Historical Building Designation Raises Concerns

By Tiobe Barron

Last week's regularly scheduled Ojai City Council meeting was preceded by a special meeting with the Historic Preservation Commission to discuss the completed "windshield" survey of historic properties in Ojai. Mitch Stone, with San Buenaventura Research, the consultant the city used to complete the survey, addressed the crowd, saying, "Study was done over an extensive period of time to streamline the historic resource review process, which resulted in a survey that the council was asked to adopt, which raised some public outcry."

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