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>Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Casitas Water Board Meeting
>Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 3 PM
Casitas Water Board Meeting
>Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3 PM
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>Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6 PM
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>Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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City Council Meeting
>Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Ojai City Council (budget)
>Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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>Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Reprinted From: Ojai and Ventura VOICE, Fri. Mar. 31, 2000,Vol. 13, Number 2, #258, Pg 7
Also Check Out Calendar LINK ~ City Council Meeting Tonight 3/22, 7:30pm; "City of Ojai Poisoning its Youth at Libbey Park..."
California Town Bans Pesticides
On City Properties ~ why can't Ojai?
Mar. 2000: By unanimous vote, the Arcata City Council passed an ordinance to eliminate use of pesticides on all properties owned or managed by the city. The ordinance is unique among California cities in that it creates an outright ban on all pesticide use, rather than a phased reduction. For the past 15 years, Arcata, a town of 16,000 on the Northern California coast, has had an informal ban on pesticides, but this policy was made official in February of this year.
The ordinance directs city staff to create a pest control management plan that establishes all permissible pest control materials and methods emphasizing preventative measures such as building techniques to keep pests out and using non-toxic commercial sanitation products. In addition, a plan will be developed to educate the public and private property owners about these non-toxic methodes. In the ordinance, the definition of pesticides includes fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, rodenticides, dessicants, defoliants and other materials used to kill pests.
From Pg 7 As Reprinted: Ojai and Ventura VOICE, Fri. Mar. 31, 2000,Vol. 13, Number 2, #258
"Arcata is proving that pest problems can be solved without harming people or the environment," said Jennifer Hanan, Arcata Vice Mayor. "This will surely serve as a model for other cities that care about their community's health and safety."
Arcata has experimented with maintaining its parks and facilities without pesticides since a moratorium was first proposed. The city's semi-pro baseball field is managed completely without herbicides or other pesticides. Special tarps covering infield dirt retard weed growth between games, and tailored lawn mowing cycles fight weeds before they become established. To eliminate use of herbicides, a special street sweeper sucks dirt out of pavement cracks to discourage weed growth. To control rodents, park maintenance crews use traps rather than hazardous pesticides.
From a management perspective, it is actually easier not to use pesticides, according to Arcata's Park Superintendent. The amount of training and paperwork that is required for pesticide use is very time consuming, and cultural maintenance practices for grass - such as timely mowing and irrigation in addition to aeration and thatching - can be just as effective.
"Arcata once sprayed herbicides on city streets and on trees and laws in its parks," said Patty Clary of Arcata-based Californians for Alternatives to Toxics, which helped draft the new ordinance. "Change wasn't easy, but it was successful. We're happy to see this city create an outstanding program that other cities can adopt for their own use."
- Pesticide Action Network

Is Ojai Brrrrroke? READ -> The Baker Report
on Ojai 1/19/2011

For The Love of
Money and Power...
The Re-Elect Carol Smith 'Public Charity' ???
As Printed in The Ojai and Ventura VIEW, Nov/Dec, Issue #31

Ojai's Primrose Path... "Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry" ~ Shakespeare

Could Ojai Non-Profits Lose Their Tax Exempt Status?
Official Internal Revenue Service Guidelines
"Political Campaign Intervention - Public charities are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity Violation of this prohibition may result in revocation of tax-exempt status and/or imposition of certain excise taxes.... voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that would favor one candidate over another, oppose a candidate in some manner, or have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute campaign intervention."
Source: Internal Revenue Service Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4221pc.pdf
Ojai General Election Fraud: Public Statement/Ojai City Council 12/14/10: Nov/Dec 2010/Issue #31: Democracy Cracking Up - by Jerry Kaplan, elected MAC Rep to the city council
My name is Jerry Kaplan and I live [in]...Ojai. As you all know, I am not a resident of the incorporated area of the Ojai Valley (The City), but am somehow involved in most everything Ojai. Thank you once again for the opportunity of speaking with you. I believe that this subject relates to the basic thoughts of what it is to be an American. The rights we Americans have goes back to the Revolution, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights....
Click Here to Read the Full Story

VIEW EXCLUSIVE: Jan 11 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: How Will Ojai Pay for Libbey ? Where Will Government Officials Milk More Money Out of The Citizens Next.... Consent Calendar Item 1. f)

Resolution to Increase Parking Fines to be Consistent with Senate Bill 857 which Increases the Civil Penalty Imposed upon all Parking Violations... RECOMMENDATION BY OJAI CITY MANAGER: Approve Resolution No. 11-__ to increase parking fines by $3.00 to be consistent with Senate Bill 857 (effective December 7, 2010), which established an additional surcharge under Government Code Section 76000.3.

