Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
For as far back as institutional memory stretches, Ojai has lacked the resources to tackle proactive code enforcement; all that changed last month, when Ojai City Manager Rob Clark hired Vince Parker to be Ojai’s new code compliance inspector.
“I do not know how long it has been since we have had a dedicated code compliance officer,” said Clark. “We went through the recession, and before that the close of the Ojai Valley Inn, so we have not really had the resources for this position. In recent years code enforcement has been combined with building inspection into one position.”