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Notes from the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman September 11, 2013

I really enjoy and appreciate Scott Eicher’s notes on our City Council meetings. He sends them out to Chamber members, and said OK to me posting them here. Onward…

The first hour was a joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the City Council. The Planning Commission’s list of priorities was…

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Labor Day March to the Matilija Hot Springs Canceled

by SPK August 28, 2013

UPDATED 09_03_13
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Everyone should seriously consider whether or not they really want to be posting anything in Facebook groups like the Ojai Gab Fest. Apparently we are all being monitored, and I don’t mean by just the NSA. More on this development in a moment but first some of the back story.

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Ojai FLOW WINS!

by Tyler Suchman August 28, 2013

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…

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Tired of High Water Bills!!! And Voting YES!!!

by Kristofer Young August 22, 2013

I am tired of high water bills; especially when the neighboring water district provides water for its customers for much less!

Long ago we entered into a contract with Golden State, allowing them to provide our water to us until such time as we chose to have another entity do the…

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OVCC: Local Control for Ojai Water

by Tyler Suchman August 14, 2013

Scott Eicher, CEO of the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, submitted this editorial in support of Measure V. If passed, Casitas Municipal Water District will take control of what is now the Golden State Water Company system.


The Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce supports Casitas Municipal Water District’s efforts to form…

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Ojai Appoints Interim Community Development Director

by Tyler Suchman August 11, 2013

PR from the City…

Ojai City Manager Robert Clark announced that Community Development Director Rob Mullane has resigned to accept a similar position for the City of Carmel, and that Ann McLaughlin has been appointed as the Interim Community Development Director pending appointment of a permanent director.

Clark said: “Rob Mullane…

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OVCC Notes on the City Council Meeting

by Tyler Suchman May 29, 2013

Scott Eicher from the Ojai Valley Chamber passed along these notes…

A couple of especially interesting things happened at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Under Public Comment, Greg Gamble, Executive Director of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, announced that the OVLC had met its fundraising goal to purchase the Valley View Preserve…

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Remembering “Elliot” Concert and Fundraiser

by Linda Harmon May 27, 2013

 

 

 

Elliot the bear

Elliot the bar by Mark Benkert commemorates event that caused a change in conservation policy.

On June 8, the public is invited to “Remembering Elliot”, a special concert and fundraiser for the purchase of the sculpture, “Elliot” by Mark Benkert, which honors the fallen bear who won a place in the…

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We Can Do Better

by Kenley Neufeld May 26, 2013

The Ojai City Council will consider a request from Starr Market to revise the Formula Business Ordinance (Section 10.2-1713) and allow a formula business to operate within Ojai’s downtown commercial district. The only purpose for such a revision would be so Starr Market could sell the local grocery store to a…

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Background on Formula Business Ordinance

by Kenley Neufeld May 26, 2013

Back in mid-2006 I created a wiki to document a community effort to restrict formula businesses (aka-chains) in Ojai, California. We were ultimately successful on November 27, 2007 with the passage of Ordinance No. 798. A few years later I shut down the wiki because it was requiring too much effort…

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