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December 8, 1988
The Montebello City Council on Monday is expected to appoint a successor to the late City Clerk Andrew Lambo, who died of a heart attack last month. A former councilman and retired local businessman, the 68-year-old Lambo was first elected city clerk in 1978 and held the postion until his death on Nov. 25, a city spokeswoman said. Lambo was elected to the council in 1964 and served until 1976, when he was defeated by the late former Councilwoman Catherine Hensel.
March 3, 1988
The Montebello City Council has introduced an ordinance that would require smoke detectors in all single-family residences in the city. The ordinance, which had unanimous support last week, is scheduled for final approval at the council's March 14 meeting. If passed, the ordinance would take effect 30 days later. The ordinance was introduced in response to a Jan. 24 house fire that claimed six lives in Montebello. Fire Chief Robert J.
June 16, 1988
The Montebello City Council has approved a 7.1% increase in garbage collection rates for single-family homes to take effect July 1. The increase, which will raise residential bills from $6.94 to $7.43 per month, will pay for an annual rate increase guaranteed Athens Disposal Co. under its contract with the city, finance director Ted Nix said. The increase also will pay for Montebello's costs to oversee the service. More than 11,300 residences will be affected by the increase.
January 15, 1987
The Montebello City Council has approved a new policy that bars the city Fire Department from hiring smokers. The City Council voted unanimously earlier this week to direct the city attorney to draft a resolution to implement the policy, which is similar to ones adopted by several Southern California cities, including Downey, officials said.
September 17, 1987
The Montebello City Council has voted unanimously to hire an attorney to defend a city bus driver against possible charges that negligence led to the death of a 3-year-old girl who was caught in the doors of his bus and dragged along the street. The city hired lawyer F. A. de la Pena to defend veteran bus driver George C.
September 3, 1987
Former mayor Catherine P. Hensel died of cancer on Aug. 26. She was 75. Hensel was elected to the Montebello City Council in 1976. She became the city's first woman mayor and served in that position twice. She was also appointed by Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to the State Advisory Highway Transportation Committee. She voluntarily stepped down from the Montebello City Council in December, 1985, in order to pursue community and church activities.
September 13, 1990
In response to complaints from residents who live in the neighborhood around the Holiday Spa Health Club, the Montebello City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to establish preferential parking to keep spa patrons from parking on neighborhood streets. The council voted 4 to 0 to establish residents-only parking in the 500 block of North Morris Place from 4 to 10 p.m., except weekends and holidays.
January 26, 1989
The Montebello City Council on Monday postponed a vote on whether to repeal a pair of controversial redevelopment ordinances or call for an election to let city voters approve or reject the measures. A residents group called South Montebello Area Residents Together staged a successful referendum petition drive that last week suspended enactment of the ordinances until they are voted on or rescinded.
January 5, 1996
Lean financial times in Montebello could mean the end of the city's 73-year-old Fire Department. City officials are taking a fresh look at the department's financial viability as they search for ways to trim the city's budget, which according to recent estimates could be dipping as much as $3 million into the red. One option is contracting for fire protection services with Los Angeles County, as do a number of Southland cities.
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