Public Outreach & Engagement

The goal of the City is to keep residents informed and up to date across several areas of City business. Over the last year, the City of Ridgecrest has taken many measures in an attempt to improve public outreach and communication with residents. The City has been working to consistently provide information to residents on a variety of topics through multiple channels, expanding its outreach on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and now Tik-Tok. The City recognizes that this will be an ongoing process, and we’d like to hear from you how we can continue to improve! 

To this end, the City is providing opportunities for public feedback on a variety of topics through short, simple surveys to gauge the topics of interest in our community and collect input on ways that the City can continue to improve communication.

Direct Outreach - "Let's Talk"

In an effort to provide additional opportunities for direct engagement, the City will continue to schedule “Let’s Talk” events at different times and locations for the public to connect with City representatives. 

Upcoming event: Friday, December 2nd from 4-7pm @ City Hall (Tree Lighting Ceremony) & Saturday-Sunday from 9am-4pm @ Desert Empire Fairgrounds (Santa's Art Shop).

Past events are listed below:

  • Tuesday, June 28th from 6-8pm @ Flight Line Tap Room
  • Saturday, July 9th from 8am-12pm @ Ridgecrest Farmer’s Market
  • Monday, July 11th from 6-8pm @ California Welcome Center
  • Thursday, August 18th from 3-6pm @ Freedom Park/Splash Pad
  • Friday, September 2nd beginning 6pm @ Freedom Park (Movie in the Park)
  • Friday-Sunday, October 21st-23rd @ DV Hall (Desert Empire Fair)
  • Friday, October 29th @ KMCC Parking Lot (Trunk-or-Treat)
  • Saturday-Sunday, November 5th-6th @ E. Las Flores Ave between China Lake Blvd. and French St. (Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival)

City staff and representatives will continue to provide information to the public and encourage open dialogue regarding City topics. The City is looking to hear feedback from residents regarding these outreach opportunities so that we can continue to improve future events – scan the QR code below or visit to take a short survey and provide your input!

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Quick Links to submit Feedback or Concerns

Report a PotholeReport a Pothole: The Street Maintenance Division manages the repair and maintenance of existing roadway and drainage infrastructure. If you spot a pothole (or other harrowing road concern) use the Report a Pothole form to make sure it's on our repair queue!  

Report a Sewer Problem

Report a Sewer Problem: The Public Works Division manages the repair and maintenance of existing sewer and drainage infrastructure. If you spot a sewer issue that needs our attention please use the Report a Sewer Problem form to make sure it's on our repair queue!

From Council Members, to specific Staff or Committees, Chose who you would like to contact from the list to send them a message directly. on our Reach Your Representatives page.
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