Citizen complaint leads to county crackdown on yurts

Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Kim McLin will take down this yurt, which she added to her Ojai property 17 years ago, due to a code compliance complaint to Ventura County.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Yurts, of all things, have been the center of an Ojai controversy this week that has led to the eviction of three residents.
Six valley property owners, with nine yurts between them, were reported to Ventura County Code Compliance during February and March for alleged violations of the Ventura County Zoning Ordinance and Ventura County Building Code.
Ojai resident Vickie Carlton-Byrne admitted to submitting the complaints.

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