Ojai Oversight Board


  • 3 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • City of Ojai Council Chambers
    Ojai City Hall
    401 S Ventura Street
    Ojai, CA 93023
    Phone: 805-646-5581

    Monday through Friday
    8 am to 5 pm


  • John McNeil, Fire Services
    Ventura County Fire Protection District
  • David Keebler, Vice President of Business Services
    Ventura Community Colleges District 
  • Jeff Burgh, Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA), Deputy Executive Officer
    County of Ventura Executive Office 
  • Andrew Cantwell, Assistant Superintendent
    Ojai Unified School District 
  • Paul Blatz, City Council Member
    Ojai City Council
  • Eileen Atkinson, Senior Accounting Specialist
    City of Ojai
  • Scott Eicher, CEO, Chamber of Commerce
    Ojai Chamber of Commerce


In accordance with State Law, the Ojai Oversight Board exists to oversee and make recommendations to the State regarding the assets, debts and operations of the former City of Ojai Redevelopment Agency. When the State passed legislation dissolving redevelopment agencies, it called for creation of Oversight Boards for each former redevelopment agency. Each Board is charged with ratifying decisions about what constitutes an “enforceable” debt, how the property tax that had been going to Redevelopment Agencies will be allocated, and how assets of the former Agency will be handled. The Board includes members appointed by the entities that will receive the property tax if not allocated to the successor agency (City) for these purposes.

In accordance with AB 26, on July 1, 2016, the various oversight boards throughout the County will be dissolved and a single oversight board for the entire County will be appointed. City of Ojai staff that provide administrative support for this Board are City Manager Robert Clark, Finance Director Rudy Livingston and City Clerk Rhonda Basore.