City Clerk

The City Clerk department consists of one elected official: City Clerk Cynthia Burell, and one full-time staff position: Deputy City Clerk/Records Manager Gail Davis. The City Clerk is elected at-large for a four-year term and the Deputy City Clerk/Records Manager is a full-time staff position, reporting to the City Manager.

The elected City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to City records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The elected City Clerk also acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The Deputy City Clerk/Records Manager assists the elected City Clerk in these tasks, manages public inquiries and relationships, and may arrange for ceremonial and official functions.

If you have questions for the City Clerk Department please email cityclerk@ojai.ca.gov or call 805-646-5581 x120.

 


Certified Results for the City of Ojai November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election

For the County of Ventura Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voter’s certified election results for the City’s November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election, click here.

Information about Ojai General Municipal Election, November 3, 2020

The City of Ojai held its General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Mayor, one City Council Member for District 4, one City Treasurer,  and one City Clerk. Additionally, the City placed a measure on the ballot, The Ojai Cannabis General Tax Measure, or Measure G.

Click here, or on the above heading, or on the top yellow box on the right of this page to go to the City’s Election Information page.

 

City of Ojai Council Districts

At its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Ojai City Council voted to adopt an ordinance changing the City’s electoral code to transition from an at-large election system to a district-based election system, pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010 and the California Voting Rights Act. It further voted to establish district boundaries and released a district-based election map delineating the boundaries for the four districts.

This change means that as each City Council seat comes up for renewal, the candidate elected to each seat will be chosen solely by the electorate within that district. All other offices, i.e., Mayor, City Treasurer, and City Clerk will be chosen by the electorate city-wide.

For the November 3, 2020 election, the seat for City Council District 4 was the only Council seat up for re-election. Therefore only registered voters living within that district saw that race on their ballots. Click here for more information on this action, as well as a link to a map of the four City Council districts and related information.

Each Council Member’s district is as follows: District 1: Ryan Blatz; District 2: Randy Haney; District 3: William Weirick; District 4: Suza Francina.

 


City Council Resolutions

Click on the links below to view the Resolution Index logs. click on the highlighted resolution number on the “2013 to current” link to view resolutions within those dates.  To obtain a copy of a resolution from 2012 or earlier please fill out the Public Records Request Form and return it via email to cityclerk@ojai.ca.gov.


Public Records Request Form

This is now a fillable form. Please try it! Open the form, download it, fill in the spaces, save to your computer, then email to cityclerk@ojaicity.org.


Ticket Distribution Policy

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1 regulates complimentary tickets or passes for admission to a facility, event, show or performance for an entertainment, amusement, recreational or similar purpose distributed to city officials by their agencies. The City of Ojai adopted a Ticket Distribution Policy by Resolution No. 11-39 on November 8, 2011. Click here or on the heading to this paragraph for a link to the City’s Ticket Distribution Policy.


FPPC Form 806

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18705.5 requires the City Council to adopt and post on the city’s website a Form 806 which identifies each position the council appoints for which compensation is paid, the salary or stipend for each position, and the names of each official who has been appointed as the agency’s representative, or alternate. Click here or on the heading to this paragraph to link to the current Form 806.


City Claim Form

The requirements and procedure for recovering damages from the City of Ojai are outlined California Government Code starting with Section 900. In most cases, a claim must be filed within six (6) months of the date of accrual. Click here to see the official claim form and instructions for submittal.


City of Ojai Municipal Code

Click here to access the Ojai Municipal Code.

Related Links & Documents

Online Information Request form City of Ojai Claim Form
Ticket Distribution Policy Commission Application
FPPC From 806 City Council Resolutions Page
City Ordinance page