The Ojai City Council joined the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and key federal lawmakers in asking the government to delay turning on a microwave radar tower because they fear it will cause cancer or other diseases.
Council members voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging the National Weather Service to postpone switching on the weather-tracking system until more studies on its health effects can be completed.
More than a dozen residents of the area packed the council chambers late Tuesday to urge the council to pass the resolution, which mirrors another resolution passed by county supervisors last week.
"There's no question in my mind that we should pass the resolution," Councilwoman Nina V. Shelley said.
The 98-foot weather station is scheduled to be turned on by Friday for initial tests, but will not be operable for several weeks, said Jerry McDuffie, who runs the Oxnard office of the National Weather Service.