City decision raises the ceiling on solar installation permitting process

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

Getting your house rigged up for solar energy just got a little easier, at least in Ojai. At its April 22 meeting, the Ojai City Council was unanimous in its approval of an ordinance amendment designed to make the permitting process simpler and faster.

“State legislation basically requires cities to adopt an ordinance streamlining the permitting process, including plan review and the inspection of photovoltaic systems,” Steve Stuart said Monday.

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