On May 11, 2010, at the Ojai City Council meeting, during Unscheduled Items, Ojai resident Martin Potter spoke eloquently for three minutes on light pollution. He gave a history of how he has been trying to get the City to enforce their own ordinance for five years! Here is what he said:
My name is Martin Potter and I live at 108 East Eucalyptus Street. I’m here tonight to speak about enforcement of the City of Ojai Zoning Regulation which deals with light pollution.
Light pollution is the nighttime spill of light upward and outside the boundaries of the property which the light is installed. Light pollution tends to light an otherwise dark sky and interferes with our ability to see the stars, and it is a global problem.
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A final spring Ojai Creek restoration volunteer workday will begin at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, June 19, in Libbey Park to weed and mulch the areas already planted with native vegetation. This project is sponsored by the Watershed Committee of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition in partnership with the Earth Island Institute, the Wetlands Recovery Project, and the Coastal Conservancy of Southern California.
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Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Join us at a screening sponsored by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition on Saturday, June 26, at the Ojai Theatre. Making a special appearance at the screening will be Andy Lipkis, the founder of TreePeople.
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Ruth Cooper is extending an invitation to a Coalition social on June 6, 3 pm - 4:40 pm, in Libbey Park. Plan to attend to learn about current goings on and meet some of the Coalition's active members!
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