April 3, 1986 |
Already marked by heated rhetoric and extraordinary spending, four City Council campaigns were further defined this week by a flurry of accusations and name-calling as candidates geared up for Tuesday's primary election. Councilwoman Jan Hall accused challenger Jim Serles of improperly collecting applications for absentee ballots from District 3 residents. The process followed by Serles allowed "clear abuses if not outright fraud," Hall claimed.
September 28, 1986 |
The subject of the closed-door City Council session was John E. Dever, and the volume increased as the meeting wore on. "You could have heard the yelling on the next floor," one council member recalled. City Manager Dever is widely regarded as the catalyst for Long Beach's remarkable economic recovery and an innovative star in his profession--the president, in fact, of the 7,500-member International City Management Assn.
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November 5, 1992 |
Democratic attorney Jane Harman, whose $1.3-million campaign promised "choice" and "change," soundly trounced Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores in a newly drawn coastal district that political observers had thought would become a safe Republican seat. Early returns had shown Flores maintaining a slim lead. But by midnight, the difference had dwindled to a near-tie and soon became a virtual Harman landslide. The final tally left Harman with 48.8% of the vote, Flores with 41.
February 8, 1990
Incumbent Councilman Evan Anderson Braude and challengers Paul Croshaw, Joy Melton and William F. Stovall are scheduled to participate in a 1st District City Council Candidates Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The forum, being presented by the Willmore City Heritage Assn. and the Downtown Gazette, will be held at the First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach. Admission is free.
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August 23, 1990
A Long Beach activist who has irritated City Council members for years with his frequent discourses on topics ranging from food stores to crime was convicted by a Municipal Court jury Wednesday of disrupting a council meeting. Daniel Rosenberg, 61, who was escorted out of the March 20 meeting after refusing repeated requests to be seated and stop talking, faces up to six months in jail and a $500 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 26.
August 3, 1989
Paul Croshaw, president of the Long Beach Jaycees, has announced plans to run against 1st District Councilman Evan Anderson Braude in next April's council election. Croshaw, an administrator at Paine Webber, is on the board of directors of the local Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Long Beach Democratic Club. Croshaw, 29, criticized Braude for not being attentive enough to his constituents' calls and complaints. Braude is finishing his first term.
December 17, 1987
A leader of the Mobilehome Assn. of Villa Park has criticized the Long Beach City Council for refusing to act on a mobile home rent control ordinance. Beth Wilburn said any action now probably would be too late since residents of the 432-space park on Atlantic Avenue, including many elderly people, are likely to sign new five-year leases despite steep rent and fee increases. "It's too late to help us now.
June 2, 1994 |
The City Council wants to close Bixby Park to through traffic during rush hours and thus reduce the number of drivers who cut through the park and nearby neighborhoods to avoid busy Ocean Boulevard. Under a proposal introduced by Councilmen Alan S. Lowenthal and Douglas S. Drummond, park gates at 1st Street and Cherry Avenue and 2nd Street and Junipero Avenue would be closed from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays. Currently, those gates are closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day.
February 13, 1992
Long Beach Councilman Evan Anderson Braude has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the 38th District congressional seat. Rep. Glenn M. Anderson (D-San Pedro), Braude's stepfather, is retiring after 12 terms in the U.S. House. Braude, an attorney, became the first candidate to file for the seat when he bused 40 supporters to the county registrar's office Monday morning to sign his nominating petition for the June 2 primary.
July 2, 1992
The City Council has rejected a proposal to pay a consultant $15,000 to review the social conditions that sparked the recent riots. The city Human Relations Commission recommended hiring the consultant, saying city residents felt isolated during the unrest and need to give their insights or recommendations to officials. "It seems to me it's well worthwhile," said Councilman Evan Anderson Braude. "We shouldn't even have to give it a second thought." But Vice Mayor Jeffrey A.