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January 19, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A proposal to set term limits for City Council members will be on the November ballot, with voters deciding whether incumbents should be restricted to a pair of four-year terms. The measure, approved by the City Council this week, would require former council members to take a two-year hiatus before seeking local office again. "Bottom line is that we all believe that [term limits] should be out there for the public to make a decision," Mayor Patricia C. Bates said.
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October 27, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Eight candidates vying for two City Council seats agree that stopping the proposed conversion of the El Toro Marine base into a commercial airport is the priority for the city. But debate rages on other issues that often draw crowds at City Council meetings: the preservation of open space and the lighting of the city's limited youth sports fields and facilities.
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January 4, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Term limits for council members will likely be on the November ballot. The City Council agreed Tuesday to let voters decide whether council members should be limited to two consecutive terms in office. The council will not take a final vote on the issue, however, until City Atty. Terry Dixon can research the legality of an alternative offered by resident Bill Wood. Wood's proposal would exclude incumbents' names from the ballot but would allow them to be reelected by write-in.
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September 27, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
In this affluent community of 52,000, it could cost almost a dollar per citizen to win one of three City Council seats up for grabs in November. The price tag to compete could reach as high as $35,000. Although a trifling sum for a state or federal election, the high cost of winning a local council seat that pays $600 per month is being criticized by candidates who are planning more modest campaigns.
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July 18, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Nomination papers for two City Council seats to be contested in the November election will be available beginning today. Laguna Niguel residents who wish to run for the seats held by council members Patricia C. Bates and James F. Krembas have until 5 p.m. Aug. 12 to file nomination papers. Nomination papers must be signed by 20 to 30 registered Laguna Niguel voters.
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July 27, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
City Councilwoman Patricia Bates said this week that she will run for reelection in November. If reelected, Bates said, she will focus on privatization, youth involvement and future development of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, which the federal government plans to close. "There must be a continuity in leadership," said Bates, who has been on the council since the city's incorporation in 1989. "We've been on the cutting edge of new technology in privatization.
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October 22, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
In a sparsely attended forum this week, eight candidates for two City Council seats agreed on one thing--they'll do all they can to fight plans to locate a commercial or cargo airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. But during the hourlong forum at Shepherd of the Hills Church, the candidates also offered differing views on other issues from open space and crime to youth activities and local business patronage that the next City Council should consider.
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August 30, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
County officials have verified that a citizens' group has gathered enough signatures to place a ridgeline protection ordinance before Laguna Niguel voters. Earlier this month, the Laguna Niguel Ridgeline Protection and Preservation Committee delivered almost 5,000 signatures to City Hall in support of an initiative designed to protect undeveloped hilltops throughout the city.
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October 4, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
Officials will take the unusual step of notifying all city residents of a hearing next month on the proposed ridgeline protection ordinance because of the "far-reaching economic impacts on all taxpayers," City Manager Timothy J. Casey said Wednesday. Officials also began searching Wednesday for a hall to accommodate hundreds of residents they think will attend the hearing, which probably will be held on a Saturday.
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July 10, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
A Laguna Niguel man who spearheaded an unsuccessful recall campaign against four City Council members has charged that he was defamed in flyers distributed to counteract the recall drive and has filed a $10-million claim against the city. Eddie Rose submitted the claim to the city Monday afternoon along with a copy of a flyer distributed in shopping centers during the final weeks of the recall effort.
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January 19, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A proposal to set term limits for City Council members will be on the November ballot, with voters deciding whether incumbents should be restricted to a pair of four-year terms. The measure, approved by the City Council this week, would require former council members to take a two-year hiatus before seeking local office again. "Bottom line is that we all believe that [term limits] should be out there for the public to make a decision," Mayor Patricia C. Bates said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Term limits for council members will likely be on the November ballot. The City Council agreed Tuesday to let voters decide whether council members should be limited to two consecutive terms in office. The council will not take a final vote on the issue, however, until City Atty. Terry Dixon can research the legality of an alternative offered by resident Bill Wood. Wood's proposal would exclude incumbents' names from the ballot but would allow them to be reelected by write-in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
In a sparsely attended forum this week, eight candidates for two City Council seats agreed on one thing--they'll do all they can to fight plans to locate a commercial or cargo airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. But during the hourlong forum at Shepherd of the Hills Church, the candidates also offered differing views on other issues from open space and crime to youth activities and local business patronage that the next City Council should consider.
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July 27, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
City Councilwoman Patricia Bates said this week that she will run for reelection in November. If reelected, Bates said, she will focus on privatization, youth involvement and future development of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, which the federal government plans to close. "There must be a continuity in leadership," said Bates, who has been on the council since the city's incorporation in 1989. "We've been on the cutting edge of new technology in privatization.
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July 18, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Nomination papers for two City Council seats to be contested in the November election will be available beginning today. Laguna Niguel residents who wish to run for the seats held by council members Patricia C. Bates and James F. Krembas have until 5 p.m. Aug. 12 to file nomination papers. Nomination papers must be signed by 20 to 30 registered Laguna Niguel voters.
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September 21, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
With major controversies such as a ridgeline protection ordinance now part of the city's brief history, City Council candidates are pondering less divisive issues, such as why more women aren't running this year. Paul Christiansen, one of three incumbents seeking reelection, said residents expected more women on the ballot in what some have called the political Year of the Woman. Christiansen said there was "no finer opportunity for women candidates."
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March 5, 1991 | LEN HALL
A recall campaign aimed at unseating four of the city's five council members was thwarted Monday when its supporters failed to file the required petition by the 5 p.m. deadline. The recall supporters were hoping to force a special election to unseat Mayor Patricia C. Bates and council members James F. Krembas, Larry A. Porter and Thomas W. Wilson.
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January 29, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Laguna Niguel officials have asked the courts to decide whether the city must approve or put to a vote a ridgeline protection ordinance that has bitterly divided its residents. The city filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court against the Laguna Niguel Citizens' Committee for Ridgeline Protection and Preservation. That committee collected more than 4,000 signatures last summer in support of a proposed ordinance to outlaw development on city ridge tops.
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September 14, 1992
The following candidates are vying for three seats on the Laguna Niguel City Council in the Nov. 3 election: Paul M. Christiansen Age: 41 Occupation: Incumbent; stock broker Background: Elected to Laguna Niguel Community Service District in 1986; elected to City Council in 1989; currently serves on city's Environmental Review Board.
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