Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The number has climbed to six of those interested in being elected to a position with the city of Ojai in November.
Aug. 11, Ojai resident Chris Gardner became the latest to file the necessary paperwork with the city, according to city officials. He will be on the ballot for the lone seat on the City Council and so far is the only one to file for this position.
Ojai City Councilman Severo Lara filed paperwork Monday to run for Ojai mayor in the Nov. 8 election.
He joins incumbent Ojai Mayor Paul Blatz, retired county executive Johnny Johnston, incumbent City Treasurer Alan Rains and incumbent City Clerk Cynthia Burell who have filed to be on the November ballot so far.