Ventura Mayor James L. Monahan has announced that he will run for reelection in the Nov. 7 race for City Council.
Monahan, 54, said he is seeking his fourth term in office because he wants to continue planning for Ventura's future.
"A lot of things that I've been working on with the council are not yet completed," Monahan said, adding that he has received "literally hundreds of calls urging me to run."
Monahan cited the Cal State Ventura campus, completion of the redevelopment plan for the County Fairgrounds, importation of water, and traffic circulation as problems he wants to address in the coming years.
In addition, the lack of a community center "has been a big pet peeve of mine for the last 12 years," he said.