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City Prepares For The 2020 Census

The City of Ojai is preparing for the 2020 Census and everyone will need to be counted by Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.  Every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a population census to provide information for reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing information to redraw congressional district boundaries. The data collected is also used for demographic purposes, and to make planning decisions about community services,

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Community Meeting Regarding Ventura River Watershed Adjudication to be Held January 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Residents of the Ojai Valley are invited to attend a Community Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to discuss the Ventura River watershed adjudication. The meeting, which is sponsored by the Ojai Valley News, is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place at Jack Boyd Center at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road, Ojai CA. 93023. Residents may also view this meeting on Channel 10 or online by visiting

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Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee to Host Community Workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020

Members of the public are invited to the first City of Ojai Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee Community Workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Nordhoff High School Cafeteria, 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023. The purpose is to collectively identify and discuss what can and should be done locally to address the climate crisis, with a focus on climate mitigation measures within the City.

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Reminder: The City Adopted an Ordinance which Prohibits Smoking in Multi-Unit Residences.

The City of Ojai would like share a reminder, at its June 25, 2019 meeting the Ojai City Council adopted an ordinance which prohibits smoking in multi-unit residences. The law went into effect on July 25, 2019.

The new law comes in response to concerns raised by local members of the public. It follows a statewide trend of cities and counties enacting laws protecting residents of multi-unit housing from second-hand smoke.

The ordinance expands on Ojai’s Municipal Code Section 5-10.03,

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Coffee with The Chief to Be Held on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Residents of the Ojai Valley are invited to share a cup of Coffee with Chief of Police, Jim Fryhoff, as the Department hosts “Coffee with the Chief” on Friday, December 20, 2019. This event will take place at the Beacon Coffee Shop, located at 211 West Ojai Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Chief Fryhoff will be available to answer questions, listen to concerns or just simply to say hello. This is also a great opportunity to wish Chief Fryhoff all the best in his future endeavors,

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