Jan. 12 OUSD meeting: School board to vote on whether to extend developer contract for district office property

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Ojai Unified School District trustees will vote at their Wednesday, Jan. 12, meeting on whether to extend the school district's "exclusive right to negotiate" with development company SVS Dev LLC to develop the district office property.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road.

The meeting agenda can be viewed at:

The meeting proceedings can be viewed in person or online on Youtube at:
or on Facebok at:

(The developers held an online community meeting on Jan. 6, which can be viewed at )

The school board will have an open session for public comment on the closed session items prior to going into closed session to discuss two cases of pending litigation, then will resume the public portion of the meeting at a scheduled time of 5:30 p.m.

The school district inked the exclusive right to negotiate with the developer in July 2020 ( and extended its term through Jan. 13, 2022. The board's vote on Jan. 12 will be on "whether to extend the ERN or provide a 60-day notice of intent to terminate consistent with the provisions of the ERN." 

In accordance with the Ventura County Public Health order, face masks are required inside and on school campuses, so the agenda states that if meeting attendees "are not properly wearing masks at all times, the board will stop the meeting until all meeting attendees are in compliance with the public safety regulations."

The board agenda states that the board may elect to limit public comments on any item to 30 minutes.

Members of the public may present public comments in two ways:

1. Before 4 p.m. the day of the meeting, public comments can be made in writing by clicking this link:

The board asks that written comments be limited to 450 words. They will be sent to Board members and entered into the public record, but will not be read at the meeting.

2. Public comments may be made in person during the meeting.

(Because the written public comments are not read aloud by the school board at the meeting and because the board may elect to limit verbal public comment at the meeting to 30 minutes, the public is welcome to copy their public comments to the Ojai Valley News at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Here is a link to the written public comments provided to the school board for the Jan. 12 meeting as of Jan. 11: 






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