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Out with the old, in with the old; council gets familiar faces

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojaians packed the Boyd Center Dec. 13 to bid farewell to outgoing Ojai City Council members Betsy Clapp and Severo Lara, and to welcome Johnny Johnston and Suza Francina to the Council.
Johnston will serve a two-year term as Ojai's first elected mayor.
Clapp served two terms — eight years — on Council and had some parting advice for her colleagues and the community.
First she spoke to city staff: “You have been the object of attacks. You have been micro-managed, yelled at and even threatened. You work hard every day to run this city and you deserve better. I'm confident that Suza and Johnny's fresh presence on Council will result in a more respectful and productive environment.”

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