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October 1, 1993 | MIMI KO
A children's "playland" consisting of slides and mazes will soon be built at the McDonald's restaurant on Valley View Street. The City Council this week unanimously agreed to give McDonald's the go-ahead for the addition though it will force the fast-food restaurant to decrease parking. Six parking spaces will be lost but officials said that since the restaurant is on the edge of a shopping center at Ball Road and Valley View Street, there's plenty of parking nearby.
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December 15, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Fearing a lawsuit, the City Council this week rejected a proposal to restrict recreational vehicle parking on city streets. "This problem has been around for about 20 years," Councilman Richard Partin said. "It just keeps resurfacing." Councilwoman Gail H. Kerry requested that the city study the proposed restrictions to curb neighborhood parking problems.
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July 19, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
The Cypress Recall Committee has submitted 6,766 signatures in its effort to recall Councilman Walter K. Bowman. Deputy City Clerk Lillian Haina said Tuesday that if 4,406 of the signatures are verified, Bowman will be forced to face a recall election. Haina said the completed petitions have been submitted to the office of the Orange County Registrar of Voters for a check of the signatures of registered voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1995
The article "Warehouse Foes Direct Recall Effort at Two Officials" (Dec. 31), quotes Mayor Cecilia L. Age's comments concerning the recall effort. These comments exemplify the distortions and deceptions that have led to the recall effort. Age states that the council had acted "in the best interests of the entire city," implying that the recall effort is limited to the residents in the southern corner of Cypress directly impacted by the proposed 24-hour trucking distribution center.
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December 1, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Cecilia L. Age, a 43-year-old businesswoman, is the city's new mayor. By unanimous vote of fellow council members, Age was elected to the post Monday night. She succeeds outgoing Mayor Richard Partin and will serve in the post for a year. While the new council was united in electing Age as mayor, it split in designating the new mayor pro tem, who serves as council leader when the mayor is absent. Councilman Walter K. Bowman, who won the post by a 3-2 vote, succeeds Councilwoman Joyce C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Encouraged by an overwhelmingly favorable advisory vote last fall, the City Council has decided to put a $10-million bond issue for flood control on the Nov. 5 ballot. If the proposal is approved by a two-thirds vote in the general election, the city would issue bonds to pay for pumps, drainage channels and other flood control projects. A city staff report projects that the bond issue would increase property taxes by $10 a year on a house valued at $150,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 | MIMI KO
The City Council has approved an ordinance that could lead to the banning of skateboarding in many places throughout the city. The new law, which takes effect Oct. 26, allows public and private property owners to post "no skateboarding" signs and call police for enforcement. Council members passed the ordinance on a 4-1 vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
After heated comments from residents and a sharp debate, the City Council on Monday night tentatively approved stricter rules for political campaign signs. The new ordinance would allow the city to assess sign-removal costs to individuals or groups illegally posting them on telephone poles or other public property. The ordinance would cover all noncommercial signs.
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January 27, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
The city's public elementary schools soon will have expanded access to cable television. At the recommendation of the city's Cable TV Commission, the City Council this week voted to spend $11,200 for the project. The money will pay for installation of three additional cable-TV outlets at each of the eight Cypress School District elementary schools that are within the city limits. Those schools now have only one outlet each.
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August 28, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
City police soon will be getting eight new cars to replace aging vehicles. The City Council this week unanimously approved a $171,934 contract to buy the new police cars from an agency in Alhambra. The council also authorized a separate expenditure of $24,000 to equip the new cars. The cars being replaced have at least 75,000 miles on them and some have 110,000 miles, Police Chief Daryl Wicker said.
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