Council Grants Visitors Bureau $159K

By Logan Hall

The Ojai City Council has voted unanimously to pay $159,000 to fund the Ojai Visitors Bureau for another year. Two weeks after the council's 3-2 vote denying the OVB's request for funding, the skeptics, councilwomen Betsy Clapp and Sue Horgan, along with Mayor Carol Smith, concluded that the bureau's funding was vital in strengthening Ojai's economy. Dozens of business owners and concerned citizens from around the valley came to the council meeting on Tuesday to show support for the bureau's efforts. Nineteen people filed

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