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November 17, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After six months of setting up committees, writing detailed reports, testing equipment and analyzing emergency procedures, city staff members have learned an important lesson: There are no guarantees. When it came to dealing with potential computer failure generated by the infamous Y2K bug, Buena Park did not leave a stone unturned, yet city officials say there is always the chance that something could go wrong.
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April 25, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The City Council is set to appoint Dale Galvan and Tom Woods to the Fine Arts Commission during this evening's council meeting. Galvan, a continuation high school teacher with the Anaheim Union School District, served on the Centralia Elementary School steering committee. Woods is a semiretired public-access cable-television producer for MediaOne.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The City Council reached a tentative consensus to reduce the size of the Planning Commission from seven to five members when a vacancy opens in July. The council discussed restructuring the commission at a meeting Monday after Brenda Miller, who has served as a planner for 12 years, told Mayor Donald L. Bone that she did not want her appointment renewed when it expires July 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After six months of setting up committees, writing detailed reports, testing equipment and analyzing emergency procedures, city staff members have learned an important lesson: There are no guarantees. When it came to dealing with potential computer failure generated by the infamous Y2K bug, Buena Park did not leave a stone unturned, yet city officials say there is always the chance that something could go wrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1994
People are encouraged to apply to serve on city commissions and committees before the Jan. 28 deadline. There are a variety of commissions and committees in city government that cover a broad area of interests. Volunteers are needed to fill seats on the Fine Arts Commission, the Personnel Board, the Senior Citizens Commission and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development. More information is available at the City Clerk's Department, 6650 Beach Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | DEBORAH CARPENTIER
A 23-year-old Cal State Fullerton senior has been hired to head a pilot program to prevent gang activity in the city and the Buena Park School District. Edmund A. Hernandez II, a criminal justice major, said his priority is to "assess the needs of the community," including identifying the number and types of gangs in the city. Hernandez has been accompanying police on patrols to learn more about the city. "When gangs enter a area, they leave their mark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1994
City Hall will change its business hours beginning today. City offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., instead of from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall will continue to be closed on alternating Fridays, a result of the city's plan to comply with state air-quality and ride-share legislation. City offices will be closed Feb. 11, 21 and 25. They will also be closed March 11 and 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
The City Council has taken the first step toward repealing a 20-year-old ordinance requiring members of city commissions to resign from those posts before running for the City Council. City Atty. James L. Markman recommended that the ordinance be repealed. "We feel the ordinance as it sits can not be enforced. It interferes with the constitutional right to run for office," Markman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992
City Hall will get new telephone numbers next week as part of the city's efforts to improve its communications system. A new telephone system will be installed Monday for all city departments. The number for City Hall will be (714) 562-3500, and the mayor, City Council and city clerk can be reached at (714) 562-3754. General information from the Police Department and the Fire Department is available by calling (714) 562-3901 and (714) 562-3800, respectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
The Planning Commission has begun proceedings to close the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8954 on Homewood Avenue because the organization has not solved a chronic parking problem. The five-member commission was legally bound to take action to get the group's conditional use permit revoked after city officials found that the post had failed to create more parking, as required by the permit. Nonetheless, several commissioners said they do not favor forcing the veterans to leave the hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Jack and Tricia Mauller have sat through countless meetings as volunteer commissioners, and now they feel betrayed by their city. After weeks of debate, the City Council has decided to reduce the Planning Commission from seven to five members, with no alternate position. Jack Mauller, as the most junior commissioner, was the odd man out. Council members said they have wanted to streamline the commission for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The City Council reached a tentative consensus to reduce the size of the Planning Commission from seven to five members when a vacancy opens in July. The council discussed restructuring the commission at a meeting Monday after Brenda Miller, who has served as a planner for 12 years, told Mayor Donald L. Bone that she did not want her appointment renewed when it expires July 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1994
City Hall will change its business hours beginning today. City offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., instead of from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall will continue to be closed on alternating Fridays, a result of the city's plan to comply with state air-quality and ride-share legislation. City offices will be closed Feb. 11, 21 and 25. They will also be closed March 11 and 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1994
People are encouraged to apply to serve on city commissions and committees before the Jan. 28 deadline. There are a variety of commissions and committees in city government that cover a broad area of interests. Volunteers are needed to fill seats on the Fine Arts Commission, the Personnel Board, the Senior Citizens Commission and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development. More information is available at the City Clerk's Department, 6650 Beach Blvd., from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
A proposal to make the local library system a part of municipal services has come under fire by two City Council members. City Manager Kevin O'Rourke told the council this week that recent meetings between the city staff and Buena Park Library District officials have resulted in a recommendation that a consultant be hired to study the issue. O'Rourke said that the estimated $10,000 cost for the study would be paid for by the library district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992
City Hall will get new telephone numbers next week as part of the city's efforts to improve its communications system. A new telephone system will be installed Monday for all city departments. The number for City Hall will be (714) 562-3500, and the mayor, City Council and city clerk can be reached at (714) 562-3754. General information from the Police Department and the Fire Department is available by calling (714) 562-3901 and (714) 562-3800, respectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
A proposal to make the local library system a part of municipal services has come under fire by two City Council members. City Manager Kevin O'Rourke told the council this week that recent meetings between the city staff and Buena Park Library District officials have resulted in a recommendation that a consultant be hired to study the issue. O'Rourke said that the estimated $10,000 cost for the study would be paid for by the library district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
In an effort to make city government run more efficiently, the City Council recently approved major overhauls for three city departments. The council gave the go-ahead to break up the Police Department, formerly one unit, into two divisions and also consolidate public works with engineering to form one large branch. Speaking at a City Council meeting last week, Police Chief Richard Tefank said the changes will help the department run more smoothly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990
More than 300 trees have been marked for destruction as part of a plan to improve streets throughout the city. Many of the trees are diseased and have damaged sidewalks, curbs and driveways, said Don Jensen, director of engineering services. More than 200 notices were sent to property owners to inform them that trees near their homes would be destroyed. According to staff reports, only 21 residents requested that trees adjacent to their property not be removed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
In an effort to make city government run more efficiently, the City Council recently approved major overhauls for three city departments. The council gave the go-ahead to break up the Police Department, formerly one unit, into two divisions and also consolidate public works with engineering to form one large branch. Speaking at a City Council meeting last week, Police Chief Richard Tefank said the changes will help the department run more smoothly.
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