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July 12, 1992
I would like to clarify for the record that, although the watchdog has been on crusade after crusade at City Hall, all of his facts have proved to be inaccurate and his accusations groundless. He has stated that he is satisfied his allegations have been resolved satisfactorily and that he only wants to keep City Hall on their toes. This man's wild goose chases have cost the citizens of Walnut thousands of dollars in staff time so he can "keep City Hall on their toes." He has found a very costly way to reach a dubious goal when, again and again, he has been proved wrong.
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August 16, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're called "range riders"--seasoned bureaucrats that small cities lure out of retirement to ride into town as temporary department heads. Sometimes, they ride into a mess and have to whip the city into shape. She has only been South Pasadena's interim city manager for two months, but Linda Holmes has been living up to the Western image.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're called "range riders"--seasoned bureaucrats that small cities lure out of retirement to ride into town as temporary department heads. Sometimes, they ride into a mess and have to whip the city into shape. She has only been South Pasadena's interim city manager for two months, but Linda Holmes has been living up to the Western image.
NEWS
July 12, 1992
I would like to clarify for the record that, although the watchdog has been on crusade after crusade at City Hall, all of his facts have proved to be inaccurate and his accusations groundless. He has stated that he is satisfied his allegations have been resolved satisfactorily and that he only wants to keep City Hall on their toes. This man's wild goose chases have cost the citizens of Walnut thousands of dollars in staff time so he can "keep City Hall on their toes." He has found a very costly way to reach a dubious goal when, again and again, he has been proved wrong.
NEWS
October 17, 1985
Assistant City Manager Linda Holmes has been named acting city manager, replacing Robert Dickey, who resigned Sept. 25 citing personal reasons, city officials said. The City Council accepted his resignation during executive session. Holmes will serve until a permanent replacement is found. Dickey, who was not available for comment, will continue working for the city as a consultant until Dec. 1.
NEWS
June 28, 1992
The City Council has adopted a $9.2-million budget for fiscal 1992-93 that makes cuts in all departments, eliminates four part-time positions and reduces capital expenditures by 50%. City Manager Linda Holmes said the only increase in spending will be an additional $200,000 for police and fire services. The balanced spending plan, approved 4 to 0 last week, leaves the city with a reserve of about $19 million and an emergency reserve of $300,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996
The City of South Pasadena named a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department captain as its acting police chief Monday. Captain John E. Anderson, on loan from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, will take over as the city's acting police chief Oct. 29, said Interim City Manager Linda Holmes. Police Chief Thomas Mahoney continues to be absent on a stress-related leave that began almost three months ago, just as a probe of his troubled department was launched by city officials.
NEWS
January 29, 1987
The first fast-food restaurant in Walnut, a Taco Bell, has been approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed in March on Nogales Street south of Amar Road. City Manager Linda Holmes said it is not known how much sales tax will be generated but said the city will need retail sales tax revenue when funds from developers' fees end as housing developments are completed. The city will end new development when the population reaches 30,000, which is expected in four years.
NEWS
August 30, 1990
Despite concerns about setting a costly precedent, the City Council last week agreed to pay for sidewalk construction along Regal Canyon Drive south of Amar Road. The council voted 4 to 1, with Mayor Bert Ashley dissenting, to award a bid of up to $20,000 to build the sidewalks along the eastern side of Regal Canyon, a twisting, sloping street in a largely rural area near Mt. San Antonio Community College. Nearly a dozen residents of the area argued for sidewalks on both sides of the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1996
South Pasadena Assistant City Manager Charles M. Conn resigned Monday, five days after his arrest on suspicion of embezzling public funds from a professional association for municipal transit administrators. Conn, 46, is suspected of taking $7,000 to $10,000 from the Assn. of Local Transit Administrators, funded by transportation funds from about 50 Southern California cities whose staff were members, police said. He was the organization's president in 1994 when it dissolved, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1996
The South Pasadena City Council is negotiating to hire Sierra Madre's youthful top administrator, Sean Joyce, as the new city manager of its troubled municipality and expects to make an appointment as early as Wednesday, Mayor Dorothy Cohen said Friday. Joyce, 33, has earned high marks from Sierra Madre residents in the last three years as a city administrator who brought back City Hall from the brink of financial ruin. Sierra Madre, a 10,767-resident hillside community below Mt.
NEWS
November 27, 1986
The City Council has voted final approval for a plan to grant jurisdiction of 74 acres near Buzzard Peak to Los Angeles County in exchange for $650,000 that will be used to help finance improvements along Temple Avenue east of Grand Avenue and through the Mt. San Antonio College District. The undeveloped acreage, owned by Val Verde Development Co. and First Interstate Bank, went under county jurisdiction on Nov. 14, after the council formally approved the exchange.
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