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July 16, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
Two-term Councilman Richard T. Polis sued the city Wednesday, four hours after the city clerk refused to accept his nomination papers to run for a third term. A voter-approved law enacted in 1982 limits council members to two consecutive terms. Polis filed the lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court to challenge the term limit. He is the first council member to try to run for a third term since the law has been in place, said City Manager Pamela Gibson, who also serves as city clerk.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the La Palma City Council fought to keep veteran Councilman Richard Polis off the November ballot by enforcing a legally questionable two-term limit, Jacklyn Polis became incensed. And like some people who get angry at the goings on at City Hall, she filed papers to run for City Council. Even though a court later overturned La Palma's two-term limit and ordered the city to put her husband's name on the ballot, Jacklyn Polis didn't change her mind about running.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An appeals court ruled Friday that La Palma may not limit the number of terms City Council members serve--a decision that invalidates laws in three Orange County cities and could nullify ballot measures in two more. The ruling clears the way for La Palma Councilman Richard Polis, who brought the original lawsuit, to run for a third term on the Nov. 3 ballot, despite a 10-year-old law enacted by voters limiting council members to two terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An appeals court ruled Friday that La Palma may not limit the number of terms City Council members serve--a decision that invalidates laws in three Orange County cities and could nullify ballot measures in two more. The ruling clears the way for La Palma Councilman Richard Polis, who brought the original lawsuit, to run for a third term on the Nov. 3 ballot, despite a 10-year-old law enacted by voters limiting council members to two terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
A state appeals court on Thursday ordered the city to allow Councilman Richard Polis to run for a third term on the City Council--a term that might later turn out to be illegal. City Clerk Pamela Gibson had refused to accept Polis' nomination papers to run for reelection, citing a 1982 voter-approved law limiting La Palma council members to two consecutive terms. Polis, 51, sued the city last month and won a Superior Court judgment that La Palma's term-limit law is illegal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
La Palma's 10-year-old law limiting City Council members to two terms in office is illegal, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge William F. Rylaarsdam said that a higher court ruled three years ago that cities bound by California general law may not limit the number of terms city council members may serve. John L. Fellows III, an attorney for La Palma, said he will file an immediate appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the La Palma City Council fought to keep veteran Councilman Richard Polis off the November ballot by enforcing a legally questionable two-term limit, Jacklyn Polis became incensed. And like some people who get angry at the goings on at City Hall, she filed papers to run for City Council. Even though a court later overturned La Palma's two-term limit and ordered the city to put her husband's name on the ballot, Jacklyn Polis didn't change her mind about running.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council decided this week to consider banning skateboarding and roller-skating in some commercial areas. After receiving a complaint from the owner of a large commercial and retail center, council members unanimously agreed Tuesday to consider a law outlawing skaters in areas where property owners post signs. The proposed law will go before the council Sept. 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | A. DAHLEEN GLANTON, Times Staff Writer
One of the most low-key city council races in Orange County is under way in the tiny, bedroom city of La Palma. The four candidates agree that there are no major issues to debate and no need to spend big money on their campaigns for the three open City Council seats in this city of just over 16,000. Incumbents Richard T.Polis, 47, an aircraft design engineer; Keith A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
A state appeals court on Thursday ordered the city to allow Councilman Richard Polis to run for a third term on the City Council--a term that might later turn out to be illegal. City Clerk Pamela Gibson had refused to accept Polis' nomination papers to run for reelection, citing a 1982 voter-approved law limiting La Palma council members to two consecutive terms. Polis, 51, sued the city last month and won a Superior Court judgment that La Palma's term-limit law is illegal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
La Palma's 10-year-old law limiting City Council members to two terms in office is illegal, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge William F. Rylaarsdam said that a higher court ruled three years ago that cities bound by California general law may not limit the number of terms city council members may serve. John L. Fellows III, an attorney for La Palma, said he will file an immediate appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
Two-term Councilman Richard T. Polis sued the city Wednesday, four hours after the city clerk refused to accept his nomination papers to run for a third term. A voter-approved law enacted in 1982 limits council members to two consecutive terms. Polis filed the lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court to challenge the term limit. He is the first council member to try to run for a third term since the law has been in place, said City Manager Pamela Gibson, who also serves as city clerk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992
Six candidates are running at large for three seats on the City Council in the Nov. 3 election. The deadline to register to vote is Monday. To register, pick up a form at any post office, library or city hall. For more information, call the county registrar of voters at (714) 567-7600. Christian L. Basquette Age: 23. Occupation: Owner of coupon-marketing business.
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March 10, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The scuttled campaign of celebrity candidate Ron Kovic has left Orange County Democrats with a bleak and increasingly familiar outlook in the 1990 election season. As the deadline for candidates to file for office passed Friday, Republicans were gleeful about their chances to retain a lock on the county's state and federal legislative offices.
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