June 17, 1987 |
Voters in Monterey Park on Tuesday refused to recall two white City Council members who had been accused of making a racist attack on Asian and Latinos, a charge the council members denied. With all 22 precincts counted in the city, which has had heavy Asian immigration in recent years, Council member Barry L. Hatch and Patricia Reichenberger had more than 60% of the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1988
Slow-growth advocates in three San Gabriel Valley cities--Monterey Park, Alhambra and Sierra Madre--have won victories this week in their efforts to curb development. The Monterey Park City Council unanimously approved a 45-day ban on new apartments and condominiums in the city's most congested areas. The action prohibits the city from issuing building permits on 199 acres zoned for multi-family housing.
April 15, 1993
An anti-casino coalition has formed in Monterey Park, its leaders announced this week. The group, Citizens Against Casino Gambling, has about 30 members, said acting chairman Irving Willner. Members include residents, elected officials, clergy, and Asian and Latino community leaders. The group formed to monitor attempts by developers to bring gambling clubs into the city, Willner said. In February, about 700 people attended a City Council hearing on a resolution to discourage card clubs.