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November 22, 1998
Re "Judy Lazar's Experience Is Irreplaceable," by Beverly Kelley, Nov. 15. When you agree with someone in public office, it is disappointing if that person fails to be reelected. Beverly Kelley's column clearly shows her agreement with Judy Lazar's policies. I'd like to present a rebuttal, based on disagreement with those policies. I believe that Lazar has been a brilliant propagandist, operating right next to Alex Fiore until he retired and then taking the center. I don't care how capable Lazar is; I think she has consistently applied her capabilities to the wrong purposes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000
Re "Growth Not Issue to Foes of Parks and Masry," Oct. 8. I was struck by Thousand Oaks City Councilman Dan Del Campo's statement: "I won't vote no just for the sake of voting no. I'm nobody's puppet. Campaigning is one thing, governing is another." This confirms that when he campaigned on a slate with two other individuals in 1998, his statements were nothing more than "campaign rhetoric," which is somewhat troubling. Del Campo never would have been elected but for the endorsement of Linda Parks and the electorate in Newbury Park.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996
Some Thousand Oaks City Council members seem to forget that they were elected because voters felt they would represent our collective views, and not because we felt their individual judgment was better than ours. Pablo Casals, the world's greatest cellist, quotes an old Catalan saying, that any city worker is no better than any citizen, but together citizens are better than any government worker. This does not seem to be the attitude of certain council members, and particularly Judy Lazar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998
Re "Judy Lazar's Experience Is Irreplaceable," column by Beverly Kelley, Nov. 15. Judy Lazar is a real asset to this community. She has done a fabulous job. What a loss to the city government. Many of us are not surprised. There is a mean streak in a lot of people who move to Thousand Oaks from "the outside." People who value the area and the community seem to choose to do the right thing; people who bring all their unhappiness with them, and who tear down everything that the good people created, seem to gain a foothold now and then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1997
Apparently Lee Laxdal doesn't get it (Letters, Feb. 9). Elois Zeanah is the cause of the viciousness and untruths on the Thousand Oaks City Council. She always has been and as long as she is in office, she always will be. She orchestrated the attempted recalls of Laxdal's colleagues, Alex Fiore and Frank Schillo, and she has orchestrated the retaliatory recalls against Andy Fox and Judy Lazar. Yes, recall is tough medicine, but for our beautiful Thousand Oaks it is the only cure. Zeanah should be recalled; thank God some people finally had the courage to do something about it besides talk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991
In voting to impose a $55 fee on non-residents who use the Thousand Oaks Library, City Council member Judy Lazar said: "We are asking our own residents to subsidize the use of the library without recompense from any other area." Is not the sales tax revenue generated by non-residents shopping in Thousand Oaks recompense? We pay sales taxes to the city but receive no benefits for that money. If Thousand Oaks will not subsidize non-resident use of the library, non-residents should stop subsidizing the city treasury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1996
As a longtime Thousand Oaks resident and City Council watcher, I am in disbelief at the outrageous display of arrogance and hostility by Judy Lazar and Andy Fox in passing over Elois Zeanah for mayor pro tem. All of us should ask why. Zeanah is the beacon of our community. She consistently works for and stands up for residents' rights. But Fox and Lazar apparently feel that they must discredit and silence Zeanah to protect their majority control. The November election results showed that the council majority is skating on thin ice that is beginning to break.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
My wife and I would like to express our appreciation to council members Andy Fox, Judy Lazar and Mike Markey for their support of the children's museum proposed next to the Civic Arts Plaza. Their vote for the museum will save time, money and will help us move forward with our plans to bring the Discovery Center to Thousand Oaks. While we still have much money to raise, it is nice to know that these council members put our children (and their own) first on their political agenda. Council members Fox, Lazar and Markey, you probably don't hear it often enough but you are good people and we appreciate all you do to keep Thousand Oaks the special place it has always been.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998
Re "Judy Lazar's Experience Is Irreplaceable," column by Beverly Kelley, Nov. 15. Judy Lazar is a real asset to this community. She has done a fabulous job. What a loss to the city government. Many of us are not surprised. There is a mean streak in a lot of people who move to Thousand Oaks from "the outside." People who value the area and the community seem to choose to do the right thing; people who bring all their unhappiness with them, and who tear down everything that the good people created, seem to gain a foothold now and then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000
Re "Growth Not Issue to Foes of Parks and Masry," Oct. 8. I was struck by Thousand Oaks City Councilman Dan Del Campo's statement: "I won't vote no just for the sake of voting no. I'm nobody's puppet. Campaigning is one thing, governing is another." This confirms that when he campaigned on a slate with two other individuals in 1998, his statements were nothing more than "campaign rhetoric," which is somewhat troubling. Del Campo never would have been elected but for the endorsement of Linda Parks and the electorate in Newbury Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she was sworn in as mayor in 1993, Elois Zeanah proposed a new rule requiring developers and lobbyists testifying at public hearings to take an oath swearing to tell the truth. Her colleague, Judy Lazar, meanwhile, has taken a lower-profile approach to politics over the last eight years, devoting herself to tackling the decidedly unglamorous topic of solid waste disposal. Theirs is a difference in both style and substance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998
