Neufeld Submits Chain Initiative

By Nao Braverman
As word spread of a Subway sandwich shop opening in Ojai’s Arcade Plaza District, some residents wonder how many chain businesses will slide into the downtown area while the city is working on developing an ordinance to keep them out.
City manager Jere Kersnar explained that though the City Council clearly agreed that proliferating chain stores would pose a threat to the community, an ordinance to address the issue would have to be carefully researched, written and approved by the Planning Commission and council.

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