VIDEOh-Oh Wo Woes: The Carol Smith Lackeys to the Kabal: Ojai City Council Meeting/Sept. 28, 2010, Video - Click Here --> www.YouTube/OVVtaView ~ Ojai Council Member Carol Smith Misreading City Ordinance - Using City Attorney in Personal Feud with Her Neighborly Ojaian Jerome Landfield - Ojai Council Member's Illegal Pop-up-Double Talk

Video: Also, Ojai's Out of Control Weedpatch Trolley - Click Here --> www.YouTube/OVVtaView ~ What to do with Ojai's Financially Out of Control Weedpatch Trolley? Council Member Carol Smith suggests an East End Trolley Caravan, where Ojai Valley residents would bring their spare change to town. Is this intuitive marketing genius, or are we just beating a dead horse? What say you?
And more.....

Has Ojai Crept into the Deep Dark Underworld of Dictatorial Fascism ?
Nov. 2009: With the Long-awaited resignation of Mayor Joe DeVito (effective Dec. 31, 2009), Ojai City Manager Jere "Not Elected" Kersnar has called for the Ojai City Council to choose Joe's replacement out of concern for the costs of a "Special" election.... But what of the cost of disolving the electoral process altogether ? Disolving Democracy ? Check out the Dec. 8 Ojai City Council Meet, 7:30pm. And how 'Cowboy' Jere do what he wants, contrary to the Voting Process of the Ojai City Council, See the November, Issue 20 Online, Page 2, Ojai's Raggedy Edge

"[The People] are the ultimate, guardians of their own liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
YouTUBE VIDEO LINK: Voter Fraud : The Battle Of Athens,Tennessee 1946 : A True Story
Carol's Tax Election Code Violation
NOTE: Carol Smith Campaign Ad (above), as printed in the Ojai Valley Snooze (News), Oct. 29, 2010 ~ Smith was elected in the Nov. 3, 2011 election. The Ad clearly cites Smith was being endorsed by two non-proft 501 (c)(3) organizations based in the Ojai Valley, which is directly prohibited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Code (left).....or were the organizations simply unaware Smith took out the Ad citing their illegal endorsement? To see a related story on Esther Wachtell, and Ojai's Libbey Bowl Go To, Last Grasp Guess newly-elected Ojai Mayor Carol figured.... Anything to Win the Campaign.......

1. "The Ojai Music Festival is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible."
2. "...the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center (formerly known as the Ojai Valley Birth Resource and Family Support), a non-profit 501(c)(3)...."
SOURCE 1: www.ojaifestival.org/
SOURCE 2: www.ojaigiving.org/

Are Tax-Freebie Non-Profits & Govt Grants Killing America? How Arm Twisting 'nice' folks profit bigtime scooping up your hard-earned tax dollars... Stay Tuned.........

Ojai Trivia: Which Ojai Non-'Profit' pays their Director $110,000 per year ? Send your letters to editor@OjaiandVenturaView.com
"Show Me The money"
- Cuba Gooding Jr. (in Jerry Mcguire)

Time to Clean House ??? Should Ojai's Jere Kersnar be Fired ? Is Jere Fair ??? Well Folks, on July 22, 2010, the Ojai City Council Fired Jere!

Ojai's Mainstream Press Feels it's best Not To Ask questions....so they didn't so for many years the OVN didn't ask questions but instead let Jere continue to help bankrupt the City of Ojai.... but Many in Ojai Would Like to See Jere and Monte take a Hike, Now Jere is History !

VIEW LINK: Ojai Valley Green Coalition & Rick Cole Ventura City Manager Soire
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"Marketing" or "Journalism?"
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Selective Code Enforcement
Who's Your Daddy?

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