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June 22, 1989
The City Council approved an agreement Monday night with consultant Ralph Andersen & Associates to help the city adopt a business license tax. The Sacramento-based firm will work with city staff until early 1990 to prepare the framework and rate structure for the levy, publicize the proposal and talk with business owners. Last month the council unanimously approved the $24,530 consultants fee.
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July 22, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Long Beach pays more for police patrols but provides poorer coverage than four other major California cities, according to a city-commissioned study analyzing police staffing. The study of six cities released Friday found that Long Beach's 650-officer department costs more to operate than police agencies in Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Ana and San Jose after adjusting for population.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Long Beach pays more for police patrols but provides poorer coverage than four other major California cities, according to a city-commissioned study analyzing police staffing. The study of six cities released Friday found that Long Beach's 650-officer department costs more to operate than police agencies in Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Ana and San Jose after adjusting for population.
NEWS
June 22, 1989
The City Council approved an agreement Monday night with consultant Ralph Andersen & Associates to help the city adopt a business license tax. The Sacramento-based firm will work with city staff until early 1990 to prepare the framework and rate structure for the levy, publicize the proposal and talk with business owners. Last month the council unanimously approved the $24,530 consultants fee.
NEWS
August 29, 1991
The City Council on Monday appointed Police Chief Thomas Mahoney as acting city manager beginning Sept. 1 to fill in for John Bernardi, who announced his resignation earlier this month. Mahoney will perform the extra duties only until the council selects an interim city manager. Four finalists for that post, all retired city managers from other cities, will be interviewed by the council at a closed session scheduled Tuesday.
NEWS
September 8, 1991
Michael Graziano, a former city manager of Los Alamitos, has been selected as South Pasadena's interim city manager until a permanent replacement for John Bernardi is named. Bernardi resigned last month to take a similar post in Loma Linda. Graziano, 59, retired in 1989 after 16 years as city manager in Los Alamitos. He has served since as an interim city manager in San Fernando. He will assume his duties in South Pasadena on Sept. 16.
NEWS
April 18, 1991
The City Council voted Tuesday to pay the executive search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates $20,000 to recruit a new city manager to replace James E. Starbird, who announced last week that he is going to work for the city of West Covina. The search is expected to begin in early May and wrap up in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Three council members today will review the applications of about a dozen candidates for city clerk. After Wanda E. Raggio, whose last day is Dec. 29, announced her retirement last summer, the city hired an executive-search firm to help find a successor. Mayor John W. Hedges, Councilwoman Janice A. Debay and Councilman Dennis D. O'Neil, who form the city's Appointment Committee, will choose finalists to be interviewed at the City Council's Nov. 27 meeting, City Manager Kevin J. Murphy said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
The assistant city clerk in Manhattan Beach has been hired to succeed Wanda Raggio, who is retiring in January after 15 years as Newport Beach's city clerk. Raggio, 56, announced her retirement last summer, saying she wants to spend more time with her family. LaVonne Harkless, 42, will begin work Jan. 15. The city clerk is responsible for overseeing maintenance of all official city records and documents and updating the municipal code.
NEWS
June 4, 1992
City officials agreed to pay an executive search firm $13,500 to seek a replacement for former City Manager George Watts, who resigned May 7. The City Council forced Watts to resign because officials said they wanted new leadership. Planning Director William Woolard was appointed acting city manager May 18. Ralph Andersen and Associates was retained for the search, which will take from two to three months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
The city has decided to hire a local executive search firm to help recruit a new police chief. Ralph Andersen & Associates, which has offices in Newport Beach as well as Sacramento and elsewhere around the state, was selected from among 11 proposals reviewed by city officials. The Civil Service Commission is expected to approve the choice at a meeting next week, and the City Council plans to authorize the expenditure at its next meeting Feb. 8.
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