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Vacationing tourist finds herself in the thick of Ojai’s political scene

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Cathy Thicke (right), an elected official from Tofino, British Columbia, chats with Ojai Mayor Johnny Johnston April 25.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A tourist attended the Ojai City Council meeting April 25.
Cathy Thicke, a visitor from Tofino, British Columbia, has vacationed in Ojai for the past 10 years. She serves on Tofino’s City Council and has taken an interest in the activities of her Ojai compatriots.
Thicke said she finds that Ojai and Tofino are quite similar: small communities struggling to balance the needs of locals and tourists.
Tofino has a population of approximately 2,000, said Thicke, though the population swells to more than double that during the summer months. 

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