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October 6, 1988
Even though the Citizens for Responsible Development leadership group has changed since the election, their No. 1 leader and primary spokesman, Gregory O'Sullivan, is still active. But why has Gregory O'Sullivan, from a leadership standpoint, not seen fit to decry the unacceptable conduct of new Councilman Frank Blaszcak, a person whom he vigorously supported for election, a person who in the five months since his election has repeatedly abused his elected post and embarrassed the city of San Gabriel, so much that Blaszcak is now the subject of a voter recall.
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NEWS
October 6, 1988
Even though the Citizens for Responsible Development leadership group has changed since the election, their No. 1 leader and primary spokesman, Gregory O'Sullivan, is still active. But why has Gregory O'Sullivan, from a leadership standpoint, not seen fit to decry the unacceptable conduct of new Councilman Frank Blaszcak, a person whom he vigorously supported for election, a person who in the five months since his election has repeatedly abused his elected post and embarrassed the city of San Gabriel, so much that Blaszcak is now the subject of a voter recall.
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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.
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.
NEWS
April 26, 1990
In the City Council's post-election reorganization, James Castaneda has replaced John Tapp as mayor and Sabino Cici has taken over as vice mayor. First elected to the council in 1988, Castaneda, 32, is a self-employed construction engineer. A five-term councilman, Cici, 50, owns and operates his own locksmith business in San Gabriel. He won reelection to the council April 10. Castaneda and Cici are scheduled to assume the new positions for nine months and two weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1990
The San Gabriel City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve David A. Lawton as the city's new police chief. A 13-year veteran of the department, Lawton, 36, had served as acting chief since the May retirement of Donald S. Tutich. Lawton, a 1981 graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, will be paid a $61,000 salary. He will oversee a 65-member department in the city of 35,000.
NEWS
January 23, 1992
The City Council rejected a proposal to spend $80,000 for a portable building to house a child-care center at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. The motion to take the money from park funds, offered by Councilman John Tapp, died without a second even though school officials had rushed to complete an application for federal aid to run the proposed program--if the city provided the housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1990
A proposal to hire a new San Gabriel city administrator on the eve of Tuesday's City Council election has created a political flap. Two candidates, including one incumbent, feel the matter should be left over for the new council. Mayor John Tapp said he hopes the selection will be made by Monday, the day before the election. But Councilman Sabino M.
NEWS
August 22, 1991
The City Council voted 3 to 1 Tuesday to allow a cellular-telephone firm to install relay antennas on the roof of the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, despite objections that the equipment would clash with the building's historic look. Under the agreement, PacTel Cellular will pay $1,000 a month in rent to the city to put three dish antennas on the roof and a series of flat antenna panels along its edge. The company also plans to build a 20-by-20-foot shelter on the ground near the building.
NEWS
February 6, 1992
The city's redevelopment controversy resurfaced Tuesday when Councilman John Tapp, who had backed redevelopment, suggested a formal halt to the council's role in the proposed plans. "It may appear to be backpedaling. Maybe it is," Tapp, who is up for reelection in April, said Tuesday after suggesting that the council bow out as the city's redevelopment agency.
NEWS
October 9, 1988
San Gabriel is looking for "urban design professionals" who live or work in the city to participate in a committee to review development proposals. The 7-person architectural review committee will study plans for proposed buildings to ensure that they "adequately reflect the architectural feeling of each neighborhood," Vice Mayor Frank Blaszcak said. Among other things, the committee should seek to preserve the motif associated with the 2-century-old San Gabriel Mission, Blaszcak said.
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