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City names Connolly sixth community development director in six years

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
The city of Ojai has hired Luke Connolly, a planning professional with 20 years of experience in the Bay Area, to head Ojai's beleaguered Community Development Department (CDD) Ojai City Manager Steve McClary announced Feb. 7.
Connolly, from San Jose, said he's had his eye on a potential move to the California's southern central coast for nearly a decade, and looks forward to moving to town.
“I probably first went to Ojai 15 years ago,” he said. “I found the pace of life and the character of the community left a really good impression on me.”
See also: “We suck! Consultant report documents massive faults in city operations,” Ojai Valley News, Jan. 21, 2016.
See also: “Despite recent failures, city officials feel they are starting to turn things around,” Ojai Valley News, Aug. 24, 2017.

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