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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
Rod Gould, assistant city manager of Walnut Creek, was appointed city manager of Monrovia on Monday. The selection of Gould, 34, who will assume his duties Oct. 1, ends a three-month search for a replacement for Jim Starbird, who left in May. Monrovia Mayor Bob Bartlett said Gould was the best qualified of 74 applicants. "He has excelled in everything we asked him to work on here," said Walnut Creek City Manager Don Blubaugh. "He's ready to be a city manager. . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
Rod Gould, assistant city manager of Walnut Creek, was appointed city manager of Monrovia on Monday. The selection of Gould, 34, who will assume his duties Oct. 1, ends a three-month search for a replacement for Jim Starbird, who left in May. Monrovia Mayor Bob Bartlett said Gould was the best qualified of 74 applicants. "He has excelled in everything we asked him to work on here," said Walnut Creek City Manager Don Blubaugh. "He's ready to be a city manager. . . .
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NEWS
November 5, 1992
The City Council voted Tuesday to give City Manager Rod Gould a 2.5% salary increase and an additional week of vacation each year. Mayor Robert Bartlett said the council evaluated Gould's performance and thought that he did "a very, very good job coming here under tough times." Gould, who has worked for city for a year, will make $7,517 per month and will get four weeks of vacation annually.
NEWS
February 20, 1992
City Clerk Phyllis McCarville, a candidate for the City Council in the April 14 election, Tuesday explained how her campaign won't interfere with her duties in the coming election. In a Feb. 14 memo, City Manager Rod Gould had chided McCarville about a "lack of progress" in drawing up a plan for administering the election. McCarville, who is running against incumbents Mary Wilcox and Bill Card, is planning to take vacation time before the election to campaign.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
A 15-year plan to open a second fire station in the south end of the city may finally be realized next year, City Manager Rod Gould said. The City Council voted Tuesday to set aside $200,000 in surplus federal money for the project. An additional $1 million from the sale of city property has already been earmarked for the station.
NEWS
May 21, 1992
In the wake of voters' rejection last month of a measure that would have raised money for a new police station, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire an architect to study an addition to the current station. One concept discussed with the architect is expanding the station to the west and renovating the existing building, City Manager Rod Gould said. He said the project would cost about $2 million and would be only a stop-gap measure.
NEWS
September 30, 1993
Monrovia officials are trying to persuade World Vision U.S. to stay in the city after learning that the international Christian relief and development agency is studying plans to move its headquarters. World Vision U.S. has 525 employees in 11 buildings in Monrovia, Pasadena and Duarte. The organization is among the city's top five employers, said City Manager Rod Gould.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1996
A plan to get a lower price for garbage collection in four neighboring San Gabriel Valley cities suffered a setback Wednesday as one partner--Monrovia--said it would not challenge a judge's ruling that its existing contract must be honored to 2000. The Monrovia City Council met behind closed doors Tuesday and decided not to appeal if Newco Waste Systems, the current garbage hauler, agrees to drop a suit against the city, officials said.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | MIKE WARD
They aren't quite ready to burn the state flag yet, but city officials are flying the old grizzly banner at half-staff in Monrovia and upside-down in Pomona. The moves are in protest to proposals in Sacramento to take revenue from cities to shore up the faltering state budget. Monrovia City Manager Rod Gould said the symbolism involving the flag may seem frivolous, but it is a serious attempt to fight state budget proposals that could force cities to cut services or raise taxes.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a silver lining to Monrovia's loss of 525 jobs in the announced departure of World Vision U.S.--the city will probably get property taxes from the tax-exempt charity's nine buildings, totaling $180,000 a year, city officials said. Also, World Vision's departure will open up a piece of prime property--a 30,000-square-foot building along the Foothill Freeway near West Huntington Drive.
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