DEFUND805 needs your help!

7/21  – Get ready for today’s VC Board of Supervisors meeting  – ACTION: DEFUND805 by Divesting/Reinvesting

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Take part in this historic Movement by participating in civic pro-ACTION today and  Tuesday, July 21st.  Call in or send an email to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors (VCBOS) meeting, to be held virtually tomorrow starting at 8:30 am.

  • Transform the County Board of Supervisors Budget, of which over 50% is dedicated to the Ventura County Sheriff Department, the Probation Department and the office of the District Attorney combined.
  • Stop budget auto-inflation: Law enforcement reports a decline in crime, yet their budget never decrease.
  • Reinvest our tax dollars by diverting some of the VC Sheriff Department budget toward investment in communities, such as health and human services.

TODAY – Tuesday 7/21: Email a 250-word Public Comment that may be read aloud, time permitting.

If you are watching the live stream of the Board meeting and would like to make a Public Comment to be read aloud by the Clerk for Agenda Item 8, please submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the Clerk of the Board at Please include in the Subject Line of your e-mail both the Agenda item number (No. 8) and the words “Read at Meeting.” Every effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. Comments received after an agenda item will be made part of the record if received prior to the end of the meeting.

Monday, 7/20: Register to call-in a Public Comment Using Zoom by 3:300 pm. 

Register no later than 3:30 p.m. TODAY, MONDAY to the Board meeting. Click here to register. Please provide your name, email address, and the phone number you will be calling in from.

  • You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting call-in phone numbers and password by 6:00 p.m. THIS EVENING to the Board meeting. The participation info is unique to you, please do not share as it may cause issues with your ability to join the meeting.
  • When the final Board of Supervisors’ Meeting agenda is posted for viewing at, registration to make public comment will also be opened up.
  • Fill out the registration form and provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to comment on. THIS IS #8!
  • Click the “Register” button to submit your request.
  • During the meeting, call one of the phone numbers provided in the Zoom email and a clerk will connect you to the Board room when you are prompted to provide public comment. Please review the below instructions for how to connect during the meeting.

All timely registrants will be called on and asked to make their comments. Do not register here if you are only wishing to observe the meeting. Observation of the meeting should be done from the live stream link found on

County staff is unable to provide technical assistance if you experience any issues…

Monday, 7/20: Send in a Public Comment that will be “read into the record” by  3:30 pm. 

If you wish to make a written comment on  Item 8 by E-Mail, please submit your comment by 3:30 p.m. TODAY (MONDAY) to the Board Meeting. Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at