Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
While the Ojai City Council typically meets at least once a year to discuss goals and priorities, there has not been a corresponding organized forum for Ojai residents to independently do the same — until now.
Ojai resident Steve Weed is spearheading and facilitating a movement to create an “Ojai Vision,” culled from feedback from residents.
Owner of Landau Design, a web and graphic design company, Weed organized the first Ojai Vision community event Aug. 13 with one morning session and one evening session.
“Our city lacks a unified long-term plan for development. Some people don’t want anything to change; some are satisfied to see our city based on tourism more and more; and other people may have other ideas about the future,” said Weed.