April 19, 2013 – Supervisor Long is pleased to join with the Military Order of the Purple Heart to pursue the designation of Highway 101 in Ventura County as part of the National Purple Heart Trail through State legislation introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Together, the Supervisor and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, are seeking financial donations to cover the $5,000 cost of Highway signage. To make a financial donation or receive information please contact Michael Cook, Commander of the local Chapter 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart by phone at (805) 565-3759 or by email at email@example.com.
January 8, 2013- You are invited to join Supervisor Kathy Long at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Ceremonial Swearing-In on January 8, 2013 at 8:15AM at the Ventura County Government Center. Supervisor Long is honored to continue to serve the residents of the Third District as she begins her fifth term on the Board of Supervisors. For more information on the ceremony, including directions, please contact Supervisor Long’s office at (805) 654-2276.
August 28, 2012– Want to recycle or dispose for FREE your yard waste, electronic waste and those bulky items that clutter your garage!? County Supervisors Kathy Long, Linda Parks, and Peter Foy; in cooperation with the Ventura Integrated Waste Management Division; the Ventura County Probation Department; and E.J. Harrison & Sons, invite you to participate in the Somis “Community Beautification Day” Event on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
July 25, 2012 –Supervisor Long will be honored by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society as a newly “donned” Doña at their Annual Don/Doña BBQ. Kathy Long would like to invite Camarillo residents to attend this annual historic event on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the Red Barn at the Camarillo House from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. For more information about the event and how to purchase tickets contact Bob Rust at (805) 484-6601.
June 6, 2012- Just in time for summer, Supervisor Kathy Long is proud to announce that Lake Piru cellular facility is now activated. Supervisor Long was determined to make this cellular facility a reality, which provides a much needed public safety benefit at the lake. Thanks to this facility, visitors may enjoy the lake’s beauty with confidence that should an emergency occur, help is a phone call away. Supervisor Long would like to remind all visitors to Lake Piru of the importance to stay alert and always wear a life vest when in a boat. For more information on Lake Piru Recreation Area, check out their website at: http://www.lake-piru.org/
April 23, 2012- As a member of the Camarillo Rotary, Supervisor Kathy Long would like to encourage anyone who wants to eat great food, listen to music and spend time with their family to attend the Rotary’s 42nd Annual “Viva La Comida” on Saturday, May 5th 2012 from 5PM to 8PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo.
April 6, 2012- Supervisor Kathy Long recognizes the importance of driver educational opportunities that include becoming aware of how age related issues could affect a person’s ability to drive safely. She is pleased to hear of the Camarillo Police Department’s upcoming “Senior Citizen Driver’s Education Class” on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Supervisor Long encourages any driver interested in utilizing this invaluable opportunity to contact the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5155 as space is limited.
October 28, 2011 – Supervisor Kathy Long received the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation’s highest honor: the 2011 “Elected Official Housing Hero” award. As a County Supervisor, Kathy Long has enjoyed the privilege of partnering with an organization like Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) whose advocacy, commitment to collaboration and focus on bringing communities, our families, home is invaluable in our county. CEDC’s award specifically recognized the Supervisor for her commitment to affordable housing, Farmworker housing, and economic development. Supervisor Long is honored to receive this special award and proud to join the legacy of many other housing heroes who continue to stand firm in their convictions for the benefit of all residents of Ventura County.
October 26, 2011 – As a result of commitment and advocacy of the Board of Supervisors and Watershed Protection District to lead the County to be more disaster resistant, beginning October 1, 2011, flood insurance policyholders within the Unincorporated Ventura County will be entitled to receive up to a 20% discount on annual flood insurance premiums. This comes as a result of achieving a Community Rating System Class 6 rating from the National Flood Insurance Program. The total flood insurance policy savings for residents over the next three years will equate to $713,000 as a result of the County’s participation in this program.
Watershed Protection District in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have already begun the outreach process to agents, lenders and realtors about the 20% insurance premium discounts. Earlier this month, they hosted a flood insurance training session at our Government Center. Beginning next week the session will be available to watch online at www.vcfloodinfo.com.
October 18, 2011- Supervisor Long was pleased to vote to approve funding for two affordable housing projects in Santa Paula at the Board of Supervisors special meeting. A total of $490,000 in Federal aid grants was split between Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation’s Paseo Santa Barbara Complex and the Santa Paula Housing Authority’s senior housing project called “The Orchards.” Supervisor Long also supported approving a $100,000 grant to be used to promote job growth in the Santa Clara Valley, an area in the County with the highest rates of unemployment.
October 4, 2011-The Ventura County Health Care Agency will begin to transition to an electronic health records system. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors took action today on approving a $32 million contract for this system. The County Health Care Agency’s project will benefit from $20 million Economic Stimulus funds and federal Medicare incentive payments, as a result of improving health care quality, decreasing costs, and increasing access through better methods of storing, analyzing and sharing health information. The transition is anticipated to be complete within the next 14 to 18 months.
October 11, 2011 –Today the Board of Supervisors proclaimed and recognized that October 2011 is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” As a Breast Cancer survivor, Supervisor Kathy Long encourages all residents to raise awareness of this disease and to be educated about prevention, screening and early detection. Supervisor Long also encourages all women to recognize October 21, 2011 as “National Mammography Day” and to utilize the opportunity to make their annual mammography appointment.
Pictured below Supervisor Long presents the Resolution proclamation to the American Cancer Society of Ventura County. Also featured below is the ‘Pink Taxi’, a service of Ventura Transit System, Inc. who was also recognized today at the Board for their partnership with the American Cancer Society in providing free rides to and from Doctor appoints for women battling this disease.