Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai's Ad-Hoc Committee on Cultural Resources began its Sept. 12 meeting with neither of its City Council co-chairs present.
Interim City Manager Steve McClary presided over the meeting until Councilman Severo Lara arrived. Lara reported he had been stuck in traffic.
His co-chair, Councilman Randy Haney, was not able to attend the meeting due to scheduling conflict.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Customers of the Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) might be keeping a closer watch on their faucets in the year ahead. The conservation penalty for customers exceeding their monthly allocations could change to $5 per unit if approved by the CMWD Board of Directors Sept. 14.
The proposal comes on the heels of the CMWD's allocation program for fiscal year 2016-2017, entailing a 10-percent reduction in the allocation amounts of the previous year. “We did an analysis for compliance,” he said, “and we found a fairly small number of residential customers going over their allocations.” Overall, he said, conservation in the district is going very well. “We just want everyone to do very well.”
By Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
If you haven't registered to vote and you're good at putting things off, at least mark Oct. 24 on your calendar. That's as far as procrastination will carry you if you want to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
“You can register online,” said Miranda Nobriga, public information officer for the Ventura County Elections Division, “so it's easier than ever.” That can be done on the Elections Division website at http://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections/ — just look for the Register to Vote link in the right-hand column.