Monday, April 16, 2007

Community Wants Green and Sustainable Ojai

By Sondra Murphy
Most of the participants in the Ojai Valleywide Discussion returned for the second round Sunday at Nordhoff's gymnasium, hosted by First District Supervisor Steve Bennett. The purpose of the meeting was to establish work groups and prioritize the future needs of the Ojai Valley.

Like all trilogies, the ending of the second installment left participants with more questions than answers as the prospect of waiting for the final resolution seemed eons away.

The crowd was a bit smaller than the first meeting, but the approximately 230 people who showed up got right back to business. Issues identified as important topics facing the valley at the first discussion in November were listed and ranked.

Members of each table rated the issues as established at that first discussion. Data was then fed into an electronic system that recorded information sent from each work group.

“Isn’t it interesting to have your whole day dependent on technology?” Bennett asked the crowd when the slides he referred to were delayed.
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