(8-31-20) The recent wildfires up and down the State are a good reminder to be prepared in case of a disaster. Please take a minute to register (or update your address if you are already registered) with VC Alert, so that you are able to get direct alerts in the event of an emergency. For more information, or to sign up, visit: http://www.readyventuracounty.org/vc-alert

In addition, the City of Ojai has announced a new text messaging system that allows residents to sign up for alerts from the City, or to text issues to the City.

Residents can sign up for occasional updates by texting the keyword “OJAICA1” to 91896 from their cell phone. After the initial keyword is sent, residents will be asked to confirm that they are “opting in.” The City has been providing COVID-19 updates via this text system in recent weeks.

Residents can also snap a picture of an issue and text the City to report it by sending a text to (805) 669-9971. For Code Enforcement concerns, text the word CODE and respond to a few questions to report an issue. The system will then provide that information to the City’s Code Enforcement Officer for follow up. Residents can also report Public Works concerns, such as potholes, by texting the word REPORT and responding to a few questions.