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March 7, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Fourteen years ago, La Palma voters passed a measure that limited City Council members to two consecutive four-year terms. This fall, city voters will be asked again to endorse that same proposal. A court ruled four years ago that La Palma did not have power under state law to set term limits. A new state statute, effective Jan. 1, changed that, but such limits must be ratified by a city's voters. The City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, agreed to put the question on the Nov. 5 ballot.
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November 29, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two city council races in Orange County were decided by fewer than 50 votes each, according to the final count for all local elections posted Tuesday by the registrar of voters' office. Both of the candidates who suffered the narrow defeats--one a four-year incumbent--said they would accept the razor-thin results and would not push for recounts. While there were no last-minute surprises in the final tabulations, the figures showed two cliffhangers--one in Costa Mesa, where incumbent Heather K.
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August 14, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
A state appeals court on Thursday ordered the city to allow Councilman Richard Polis to run for a third term on the City Council--a term that might later turn out to be illegal. City Clerk Pamela Gibson had refused to accept Polis' nomination papers to run for reelection, citing a 1982 voter-approved law limiting La Palma council members to two consecutive terms. Polis, 51, sued the city last month and won a Superior Court judgment that La Palma's term-limit law is illegal.
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December 19, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Veteran political observers said they were stunned when a newcomer, Paul F. Walker, topped all the candidates and handily won election to the City Council last month, ousting an incumbent. But Walker said it was simply a matter of grass-roots campaigning, plus encouragement from his "political advisor"--his 13-year-old son, Zachary. Walker said he and his son are a harmonious team who cram a lot of living into their crowded schedule. "It's very hectic," Walker said.
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October 22, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The Chamber of Commerce will hold a City Council candidates' forum at 7 tonight to allow residents to question candidates. Five of the six candidates have agreed to appear at the forum, said chamber President Jim Kitano. Council candidate Christian L. Basquette told the chamber that he could not attend, Kitano said. Basquette, Wally Linn, Eva Miner, Jacklyn and Richard Polis and Duane Schuster are running to fill three seats on the City Council. The election is Nov. 3.
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November 20, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
With all absentee votes tallied, write-in candidate Wally Linn fell short in his bid for City Council. Incumbents Larry A. Herman and Orbrey Duke were able to fend off Linn, who received only 571 votes. Linn, a real estate broker, finished fifth behind challengers Christian Basquette and Kenneth Tipton. The candidates were competing for two four-year terms. Herman and Duke, who were ahead after the original counts, maintained their strong leads.
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November 9, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Although votes for write-in candidate Wally Linn have not been fully tabulated, incumbents Larry A. Herman and Orbrey Duke are claiming victory after this week's election. The top vote-getter was Duke, a retired chief of police, followed by Herman. Challengers Christian Basquette and Kenneth Tipton finished in third and fourth place in the race for two open seats. The county registrar of voters won't finish counting Linn's votes until Tuesday.
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September 26, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
La Palma City Councilman Richard Polis left the courtroom Friday optimistic that the state appeals court will allow him to remain on the Nov. 3 ballot. "My opinion is this hearing should never have been held," Polis said after the three-member appeals court panel seemed to side with his position that cities such as La Palma may not limit the number of terms council members serve.
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December 26, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From outside appearances, this bedroom community would seem to be blessed. Its 16,000 residents have the fourth-highest per capita income among Orange County cities. Property taxes are below the county average. And nowhere within the 1 3/4 square miles that are La Palma does it take the Police Department more than five minutes to dispatch an officer. But beneath this attractive veneer is a municipality in big trouble.
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December 19, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Veteran political observers said they were stunned when a newcomer, Paul F. Walker, topped all the candidates and handily won election to the City Council last month, ousting an incumbent. But Walker said it was simply a matter of grass-roots campaigning, plus encouragement from his "political advisor"--his 13-year-old son, Zachary. Walker said he and his son are a harmonious team who cram a lot of living into their crowded schedule. "It's very hectic," Walker said.
