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August 04, 1994

BALDWIN PARK: The City Council approved plans to provide police helicopter services to neighboring cities, including West Covina, Covina, Glendora, Azusa and Irwindale. Contracts for the agreements are under review by attorneys for the various cities. If the plans go forward, the city will offer helicopter service on an emergency basis, charging $55 for an 18-minute call and $18.50 for every additional six-minute period.

COVINA: The City Council voted not to put a proposed 8.25% utility tax and card club proposal on the November ballot. They may hold public hearings on these topics, as well as a proposed fire assessment district, within the next several months.

IRWINDALE: The council decided not to place a proposal to build a card club on the Nov. 8 ballot. Instead, the matter will be included in a special election after that date. The city voted to delay the vote because it will be unable to meet an Aug. 12 deadline to adopt all resolutions related to the proposal. The council also appropriated $10,000 to hire a consultant to study the proposed club's financial impact on the city.

LA PUENTE: The council voted to continue a landscaping assessment tax, but decided against reforming the rate base. Rates, which range from $106 to $1,038 per year, will remain the same. The reform would have raised rates for some residents of the assessment district and lowered it for others.

POMONA: In response to a lawsuit by four neighboring cities, the City Council decided to conduct a full environmental impact report on two proposed card clubs. Officials are also considering a request by a Pomona citizens group to place the card club proposal on the ballot.

WALNUT: The city is seeking senior volunteers to assist law enforcement agencies by patrolling parks, construction sites and vacation homes in marked city vehicles. Applicants must be at least 50 years old and have a California driver's license. An introductory meeting will be held Tuesday. Information: Deputy Frank Girard, (909) 595-2264.

REGION: The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission will hold a meeting to receive comments from county residents regarding housing, social services, the homeless and other issues. The CDC administers the Los Angeles County Urban Block Grant program for small cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles. Public comment will help the agency allocate funds for 1995-96. The meeting is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St.

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