Citizens Allege Harrassment By Mayor

By Logan Hall

Ojai's mayor has allegedly ruffled the feathers of some local citizens. Chet Hilgers, local contractor and president of Skate Ojai, claims Mayor Carol Smith deliberately harassed Hilgers, his family and his friend, fellow Skate Ojai advocate Mike Lopez, on Sunday.

Hilgers, along with his mother, Wendy, and Lopez, stood in front of the Ojai City Council on Tuesday night and gave council members a detailed account of their encounter with Smith.

"This person pulled up to the Skate Park and began honking at us," said Hilgers, who was at the Ojai Skate Park with his friends and

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