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October 4, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Term limits, the city utility tax and quality of life are the issues on which six candidates for three open City Council seats are focusing their campaigns. Three incumbents--Mayor Duane Schuster, Councilman Wally Linn and Councilwoman Eva Miner Bradford--are seeking reelection. The challengers are Ronald E. Burford, Alta E. Duke and Paul F. Walker. A proposition passed by the council to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot would limit council members to two consecutive terms.
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March 7, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Fourteen years ago, La Palma voters passed a measure that limited City Council members to two consecutive four-year terms. This fall, city voters will be asked again to endorse that same proposal. A court ruled four years ago that La Palma did not have power under state law to set term limits. A new state statute, effective Jan. 1, changed that, but such limits must be ratified by a city's voters. The City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, agreed to put the question on the Nov. 5 ballot.
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January 5, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Term limits for City Council members may be on the November ballot. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council directed City Manager Daniel E. Keen to start work on a term-limits proposition for voter approval or rejection. Councilwoman Eva Miner Bradford, who introduced the term-limits proposal, said she would favor limiting council members to two consecutive terms of four years each. "That's what the citizens of La Palma voted for in 1982," she said.
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November 11, 1994 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two newcomers to ballot-box politics have been elected to the City Council, and both say that managing the city's strained finances is a major, continuing problem facing La Palma. The two, Kenneth Blake and Charlene Hatakeyama, won the seats in Tuesday's four-way race without having to face incumbents. Councilmen Larry Herman and David Lim chose not to seek reelection. Blake and Hatakeyama said that state government has in recent years cut back funds that once went to cities.
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September 12, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
After most voter signatures on his campaign filing papers were challenged, Christian Basquette has withdrawn as a City Council candidate, City Manager Pamela Gibson said. "He withdrew voluntarily after he realized he did not have sufficient signatures," Gibson said. "Twenty signatures are needed, and it turned out that 16 of the signatures were by people who claimed they didn't know him and didn't sign his document. Therefore the document is not valid."
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October 22, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The Chamber of Commerce will hold a City Council candidates' forum at 7 tonight to allow residents to question candidates. Five of the six candidates have agreed to appear at the forum, said chamber President Jim Kitano. Council candidate Christian L. Basquette told the chamber that he could not attend, Kitano said. Basquette, Wally Linn, Eva Miner, Jacklyn and Richard Polis and Duane Schuster are running to fill three seats on the City Council. The election is Nov. 3.
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January 5, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Term limits for City Council members may be on the November ballot. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council directed City Manager Daniel E. Keen to start work on a term-limits proposition for voter approval or rejection. Councilwoman Eva Miner Bradford, who introduced the term-limits proposal, said she would favor limiting council members to two consecutive terms of four years each. "That's what the citizens of La Palma voted for in 1982," she said.
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October 4, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Term limits, the city utility tax and quality of life are the issues on which six candidates for three open City Council seats are focusing their campaigns. Three incumbents--Mayor Duane Schuster, Councilman Wally Linn and Councilwoman Eva Miner Bradford--are seeking reelection. The challengers are Ronald E. Burford, Alta E. Duke and Paul F. Walker. A proposition passed by the council to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot would limit council members to two consecutive terms.
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October 17, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the La Palma City Council fought to keep veteran Councilman Richard Polis off the November ballot by enforcing a legally questionable two-term limit, Jacklyn Polis became incensed. And like some people who get angry at the goings on at City Hall, she filed papers to run for City Council. Even though a court later overturned La Palma's two-term limit and ordered the city to put her husband's name on the ballot, Jacklyn Polis didn't change her mind about running.
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October 2, 1992
Six candidates are running at large for three seats on the City Council in the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to register to vote is Monday. To register, pick up a form at any post office, library or city hall. For more information, call the county registrar of voters at (714) 567-7600. Christian L. Basquette Age: 23. Occupation: Owner of coupon-marketing business.
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