Devito Resigns Effective Dec. 31

By Sondra Murphy

Longtime Ojai City Council member and current Mayor Joe DeVito submitted his resignation from the board Monday, to be effective Dec. 31. DeVito said that there is no crisis or concern prompting his decision, which he has been considering for several weeks. "This particular decision was not a spur-of-the-moment thing," said DeVito. "This is one of those things I've been discussing with my wife, Mary, for years." DeVito said the City Council will have 30 days to decide how to deal with his absence and that they may hold a special

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