Feb. 11, 6 p.m.: Supervisor write-in candidate Trevor Quirk to hold water lawsuit meeting at Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View

QuirkScreenshot from supervisor write-in candidate Trevor Quirk's video on Facebook page, announcing a meeting he is organizing Feb. 11, saying, "It's time to take the power back from our government and deliver it to you guys, the people, because, that's where it belongs."


Trevor Quirk of Upper Ojai, attorney and write-in candidate for 1st District supervisor in the March 3 election, announced he is holding a water lawsuit informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View.

Quirk announced “The People’s Water Meeting” on a Facebook video at his home desk, viewable on his Facebook page:

( He also posted on his Facebook page the résumés of the attorneys he has invited to answer people’s questions at that meeting.

He said he is inviting a well-regarded water attorney and a well-regarded water consultant to provide answers to residents’ questions about the thousands of notices and summonses delivered to Ojai Valley residents earlier this month regarding the city of Ventura suing over their water use.
1 31 Trevor meeting copyThe attorneys Quirk is inviting are Edward J. Casey and John R. Thornton.
Quirk said he was spurred to jump into the race as a write-in candidate on Jan. 27, in response to the water lawsuit filed by the city of Ventura against thousands of Ojai Valley residents. That decision was made in secret by the Ventura council on Sept. 9. The Ventura City Council reported the unanimous vote after the Ojai Valley News and Ventura County Reporter filed complaints with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office about the concealment of the vote on that issue.The Ventura city attorney also released, as a result of the OVN’s Public Records Act requests, contracts totaling $4.138 million to the Walnut Creek law firm, Best Best & Krieger to represent Ventura city in the lawsuit.
The only two people on the March 3 ballot to replace termed-out Supervisor Steve Bennett are Ventura mayor and attorney Matt LeVere and Ojai hardware clerk Jeff Ketelsen. When Quirk decided to run, it was too late to have his name printed on the ballot, so he is running an unconventional campaign as a write-in candidate.
On Jan. 30, Quirk and his wife and children led a large march of Ojai Valley residents from Ojai’s Libbey Park to Matilija Auditorium, where more than 300 people attended a public meeting organized by the city of Ventura to discuss the lawsuit.


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