Skateboarders, supporters show up in force at City Council meeting

06262014 KF CityCouncil wendy hilgerWendy Hilgers shows City Council members — and the standing-room-only-crowd — a report she researched showing far more police calls are made for service at Libbey Park than the Skate Park. (Ojai Valley News photos by Kelly Forrister)
Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Surfers might ride waves, but it is skateboarders and the Ojai Skate Park that are making waves this month.
The local nonprofit group Skate Ojai raised funds for a coin-operated lighting system for the Skate Park — and although on June 10 the Ojai City Council approved allowing the lighting plan to move forward, some members expressed concern that adding lights would attract undesirables and increase the calls Ojai Police would need to respond to there.

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