By Tiobe Barron
Ojai City Council voted Tuesday night to contract with Thomas E. Figg consulting services for up to $9,450. Figg's services are being utilized to assist council with the 2006 to 2014 Housing Element update. Ojai has yet to certify a housing element for this time period, according to city staff, largely due to the requirement by the state that Ojai prove it can accommodate roughly 800 additional housing units.
"This process is forced upon us by the state. I do not like the thought of having to go through the process again," said Councilwoman Sue