City of Ojai to hire code "compliance" officer

Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
For most of Ojai’s history, code enforcement has been complaint-driven; lacking a dedicated code enforcement officer, the city’s staff has relied on Ojai residents to come forward and report violations to the city. This type of enforcement often creates situations in which neighbor is pitted against neighbor, and very few come away from the experience feeling as though the law had been upheld fairly.

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