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City might ask CPUC to step in

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

It’s been more than a year since repairs to the building housing the Ojai Playhouse and Village Jester came to a halt. Ojai City Councilman William Weirick hopes the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will take a look at the situation. The City Council is slated to discuss the possibility during its regular session Tuesday.

The council’s discussion will center on a passage from the Public Utility Code. “The commission shall investigate the cause of all accidents occurring within this State upon the property of any public utility or directly or indirectly arising from or connected with its maintenance or operation, resulting in loss of life or injury to person or property and requiring, in the judgment of the commission, investigation by it, and may make such order or recommendation with respect thereto as in its judgment seems just and reasonable.”

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