
 $376.8M in additional O&M work plan funds for navigation maintenance
($8.4M), deep draft harbors and channels ($334.4M) and inland waterways
($25M).
Policy items of interest:
 Continues the practice of providing additional funds to projects included in
the Administration’s budget request and projects not named in the
Administration’s budget request through a work plan process. The work
plan is to be developed 60-days after enactment;
 Continues the practice of designating new starts in the work plan by allowing
for 6 new start studies and up to 2 new start construction projects;
 Calls for the Corps to development a comprehensive plan for funding
requirements for all projects. This language seeks to address year to year
budget uncertainties;
 Directs the Corps to brief the committee regarding section 408 permits. The
committee has heard many concerns regarding 408 permits involving
operations & maintenance for levee systems;
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 Encourages the Corps to promptly issue Section 1122 WIIN Act
implementation guidance regarding the pilot program for beneficial use of
dredged material;
 Encourages the Corps to consider public safety aspects when reviewing
permit applications;
 Directs the Corps to refrain from imposing additional requirements on 404
permit applicants;
 Directs the Corps to discontinue any further project specific work on
alternative financing until a comprehensive policy is developed.
In late June the Senate held a hearing to review the Administration’s FY18 budget
proposal for the Corps and we anticipate that the Senate subcommittee on Energy &
Water will move forward with a markup before the August recess.
HMT Legislation Reintroduced in Congress
The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017 (S. 1488 and H.R. 3152)
was introduced in both the House and Senate. The Senator bill was introduced by
Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) while the House bill was
introduced by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA).
This is a reintroduction of legislation that Senator Murray and Congressman
Reichert championed in the previous congress. The legislation seeks to ensure that
all collected HMT funds are used for their intended navigation purposes and also
furthers efforts to address equity within HMT allocations.
EPA/Corps Move to Rescind “Waters of the United States” Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
announced their decision to rescind the Clean Water Rule they published in 2015.
The rule was intended to clarify the bodies of water that would be regulated under
the Clean Water Act as “Waters of the United States.” However, the rule has been
challenged on multiple fronts and is currently stayed under court order while the
competing complaints are addressed.
The decision comes after February’s Executive Order by President directing the EPA
Administrator to review options for repealing or revising the Clean Water Rule.
This new action allows EPA and the Corps to begin the notice and comment process
for preparing a new draft rule defining the reach of the Clean Water Act. Until a new
rule is finalized, the definition governing waters subject to regulation will be based
upon the standard that was in place prior to the 2015 rule, which was itself
considered confusing.
Senate Confirms Brock Long for FEMA Administrator
The Senate confirmed Brock Long as FEMA administrator by a 95-4 vote. Long
previously served as a National Hurricane Program manager from 2001-2006. He
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has also served as the director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency
where he oversaw the state’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil leak.
Pruitt Names New Officials at EPA
EPA Administer Scott Pruitt named Henry Darwin as Assistant Deputy
Administrator, a new position that also does not require confirmation. Darwin will
oversee daily management of EPA. He previously served as director of the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality.
Pruitt also named Dennis Lee Forsgen as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water,
a position that does not require confirmation. Forsgen will be the senior political
appointee overseeing water until an assistant administrator is nominated.
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Joe A. Gonzalez, Facilities Manager
SUBJECT: June 2017 Facilities Report
Maintenance:
New Pavers have been installed at three different locations at Harbor Cove beach. The three
planters are adjacent to parking stalls that have been a challenge to our landscaping crew to
maintain, due to the vegetation being damaged by the public while exiting their vehicles.
Additionally, there will be significant savings on water consumption and maintenance.
Marina:
Continue to perform monthly inspections on all gangways, docks, fire extinguishers, and fire
boxes. Monthly inspections of our fish pier cranes, fire dock boxes, gangways, and docks were
also performed.
Marketing:
The Maintenance Department continues to provide assistance to the Marketing Department on
weddings, set-up for events, during events, installation of banners/flyers, or whatever the needs
are to make a successful event.
Capital Improvement Projects:
• VHV Window Replacement: The Board recently approved the replacement of 140
wooden windows for the Ventura Harbor Village. Vortex Construction has ordered all the
new windows from the manufacturer. An updated e-mail was recently sent to all tenants
to keep them informed. The contractor expects all windows to be ready for pick-up in a
couple of weeks.
