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Two open-space initiatives competing for votes

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
Ventura County voters will decide between two open-space initiatives in November.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai voters will be presented with three county-wide initiatives Nov. 8.
Measure AA proposes a county-wide sales tax increase of one-half cent for 30 years. 
The $70 million raised annually would provide for street and traffic repairs, particularly on U.S. Highways 101 and 118. 
The funds would also keep bus fares affordable for seniors, veterans, the disabled and students, increase bicycle and pedestrian safety and protect local waterways from stormwater runoff.
Measure C and Measure F are competing initiatives, SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources) and Sustain VC, respectively.
See also: Second open space initiative qualifies for ballot, Ojai Valley News, June 23, 2016.

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