Ojai hires new finance director

Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Susie Mears, Ojai’s finance director for the last decade, will be resigning from her post at the end of December. Mears oversaw the transition of Ojai’s city finances from overtaxed to comparatively stable.
“When I first came, it was very challenging,” said Mears during the Dec. 9 Ojai City Council meeting. “The general fund had a little over $9,000 at the end of my first year closing the books.

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