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January 14, 1999 | Kathleen Haney, (714) 965-7172
City Council members have agreed to acknowledge officially that 1999 marks the 90th year of Huntington Beach's incorporation. Councilman Dave Garofalo said he and Mayor Peter M. Green will explore ways to celebrate the milestone.
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December 19, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach officials conceded Monday night that they did not follow "the letter of the law" when they failed to report to the state that millions of gallons of sewage were leaking out of cracks and holes in downtown pipes. The officials emphasized that drinking-water supplies were never jeopardized, for the contaminated waste was most likely trapped within ocean water under the downtown area. Huntington Beach draws its drinking water from underground supplies north of downtown.
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December 19, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach officials conceded Monday night that they did not follow "the letter of the law" when they failed to report to the state that millions of gallons of sewage were leaking out of cracks and holes in downtown pipes. The officials emphasized that drinking-water supplies were never jeopardized, for the contaminated waste was most likely trapped within ocean water under the downtown area. Huntington Beach draws its drinking water from underground supplies north of downtown.
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July 28, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The city's new philosophy of running government--managed competition--got off to a rocky start with the City Council second-guessing last week's choice of a private company to sweep the streets. Only two companies submitted bids and just one qualified because the other refused to comply with prevailing wage rates, according to a July 19 memo. The bidding process will be restarted Monday, Councilman Ralph H. Bauer said. "There's obviously a flaw in the system," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1995
The city is seeking to fill three vacancies each on its Historic Resources Board and Human Resources Board. The historic board provides information to the City Council about the conservation and preservation of historic resources. The board has nine members and works closely with the Community Services Department. For an application, call (714) 536-5258. The Human Resources Board, which has up to 19 members, makes recommendations on how a portion of federal grant money should be spent.
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September 7, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
A Huntington Beach man has formed a watchdog group to monitor what it considers excessive or unnecessary government spending. It is called Committees of Correspondence, named after Samuel Adams' Revolutionary War citizens' groups, founder Bill Mello said. "Our objectives are the same as Samuel Adams'. Their objective was to communicate with all the other colonies, and they wanted to unite and have a common front against King George III of Britain," Mello said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1997
Mayor Ralph H. Bauer Age: 66 Occupation: Retired research chemist and international marketing manager First elected: Appointed December 1992 Term expires: November 1998 Key issues: Taking a more businesslike approach to economic development to generate tax revenue for the city; bringing discipline and focus to city departments; including measurable objectives in the city budget. Mayor Pro Tem Shirley S.
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January 18, 1993 | ROBERT BARKER
The city is accepting applications from residents for membership on three city boards. The Allied Arts Board has two vacancies. The board meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Members consider items pertaining to cultural development, including facilities and programs. The Historical Resources Board has one vacancy. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month. It deals with historic issues, including preservation of historic structures and sites, museum facilities and programs.
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January 26, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Officials this week warned that the city's budget squeeze may force them to delay the final stages of a five-year, $2.5-million computer-conversion plan that is expected to eventually trim the city's annual operating costs. The City Council this week approved the second phase of the plan--an effort to computerize the city's maps and other geographical data--that began in August. The council also agreed to consider including the next step of the conversion in its 1991-92 budget.
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August 25, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
As part of City Administrator Michael T. Uberuaga's reorganization of his office, an administrative position is being added to the city's upper-management team. An assistant city administrator position is being created to help the chief executive coordinate and monitor city programs and projects. The new assistant administrator, to be hired by December, also will act as city administrator if Uberuaga is absent or otherwise unavailable.
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August 6, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
After failing to find a bidder willing to pay enough for three surplus lots on Yorktown Avenue and England Street, the city will sell the property to its own Redevelopment Agency. The agency will buy the land for $189,000, about $54,000 more than offered by the one private company that bid on the lots, to develop an affordable housing project with Habitat for Humanity. City Council members voted 6 to 0 Monday to allow the sale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1997
Mayor Ralph H. Bauer Age: 66 Occupation: Retired research chemist and international marketing manager First elected: Appointed December 1992 Term expires: November 1998 Key issues: Taking a more businesslike approach to economic development to generate tax revenue for the city; bringing discipline and focus to city departments; including measurable objectives in the city budget. Mayor Pro Tem Shirley S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1995
The city is seeking to fill three vacancies each on its Historic Resources Board and Human Resources Board. The historic board provides information to the City Council about the conservation and preservation of historic resources. The board has nine members and works closely with the Community Services Department. For an application, call (714) 536-5258. The Human Resources Board, which has up to 19 members, makes recommendations on how a portion of federal grant money should be spent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
A Huntington Beach man has formed a watchdog group to monitor what it considers excessive or unnecessary government spending. It is called Committees of Correspondence, named after Samuel Adams' Revolutionary War citizens' groups, founder Bill Mello said. "Our objectives are the same as Samuel Adams'. Their objective was to communicate with all the other colonies, and they wanted to unite and have a common front against King George III of Britain," Mello said.
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January 18, 1993 | ROBERT BARKER
The city is accepting applications from residents for membership on three city boards. The Allied Arts Board has two vacancies. The board meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Members consider items pertaining to cultural development, including facilities and programs. The Historical Resources Board has one vacancy. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month. It deals with historic issues, including preservation of historic structures and sites, museum facilities and programs.
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December 23, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
A new citizens' organization, Community Forum-Huntington Beach, has been launched, and the founders' initial target is the environmental majority on the newly constituted City Council. Tom Duchene, one of the founders of the new group, has accused the council majority of ignoring the diverse views in the city. "The biggest thing we're concerned about is the polarization of council politics in Huntington Beach," Duchene said.
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July 15, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
Many people in Huntington Beach now call her "the Tree Lady." I call her that too, and she laughs appreciatively. The Tree Lady is Jerri Hesprich, and she's one of many interesting people who have popped into the news--and into my life as a newspaper reporter--because of a very democratic institution called "public comments." My beat is Huntington Beach--a very nice assignment since it's also the city I've lived in the past 12 years.
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January 26, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Officials this week warned that the city's budget squeeze may force them to delay the final stages of a five-year, $2.5-million computer-conversion plan that is expected to eventually trim the city's annual operating costs. The City Council this week approved the second phase of the plan--an effort to computerize the city's maps and other geographical data--that began in August. The council also agreed to consider including the next step of the conversion in its 1991-92 budget.
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