City Government

The residents of Ojai are served by a five-member, elected at large City Council. In order to secure greater input regarding issues of community interest and concern, the City Council has created the following bodies: Arts Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and Building Appeals Board. As specific issues are identified, a commission may make a subcommittee to address said issues. The City Council and commissions strive to maintain a high quality of life for all Ojai residents through exceptional community-based programs, support of the arts and cultural activities, and strong community involvement.

In addition, the Council appoints members to Advisory Committees including:

  • Area Housing Authority
  • Countywide Planning Advisory Committee
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
  • Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Advisory Committee