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July 19, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Mayor Pro Tem Randal J. Bressette announced Monday that he will run for reelection to the City Council. Mayor R. Craig Scott also is running for reelection. Bressette said he will focus on financial responsibility, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station closure, and public safety if he is reelected to the five-member council. Scott said he hopes to keep the city's budget lean, promote public safety, and continue providing athletic facilities for Laguna Hills residents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1998 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Orange County cities are considering canceling municipal elections in November because no one is challenging the current members sitting on the city councils. On Tuesday, the city councils of Stanton, Laguna Hills and San Juan Capistrano will meet to decide whether to cancel the elections and appoint the incumbents to new terms that begin in December, or go ahead with Nov. 3 elections. In each city, three of five council members are seeking another term.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1990
Laguna Hills cityhood proponents are scheduled to meet with the county's Local Agency Formation Commission on May 2 to discuss their application to form the county's 30th city out of an eight-square-mile section anchored by the Laguna Hills Mall. The pro-cityhood group, Citizens to Save Laguna Hills, will then face a May 23 formal hearing before LAFCO, chairwoman Ellen Martin said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is a city where the crime rate is low, the average household brings in over $100,000 and a 1995 survey showed 90% of its residents are happy with how their community is run. Not a lot of controversy. But that doesn't mean there aren't a couple of hot issues out there worth debating, namely business development and the proposed conversion of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into a commercial airport.
NEWS
December 6, 1990 | GEBE MARTINEZ and ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday reluctantly approved cityhood elections in Laguna Hills and El Toro but vowed to fight future incorporations for fear that they will further divert vital revenue from county government. If the March 5 referendums pass, voters in the two districts would create Orange County's 30th and 31st cities, with 23,000 residents in Laguna Hills and 58,000 in El Toro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Craig Scott was elected twice to city councils that never existed. The 47-year-old Laguna Hills attorney first won a council seat on the proposed city of Saddleback Valley in November, 1988, but the creation of the city itself was rejected by a a 2-1 margin. Last year, Scott won a council seat again, this one on a proposed city of Laguna Hills. And once again, the cityhood measure was voted down, leaving Scott with a victory but no city to serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Proponents of a measure to create Orange County's 30th city must provide additional proof that the proposed eight-square-mile city of Laguna Hills will be financially secure before the issue can go before the voters, the chairman of the Local Agency Formation Commission said Wednesday. During an afternoon hearing, leaders of the pro-cityhood movement were told to provide further financial information by a June 20 hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ
Leaders of a drive to form a city of Laguna Hills have bowed to requests from the Mission Viejo Co. and Leisure World to drop two parcels of land from the plans. The surprise decision to pare down the size of the proposed eight-square-mile city came hours after cityhood leaders met Wednesday with the county's Local Agency Formation Commission. "It's official," said Ellen Martin, chairwoman of the pro-cityhood group, Citizens to Save Laguna Hills. "We're going to change the map."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With voter approval in hand, leaders of the two future south Orange County cities of Laguna Hills and El Toro on Wednesday found a new problem. How do you set up your new governments and hire key city staffers without the legal authority to do so until Dec. 20, when incorporation becomes official? "As a City Council, we have no money and no authority to do anything, and yet we have to go out and set this up," Laguna Hills Councilman-elect Joel Lautenschleger said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1996 | LEN HALL
Councilwoman Melody Carruth, the first mayor of Laguna Hills, announced Thursday that she will not seek reelection in November. Carruth, 44, a member of the charter City Council when Laguna Hills incorporated in 1991, said that it is time for others to take a turn at local government. "I support term limits at all levels of government, and after 10 years of intense civic involvement, it's time to step aside and let someone else serve," Carruth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
With Councilman L. Allan Songstad Jr. declining to run for reelection, at least one newcomer will gain a seat on the City Council this fall. Songstad said he never intended to run for a second council term and that he is not a "career politician." That leaves space for at least one of the challengers, Cindy Greengold, Saeid Hariri, Grant R. Marcus or Charmane Riggs. The newcomers also will try to unseat the two incumbents, R. Craig Scott and Randal J. Bressette.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Mayor Pro Tem Randal J. Bressette announced Monday that he will run for reelection to the City Council. Mayor R. Craig Scott also is running for reelection. Bressette said he will focus on financial responsibility, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station closure, and public safety if he is reelected to the five-member council. Scott said he hopes to keep the city's budget lean, promote public safety, and continue providing athletic facilities for Laguna Hills residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
People wishing to run for three City Council seats in November can pick up nomination papers beginning July 18. The seats held by Mayor R. Craig Scott, Randal J. Bressette and L. Allan Songstad Jr. will be contested. Scott has said he will run for reelection, while Bressette and Songstad have not yet announced their intentions. Council members serve four-year terms and receive $300 a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With voter approval in hand, leaders of the two future south Orange County cities of Laguna Hills and El Toro on Wednesday found a new problem. How do you set up your new governments and hire key city staffers without the legal authority to do so until Dec. 20, when incorporation becomes official? "As a City Council, we have no money and no authority to do anything, and yet we have to go out and set this up," Laguna Hills Councilman-elect Joel Lautenschleger said.
NEWS
March 6, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rallying to a cry of "local control," citizens in El Toro and Laguna Hills appeared to be declaring independence from Orange County government Tuesday in referendums to form the county's 30th and 31st cities. "We were confident cityhood would win, but we never wanted to take anything for granted," Ellen Martin, chairwoman of Citizens to Save Laguna Hills, said as early returns showed cityhood winning overwhelming approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1989
Residents of the proposed city of Laguna Hills have until March 30 to file petitions to run as city council candidates when the cityhood issue goes before voters June 6. Council members will run for election at the same time voters consider the proposed incorporation of Laguna Hills. Those interested in one of the five council seats must obtain nominating petitions from the county registrar of voters and return it with at least 20 signatures of registered voters in that area by March 30.
NEWS
March 6, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ and AMY KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rallying to a cry of local control, citizens in El Toro, Laguna Hills and Calabasas declared their independence from county governments Tuesday. "It's overwhelming; the culmination of so many years," said new Calabasas City Councilman Marvin Lopata, who served as treasurer of the committee to make the community Los Angeles County's 88th municipality. "My God, it's here. We are a city."
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of the south Orange County bedroom communities of El Toro and Laguna Hills are expected to vote overwhelmingly Tuesday to join the rush toward cityhood, draining even more tax dollars from the county's strained budget. The passage of cityhood referendums in the two cities that straddle the San Diego Freeway south of Irvine appears a certainty, with polls showing strong support for municipal self-rule.
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