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December 22, 1994 | MIMI KO
City Atty. R.K. Fox said Wednesday he will retire Dec. 31. In October, Fox told city employees and the City Council that he has lung cancer and would be undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments over the next few months. At the time, he wrote a memo saying he planned to continue working until he retired on an unspecified date. Fox has not been attending City Council meetings and has spent only a few days at work since he announced his illness.
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June 15, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
In the wake of City Atty. James G. Rourke's resignation this week, the City Council is expected to consider whether the job should be a city staff position or kept on a contract basis. Rourke has been a contract city attorney with Tustin for 34 years. Mayor pro tem Jim Potts said Tuesday the city's two most expensive contracts, which are for legal services and trash collection, "ought to be put out to bid every five years."
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September 2, 1998
The City Council is expected to make a decision on a new city attorney tonight.. Council members met behind closed doors Monday to discuss representatives of the four law firms vying for the contract. The council interviewed attorneys from Richards, Watson & Gershon; Brown, Winfield & Canzoneri; and Kane, Ballmer & Kerlman, as well as the acting city attorney firm--Beltran, Leal & Medina.
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August 26, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
The City Council this week renewed City Atty. Thomas W. Allen's contract, giving him a 2.4% increase in his hourly rates. Allen is paid a $2,000 monthly retainer for 18.78 hours of legal services each month. That includes attending council meetings. Under his new contract, Allen will receive $106.50 per hour for services beyond 18.78 hours, starting Sept. 1. Previously, Allen was paid $104 per hour, according to City Manager Robert C. Dunek.
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June 23, 1998
South Pasadena City Manager Sean Joyce said Monday that the city has decided to seek bids from law firms interested in serving as city attorney. For the last two years, the Los Angeles law firm of Beltran, Leal & Medina has represented the city on an interim basis. The Beltran firm was selected by the City Council after the city attorney quit two years ago in the middle of a crisis at City Hall. "We are going to solicit for a permanent city attorney.
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April 20, 1988
Faced with the prospect of being fired by a new slow-growth majority on the San Gabriel City Council, City Atty. Graham A. Ritchie resigned Tuesday. Three newly elected city councilmen had made the dismissal of the controversial attorney a campaign pledge.
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June 26, 1997
The Inglewood City Council has hired a law firm to decide whether the city attorney's office is run efficiently. The decision is part of the city's effort to save money and streamline its budget. The city hired the firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon of Los Angeles, which will be paid no more than $7,500 to analyze whether the city attorney's office employs too many people. The analysis comes a little more than month after the city offered City Atty.
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July 18, 1997
Howard Rosten, Inglewood's city attorney for 26 years, said Thursday that he intends to retire Oct. 8, becoming the latest top city administrator to opt for early retirement in the wake of Mayor Roosevelt Dorn's spring election victory. Rosten, 54, has agreed to a package that would give him four years of additional credit toward his pension, costing the city more than $100,000. The city attorney receives $250,000 a year in salary and benefits.
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December 16, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
Peter Thorson, interim city attorney since August, was given the job permanently by the City Council last week. Thorson took over as the city's top legal adviser after the departure of Douglas C. Holland, who left Mission Viejo to become district attorney for Monterey County. Thorson, a resident of Alhambra, is also city attorney for Azusa and Downey. He has worked for 12 years as an attorney for the Costa Mesa law firm of Burke, Williams and Sorensen.
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July 23, 1996
The South Pasadena City Council has ousted City Atty. Edward W. Lee and chosen his deputy, Judith Roberts, to replace him, officials announced Monday. The City Council voted 4 to 0 to appoint Roberts, assistant city attorney since 1994, during a special meeting Friday night, said city officials. Councilman Paul Zee was absent.
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