Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ojai Building Appeals Board (BAB) upheld the appeal of a notice from the city for repair or abatement of the property at 1202 E. Ojai Ave. The decision came after almost two-and-a-half hours of comments and discussions among attorneys representing the appellant, the city of Ojai and the BAB.
“I'm just happy it's over,” Gail Bazzano said afterward. Bazzano is a principal in 1202 Ojai Avenue LLC, which owns the former Ojai Valley Bowl property.
“I'm glad justice prevailed on this one and the Board supported the appeal,” said Dulanie Ellis LaBarre, whose husband, Doug LaBarre, manages the property for Bazzano.
See also: Bowling alley owner appeals city ruling, Ojai Valley News, Feb. 23, 2016