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Ventura city officials to ask court on Feb. 27 for 6-month extension for residents to respond to water lawsuit

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From left, property owners Thomas Carver, Jacqueline Francis and Steve Johnson question Miles Hogan at a city of Ventura community meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Oak View Community Center, Oak View. Hogan is assistant city attorney for Ventura and was on the panel answering questions from members of the audience who showed up to learn about the adjudication involving the Ventura River Watershed suit.

By Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News senior reporter

City of Ventura officials are anticipating a reprieve for thousands of Ojai Valley property owners drawn into a contentious water lawsuit.
On Feb. 27, the city will request a six-month extension from the court to give people more time to decide if they want to participate in the legal action over use of the Ventura River watershed.
Residents packed the Oak View Community Center’s Kunkle Room on Feb. 13 for the last of three public meetings hosted by the city of Ventura so far to explain the litigation and answer questions.

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