• 1583 Elevator Modernization: The Board recently approved the 1583 Elevator
Modernization. The District and Thyssenkrupp Elevator Company is finalizing all the
necessary paperwork. We anticipate starting the mechanical part of this project soon.
Coordination with the tenants, Thyssenkrupp Elevator Company and the District will
follow prior to the starting date.

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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Frank Locklear, Marina Manager / Technology
SUBJECT: June Marina Report
I. Special Events
On June 3rd and 4th, Pirate Days was held at Ventura Harbor Village. The Marina provided
additional overnight Dial Security and Dockmaster coverage for the popular and well attended
event.
II. Ventura Harbor Village Marina Occupancy and Squid Production
The Ventura Harbor Village Marina slip occupancy has remained near 100% throughout June.
Summer landings of squid have continued and expectations for a good 2017-2018 season in
Ventura Harbor remain high.
Southern California Fish and Wildlife data on squid landings through the month of June indicate
that Ventura Harbor accounted for approximately 42% of total landings year-to-date.
III. Technology
The Port District’s SSD key card lock system server and software upgrades have been
completed. A new installation for key card locks has been scheduled in July for the 1583
building Marina and Marketing offices and the 1575 building Marketing storage area. This
installation will increase security and improve accessibility for staff.
Recording software for our security camera system has been upgraded and is being tested.
Additional Village cameras will be added to the system in July. We wish to achieve a 30 day
archive of searchable video camera recordings with the system.
The installation of new security cameras for monitoring the waste oil drop off location at the
1449 Spinnaker building and the elevator at the 1559 Spinnaker has been completed. Abuses
by the public dropping off unauthorized waste at the oil collection station is being identified and
investigated. Abuse by overloading the 1559 elevator by restaurant delivery personnel has also
been identified and is under review.
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Marketing/Meetings/Media/Ads
Marketing Report June 2017
Advertising
Pirate Days Event Advertising for weekend of June 3 & 4:
• Print Ads: The Breeze; Happenings(Camarillo & Ventura); VC Reporter/
Ventura County Star; Valley Scene Magazine; Santa Barbara Family Life;
Coastal View in Carpineria; Santa Clarita Signal; Santa Barbara Independent
• Radio Ads: Cumulus Broadcasting & Gold Coast Broadcasting
• 100 Pirate Days 11 x 17 posters / 2,500 Pirate Days Rack Cards
• On –Site Pirate Day Banners / You-Tube / Video Pirate Days Ad
Public Relations
• Somerville Associates pitched 805 Living Magazine on Coastal Cone – Dole
Whip was selected to be highlighted in July/August issue
• Somerville Associates provided giveaway to include Ventura Harbor for CBS
“Let’s Make a Deal” lead from Visit Ventura
• Distributed Wet Wednesday press release to national & regional media via
Somerville Associates
• Distributed Seaside Kids Club press release to national & regional media via
Somerville
• Submitted with images, “Activity-Oriented Attractions and Activities” for PR
company news pitches for Central Coast Tourism
Promotions
• Marketing team securing Ventura Harbor shop, dine & drink specials with
Ventura Harbor Village tenants for summer Wet Wednesday weekday
promotions.
• Marketing team developing Seaside Kids Club programming/ entertainment
for Summer 2017: 6 weeks of weekday fun on Thursdays aimed at the family
market. Developed Seaside Club including a 2017 Club Membership to engage
consumer multiple visits
Meetings
• The Marketing Manager attended the California Travel Summit (Cal Travel) on
June 27-29. Workshops/lectures attended included: Great Placemaking; The
Millenial Mindset; Modern Media Travel Brand in the Age of Mobile; Web Site
– Frictionless Travel Experience; and networking with top tourism brands in
California as well as the Central Coast Tourism.
