Wow, this is a monumental victory for the Ojai Valley. Huge congratulations to Ojai FLOW and everyone who believed that this community could take control of a precious resource and not be beholden to a profit-above-all-else corporation. Following is the message from FLOW.
WE WON, don’t fool around with Ojai, FAREWELL GOLDEN STATE
We went over the top, with 87.4% voting Yes.
This is unheard of and we should all be proud to be part of such a united community. This election will go down in history and used to show that people can control their destiny.
THANK YOU OJAI.
Total Registration = 4,796
Election Day Ballots Cast = 870 (18.1%)
Vote By Mail Ballots Cast= 1,321 (27.5%)
Total Ballots Cast= 2,191 (45.7%)
Yes Votes = 1,913 (87.4%)
NO Votes= 275 (12.6%)
Approx. 287 yet to be counted (127 provisional and 160 mail-in ballots hand delivered to polling places)