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Coalition Alleges More Truck Violations

By Sondra Murphy

Since the Stop the Trucks Coalition has submitted dozens of additional complaints regarding recent gravel truck violations down Highway 33 through Ojai, Ventura County is in the investigation phase. Although there’s annual violation monitoring for the mines, additional investigations are largely complaint based, so the coalition submissions are needed for the county to proceed.
Two mines are targeted: Ozena Valley Ranch Mine and Ojai Quarry. “In the last few weeks, we’ve received about 60 complaints potentially involving Ozena or Ojai Quarry,” said Dan Klemann, manager, commercial and industrial permit section for the Ventura County Planning Division. “We now have a staff person working just on these complaints. He’s going through and screening them.”
Klemann said the process is time-consuming and there are different conditions imposed on the two mines. Generally, traffic restrictions were created to address congestion issues, but the mines have additional requirements regarding allowed hours of operation through Ojai.
According to Klemann, Ozena delivery trucks are

Since the Stop the Trucks Coalition has submitted dozens of additional complaints regarding recent gravel truck violations down Highway 33 through Ojai, Ventura County is in the investigation phase. Although there’s annual violation monitoring for the mines, additional investigations are largely complaint based, so the coalition submissions are needed for the county to proceed. Two mines are targeted: Ozena Valley Ranch Mine and Ojai Quarry. “In the last few weeks, we’ve received about 60 complaints potentially involving Ozena or

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