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Events/Promotions
Marketing Report June 2017
• 2017 Ventura Harbor Pirate Days 12th Annual : “Dead Men DO Tell Tales”:
• Moved the date to reflect a “Kick-Off to Summer” to early June 3 & 4 from July in previous years. Saw a definite uptick in June attendance in the
Harbor Village following the Pirate Days event for 4-5 weeks
• Event held one week after the premier of the Disney Movie “Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales” to capture the Disney marketing
dollars already in the marketplace
• Attendance was approximately 6,000 (estimated from numbers and crowds from previous years and parking /shuttle )
• Pirate Days Revenue= $ 6,868 (from booth revenues, % of event vendor sales and Treasure Hunt map sales)
• Event expense of daily entertainment, music, professional pirates and pirate décor to create an authentic festival = $15,500
• Ventura Harbor Beautification was in full construction mode during the event weekend limiting access for walkability around the Village
• 13 Harbor Village businesses participated in Pirate Days with a Special “Piratey” Offer for visitors
• The coveted Treasure Hunt for kids sold 537 total maps, which benefited Harbor businesses where the clues were located, as well as the Village
Arcade & Carousel where the final large Treasure Room was located, bringing in over 400 families over the weekend
• Village Tenants enthusiastically participated including: Boatyard Pub (sold turkey legs & roasted corn); The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
hosted a Buffet Lunch with the Pirate Impersonators; Ventura Boat Rentals hosted annual Argghhbor Tours offering $1 Gold Coins; and Coastal
Cone offered a Pirate Booty Oreo Sundae and a Jack Sparrow Milkshake and many more creative tenant offerings
• Overall the tenants were excited about launching the summer season with Pirate Days early in June to get the word of mouth and the social posts
about the Ventura Harbor Village
• With the new parking spaces available at Ventura Isle Marina, the 2 shuttle buses were underutilized as we redirected into the additional spaces
in the Marina lot and beach parking lots, saving the Port District shuttle costs in the future
• Two Shopping Incentives were created in 2017 to encourage shopping in the Village stores & boutiques:
• Pirate Bucks: Every purchase with participating shops, customers received a Pirate Buck to then roll the “skull” dice to enter to Win
prizes! (285 Pirate Bucks Returned to the Dice Booth)
• Win $100 in Gold $1 Coins: Spend $20 & you are entered (winner was from Minnesota)
In the 2016 -2017 fiscal year the Marketing Department’s on-site events rental and film program came very close to the estimated goal of annual
revenue to the Port District, and serve a dual purpose for building awareness and visitation to the Ventura Harbor and Ventura Harbor Village on an
annual basis.
• 61 Weddings held at Harbor Cove Beach or Surfers Knoll. Approximately 5,000 guests attended, generating $23,750 in revenue.
• Community and Special Events on site rentals include surf contests, beach baptisms, car shows, charity walks, Art & Street Painting Festival, and
film shoots in the Harbor. 13,500 approximate guests, attendees, and participants generating $8,830 in revenue to the Port District
Total Attendees: 18,500 (est.) TOTAL 2016/2017 Revenue: $32,580
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Events/Promotions
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Website Analytics
VenturaHarbor.com
Top 5 Pages Visited on VenturaHarbor.com (June 2017):
1) Harbor Cove Café 2) Ventura Swimwear 3) Beaches
4) Directions 5) Local Fish Market
Where people are coming from: 1) Google 2) Direct 3) Bing 4) Yahoo 5) Ventura Craigslist
6) TheGreekVentura.com 7) Marriott.com 8) AOL 9) Monster Jobs
Data from June 1st-30th, 2017
Data from June 1st -30th VenturaHarborVillage.com , 2017
Top 5 Pages Visited on VenturaHarborVillage.com (June 2017):
1) Pirate Days Event 2) Dine 3) Events 4) Play 5) Shop
Where people are coming from: 1) Google 2) Direct 3) Yahoo 4) Facebook Mobile
5) Bing 6) VisitVenturaCA.com 7) Facebook 8) MommyPoppins.com (Journalist was
hosted for a visit at Ventura Harbor Village as part of media FAM) Marketing Report June 2017
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Social Media Analytics
Instagram (8,380 Followers) +315 followers
Monthly Likes 3,327
June 1st-30th 2017
Pirate Days Event
154 Likes
6 Comments
Marketing Report June 2017
Beautiful Seaside Views
344 Likes
Harbor Village Gallery &
Gifts One Year Anniversary
95 Likes
4 Comments
Pirate Days Event
Day 2
161 Likes
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Social Media Analytics (Cont.)
