Category Archives: City News

City Hall To Be Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Observance of Independence Day.

On Thursday, July 4, 2019 City Hall and all City offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. City Hall will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8 a.m.

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Ojai Cannabis Manufacturing and Distribution Application and Regulations Now Available

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the City of Ojai released regulations and applications for Cannabis Manufacturing and Distribution services in the City.  Those who wish to obtain an application, may do so by clicking on the link below or by visiting Ojai City Hall, 401 S. Ventura Street.




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Ojai City Council Appoints James Vega As City Manager

For Immediate Release

Date: June 26, 2019

For information, please contact:

Ojai City Manager’s Office

Attention: Luis Gomez, Administrative Assistant

(805) 646-5581 x 103 or


Ojai City Council Appoints James Vega as City Manager

The City of Ojai has appointed James Vega as its new City Manager, City officials said.


The City Council formally approved an agreement with Mr. Vega to serve as City Manager of Ojai during its June 25, 2019 City Council meeting.

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Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Now Available For Review

The Proposed Budget presented to City Council for adoption reflects an attempt to ensure a financially prudent budget that maintains current service levels to residents within the City’s available resources. This year’s budget was a challenge to balance, with rising expenditures and flat revenues, which has resulted in an approximate $52,000 funding gap. The City Manager ultimately  recommends adopting the budget as presented, using reserves to fill the gap, with direction to return with a mid-year budget review to discuss options to reduce expenditures or increase revenues as needed.

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Public Works  Department Completes Pedestrian Crossing Improvement Project

On Thursday, June 13,  the City completed the installation of the   Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB), a pedestrian crossing improvement project.

The City contracted with Civic Construction Associates to have the  Flashing Beacons installed along Ojai Avenue and Maricopa Highway.  The locations along Ojai Avenue include Canada Street, Blanche Street and Park Road. The locations along Maricopa Highway include Vallerio Avenue, Carrillo Road, Pirie Road, and Church Road.

The rapid flashing beacon pedestrian crosswalk system is a unique crosswalk solution to improve driver yield rates at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings and  is ideal for multi-lane crosswalks.

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