Come to the Ojai Planning Commission meeting, 7:30 February 18 at Ojai City Hall to discuss a proposed draft lighting ordinance and where it will be placed on the Planning Dept list of priorities. Also review the ordinance summary HERE.
Gail Topping joined the OVGC Energy Committee because she became increasingly alarmed about the Ojai Valley’s increasing light pollution. She researched light ordinances from other communities such as Ketchum Idaho, Tucson Arizona, Boulder Colorado and Santa Ynez California. A website, DarkSkies.com, provided further information. Finally she and the Energy Committee drafted a 12 page document and presented it to the City of Ojai’s Planning Department.