Facebook (18,393 Followers)
+262 Followers
Top Mention 35 Engagements
Top Tweet: 1,023 People Reached
Twitter (4,323 Followers)
+52 Followers
12,500 Impressions
Marketing Report June 2017
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Boat Rentals 7,055 Impressions Pirate Days Event 8,030 Impressions
Kayaks and Sunrises
10,121 Impressions
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF REPORT Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Robin Baer, Property Manager
SUBJECT: June 2017 Property Report
I. Tenant Report
1) BS Taproom — 1591 Spinnaker Drive #115 – Drawings have been submitted to the
City of Ventura. Estimated completion third quarter of 2018.
2) Rhumb Line — 1510 Anchors Way — Drawings have been submitted to the City of
Ventura. Estimated completion second quarter of 2019.
3) Boatyard Pub — 1583 Spinnaker Drive #109 – Tenant has re-opened (see photos).
4) Ventura Dive & Sport — 1559 Spinnaker Drive #108 – Tenant has re-opened (see
photos).
5) Greek Restaurant — 1583 Spinnaker Drive #101 — The bar remodel is in design
stages with the tenant. The design is subject to District approval.
6) Retail NEW Space — 1559 Spinnaker Drive #109 — Facilities Manager is working on
completing this space with contractors. Estimated completion fourth quarter of 2017.
II. Leasing
1) Leasing Outreach
• Posted online with Loopnet for office, restaurant and retail spaces.
• Outreached leasing packets to realtors, individuals and businesses as follows:
 Twenty — Retail contacts
 Twenty-Four — Restaurant Contacts (Coffee Dock & Post)
 Eight — Office Contacts
• Posting ads online via Loopnet and in other publications.
2) Overview of FY2016/2017 leasing strategy goals:
• Obtain monthly, quarterly and annual data from real estate sources;
• Procured Co-star for real estate analytics;
• Increase annual rental revenue to VPD at (or above) consumer price index;
• Achieve vacancy rates for office, retail, restaurant below comparable properties
in the City of Ventura
• Attendance and participation with real estate, trade shows, webinars and
networking events and others as applicable;
• Annual memberships with leasing, real estate and development organizations;
• Visit prospective tenant locations and meet with business owners.
III. Occupancy level at Harbor Village – June 2017
CATEGORY Harbor Harbor Harbor Harbor City * City *
Vacancy Vacancy Available Available Vacancy Available
Sq Ft % Sq Ft % % %
Office 2,615 8% 2,615 8% 13% 30.2%
Retail 0 0% 5,634 28.5% 20.6% 25.7%
Restaurant 0 0% 0 0% 10.1% 9%
*Based on comparable square footage
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IV. June Sales Report
The attached summary provides sales for three categories: restaurants, retail and charters.
The reports compare the monthly sales for 2017 and 2016. They also include year-to-date
comparisons. Retail tenants are being affected by the construction project compared to their
past year sales history.
The year-to-date overall sales were up 9.16% for June 2017 from the same time last year.
Attachment 1 – June Tenant Sales
BOATYARD PUB – Open
VENTURA DIVE & SPORT – Open

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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A
APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
AGREEMENT WITH NOBLE
CONSULTANTS
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Richard Parsons, Project Manager
SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Service Agreement with Noble Consultants
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners authorize the General Manager to sign a Professional
Services Agreement with Noble Consultants in the amount of $30,000 to perform a condition
assessment of the commercial fish pier concrete deck.
SUMMARY:
The Port District’s FY17-18 Capital Improvement Budget includes $400,000 for the repair and
sealing of the concrete fish pier deck. Before proceeding with that effort, it is first prudent to
retain engineering services to assess the structural condition of the 16 inch thick concrete deck.
Such an assessment will include the taking of four 10” to 12” cores from the deck and the
laboratory analysis of those cores.
BACKGROUND:
A 2003 assessment of the fish pier deck revealed that the structure suffered from chloride
contamination and alkali-silica reaction (ASR). Such conditions are aggravated by and
accelerated by the penetration of moisture into the deck. In an effort to slow that process and
prolong the life of the pier, which has an estimated replace cost of $4.5M, the District has since
2003, devoted considerable resources to the sealing of the deck. To all appearances, the
portions of the deck sealed over the last 5 years appear to be working. But, in order to assess
the condition of the concrete within the deck, the engineering opinion is that four 10” to 12”
cores need to be taken and subjected to laboratory analysis.