Re "Judy Lazar's Experience Is Irreplaceable," by Beverly Kelley, Nov. 15. When you agree with someone in public office, it is disappointing if that person fails to be reelected. Beverly Kelley's column clearly shows her agreement with Judy Lazar's policies. I'd like to present a rebuttal, based on disagreement with those policies. I believe that Lazar has been a brilliant propagandist, operating right next to Alex Fiore until he retired and then taking the center. I don't care how capable Lazar is; I think she has consistently applied her capabilities to the wrong purposes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1998 | BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley hosts KCLU's "Local Talk" on Monday nights at 7. She teaches in the communication arts department at Cal Lutheran University. Address e-mail to kelley@clunet.edu
In "Fahrenheit 451," futuristic firefighters have an ironic job description. In the bleak tomorrow proposed by Ray Bradbury, published documents of any sort are prohibited. Firefighters ferret out concealed contraband and subject musty tomes and tattered paperbacks alike to their rapacious flamethrowers. Yet those who worship the written word find a way. They commit their best-loved volumes to memory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1998 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB and ANDREW STEVEN HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City Council candidate Dan Del Campo appears to have held his edge over incumbent Councilwoman Judy Lazar, while Tim Stephens strengthened his hold Monday on one of three school board seats, according to a final count of absentee ballots from Tuesday's election. Some 3,000 countywide absentee ballots remain to be counted by the Ventura County Elections Division, but the leading candidates in several close local races have claimed victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR
A nonprofit preschool company must consider relocating a proposed child-care center after the Thousand Oaks City Council rejected its bid to set up shop in the Conejo Valley Shopping Center. On a 4-0 vote Tuesday, the council upheld the Planning Commission's rejection of the proposed preschool, saying it could cause safety and noise problems for children and neighbors. Councilman Andy Fox recused himself from the vote because he lives near the Moorpark Road shopping center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1998
The war of words has begun. The first volley was lobbed in the form of a letter ("Thousand Oaks General Plan," June 28) that tries to persuade the uninformed that council members Andy Fox and Judy Lazar are the great protectors of the General Plan and all it stands for. The implication is that Fox and Lazar have never voted to increase density--defined as more people, especially kids, more cars at intersections, more noise. It could also be defined as increasing infrastructure to support more growth, i.e. sewage treatment capacity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR
A nonprofit preschool company must consider relocating a proposed child-care center after the Thousand Oaks City Council rejected its bid to set up shop in the Conejo Valley Shopping Center. On a 4-0 vote Tuesday, the council upheld the Planning Commission's rejection of the proposed preschool, saying it could cause safety and noise problems for children and neighbors. Councilman Andy Fox recused himself from the vote because he lives near the Moorpark Road shopping center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1994
Thousand Oaks must have a new wetlands ordinance, and that proposed by Mayor Elois Zeanah is our best chance. When this ordinance came before the City Council late last year, it was the subject of inappropriate and inaccurate comments by council members Frank Schillo, Judy Lazar and Alex Fiore. This was difficult to understand because these council members claim they trust their staff, and staff pleaded strongly in support of the ordinance. Instead of supporting the draft ordinance, Schillo, Lazar and Fiore berated it as another layer of bureaucratic red tape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
My wife and I would like to express our appreciation to council members Andy Fox, Judy Lazar and Mike Markey for their support of the children's museum proposed next to the Civic Arts Plaza. Their vote for the museum will save time, money and will help us move forward with our plans to bring the Discovery Center to Thousand Oaks. While we still have much money to raise, it is nice to know that these council members put our children (and their own) first on their political agenda. Council members Fox, Lazar and Markey, you probably don't hear it often enough but you are good people and we appreciate all you do to keep Thousand Oaks the special place it has always been.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1998
Two letters you published on Dec. 7 attacked me for my opinions, called me an "angry" person and stated that my family "should be ashamed" of me. It seems to me that anyone who reads about votes of City Council members Andy Fox and Judy Lazar or watched council meetings could feel angry. I brought my family to an area that was to remain semirural. We moved here to lead happy lives in an uncongested area and to spend a lot of time giggling and laughing. It's hard to enjoy my retirement years without feeling outrage when every day I have to drive by the golf course pole forest that Fox brought to us and Lazar's award-winning copper curtain.
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