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FOCUS: ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWS

City Guide : Tustin

January 17, 1998

Mayor Jeffery M. Thomas

Age: 42

Occupation: Executive vice president of an investment management firm

First elected: April 1992

Term expires: 2000

Key issues: Maintaining financial stability and recognizing long-term effects of the Orange County bankruptcy; planning reuse of Tustin Marine Corps Air Facility.

Councilman Thomas R. Saltarelli

Age: 50

Occupation: Real estate attorney

First elected: April 1992

Term expires: 2000

Key issues: Preparing for closure of

Tustin Marine Corps Air Facility; redevelopment; addition of recreational facilities.

Councilman Mike Doyle

Age: 55

Occupation: Restaurant owner

First elected: April 1994

Term expires: March 1998

Key issues: Refurbishing Old Town Tustin; redevelopment of southwest Tustin; crime reduction.

Councilwoman Tracy Wills Worley

Age: 38

Occupation: City Council member

First elected: April 1994

Term expires: March 1998

Key issues: Addressing Tustin Marine Corps Air Facility reuse project; creating more parks; redevelopment in southwest Tustin.

Councilman Jim Potts

Age: 44

Occupation: Sergeant with Irvine Police Department

First elected: April 1990

Term expires: 2000

Key issues: Political campaign reform; increasing youth programs and park space; redeveloping blighted areas; regenerating a business base in Old Town Tustin.

Other Key Officials

City Manager: William A. Huston

Age: 51

Time in office: Since 1981

City Attorney: Lois E. Jeffrey

Age: 54

Time in office: Since July 1994

Police Chief: Steven Foster

Age: 44

Time in office: Since 1996

Fire Service: Provided under contract with Orange County Fire Authority

How to Reach Them

Council meets: First and third Mondays of the month, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 300 Centennial Way

Hours: City Hall is open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (closed on alternate Fridays).

Telephone: (714) 573-3000

Fax: (714) 832-0825

Factoids

Incorporated: 1927

Population: 65,287

Sister City: Mata Mata, New Zealand

Motto: "City of Trees"

Tree: Eucalyptus

Flower: Camellia

Legislative Districts:

* 46th and 47th Congressional

* 69th, 70th and 71st Assembly

* 33rd and 35th state Senate

* 3rd and 5th Supervisorial

City employees: 243 full-time; 65 part-time

Highest-paid employee: City manager, $134,028 a year

Council pay: Members receive $500 per month.

RESEARCHED BY JOHN POPE / For The Times

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