Only about 50% of the 12,840 square foot deck has received treatment in the past 5 years and
much of the balance of deck clearly needs attention. Prior to undertaking that effort, it is
believed that the District would be well served by first determining the degree to which the ASR
condition has been ameliorated. Depending on the results of the laboratory analysis, it may be
appropriate to have a structural analysis of the pier performed before proceeding with additional
deck sealing.
FISCAL IMPACTS:
The professional engineering services to be provided by Noble Consultants have a cost not to
exceed $30,000.00.
ATTACHMENTS:
None.
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B
APPROVAL OF OUT OF TOWN
TRAVEL REQUESTS
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Oscar F. Peña, General Manager
SUBJECT: Out of Town Travel Requests
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve by motion the following out of town travel requests
for:
A) Business Operations Manager, Brian Pendleton to travel to Santa Cruz, California to
participate in the CMANC Fall meeting on September 13-15, 2017. The benefit to the
District for this travel is to meet with representatives of other California Ports and Harbors
and participate in discussions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the refining of
navigation goals for California and develop the implementation strategy for those goals.
Estimated cost for the travel is as follows:
Registration $395.00
Lodging $493.04
Meals $285.00
Mileage $326.35
Miscellaneous $100.00
TOTAL $1,599.39
B) Consultant, Richard Parsons to travel to Santa Cruz, California to participate in the CMANC
Fall meeting on September 13-15, 2017. The benefit to the District for this travel is to meet
with representatives of other California Ports and Harbors and participate in discussions
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the refining of navigation goals for California
and develop the implementation strategy for those goals. Estimated cost for the travel is as
follows:
Registration $395.00
Lodging $493.04
Meals $285.00
Mileage $308.16
Miscellaneous $100.00
TOTAL $1,581.20
C) Business Operations Manager, Brian Pendleton to travel to Santa Barbara, California to
participate in the 22nd Annual California JPIA Risk Management Educational Forum on
October 11-13, 2016. Attending this education forum allows the District to stay up-to-date
on risk management issues, policies and procedures. Estimated cost for the travel is as
follows:
Registration $0.00
Lodging N/A
Meals N/A
Mileage $269.40
Miscellaneous $100.00
TOTAL $369.40
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 1
The Ultimate Escape Rooms
Presentation
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 1
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Robin Baer, Property Manager
SUBJECT: The Ultimate Escape Rooms Presentation
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners receive a presentation on the development of The
Ultimate Escape Rooms and the results they are getting.
SUMMARY:
The Ultimate Escape Rooms opened in December 2016 and has been a great success. This
new venture has brought in many different groups of people to the Village. The demographic
target is the millennials, but also captures the interest of corporations, families and people of all
ages. They have been collaborating well with Harbor restaurants to offer all sorts of event
packages.
BACKGROUND:
On May 25, 2016, the Board approved a new two-year retail lease with two-year option with The
Ultimate Escape Rooms. Escape Rooms are a type of physical adventure game in which people
are locked in a room with other participants and must use elements of the room to solve a series
of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
FISCAL IMPACTS:
None.
ATTACHMENT:
None.
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2016
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 2
REPAINTING OF VENTURA
HARBOR VILLAGE
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 2
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Richard Parsons, Project Manager
SUBJECT: Repainting of Ventura Harbor Village
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners will receive a presentation from Rasmussen &
Associates on the proposed color palette to be utilized on the Ventura Harbor Village Repainting
Project and provide input to the architect on that color scheme.
SUMMARY:
Rasmussen & Associates will present their recommended color palette for the project and solicit
the Board’s input. If the Board generally concurs with the color scheme, then the hope would be
to seek competitive bids for the painting during August and be in position to recommend a
contract award to the Commission in September. The work would then be accomplished in
fourth quarter timeframe.
BACKGROUND:
The District’s FY17-18 Capital Improvement Budget that was adopted on June 28, 2017,
includes $650,000 for the repainting of Ventura Harbor Village. The last repainting was in 2008.
On June 28, 2017, the District retained Rasmussen & Associates to prepare contract
documents for the repainting effort.
FISCAL IMPACTS:
None.
ATTACHMENTS:
None.
