City puts brakes on Skate Park changes

Tim Tuttle, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Ojai city officials do not foresee changes to what is currently allowed at the Ojai Skate Park, despite a recent state law designed to expand uses including bicycles and non-motorized wheelchairs.
The issue of liability was part of Assembly Bill 1146, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in mid-August and takes effect Jan. 1, 2016.
“Now that Assembly Bill 1146 has been signed into law, all people who wish to use skate parks with all-wheeled non-motorized devices will be able to utilize the great parks California’s cities and counties have to offer,” said Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee), the bill’s author. “The bill will also provide local governments the ability to allow devices other than skateboards to be used without fear of litigation.”

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