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City Council to meet tonight, Sept. 28 at Libbey Bowl to discuss housing, ATP, and fire

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City Council will be discussing a packed agenda at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The meeting will begin with a closed session at 5:30 p.m. dedicated to ‘anticipated litigation.’ The regular meeting will then commence at 6:30 p.m.

A full agenda for the meeting can be viewed online at: https://ojai.ca.gov/event/700-pm-city-council-63/

Several key items of discussion will surround the ongoing ATP project for both Ojai Avenue and Maricopa Highway. The city will receive two design options for the Maricopa Highway portion of the project, and is expected to approve one of the alternate designs. Public comments will also be accepted during this agenda item.

The Council will review the Fire Hardening Improvement Recommendations as designed by the Building Appeals Board. Council is expected to provide direction on the mitigation steps.

There will be an update to the Street Survey and Pavement Management Plan, which provides $69,998 for a street survey to establish the current road conditions of all city streets. The council will then direct staff to create an updated Pavement Management Plan based on the results of the survey.

The meeting will conclude with the ongoing discussion of the Housing Element draft, which is quickly approaching its submission deadline of Oct. 15. Public comment is expected during this agenda item and the council will continue reviewing and updating the 6th Cycle Housing Element and California Department of Housing and Community Development comment letter. Any revisions or design modifications to the draft will be noted during the meeting.

Those wishing to view the meeting online are encouraged to visit the city’s website at: ojaicity.org/granicus/ or view the city’s YouTube channel at: youtube.com/user/ojaicity/featured.

Those wishing to attend in-person and submit public comments are requested to drop by the Libbey Bowl beginning at 6:30 p.m. (210 S Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023)