Randy Haney (left) congratulates new Mayor Severo Lara. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson)
Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Ojai got a new City Council, a new mayor and an extension of a moratorium on new water wells Tuesday.
Council terms ended Dec. 9 for former Ojai Mayor Carlon Strobel, Councilwoman Carol Smith and Councilman Paul Blatz; re-elected Blatz, newly elected William Weirick and newly elected Randy Haney were sworn in, and began new terms serving on Ojai’s City Council.