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February 24, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
City Councilwoman Donna L. Chessen said Wednesday she will begin a run for the state Senate seat from the 34th District by entering the June 7 Democratic primary election. "I believe I've gone as far as I can as a city councilwoman in trying to convince Sacramento to give local government the essential tools and support to deliver essential services," said Chessen, who has served on the council for nine years. "I believe now is the time to go to Sacramento to make these effective changes."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
City Councilwoman Donna L. Chessen said Wednesday she will begin a run for the state Senate seat from the 34th District by entering the June 7 Democratic primary election. "I believe I've gone as far as I can as a city councilwoman in trying to convince Sacramento to give local government the essential tools and support to deliver essential services," said Chessen, who has served on the council for nine years. "I believe now is the time to go to Sacramento to make these effective changes."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1989
Mayor Donna L. Chessen has urged city residents to help the people of hurricane-ravaged Charleston, S.C., with donations of money for food, clothing and other items. During Monday's City Council meeting, Chessen made a public plea for donations to help thousands of Charleston residents who were left homeless and hungry in the wake of hurricane Hugo. Hugo has been called the costliest storm ever to hit the United States.
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November 20, 1985 | Roxana Kopetman \f7
Les Reese, a City Council member since 1978, has been selected mayor by his colleagues, replacing nine-year council member James Jarrell, who is retiring. Reese, an engineer for the state Department of Transportation who served as mayor once before, from 1980 to 1981, was chosen Monday night after swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected council members at City Hall.
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May 27, 1991
Patsy Marshall, a longtime Buena Park community volunteer, has been named this year's recipient of the Elva Liesch Hughs Laureate of the Arts Award. The winner of the award, which is bestowed by the city's Fine Arts Commission, is said to exemplify commitment to the arts and all aspects of community life. Past winners include the Buena Park School District and the Community Chorus.
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September 24, 1990
Both the police and firefighters associations have announced their endorsements for City Council candidates Rhonda J. McCune, Max Schulman and Art Brown. After a series of interviews with the eight candidates, selections were made by the groups' political action committees and then sent to the associations for confirmation. Three seats will be decided in the November election, including those of incumbent McCune and Councilwoman Donna L. Chessen. Councilman Kenneth B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1989 | DEBORAH CARPENTIER
Budget deficits that are expected to run through 1994 are responsible for Buena Park's reluctance to fund a new arts facility, the City Council told the Fine Arts Commission on Monday. For 10 years, the commission has been attempting to persuade the council to build a new facility and has recently taken a stand that the site should be included in a renovation of the Civic Center on Beach Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989 | DEBORAH CARPENTIER
City Councilman Donald L. Bone was chosen the city's 35th mayor by unanimous vote of his peers Monday. Bone, a local businessman, has served as a council member for three years and succeeds Donna L. Chessen. He will serve a one-year term. Councilman Kenneth B. Jones retained the post of mayor pro tem for a second term.
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November 8, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Incumbents Rhonda J. McCune and Donna L. Chessen were reelected to the City Council, along with first-time candidate Arthur Brown. The two incumbents and six challengers vied for three seats in what was a relatively quiet campaign. Councilman Kenneth B. Jones did not seek reelection. "I feel gratified that people think I did a good job and came back and supported me," said McCune, a commercial appraiser who has been on the council since 1985.
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October 11, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The city's code enforcement office has a new priority list, approved by the City Council last week. Unfenced pools will be top priorities, for example, but trash cans and cars parked on lawns will go to the bottom of the list. Code enforcement officers receive about 2,000 calls a year, according to senior enforcement officer Jim Morrie. The priority list will allow the officers to devote energy to a task force established to launch a citywide attack on blight, he said.
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October 20, 1989
Starting in January, residents and businesses will be paying more for the water they use, in the form of a higher water rate and a new sewer user fee based on a percentage of water use. In measures adopted by the City Council this week, the water rate will rise 5%, to 81 cents per thousand gallons. The sewer fee will amount to 6% of each water bill. The city expects the rate increase and fee to generate about $263,300 for the remainder of fiscal 1990 and $526,600 for each fiscal year thereafter.
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