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February 24, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Helen Wilson ran first in a City Council election three years ago, there was no cause for celebration. Voters had elected her but at the same time overwhelmingly rejected the proposed city of Saddleback Valley. Wilson is now a candidate for the proposed City Council in El Toro, and although she insists that she is not taking anything for granted, many consider it a virtual certainty that she will take office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Helen Wilson ran first in a City Council election three years ago, there was no cause for celebration. Voters had elected her but at the same time overwhelmingly rejected the proposed city of Saddleback Valley. Wilson is now a candidate for the proposed City Council in El Toro, and although she insists that she is not taking anything for granted, many consider it a virtual certainty that she will take office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1990 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-one residents of El Toro and Laguna Hills have placed their names on the March 5 ballot to become council members if voters approve separate cityhood measures that day. The candidates who filed with the Orange County registrar of voters before Thursday's deadline include several who have campaigned for the creation of Orange County's 30th and 31st cities. With five council seats open in each city, there are 11 candidates in El Toro and 10 in Laguna Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The election campaign in El Toro heated up Thursday with charges that land developers were pouring money into the campaign and had endorsed a slate of candidates in next week's referendum. The charges signaled a break in an unwritten agreement among the 11 candidates that they would not verbally attack each other. Residents of El Toro will vote Tuesday on whether to create a new Orange County city. Voters will also choose five city council members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With voter approval in hand, leaders of the two future south Orange County cities of Laguna Hills and El Toro on Wednesday found a new problem. How do you set up your new governments and hire key city staffers without the legal authority to do so until Dec. 20, when incorporation becomes official? "As a City Council, we have no money and no authority to do anything, and yet we have to go out and set this up," Laguna Hills Councilman-elect Joel Lautenschleger said.
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March 6, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rallying to a cry of "local control," citizens in El Toro and Laguna Hills appeared to be declaring independence from Orange County government Tuesday in referendums to form the county's 30th and 31st cities. "We were confident cityhood would win, but we never wanted to take anything for granted," Ellen Martin, chairwoman of Citizens to Save Laguna Hills, said as early returns showed cityhood winning overwhelming approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what may be their last shot at municipal self-rule, residents of El Toro and Laguna Hills are preparing for a March 5 election that will decide whether these two communities become the county's 30th and 31st cities. For the communities, both in the rapidly growing South County, where almost any sliver of land is coveted by developers, the clamor for cityhood goes beyond the simple question of self-governance. Cityhood proponents say it is a matter of survival.
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