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 3
APPROVAL OF KAREN DUPUY DBA
HARBOR BOAT AND SELF-STORAGE
NEW SUBLEASE
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 3
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Oscar Peña, General Manager
SUBJECT: Approval of Karen Dupuy dba Harbor Boat and Self-Storage New Sublease
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners approve the new Sublease between Karen Dupuy dba
Harbor Boat and Self-Storage, as Sublessee of that certain property located at 1410 Angler Ct.
and the Ventura Port District, as Sublessor.
SUMMARY:
For the last 24 years, the Dupuy family has operated the Harbor Boat and Self-Storage, as the
District’s Sublessee, for the benefit of the local commercial fishermen. Over this same period,
Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC, the Master Lessor of the property, has provided lease extensions
in three year intervals in the form of amendments to the District as Sublessor. The remaining
term in this real estate transaction is 24 months. Following the death of Pete Dupuy, it was
staff’s opinion to refresh the Sublease document and add Karen Dupuy as the Sublessee.
Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC as the Master Lessor, has approved the form of the Sublease and
the Sublease is now being submitted to the Board for approval.
BACKGROUND:
In the early 1990’s, the Ventura Port District entered into a Sublease with Pete Dupuy for a 1.22
acre commercial fisherman’s gear storage and repair yard within the Ventura Harbor Area, 1410
Angler Ct. Items typically stored in this type of facility includes nets, traps, line, winches, buoys,
booms and other assorted fishing gear, as well as, small trailerable boats (17’ – 32’).
This property is not owned by the Port District; this land is owned by Ventura Harbor Storage,
LLC, which was assigned to them by Hobson Brothers, LTD in 1997. Ventura Harbor Storage,
LLC, holds the Master Lease and the Port District is the Sublessor in this real estate transaction.
The original Sublessee of the Ventura Boat and Storage was Pete Dupuy, who passed away in
April 2015. Pete’s wife, Karen Dupuy, wishes to terminate the original Sublease, which has
been on a month-to-month tenancy for the last twelve months, and enter into the proposed
Sublease to carry on the business. This Sublease is intended to be coterminous with the Lease
with Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC.
FISCAL IMPACT:
The term of the Sublease is two (2) years commencing July 1, 2017 and expiring June 30, 2019.
The annual rental is $73,356 and will be adjusted by 3% in the second year. The Sublease is
responsible for all operating costs and possessory interest taxes. They recently hired a
contractor to slurry seal the underlying pavement throughout the storage yard. The District and
Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC are both listed as additional insured under a broad form
comprehensive policy of public liability insurance in an amount not less than $1M for a
combined single limit bodily injury and property damage policy. Staff will begin discussions with
Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC in January 2018 to seek an extended term and new rental rates
for the property.
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Staff recommends the approval of this Sublease with Karen Dupuy. She and her family have
been very involved with commercial fishing for many years and have successfully managed the
commercial fisherman’s gear storage and repair yard.
The annual rental paid by Ventura Boat and Self-Storage is the same amount required by
Ventura Harbor Storage, LLC. This type of facility is essential to commercial fisherman in the
Ventura Harbor. Consequently, there is no additional rental income to the District and there are
no expenses.
ALTERNATIVES:
In the future, the District can consider:
1) Entering into a new Sublease with Harbor Boat and Self-Storage or other potential
operators.
2) Operate the commercial fisherman’s gear storage and repair yard directly as sublessor.
3) Consider other alternatives.
ATTACHMENTS:
Attachment 1 – Google Map Aerial of Harbor Boat and Self-Storage facility
Attachment 2 – Aerial Layout of Harbor Boat and Self-Storage facility
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Data CSUMB SFML, CA OPC
Data CSUMB SFML, CA OPC ATTACHMENT 1 45
ATTACHMENT 2 46
BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 4
APPROVAL OF NOTICE OF
COMPLETION FOR THE VENTURA
HARBOR VILLAGE ACCESSIBILITY
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – PHASE II
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 4
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Richard Parsons, Project Manager
SUBJECT: Approval of Notice of Completion for the Ventura Harbor Village Accessibility
Improvement Project – Phase II
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3338,
a) Accepting the work of J&T Engineering and Construction for the Ventura Harbor Village
Accessibility Improvement Project-Phase II, Inc.; and
b) Authorizing staff to prepare and record a Notice of Completion with the Ventura County
Recorder.
