The City of Ojai has a five-member City Council that serves as the legislative body for the City of Ojai. The City Council governs by passing legislation as either an Ordinance or by Resolution. The Council makes provision for the enforcement of legislation, sets license and other fees, sets salary ranges, authorizes the annual City budget, and approves expenditures. The Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney, and also serves as the governing board for the Ojai Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency as authorized by state law. Additionally, The City Council makes appointments to the City’s various advisory commissions, committees and boards.
Regular City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
For the City of Ojai’s December 13, 2022 Notice of Reorganization, click here.
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 are chosen by voters city-wide.
The district for each Council member is as follows: District 1: Leslie Rule; District 2: Rachel Lang; District 3: Andrew Whitman; District 4: Suza Francina.
Mayor Pro Tempore
Ojai City Hall
401 S. Ventura Street
Ojai, CA 93023
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Effective January of 2022, City Council Regular Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.