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November 4, 1993 | JILL GOTTESMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynwood voters have ousted two-term Councilwoman Evelyn Wells, who became embroiled in controversy when her estranged husband was gunned down after accusing her of having an affair with the then-city manager. Voters gave the nod to outspoken former Councilman Robert Henning, who had been Wells' biggest critic and had made the scandal one of his key campaign issues.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
Compton's community redevelopment director, Laurence H. Adams, has been chosen as the city manager in Lynwood. The Lynwood City Council selected Adams at a special meeting Saturday from a field of seven candidates. He will succeed Michael T. Heriot, who resigned in May. Adams will be paid about $96,000 a year, Councilman Armando Rea said.
NEWS
August 6, 1987
The Lynwood City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance prohibiting "fly-by-night" vendors and establishing regulations for multiple retail businesses operating in a single building. The council Tuesday voted unanimously for the ordinance requiring all vendors to get a city business license and conduct business from a permanent building address. All vendors must rent or lease space from businesses approved through the city's conditional-use permit process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed a state Senate bill authorizing Los Angeles County officials to take over the recall election targeting four Lynwood City Council members. The county registrar-recorder's office will now run the Sept. 25 special election. The council members had resisted moving forward with the recall, even after county election officials had verified petitions signed by thousands of Lynwood residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1989
The Sheriff's Department has ordered special patrols around the homes of Lynwood City Council members after a 5-gallon plastic bottle containing rags and an unknown liquid was found near the residence of one councilman. Councilman Robert Henning, along with a colleague, reported receiving threatening calls last week after their vote to rename Century Boulevard in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Sheriff's Department added extra patrols around the homes of all of the council members in the wake of the weekend discovery, said Capt.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
The Lynwood City Council has approved a $120,000 security lighting project for the athletic fields of an 11-acre city park. The project, funded by a state grant, will allow lights to be installed on the soccer and softball fields of the John D. Ham Park for the first time. Advertising for bids is expected to start next month and a contractor to be selected by August, said Harold Mattoon, director of the city Department of Recreation and Parks.
NEWS
December 22, 1988
The Lynwood City Council has refused a 10% annual increase to the city's street sweeping contractor but approved a 4.6% increase for 2 months. However, the council agreed to add the remaining 5.4% after the 2-month period if the contractor's work is satisfactory. The contractor, Joe's Sweeping Co. of Norwalk, was receiving $112,560 yearly and had requested a raise to $123,784. Council members said there had been complaints from residents that the streets were not being cleaned properly.
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.
NEWS
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.
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