Visitors Bureau Denied Funding By Council

By Logan Hall

The Ojai City Council voted 3-2 against a request from the Ojai Visitors Bureau for $160,000 to fund the group for the next year. The council had given the bureau the same amount the previous year, but Mayor Carol Smith, and Councilwomen Betsy Clapp and Sue Horgan decided they needed to look into the city's financial situation more before granting the request. Horgan said that "a larger, broader conversation with all of the players is needed." The council received a bleak look into the city's current financial state from

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