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Tourism fund will get another look after Council vote

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Claims of confusion and allegations of Brown Act violations colored the Ojai City Council's Jan. 24 discussion regarding its Jan. 10 vote to approve a resolution stating the city's intention to renew the Ojai Tourism Improvement District (OTID).
The resolution allowed for the renewal of the assessment district for 10 years and the increase of OTID's assessment fee from local hoteliers to a maximum 2 percent of lodging revenue. 
OTID funds the Ojai Visitors Bureau.
Mayor Johnny Johnston requested the Council reconsider that 3-2 vote.
Johnston and Councilwoman Suza Francina voted in opposition to the resolution.

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