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July 22, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
He may be one of the county's best-known city administrators, but there will be no automatic contract renewal for 13-year City Manager Paul O. Brady Jr. when the issue comes before council members Tuesday. Council members Christina L. Shea and Greg Smith said that after a required closed-session review, they will call for a public discussion of Brady's contract, which expires Aug. 1. "We need some discussion, certainly, about the process," Smith said.
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March 14, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
A long-awaited report by outside auditors on the actions of city officials in relation to the failed county investment pool is expected to be released to the City Council today. But how much of the potentially sensitive report will be disclosed to the public--and when--is uncertain, as the council plans to meet in closed session to review the findings. "The public has a right to see this, once we're past the stage of litigation," Councilman Greg Smith said.
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November 7, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Recall proponents who failed to qualify an election against three council members said Monday they will begin rechecking disqualified signatures in an effort to reverse their defeat. Recall leader Gary Kingsbury worked out an agreement with city and county officials on Monday to examine signatures at the county registrar of voters office under the supervision of city officials. Kingsbury's Irvine Recall Committee targeted Mayor Michael Ward and council members Barry J.
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November 29, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Attempts to revive a failed recall drive aimed at three council members have been suspended, with organizer Gary Kingsbury saying he will redirect his efforts toward the next council election. Kingsbury had singled out Mayor Michael Ward and council members Barry J. Hammond and Paula Werner for recall over their July, 1994, approval of a plan to borrow $62 million to make an additional investment in the ill-fated county investment pool.
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November 16, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Seven years after the death of a high school student near a busy intersection, city officials have agreed to post a crossing guard for youngsters who attend two nearby schools. Parents have long complained about the hazards at Michelson Drive and Yale Avenue, where 14-year-old David Leidal was struck and killed in 1988 while riding his bicycle in a crosswalk. Police say there have been five accidents at the intersection in the past five years.
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September 16, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The organizer of a recall targeting three council members said he is uncertain whether he will have enough signatures by the Oct. 1 deadline to qualify the measure for next March's ballot. Former Democratic congressional candidate Gary Kingsbury said he's gathered the required 8,500 signatures but acknowledged that 10% to 15% of petition signatures are typically disqualified. "We've got three weeks to build up an insurance policy," Kingsbury said.
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September 15, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
The City Council gave a unanimous thumbs down Tuesday night to a loan program that would have provided $500,000 in federal money to small businesses. Before voting, council members worried aloud that the Chamber of Commerce-endorsed program would put the city in the uncomfortable position of picking "winners and losers" among loan applicants and foreclosing on businesses that fail.
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October 22, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The League of Women Voters and the American Assn. of University Women will hold an election forum tonight to let voters question the candidates for mayor and City Council. The 7:30 p.m. forum, which all but three candidates have agreed to attend, will be broken down into hourlong segments focusing on the race for mayor and then for City Council. The forum will be held in the City Council Chambers and will be shown live on Irvine cable Channel 3.
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