Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) recommended the Ojai City Council designate the Taormina community as Ojai's first historic district by a four-to-one vote July 14.
Commissioner Anthony Voogd voted in opposition.
“We were absolutely thrilled with the strength of the vote.” said Robin Gerber, a Taormina resident.
Taormina residents filled the council chambers Thursday, with a majority showing their support for the proposition.
See also: Taormina debates historic district designation, Ojai Valley News, June 14, 2016.