Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The nomination deadline has ended for all candidates seeking to run in the November election.
There are two contenders for the lone seat on the Ojai City Council. Entrepreneur Chris Gardner and author Suza Francina filed their paperwork before the Aug. 17 deadline and will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot, according to Steve McClary, Ojai's interim city manager.
By law, the nomination period for the City Council seat was extended from Aug. 12 because neither of the incumbents, Severo Lara and Betsy Clapp, filed to run for that seat.