Steve Bennett

District 1 Supervisor, County of Ventura

District 1 Supervisor, County of Ventura

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After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

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