Mandatory spay/neuter, tiny homes on upcoming Ojai City Council agenda

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

The Ojai City Council is scheduled to take up a pastiche of local issues Jan. 23 during its 7 p.m. regular meeting, including mandatory actions required of pet owners, a discussion of tiny houses, the city's policy on cultural resources, an assessment of the local response to the Thomas Fire and more.

First on the agenda is a proposed policy to protect long-buried artifacts in the city. The item last came to the Council Jan. 9. The discussion was continued after council members stated the policy appeared to be unfinished. 

Councilmen Randy Haney and William Weirick spent the past two weeks consolidating concerns from each side of the years-long debate into a policy document, Haney said.

“There's an opportunity here to get something on the books that rectifies past practices in this community on cultural resources,” he added.

Next up is a report from Ojai City Manager Steve McClary and Interim Community Development Director Matthew Winegar regarding the prospect of tiny homes in the city of Ojai.

Then comes the introduction of an ordinance that would regulate spaying, neutering and micro-chipping of dogs and cats in the city, making it mandatory for most animals.

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