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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996
New Santa Ana City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher Burbank City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher, who made the news in 1993 when he declined a pay raise as the city faced tough economic times, has been named city attorney for Santa Ana. Fletcher, 41, will begin his new job Aug. 1. He succeeds Edward J. Cooper, who retired earlier this year. A graduate of McGeorge School of Law and Whittier College, Fletcher practiced law in Newport Beach before working in the Anaheim city attorney's office for three years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996
New Santa Ana City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher Burbank City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher, who made the news in 1993 when he declined a pay raise as the city faced tough economic times, has been named city attorney for Santa Ana. Fletcher, 41, will begin his new job Aug. 1. He succeeds Edward J. Cooper, who retired earlier this year. A graduate of McGeorge School of Law and Whittier College, Fletcher practiced law in Newport Beach before working in the Anaheim city attorney's office for three years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1990
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday night named Joseph W. Fletcher as city attorney. Fletcher, 34, who was senior assistant city attorney in Burbank from October, 1988, to October, 1989, is currently assistant city attorney in Anaheim. "It's a very unique opportunity to move into a position where I'm already comfortable with the staff, the council, the community and the issues," Fletcher said. "I can get a very quick start on the job."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1993
The Burbank City Council has backed off a proposal to restrict political signs on private property and fine political candidates who illegally post signs on public property. The council agreed unanimously to take no action restricting political signs this week after City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher told the council that such an ordinance would be unenforceable and probably unconstitutional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997 | JEFF KASS
For the second time in as many days, City Clerk Janice C. Guy has asked for an investigation into possible campaign contribution violations, this time for a councilman. In a letter Friday to the city attorney's office, Guy said two contributors to Councilman Ted R. Moreno each allegedly exceeded a $1,000 limit during the 1992-96 election cycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Burbank City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night allowing nonprofit groups to award cash prizes at carnivals, despite police concerns that the ordinance might encourage gambling at for-profit card clubs. The city voted in 1991 to allow cash prizes at raffles, carnivals and casino nights held by nonprofit groups, on the condition that the temporary ordinance be reviewed after one year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 | JEFF KASS
The promotion of five police officers to sergeant, which was challenged by a lawsuit filed this week, will stand for now, the city attorney said. Superior Court Judge Ronald Bauer refused to grant four Santa Ana police officers a temporary restraining order after they requested that the promotions of five colleagues be declared null and void, City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher said Thursday. A hearing on a preliminary injunction halting the promotions is set for later this month, Fletcher said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1998 | JEFF KASS
The city has agreed to pay $1.35 million for two lots needed to widen Bristol Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares. The parcels at 1441 and 1443 S. Bristol St., occupied by Taco Miendo restaurant and a gas station, are among the last pending final sale for the estimated $120-million widening project. Federal and county funds are being used to buy the land, City Atty. Joseph W. Fletcher said. The project will stretch on Bristol from Warner Avenue to Memory Lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana truck vendors who closed down last week were up and running Monday after a federal judge stopped the city from enforcing a new ordinance requiring the rolling convenience stores to move every 90 minutes. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter issued a temporary restraining order late Friday, allowing the vendors to park in residential neighborhoods to sell fruit, soda and candy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1998 | JEFF KASS
A councilman and an unsuccessful council candidate have returned money to contributors, apparently resolving allegations of campaign contribution violations. Santa Ana Councilman Ted R. Moreno has returned $200 to Santa Ana-based Beard Printing and $198 to the Manufactured Housing Educational Trust, according to interviews and documents filed with City Clerk Janice C. Guy. In December, Guy forwarded a letter to City Atty. Joseph W.
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August 22, 2006 | Hemmy So, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge has prohibited the city of Santa Ana from enforcing municipal laws aimed at restricting truck vendors' hours of operation and forcing them to move every 90 minutes. After a four-day trial, Orange County Superior Court Judge W. Michael Hayes decided Friday in favor of the plaintiffs, three produce and food truck owners, who said the ordinances would devastate their businesses.
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