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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
On the job for a week, Norwalk City Manager Richard R. Powers is already overhauling City Hall. Monday he announced a major staff reorganization that calls for the departure of Redevelopment Director Michael J. Wagner, Wagner's assistant, William H. Nevius, and Lloyd Croom, assistant to the former city administrator. Powers' new assistant will be Sanford M. Groves, a deputy city manager in Richmond, Va.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
On the job for a week, Norwalk City Manager Richard R. Powers is already overhauling City Hall. Monday he announced a major staff reorganization that calls for the departure of Redevelopment Director Michael J. Wagner, Wagner's assistant, William H. Nevius, and Lloyd Croom, assistant to the former city administrator. Powers' new assistant will be Sanford M. Groves, a deputy city manager in Richmond, Va.
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NEWS
August 4, 1988
Following the recommendations of City Manager Richard R. Powers, the Norwalk City Council will meet more often, convening for work sessions the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The council agreed to the schedule this week, setting an agenda for the 5 p.m. sessions, which will be open to the public. City spokesman Gary R.
NEWS
June 11, 1989 | RICK HOLGUIN and LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writers
The young man said it seemed only natural to join a neighborhood gang along with many of his friends. His father was a gang member, and so was his grandfather. "We all try to take care of each other, watch everybody's back," the youth said in a recent interview at a Norwalk park. He asked that his name not be used. Gangs have been a part of Norwalk for generations. But they have come under increased scrutiny from law enforcement officials and community leaders because of the May 9 shooting death of a high school football star, a gang-related shoot-out that left two wounded on May 28, and other recent incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1989
The Norwalk City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution requesting that Caltrans stop construction on the Interstate 105 Freeway within city boundaries. City Manager Richard R. Powers said the off-ramp system leading to a Park and Ride lot and a light rail station at the eastern end of the freeway will put too much traffic on city streets. City officials are scheduled to meet Thursday in Sacremento with Caltrans officials and state Sen. Cecil Green (D-Norwalk)
NEWS
September 13, 1990
The Norwalk City Council has extended the contract of City Manager Richard R. Powers by two years and raised his salary 26%, from $89,675 to $113,300 a year. The council also gave Powers a $7,500 bonus, which will be placed in a deferred compensation account, for outstanding performance during the past year. Powers' original three-year contract, made in 1988, was extended by two years and will expire in July, 1993. All of the council members touted Powers' work for the city.
NEWS
September 8, 1988
The Norwalk City Council is establishing a municipal Parking Authority that will have the power to create parking facilities in commercial areas. The authority, approved this week, will be able to lease, buy and sell property and--with voter approval--issue bonds to raise funds for new parking facilities. The authority will also have the power of eminent domain, allowing it to condemn property for parking uses. City Manager Richard R.
NEWS
June 7, 1990
The Norwalk City Council on Tuesday failed to extend a building moratorium in a downtown area where small apartment buildings are replacing aging single-family homes. The council unanimously approved the 45-day moratorium May 1, fearing water and sewer systems would eventually be overloaded and that streets would become congested with parked cars. Mayor Luigi A. Vernola abstained because he owns property in the area.
NEWS
October 5, 1989
Norwalk officials learned earlier this week that the city will receive $1 million from the state to help build a $3.3-million sports center at Norwalk Park, City Manager Richard R. Powers said. State Sen. Cecil N. Green (D-Norwalk) and Assemblyman Bob Epple (D-Norwalk) backed legislation that helped the city secure the funding, Powers said. The City Council on Tuesday chose the Huntington Beach firm of Anthony & Langford Architects to design the 30,000-square-foot sports center.
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