Ojai City Council Vega Whitman Lang Stix march 21 2023

Ojai Valley News photo by Kimberly Rivers

From left, Ojai City Manager James Vega and Councilmembers Andrew Whitman, Rachel Lang, and Mayor Betsy Stix at the March 21 City Council meeting.

Ojai City Council is considering a March 7 request from the Ventura County district attorney that it record its closed-session meetings, in response to allegations the council has violated the state’s open-meeting laws called The Brown Act.

Councilmembers were also informed that a formal cease-and-desist demand may be issued by the DA if they choose not to.