City Manager City Manager Steve McClary
Economic Development Manager: inquiries may be directed to James Vega, Asst. to the City Manager
(805) 646-5581 x102


City Description:
Nestled in a valley just 12 miles from the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Ojai is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Southern California. Affectionately referred to as “Shangri-La,”Ojai is renowned for its holistic lifestyle and destination resorts. Ojai is also host to a thriving business community with tourism, art and wine leading the list of industries. Surrounded by mountains that give off an evening glow during sunset known as the “pink moment,” Ojai has a charm that is unmatched.

2000 population: 7,862
2010 population: 7,461
2012 population: 7,558
% Change: +1.3% (2010-2012)
% High School Graduates: 92.8%
% 4-year Degree +: 44.3%
Median Household Income: $62,804 (2008-2012)
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Home: $615,300 (2008-2012)
% Pop in Labor Force: Unknown
Incorporation Year: 1921
Acres of Open Space: Unknown

Quality of Life:

Cultural Offerings:
• Music Festivals
• Local theatre
• Local artists and artist groups
• An abundance of quiet, fresh air and pleasing mountain views
• Libbey Bowl Concerts

Annual Events:
• The Ojai Tennis Tournament
• Ojai Day (third Saturday in October)
• Ojai Music Festival
• Lavender Festival
• Art in the Park

Top Employers
• Ojai Unified School District
• Ojai Valley Inn

• Ojai Valley Community Hospital

School Districts:
• Ojai Unified School District

• Near St. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula

• Public transit provided by Ojai Trolley within the city and Ojai Valley, and Gold Coast

Transportation linking the valley to Ventura:
• Accessible by State Routes 33 and 150

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