Ojai Council's Health Insurance Access Debated

By Tiobe Barron

The proposed ordinance banning plastic bags in the city of Ojai wasn't the only emotionally charged issue on the table at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.  (See separate report). Access to health insurance also got blood boiling. Councilwoman Carol Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Blatz simultaneously vied for an opportunity to offer their two cents. "I don't have a problem with the health care benefits stopping when someone's not on the council as long as they're still able to obtain the benefit," said Blatz. "They can obtain health

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