Lorrie supports local business and local hire.
In order to invest in Ventura’s economic future, Brown voted for Ventura Moves, fought for Cannabis retail and was credited with saving the card club vote which even though they moved to the Derby club, still must pay the city because we hold the permit. Lorrie also, wholly supported adopting the fee structures for retail shops and advocated for the establishment of retail business to honor the majority vote of tax paying Venturans.
While co-chair of the Finance, Audit and Budget committee, she constantly recommended that council be sure to mitigate the cost of unfunded liabilities and seriously consider conservative projections when forecasting the budget, while at the same time continuing to support and incentivize policies that get us closer to being a more business friendly city.
The City of Ventura took the important step to thoroughly research and recommend the Ventura Water Pure and the State connection project. The city spent 2-3 years educating the public, having hearings, meeting with stakeholders, listening to hydrologists, working with the courts and seeking a physical solution that benefitted all and this was finally approved and adopted by council.