November 25, 1993 |
A private investigator hired by the city to determine where the five Bell Gardens City Council members live has found that they all appear to reside in the city. The council ordered the investigation in last month after questions were raised about the residency of Councilmen George T. Deitch and Rodolfo (Rudy) Garcia. A council watchdog contended that Deitch lives in Downey, and Councilwoman Josefina (Josie) Macias said she had concerns about where Garcia lives.
November 14, 1993 |
An investigation is under way in Bell Gardens to determine if some members of the City Council live outside of town. Spurred by allegations that Councilmen George T. Deitch and Rodolfo (Rudy) Garcia do not live in the city, the Bell Gardens council unanimously decided to hire a private investigator.
January 28, 1993
The City Council unanimously approved hiring an ombudsman to look into citizen complaints about city employees. A panel of Bell Gardens residents was appointed this week to choose an impartial mediator, who will determine whether residents are being treated fairly on legal issues, on interpretations of building and housing codes, and on other ordinances. "I've seen too many people shake their heads when they walk out of City Hall," Councilman George T. Deitch said.
September 16, 1993
Street vendors who sell corn, Mexican pastries or other foods from pushcarts were given the go-ahead this week to do business in the city. The vendors had been outlawed in the city for years, but the City Council majority agreed with several speakers who argued that the vendors have the right to earn a living. As many as 30 of the eloteros crowded the council chambers and cheered the decision to create an ordinance regulating street sales. Council members George T.
April 4, 1993
The City Council has appointed former Lynwood City Manager Charles Gomez as interim city manager while the city searches for a permanent replacement for fired City Manager William Vasquez. Gomez, who will be paid $7,500 a month, was approved by a 5-0 vote Monday night and moved into his office Wednesday morning. He was among three interim managers suggested to the council by the League of California Cities.
September 23, 1993
The city has rejected a claim filed in July by former City Manager William Vasquez, who says he was fired improperly and should be rehired. Vasquez, who was paid $96,000 a year, also demanded that the city pay him back salary and benefits. Vasquez, who was fired in March by a 3-2 City Council vote, said he will sue the city.