City of Port Hueneme

City Council

City Council Regular Meetings are normally held the first and third Mondays of the month, unless there is a holiday, then they are on Tuesday. The next meeting is on February 6, 6:30 p.m. There is a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, January 31, 4:30 p.m. Visit our website to view agenda packets, meeting dates, and recordings.

Upcoming Meeting Items: Port Hueneme Crime Statistics, New Public Works Director Contract, Hueneme Beach   
                                                   Restroom Options.

Rod Butler, City Manager

City Goals for 2017

The City Manager, Rod Butler and his team will be working on accomplishing the following goals for the City over the next year:

 •  Complete Recruitment for Police Chief, Public Works 
    Director, and Finance Director

 •  Develop a Two-Year Budget for FY 2017-2018 and
    FY 2018-2019 (instead of one year budget)

 •  Explore New Economic Development Options for:
       City-owned Parcels
       New Retail & Restaurants
       Tourism Marketing
 •  Research Feasibility of Energy Efficiency Measures for 
    Cost Savings & Environmental Stewardship

•   Continue to Pursue Organizational Restructuring to Improve Services and Reduce 

We welcome your ideas and involvement. The City Manager can be reached by phone at (805) 986-6501 or by email at

Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

The City's recently established Ad-Hoc Cannabis Exploratory Committee has already met twice in the month of January to discuss the aspects of the newly passed Proposition 64. It was decided at the last meeting, with input from various organizations and interested parties who were in attendance, for the City to begin crafting an ordinance to address how many  dispensaries to allow; whether marijuana should be taxed using the existing tax schedule or a new tax measure be adopted and voted on; guidelines for indoor cultivation and manufacturing, including a provision prohibiting solvent manufacturing; and hours of operation. The City expects to bring the ordinance to City Council for consideration and approval by March of this year. 

No further Committee meetings are anticipated. If you would like to receive updated information regarding this issue please email to be placed on a contact list. 

Sand Replenishment
H.R. Morris dredging entrance Channel Islands Harbor 12/28/2016

Hueneme Beach Sand Replenishment

Manson Construction and Dredging, the dredging contractor for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, is on site, and dredging has been proceeding without incident.

As of January 17, the total amount of dredged material totaled 650,000 cubic yards.  The total amount of material to be restored to Hueneme Beach is 1,300,000 cubic yards. The dredging operation will be on hold beginning January 18 and be suspended until January 23 or 24 due to the inclement weather that will be affecting the area. The overall schedule is not expected to be delayed as the contractor has been achieving daily amounts greater than anticipated.
Warning signs and fencing have been placed on the promenade area for public protection. Please obey all warning signs posted by the contractor and stay away from the discharge lines for your own safety and efficiency of the sand replenishment operation.

Tap Water

Discolored Water Notice

Due to the extended drought conditions facing California (especially Ventura County) some City of Port Hueneme Water customers may experience discolored water (due to higher levels of iron and manganese in the groundwater). Because water is a cutting agent, when high velocity flows occur such as when a fire hydrant is hit or when fighting a fire, it can scour the lining of the water main and break loose iron oxide (iron deposits accumulated on the lining of the water main) that may generate dirty water complaints.

If residents experience discolored water, the sediment in the water should settle and be back to normal in a few hours. Running a garden hose outside to water plants and grass for two - five minutes will help to speed up the clearing of the sediment in the water. Please do not allow water run-off to the storm drain.

If you experience discolored water, the City is asking residents to drink bottled water and discontinue use of washing machines until the dirty water has cleared. Drinking bottled water is only a safe guard and will be more pleasant to consume. There are no health effects resulting from body contact with discolored water.

If clothes were washed with discolored water, the Water Division has some commercial products that will remove the rust color from the garments (required to be re-washed) provided they have not been dried. Customers can call the Water Division (during normal business hours) at 986-6563 to request this product. The best thing that residents can do at this point is to be patient

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may cause and appreciates your understanding. For more information contact the Public Works Department at (805) 986-6563. To receive an immediate Discolored Water Notice (and other urgent messages), sign up for NOTIFY ME on the City's website. Then select ALERT CENTER to receive an email or text. When an urgent matter occurs you will automatically receive a message.

Employee Service Awards

On January 10 the City of Port Hueneme honored 15 employees for their service, ranging  from 5 to 25 years working for the City. Rod Butler, the new City Manager, gave an overview of the City's goals for  2017. Carmen Nichols, Deputy City Manager, thanked staff for their continued dedication, especially through the many changes the City has endured over the past few years.

Other City Information

The City is closed every other Friday and on holidays. Offices will be closed on the following dates: January 27, February 10, 20, and 24. Please refer to the website calendar for closure dates and community events. 

The Community Development counter is closed daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Check the City's jobs posting page for current openings, or sign up for Notify Me to be alerted when a future job opening is posted.

Be in the know and view the 2016/17 Hueneme Magazine to learn about upcoming programs, events, and locate resources in the community. This magazine has a variety of useful information for everyone who lives and works in Port Hueneme.

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