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February 5, 1988
The state Supreme Court has declined to review an Inglewood City Council candidate's request that he be declared the winner of a runoff election last June. The denial of the petition by Garland Hardeman, a Los Angeles police officer, is the latest development in Hardeman's eight-month legal fight against Inglewood Councilman Ervin (Tony) Thomas.
June 22, 1990
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has turned down Inglewood City Councilman Garland Hardeman's attempt to collect $230,000 in attorney's fees from the city and former opponent Ervin (Tony) Thomas. Hardeman and Thomas fought a bitter two-year court battle after Thomas narrowly edged out Hardeman in the 1987 City Council election.
March 1, 1990
The Inglewood City Council has agreed to support the concept of federal government reparations for the descendants of slaves, but only after the resolution was broadened to include other ethnic groups that have suffered discrimination. A strongly worded resolution introduced by Councilman Garland Hardeman lamented the "barbarities of institutionalized slavery" on African-Americans and urged Congress to support a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
June 7, 1990
A recall effort launched last month against Inglewood City Councilman Garland Hardeman has been declared void because the petitioners failed to meet their first deadline, city officials said this week. City Clerk Hermanita Harris said supporters did not meet the May 18 deadline for submitting a sample petition to her office and showing proof that the recall was advertised in a local newspaper.
December 31, 1989
A moratorium on the construction of small motels has been extended by Inglewood City Council members to allow planners to prepare tighter building codes for the units. The temporary measure, first approved on Nov. 21, bans construction of motels with fewer than 40 units through Nov. 20, 1990. The measure had been scheduled to lapse on Friday, but City Council members voted unanimously to approve the extension.
June 10, 1999
Former city police sergeant and political newcomer Larry Kirkley won handily in a runoff race for City Council, beating out 12-year incumbent Garland Hardeman by a wide margin. According to figures released Wednesday by the Inglewood city clerk's office, Kirkley garnered 67% of the vote to Hardeman's 33% for the 4th District seat. Kirkley, 49, and Hardeman, 42, also a former police officer, were the top vote-getters in a six-candidate primary April 6. The race between the two was a bruising one.
January 12, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON
Nineteen people have filed papers with the Inglewood City Clerk's office to run for office in the April 4 election. Both City Council incumbents whose seats are up for election, Jose Fernandes and Garland Hardeman, are seeking another term. Challenging Fernandes for the 3rd District seat are Michael Stevens and Mary Bueno-Flores. Challenging Hardeman for his 4th District seat are: Lewis Lester, Almeda Thomas, Virgil Benson, Ervin Thomas and Lillian Sambrano.
April 5, 1995 | JAMES BENNING
With all votes counted in two Inglewood City Council races, incumbent Garland Hardeman led three challengers by a narrow margin in District 4 while incumbent Jose Fernandez had a hefty lead in the District 3 contest. The winner in each race must garner a majority of votes to avoid a June 6 runoff.
November 8, 1996
When the Inglewood City Council meets Nov. 19, members will be getting an added incentive for showing up: a pay raise. Voters on Tuesday approved a municipal initiative called Proposition Y that could increase by fivefold the salary that council members now earn. Council members earn $9,696 a year. The mayor is paid $19,392. But the initiative, approved by nearly 60% of the voters, allows council members to increase their salary to $47,252. The mayor can receive up to $94,504.
February 28, 1988
A Ventura legal firm specializing in appellate cases will represent the City of Inglewood in its appeal of the annulment of last year's election of Councilman Ervin (Tony) Thomas. Inglewood City Council members voted 3-0 last week to hire Lascher & Lascher to represent the city and City Clerk Hermanita Harris at the recommendation of City Atty. Howard Rosten, who handled the defense during the Superior Court trial in September. Thomas remains on the council pending appeal.
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