CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992
The Lynwood City Council will study the creation of a citizens review panel to look into complaints of harassment by Lynwood station sheriff's deputies. Last fall deputies at the station were criticized by a federal judge for routinely violating the civil rights of blacks and Hispanics. Council members said Tuesday that establishing a panel outside the department would allow them to better track complaints by residents and monitor the service provided by the Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1990
The Lynwood City Council has decided to scale back a new utility tax after being deluged with complaints from angry residents. The council voted 4 to 1 Monday to enact a 3% tax on gas, telephone and electric bills, effective Jan. 1. The council initially had approved a 10% tax, but opted for the lower rate after angry residents packed the council chambers last week to protest the tax. The 3% tax is expected to increase residents' total utility bills an average of $35 a year.
November 24, 1988
The Lynwood City Council has approved the implementation of a $40,000 project aimed at preventing youths from joining gangs. The project will include establishment of an after-school recreational program for elementary students, a resource center for assisting troubled youths in finding counseling help and an employment program to find jobs. The project will be implemented over a period of time but most phases are expected to begin operating in January, Councilwoman Evelyn Wells said.
April 30, 1987
Construction is expected to start within two months on the first of four small parks to be developed on excess Caltrans property adjacent to the Century Freeway. The Lynwood City Council has allocated nearly $1 million to purchase four small parcels for the neighborhood parks. The parcels, each one acre or less, are at different places along the freeway route. The city has made a down payment of $11,000 for each piece of property, said Ken Mullins, senior planner.
April 7, 1988
The Lynwood City Council has selected the architectural firm of Archiplan Urban Design Collaborative of Los Angeles to design the city's proposed $1.4-million community and transit center. The council Tuesday voted unanimously to award the $125,000 design contract to Archiplan after reviewing five other proposals from architectural firms. The proposal calls for refurbishing and expanding the aging community center.
May 12, 1988
The Lynwood City Council has tentatively approved a $325-a-month car allowance raise for each of its five members. The raise is retroactive to Jan. 1. By a unanimous vote, the council passed on its first reading an ordinance that increases the allowance from $175 a month to $500. The council is expected to give final approval Tuesday. The ordinance will take effect 30 days after final passage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 |
Federal agents Tuesday searched the Lynwood residence of former Mayor Paul Richards as part of a criminal investigation, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said. The spokesman, Thom Mrozek, refused to say what evidence FBI and IRS agents were looking for. He said a warrant authorizing the search was sealed by a court order. Richards, a 47-year-old attorney, was recalled by voters in September after 17 years on the Lynwood City Council.
June 9, 1988
After more than 10 months of debate and revisions, the Lynwood City Council unanimously passed a less stringent version of an ordinance that regulates how liquor is sold and where new liquor stores can open. The council voted Tuesday for a compromise that permits the sale of alcohol and gasoline from the same outlet. State law also permits alcohol and gasoline to be sold together.
May 16, 1991
The Lynwood City Council has reversed a decision to use $1.5 million in federal funds to redevelop blighted areas and instead approved a plan to renovate streets, parks and the library. The original intent was to use the money to buy slum property in the redevelopment area and sell it to developers for community improvements.