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Wind Event Update: City Hall Cooling Station

Update regarding wind event: The City may be effected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff due to a strong Santa Ana event that is underway with wind gusts already exceeding 50 mph being observed in Ventura County and many weather stations already reaching red flag criteria. Winds are expected to expand in coverage and in strength through Thursday morning and peak around noon. Many areas seeing sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts in the 35 to 55 mph range.

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Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff from (English and Espanol)

The City has received an update regarding circuits being monitored for a potential public safety power shutoff. Circuits within the City are not being monitored, however circuits serving unincorporated areas are currently on the monitor list. will continue to be updated regarding this issue.
Southern California Edison is monitoring the following circuits for a potential public safety power shutoff beginning 10/24/2019:
·         Angus – unincorporated areas of Fillmore including Sespe and Oak Village
·         Anton – cities of Fillmore and Moorpark
·         Balcom – unincorporated areas of Fillmore including Bardsdale and Lotus Canyon
·         Barrington – unincorporated areas of Fillmore including Bardsdale and Cavin
·         Big Rock – unincorporated areas of Simi Valley including Bell Canyon,

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Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee Update

This week, the Steering Committee for the Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee met to discuss recommended composition, protocols, and goals for the Committee. This Committee will be one of the first of its kind, and will be focused on climate related matters. The Steering Committee will be meeting over the next few weeks, and will ultimately make a recommendation to the City Council regarding composition, protocols and goals.

The following members have been appointed:

  • Steve Colome (appointed by Mayor Johnston)
  • Michelle Ellison (appointed by Mayor Pro Tem Francina)
  • Jim Selman (appointed by Councilmember Haney)
  • Phil White (appointed by Councilmember Weirick)
  • Brian Holly (appointed by Councilmember Blatz)

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Reminder: Libbey Bowl Fee Waiver Application Deadline Quickly Approaching

The City of Ojai is currently accepting Libbey Bowl fee waiver applications for the 2020 season. Those who wish to obtain an application, may do so by clicking here. To view the guidelines please click here

Completed applications and all requested supporting materials must be  received at Ojai City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 to be considered. Please note, applications must be received by the deadline;

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Implements Anti-Scam Hotlines

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has implemented anti-scam hotlines to help keep residents aware of the various scams in the area. For additional information about this service, please see the flyer provided below.

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