The Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council and the Highway 33 Improvement Committee are holding a joint public meeting Monday to discuss issues pertaining to Highway 33, and to receive updates from both Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.
Steve Offerman, assistant to Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett, explained that public comments from the meetings often lead to positive results along the highway. “Typically, operational issues such as pavement condition, intersection issues, speeding, signs, lane striping, traffic signals, etc. are recurring themes,” Offerman said. “Over the years, the committee has had quite a number of successes in getting Caltrans to improve this or that intersection, turn lane, traffic signal, drainage problem, overgrown tress, etc.”
According to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors website, “The Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) was created by the County Board of Supervisors in 1974 to increase citizen participation in county government on issues pertaining to the unincorporated portions of the Ojai Valley.”
To that end, the CHP, Caltrans, MAC and the public are each allotted their own time slot on the meeting’s agenda to give a status report and to discuss and provide input. MAC and the Highway 33 Committee meet at 7 p.m. at the Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Rd., in Oak View. Call 654-2703 for more information.