STR proponents push their case

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Chris Gardner says he relied on bad advice from former Ojai City Clerk Rhonda Basore when he prepared the Plan Don't Ban Initiative to legalize and regulate 90 short-term rentals in the city.

In an email sent to Gardner, Basore referred him to the wrong section of the California elections code while advising him on how to move forward with his initiative, according to Gardner and documents provided to the Ojai Valley News.

Basore referred Gardner to the elections code section governing county initiatives instead of municipal initiatives.

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