Measure J – City Council Candidates Forum
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to buckle down to business. In an effort to keep our local voters educated, the Chamber will be presenting two events in the coming weeks.
The Chamber is sponsoring a forum to discuss Measure J, the general obligation bond that will be on the November ballot. This bond will give the Ojai Unified School District approximately $35 million to upgrade and repair its facilities throughout the district. The Forum will be at AJ’s Chinese Cuisine, at the corner of Ojai Avenue and Park Road, on Tuesday, September 9 from 11:30 to 1:00. There will be no admission fee, and attendees can order lunch from the regular lunch menu. The room will open at 11:30 giving everyone enough time to order lunch, and the program will begin at 12:00 noon. Hank Bangser will give a short presentation about the bond and how the funds will be used. Then there will be Q/A from the audience. Seating is limited, so registration with the Chamber is strongly suggested: 646-8126 or www.ojaichamber.org . Once 50 people have registered, the event will be closed.
Wednesday evening, October 1, the Ojai Valley Board of REALTORS and the Chamber will present a City Council Candidates Forum in the Soule Park Banquet Room from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be no admission charge, with dessert and coffee being served. It is presumed that all six candidates will be present. The candidates will be given a number of questions well in advance of the Forum and they will be given time to give their answers at the beginning of the Forum. We encourage any attendee who would like their specific question answered, to fill out a "Questionnaire Card" available 6:30-7:00, at the door. The Forum will begin promptly at 7:00 and end at 9:00pm.