Category Archives: City News

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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Mandatory Water Conservation Restrictions

On August 20, 2015 the State Water Resources Control Board removed the Golden State Water Company – Ojai system from the list of Urban Water Suppliers. As a result, the assigned conservation standard of 36% has been lifted.

Golden State Water Company (GSW) has adjusted the outdoor irrigation restrictions for its Ojai customers. In cooperation with the Stage 3 restrictions implemented by Casitas Municipal Water District, the wholesale provider for GSW, outdoor irrigation restrictions for Ojai customers will be adjusted effective Aug.

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Financing for Energy and Water Efficiency Improvements

The City has reduced building permit fees by 50% for projects eligible under certain programs. These can help you finance improvements such as solar panels, windows/doors, heating/cooling, roofing/insulation, water heaters, artificial turf, irrigation, and more.

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