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Residents Are Invited To Take Part In An Evacuation Research Study!

Residents Are Invited To Take Part In An Evacuation Research Study!

 

A group of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley are interested in knowing your wildfire evacuation story and how you were impacted by the recent wildfires. This work could be crucial for gaining major insights of wildfire evacuees and developing a more resilient California.

 

Participants are invited to fill out a simple survey regarding the recent wildfire evacuation, that will take roughly 20 minutes.

 

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Reminder: New Dialing Procedure for Customers with 805 Area Code.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reminds residential and business customers served by the 805 area code to prepare for the introduction of the new 820 area code. The 820 area code will be added as an overlay to the 805 region to ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers for the area. An overlay is the addition of another area code (820) to the same geographic region served by an existing area code (805).

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Quick Guide for Second Dwelling Compliance Program

On February 27, 2018, the City Council directed City staff to implement the recommendations of the City’s Building Appeals Board to promote the second-unit/accessory dwelling compliance program, which ends on March 8, 2019. The City has a 20-page brochure about the program, which can be found by clicking this link. However, staff was directed to create a one-page quick guide to the Second Unity Compliance Program, and make the information available via the City’s website and Facebook page.

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April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month, and April 11, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of passage of the Fair Housing Act, officially known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signed into law by President Johnson.

As originally written, the Act outlawed housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin or religion in housing sales, rentals and brokerage services. It was later amended to also protect against discrimination based on sex.

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City of Ojai Public Meetings Now Available to Stream Directly from City Website

City staff has created a new live streaming and video archive page on the City’s website. The page can be accessed by clicking on the new “Public Meeting Live Streaming and Video Archives Channel” quick link. This page includes new features, such as a searchable archive, the ability to jump to specific items on City Council and Planning Commission meetings, and the ability to watch meeting videos as they are happening.

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