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April 23, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
The honeymoon lasted about half an hour. First, the three newly elected slow-growth council members took their oaths of office in front of 200 supporters at a San Gabriel City Council meeting Tuesday. Then the three introduced a surprise "transition team," including a lawyer and a consultant with links to Irwindale, one of the most development-minded cities in the county. There were some thunderstruck stares in the audience.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
The honeymoon lasted about half an hour. First, the three newly elected slow-growth council members took their oaths of office in front of 200 supporters at a San Gabriel City Council meeting Tuesday. Then the three introduced a surprise "transition team," including a lawyer and a consultant with links to Irwindale, one of the most development-minded cities in the county. There were some thunderstruck stares in the audience.
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NEWS
April 17, 1986
Janis Cohen, a member of the San Gabriel City Council for three years, Tuesday night was elected mayor by fellow council members. Michael Falabrino was elected mayor pro tem. Cohen, 42, employee relations manager for General Felt Co. in Los Angeles, was appointed to the council three years ago and elected to a four-year term last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1988
Janis K. Cohen, the former mayor of San Gabriel, resigned from the City Council on Thursday after three newly elected councilmen hired an interim city attorney and a consultant from outside the city and gave them sweeping powers to conduct investigations and audits. The new members, who ran on a slow-growth slate and ousted three incumbents on April 12, had described the new appointees as members of a "transition team."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Ignoring official warnings that the measure could subject the city to lawsuits, San Gabriel voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a one-year moratorium on commercial and multi-unit housing construction. With all 13 precincts reporting, the tally stood at 3,021 in favor of the moratorium to 614 against. The city of 32,000, situated about 8 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, has 12,991 registered voters.
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November 19, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
The voters may get a public debate after all on a proposed one-year moratorium on development, which will be on the ballot in a special election Dec. 15. Two members of the City Council, which is unanimously opposed to the citizen-initiated measure, said Tuesday that they might be willing to debate moratorium proponents if, as one put it, "a forum is set up with rules and regulations that we could agree on."
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February 4, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
An association of rank-and-file police officers has called for the removal of Police Chief Don Tutich, charging that after 12 years of his leadership the department is ineffective, antiquated and of questionable value to citizens. The San Gabriel Police Officers' Assn., which represents the department's 30 non-management police officers, two weeks ago unanimously voted "no confidence" in the chief.
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June 25, 1987 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure from anti-growth advocates, the City Council has set a Sept. 22 special election to decide the fate of a zoning change that would permit construction of a controversial Valley Boulevard hotel complex. Citizens for Responsible Development, a grass-roots group attempting to control the city's building boom, had collected more than 2,600 signatures in its effort to force a ballot referendum on the project, planned for the 11.5-acre site of the former Edwards Drive-In Theater.
NEWS
December 17, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Flushed with victory after voters' landslide endorsement of a one-year moratorium on development, leaders of a citizens group are demanding the resignation of City Atty. Graham Ritchie, who once called the measure "illegal and unconstitutional." "He's shown arrogance toward the community, particularly with regard to his flip-flopping position, which seemed to add a cloud of confusion to the issue and to defuse whatever momentum the community might have," said Greg O'Sullivan.
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May 19, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It's bury-the-hatchet time in this city, which has been shaken for the past year by rancorous political rivalries. Three new councilmen, who were elected on a slow-growth platform, were joined by an old nemesis on the council Tuesday in selecting a fourth slow-growth activist to fill a vacancy in their ranks. Ted Anderson, who managed the campaign that brought the new slow-growth majority to the council, was unanimously selected to replace former Mayor Janis Cohen.
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April 21, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the new slow-growth majority on the City Council to stir things up. Within half an hour of being sworn in Tuesday night, the three newly elected councilmen had announced the resignation of the city attorney, hired an interim replacement and introduced a consultant who will help them with the transition. They also want the city to hire the consultant to investigate the Police Department.
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