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SOARing sigs: Effort under way to extend county land control measure

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Longtime Ojaians might remember the SOAR ballot initiative from 1998. Present-day Ojaians will likely see the SOAR signature collection process begin anew.

SOAR — “Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources” — is a countywide ordinance that gives voters the right to decide if land zoned with an open space or agricultural designation can be rezoned for development, explained Karen Schmidt, executive director for SOAR.

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