Category Archives: City News

City Manager Appointed

The Ojai City Council voted on September 27 to select interim city manager Steve McClary as Ojai’s permanent city manager.

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Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Information

The PSHB are the polyphagous shot hole borer. It lives on and can kill many species of trees. Dead trees can drop large branches, causing a hazard.

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Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid is a small insect that feeds on the leaves and stems of citrus trees. The insect is extremely dangerous because it can transmit a disease, Huanglongbing, that is fatal for citrus. In August 2008, Asian citrus psyllid was found in Ventura County.

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City Street Overlay Project

The street repaving for 2015 has been completed. The streets marked in red on the map below have be paved with rubberized asphalt. Rubberized asphalt improves the flexibility of the asphalt and makes for a quieter street. The project recycled and used approximately 12,000  tires.  No curb extensions were included in this project, however wheel chair ramps at corners  were constructed or upgraded per ADA requirements. See the project map below for the streets that were paved in 2015 (in red) and the streets that are scheduled to be paved in 2016.

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Ojai Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

On September 25, 2015, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that five more wild birds collected in Ventura County tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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