Council weighs risks on new housing plan

By Nao Braverman
If the city of Ojai wants to follow the rules of the state of California and make room for new housing, it looks as if some of its boasted assets, clean air, water and quality of life, would likely be at stake.
A look at some surrounding cities shows that a very small number of municipalities have not followed the state’s requirements, with little consequence. Others have defied the state’s rules and faced costly litigation. No cities in Ventura County have had their plans certified yet.

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