Ventura Modernization Project Newsletter

Overview of the activities planned at the SoCalGas compressor station.

Newsletter No. 8  - October 1, 2021

You’re invited: Community Town Halls

Our community town halls are coming up, both in-person and virtual. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend in person. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is a 35-person limit for each in person meeting and attendees must wear masks. No registration is required for the virtual meetings.

Save the Date:

Virtual Meetings

  • Tuesday, October 12:
    • 11 a.m. – noon
    • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 16:
    • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

In-person Meetings
Location: Museum of Ventura County

  • Thursday, October 14:
    • 11 a.m. – noon
    • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m..
    Saturday, October 16:
    • 11 a.m. – noon

 

Please register here: SoCalGas.com/VenturaTownHalls.

 

Upcoming Maintenance And Work

As a reminder to our neighbors, SoCalGas performs ongoing maintenance work and inspections at the station daily as part of our regular safety operations at the facility. During the week of October 4th, we will be conducting our quarterly leak inspection of the compressors in compliance with local and state air quality

regulations, as well as updating some features of the facility’s overall fire safety system. We do not expect these actions to result in disruptions to the community.

 

  • Meet Aaron G
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
    Meet Ventura Station Operations Manager
     
    Aaron G joined SoCalGas as the Ventura Station Operations Manager about four years ago and is responsible for safely maintaining and operating the facility. One of the perks of the job is living close enough to ride his bicycle to the Ventura Compressor Station. As a local resident, Aaron believes managing the facility is similar to the responsibility he has when repairing his children’s bicycles or constructing a swing in his backyard. He feels safe at the facility because he works on it, and there are many procedures, and safety checks in place. Some of those safety protocols include daily inspections, team meetings, working with third-party inspectors, and working closely with Public Affairs Manager Maria Ventura to communicate facility activities to the community. Aaron takes a lot of pride in his work, “The safety culture at SoCalGas encourages safe practices for our home and for our community,” adding, “if I am responsible for what happens here [the compressor station], then I believe it’s safe for my family.”

    Aaron was born and raised in Ojai and attended Ventura College. In his spare time, he and his children like to ride their bicycles along the Ventura River trail, which runs from Ojai to the beach and passes by the compressor station.

 

For more information, contact: projectinfo@socalgas.com or 805-681-7937.