The City of Simi Valley, home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, was incorporated in 1969. A General Law City with a Council/Manager form of government, Simi Valley encompasses an area of 39 square miles and is located in the southeast portion of Ventura County. The current estimated population is 126,788, yet Simi Valley maintains a unique balance of open space and City amenities. Residents of Simi Valley enjoy a wide range of recreational facilities including miles of bike trails, pools, tennis courts, a local ice skating rink, three golf courses, movie theaters, two bowling alleys and one of the largest equestrian trail system in the United States. 35 well-kept parks provide picnic facilities, children’s playgrounds and even a duck pond and dog park. Boating and other water sporting activities are only 60 to 90 minutes away in Ventura and Santa Barbara and the City of Los Angeles is less than an hour away.
Excellent community facilities provide service to Simi Valley residents. The City has one full-service hospital, 47 religious institutions, one library, one Cultural Arts Center, three newspapers, one radio station, 24 financial institutions, 20 elementary schools..., three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, one performing arts/technology magnet high school, one alternative high school and an adult education school. Four community colleges and four universities are also within commuting distance. The operational functions of the City are divided among four departments: Administrative Services, Environmental Services, Public Works, and the Police Department. These departments provide the City with a wide range of municipal services, including internal organization support, police protection, community planning, building and safety, street maintenance, water distribution, wastewater treatment services, code enforcement, parkway and landscape maintenance, street lighting, and public transportation. Various youth, senior, and other community service programs are also provided by the City. Fire protection service is provided by a separate countywide fire protection district and parts and recreation
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