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January 9, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
Strolling along Hope Street in downtown's desolate South Park district, landscape architect Emmet Wemple envisions a tree-lined avenue populated with a host of urban strollers. Further down the road, where Hope meets 9th Street, construction crews are excavating holes for the foundations of the new Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
July 18, 1995 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN
The City Council will have a final public hearing tonight on a proposed assessment plan for the city's lighting and landscaping district. Until now, residents on the newer, east side of the city have paid an assessment that includes landscaping and lighting costs for their neighborhoods and the city's major streets. Residents of the older, west side of the city have traditionally paid only the cost of lighting. Their landscaping costs were paid out of the city's main operating fund.
June 20, 1995 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN
The City Council tonight will consider adjusting the rates that residents pay for landscaping on major streets. Residents on the newer, east side of the city now pay an assessment for landscaping and lighting in their own neighborhoods and the city's major streets, Councilman Gene Wisner said.
June 4, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
A new community park and landscaping for oceanfront areas will be considered by the City Council tonight. The council has been asked to rezone five acres near Golden West Street and Garfield Avenue for a park. It would be one of four new parks outlined in the master plan for the Holly-Seacliff area. Holly-Seacliff is a 768-acre expanse in northwest Huntington Beach being developed with homes as oil wells are phased out.
May 10, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Grass landscaping soon will have a better than even chance in the city. The City Council on Monday night gave first reading to an ordinance change that will end the city's current ban on landscaping that is more than 50% turf, or grass. The city in 1992 put a limit on turf used for landscaping as part of its effort to conserve water. Kelly said nothing in state law requires limits on how much turf is allowed in landscaping.
The City Council this week set a series of new rates that residents and businesses pay for street lighting and landscaping along public streets. For most of the city's property owners, the new rates will increase their annual landscaping assessment. However, the annual street lighting assessment was reduced for all property owners. About 60% of the city's 20,000 parcels of land are divided into five landscaping districts. The remainder receive no landscaping, and the owners aren't charged a fee.
July 21, 1995 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN
Angry residents contended this week that the city's decision to raise the assessment for landscaping and lighting will be a hardship to those on fixed incomes. "There are a lot of people here that are hurting," resident Jane Barbour told the City Council Tuesday. "If the people of Yorba Linda knew how much their taxes were going up, this room would be full. You'd have people lining up outside." The new assessment sets a citywide fee of $37.88 per homeowner for landscaping of main streets.
November 3, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Homeowners in fire-prone areas can attend a workshop today in Newhall to learn how to create safer landscaping. Experts from the University of California Cooperative Extension will explain how to choose fire-resistant plants and building materials. The workshop is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hart Park Hall, 24141 N. San Fernando Road. Registration is required. Other sessions will take place Nov. 17 in Malibu and Dec. 1 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. More information is available at celosangeles.
June 27, 1997
Glendora property owners in a mail-in election have overwhelmingly approved the continuation of annual assessments to provide $247,000 for street lighting and landscaping. Four of five property owners who cast their ballots supported the Lighting and Landscape Assessment District. The assessment, which costs a typical homeowner $31.75 annually, offsets the cost of powering street lights and maintaining landscaping. Since 1976, the Glendora City Council has approved the assessment annually.
June 14, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
A decision regarding $1.2 million in landscaping proposed for the City Hall plaza and the nearby traffic circle on West Harbor Place has been postponed until Tuesday by the City Council. Mayor Tom Daly directed the Anaheim Redevelopment Agency this week to provide the council with more information on how the landscaping would fit in with Anaheim's master plan for revitalizing the downtown area.
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