Category Archives: City News

Reminder: Leaf Blowers Should Not be Used to Clean Up Fallen Ash

Reminder: Although the City has lifted its temporary leaf blower ban, please remember that leaf blowers should not be used to clean up ash under any circumstances. Using leaf blowers to clean up ash makes fallen ash airborne. This increases the risk of the ash being inhaled by residents and animals.

After the latest winds, the City has seen an increase in aged ash, which is still hazardous to breathe. Please do not use leaf blowers to clean up this ash.

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Ojai Citizen’s Academy to Begin on February 21

Ojai Citizen’s Academy to Begin on February 21:

On February 21, 2018, the Ojai Police Department will begin its 2018 Citizen’s Academy program. This is a ten-week course designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s
function and operational procedures.

There will be presentations by a superior court judge, K-9 officer, S.W.A.T. team members, bomb squad, narcotic officers, search and rescue members, and many others. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police and get a comprehensive tour of the police station.

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Applications Being Accepted for Volunteer Position of Planning Commissioner, Deadline to Apply is March 2, 2018

Applications are now being accepted from City of Ojai residents and Ojai Valley residents for the following volunteer position, for a four-year term:

Planning Commissioner

The Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council to make sure future developments are congruous with the vision of City leaders and residents. The Planning commission meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Ojai City Hall. 

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Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Authority

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Authority will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration, Room 140, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Members of the public may also participate in this meeting remotely in the Conference Room at Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura St., Ojai, CA 93023. An agenda of the meeting is viewable at this link.

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Reminder: Area Code Overlay to Take Place this Year

On May 28, 2017, the CPUC acted to ensure that phone numbers continue to be available to meet demand in the geographic region served by the 805 area code by approving an area code overlay. The overlay will provide additional numbering resources while minimizing customer inconvenience. With the 805/820 area code overlay, customers must dial “1” plus the three-digit area code for all calls from telephone numbers with the 805 and 820 area codes. Customers may begin to use this new dialing procedure on December 1,

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