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Andrew Powers Selected as New City Manager
The City Council voted unanimously on January 10 to appoint Interim City Manager Andrew Powers to fill the position on a permanent basis. Powers, a nearly 10-year veteran of the City, has served in the interim role since July 5, 2016. Prior to that he managed media relations and community partnerships for the Cities of Ventura, CA and Raleigh, NC. In addition he oversaw program development for the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department. Powers received his Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina State University and a Master's Degree in Public Policy & Administration from California Lutheran University.
Share Your Input on the City's Budget
On February 3, we're launching a new community engagement effort. Your City, Your Priorities invites residents to learn about the City's budget and identify priorities for future spending by using our budget engagement tool. We will use your input to help us understand what's most important to residents and to guide informed budget decisions. Visit www.toaks.org/yourbudget to learn more. You can also stop by our interactive budget events for live demos, budget information and giveaways.
Thursday, February 9, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oaks Mall Farmers Market
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oaks Mall (JCPenney Court, inside)
Applications Open for Arbor Earth Day Booths
On Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The City's 20th Arbor/ Earth Day celebration will draw an estimated 5,000 people to Thousand Oaks Community Park for exhibits, vendors and entertainment. Several fee-based slots are open for vendors displaying or selling environmental items. There is no fee for non-profit or government booths. Application deadline is Friday, March 10. Register online or contact the event coordinator for additional information on how to become an Arbor EarthDay exhibitor.
Pay Your Building Permit Fees Online
Paying your building permit fees just got easier with the addition of an online payment option. Visit www.toaks.org/buildingpermitfees to access our electronic payment portal. Just enter your application number and make a payment by Visa or Mastercard. For more information on the building permit application process, please visit our Community Development Department's building permit information page.
Other Local Happenings
February Hike Recommendation: Santa Rosa Trail
The Santa Rosa Trail on Mt. Clef Ridge is a moderate 6.3 mile round trip hike with a total elevation gain/loss of about 700 ft. You can hike this trail as a loop or as a one-way outing by leaving another car at the end of Camino de Celeste. More information and maps available here.
Civic Arts Plaza Events
On February 24 at 8 p.m., join Bryan Smith, an award-winning filmmaker for the National Geographic Channel, as he shares gripping moments from his assignments to document extreme feats and high adventure in the world's most challenging environments. Check out this plus February's distinguished speakers, comedy, musical theater, rock, country and more at www.civicartsplaza.com.
CERT Emergency Training
This is your opportunity to learn practical skills to apply in an emergency. A few slots remain for our next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes beginning in April. No experience is needed for this free, seven-week series that meets weekly. Register for CERT classes here.
Family Talk Address Teen Mental Health
The City's Youth Commission has brought together a panel of mental health experts and teens to discuss issues and share resources related to teen mental health. This free talk, geared toward parents, will run on February 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Muvico Theater in Thousand Oaks. Seating is limited. Please pre-register online.
CITY Internship Program Video
Community Internships Training Youth (CITY) is a six-week summer internship program coordinated by the City's Youth Commission. Through mentorship and work experience, high school seniors gain valuable insights into a selected career. Check out TOTV's profile of our 2016 internships. Visit the CITY webpage to learn more about the program.