SUMMARY:
On April 18, 2016 the Port District entered into a contract with J&T Engineering and
Construction for the Ventura Harbor Village Accessibility Improvement Project-Phase II in the
amount of $165,200.00. The work is now deemed completed. The final contract cost with
change orders is $181,717.
ATTACHMENTS:
Attachment 1 – Resolution No. 3338
Attachment 2 – Notice of Completion
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ATTACHMENT 1 49
ATTACHMENT 1 50
RECORDING REQUESTED BY:
Ventura Port District
AND WHEN RECORDED MAIL TO:
Ventura Port District
1603 Anchors Way Drive
Ventura, CA 93001-4229
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
(Notice pursuant to Civil Code Section 3093, must be recorded within 10 days after completion)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:
1. The undersigned is an agent of the owner of the interest stated below.
2. The full name of the owner is Ventura Port District, a public benefit corporation and
independent special district organized and existing under the laws of the State of
California.
3. The full address of the owner is 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura, CA 93001-4229.
4. The nature of the interest or estate is: fee simple.
5. The full name and full addresses of all co-owners who hold any title or interest with the
above-named owner in the property are: Not applicable; there are no co-owners.
6. A work of improvement on the property hereinafter described was completed on July 26,
2017.
7. The work accomplished consisted of Ventura Harbor Village Accessibility Improvements
(Phase II).
8. The name of the contractor for the Phase II project is J&T Engineering and Construction
pursuant to the Agreement, dated April 18, 2016.
9. The property on which said work of improvement was completed is in the City of San
Buenaventura, County of Ventura, State of California, and is described as Ventura
Harbor Village.
Ventura Port District
Date: ____________________ By: ________________________________
Oscar F. Peña, General Manager
___________________________________________________________________________
VERIFICATION
I, the undersigned, say that I am the General Manager of the declarant of the foregoing
completion; I have read said Notice of Completion and know the contents thereof; the same is
true of my own knowledge.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed on ________________________, at Ventura, California.

___________________________________
Oscar F. Peña, General Manager
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BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS
JULY 26, 2017
STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 5
VENTURA SHELLFISH ENTERPRISE SITE
SELECTION WORKSHOPS
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VENTURA PORT DISTRICT STANDARD AGENDA ITEM 5
BOARD COMMUNICATION Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
TO: Board of Port Commissioners
FROM: Brian Pendleton, Business Operations Manager
SUBJECT: Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Site Selection Workshops
RECOMMENDATION:
That the Board of Port Commissioners receive a report on the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Site
Selection Workshops.
SUMMARY:
The Ventura Port District hosted two interactive site selection workshops at the Four Points
Sheraton where information was gathered from stakeholders to help evaluate and discuss
potential locations for the growing plots within a larger candidate area. These siting workshops
will help the project team develop the project description that will be submitted to state and
federal agencies as part of permit applications. The workshops are part of a lengthy outreach
process that will include subsequent state and federal environmental review and consideration
of the permit applications.
BACKGROUND:
Increasing the supply of safe, sustainably produced domestic seafood is a priority of the State
Legislature, NOAA and the Department of Commerce. The Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE)
is a multi-party initiative that seeks to permit twenty 100-acre plots for growing the
Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) via submerged long lines in state waters
within the Santa Barbara Channel near Ventura Harbor. The Ventura Port District (VPD) has
received a substantial sub-award from a $300,000 NOAA 2015 Sea Grant for the proposed
project.
The VSE team has been hosting a series of public workshops this year regarding the proposed
project. There have been a total of 7 public workshops. The site selection workshops on July
11th and July 13th consisted of two duplicate meetings and a final workshop is scheduled for
August 9th where information gathered from those first two workshops will be shared and
discussed with additional opportunities for feedback.
While in-person participation was strongly encouraged, individuals who could not attend the
meetings can continue to comment on site selection through posting comments through
SeaSketch at venturashellfishenterprise.com. This marine spatial planning opportunity is
available from Tuesday, July 11th through Wednesday, August 9th.
FISCAL IMPACT:
The Board authorized funding for SeaSketch in the amount of $12,000.00, as part of the site
selection process. Additionally, Blake Stok has been retained through a professional services
agreement in the amount of $17,500.00 to assist the District in coordinating the meetings and
interfacing with SeaSketch personnel.
ATTACHMENTS:
None.
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