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June 16, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a written statement made public Friday, Orange County Planning Commissioner Roger D. Slates acknowledged that he attended a political dinner last month where he "did briefly express my support" for an Assembly candidate, but he sternly denied that he solicited any campaign contributions. Slates' June 5 letter, requested by Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, stands as his first comment about the dinner, which several participants say that he and Planning Commission Chairman Stephen A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991
What a travesty of justice! That's what the Coastal Commission hearing was in Huntington Beach on July 17 ("Coastal Panel Won't Rehear Pierside Plan," July 18). The meeting was held in the Huntington Beach City Council chambers to consider Pierside Village, among other state issues. At 9 a.m., we arrived to participate. After hearing all (other) issues, it was our turn at 4:30. Roger Slates wanted a vote on "substantial issues." Why was Roger Slates even involved when he is an alternate?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991
What a travesty of justice! That's what the Coastal Commission hearing was in Huntington Beach on July 17 ("Coastal Panel Won't Rehear Pierside Plan," July 18). The meeting was held in the Huntington Beach City Council chambers to consider Pierside Village, among other state issues. At 9 a.m., we arrived to participate. After hearing all (other) issues, it was our turn at 4:30. Roger Slates wanted a vote on "substantial issues." Why was Roger Slates even involved when he is an alternate?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than two years of investigation, the state Fair Political Practices Commission announced Monday that it has found no evidence of conflicts of interest by three city officials who had ties with a bank linked to downtown redevelopment. The three, who stood accused in a citizen's complaint filed in May, 1989, are then-city Planning Commissioner Roger Slates, City Councilman Don MacAllister and City Atty. Gail C. Hutton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
With the political season in full swing, we must get used to the new Alice in Wonderland ethical standards. Discounted hotel rooms become bribery. Embellished resumes become perjury. And now mashed-potato-circuit political dinners become extortion. By blowing such micro-scandals out of proportion, it is easy to lose sight of what our leaders really stand for. We need to judge them by what they accomplish and contribute to the community, not by whom they have dinner with. I am particularly concerned with suggestions by The Times that county planning commissioners Roger Slates and Stephen Nordeck be barred from voting on projects because they invited some developers to a dinner to meet an Assembly candidate.
NEWS
July 21, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Roger D. Slates, last week's meeting of the California Coastal Commission offered a forum to display his considerable political skills on his hometown stage. During the four-day session, Slates--a Deukmejian appointee to the commission--had a busy agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK
In a terse and scolding letter to Planning Commissioner Roger Slates, Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder has requested that he submit a written statement detailing his involvement in reportedly soliciting funds for an Assembly candidate from developers who have projects pending before him. The letter, released Thursday, recounts a telephone conversation that Wieder had Sunday with Slates, whom she appointed to the Planning Commission last year. "I really gave him a tongue-lashing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK and ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A civic activist has called on Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi to investigate what she termed the "improper actions" of two planning commissioners who reportedly solicited campaign funds from representatives of some South County developers with projects pending before the commission.
NEWS
May 18, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK and ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two members of the Orange County Planning Commission helped host a private dinner Tuesday where they solicited campaign donations on behalf of an Assembly candidate from Huntington Beach, according to some of those present. Among those attending were several representatives of South County developers, including at least one who has a project pending before the Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than two years of investigation, the state Fair Political Practices Commission announced Monday that it has found no evidence of conflicts of interest by three city officials who had ties with a bank linked to downtown redevelopment. The three, who stood accused in a citizen's complaint filed in May, 1989, are then-city Planning Commissioner Roger Slates, City Councilman Don MacAllister and City Atty. Gail C. Hutton.
NEWS
July 21, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Roger D. Slates, last week's meeting of the California Coastal Commission offered a forum to display his considerable political skills on his hometown stage. During the four-day session, Slates--a Deukmejian appointee to the commission--had a busy agenda.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney declined Wednesday to file conflict-of-interest charges against two Orange County planning commissioners for their involvement in a political dinner attended by representatives of developers with projects pending before the commission. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wallace J. Wade said his decision to drop the case was based on a "lack of evidence indicating criminal wrongdoing" on the part of Commission Chairman Stephen A. Nordeck, 46, and Commissioner Roger D. Slates, 61. "Great!"
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Orange County district attorney has launched a formal investigation to determine whether two county planning commissioners who reportedly solicited campaign contributions from developers who have projects pending before them violated state conflict-of-interest laws. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wallace J. Wade said Monday that investigators have begun questioning guests at a dinner May 15 at the Trabuco Oaks Steak House, a restaurant owned by Planning Commission Chairman Stephen A. Nordeck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a written statement made public Friday, Orange County Planning Commissioner Roger D. Slates acknowledged that he attended a political dinner last month where he "did briefly express my support" for an Assembly candidate, but he sternly denied that he solicited any campaign contributions. Slates' June 5 letter, requested by Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, stands as his first comment about the dinner, which several participants say that he and Planning Commission Chairman Stephen A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
With the political season in full swing, we must get used to the new Alice in Wonderland ethical standards. Discounted hotel rooms become bribery. Embellished resumes become perjury. And now mashed-potato-circuit political dinners become extortion. By blowing such micro-scandals out of proportion, it is easy to lose sight of what our leaders really stand for. We need to judge them by what they accomplish and contribute to the community, not by whom they have dinner with. I am particularly concerned with suggestions by The Times that county planning commissioners Roger Slates and Stephen Nordeck be barred from voting on projects because they invited some developers to a dinner to meet an Assembly candidate.
NEWS
June 3, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Orange County planning commissioners voted last fall to scuttle a proposed road that would have cut through Trabuco Canyon and exposed hundreds of pristine acres to development, environmentalists hailed it as the dawn of a new sensitivity. Commissioner Stephen A. Nordeck led the fight to block construction of Rose Canyon Road, and he won that battle with the aid of a swing vote from Commissioner Roger D. Slates, once characterized as "a well-known anti-environmentalist."
NEWS
June 3, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Orange County planning commissioners voted last fall to scuttle a proposed road that would have cut through Trabuco Canyon and exposed hundreds of pristine acres to development, environmentalists hailed it as the dawn of a new sensitivity. Commissioner Stephen A. Nordeck led the fight to block construction of Rose Canyon Road, and he won that battle with the aid of a swing vote from Commissioner Roger D. Slates, once characterized as "a well-known anti-environmentalist."
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney declined Wednesday to file conflict-of-interest charges against two Orange County planning commissioners for their involvement in a political dinner attended by representatives of developers with projects pending before the commission. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wallace J. Wade said his decision to drop the case was based on a "lack of evidence indicating criminal wrongdoing" on the part of Commission Chairman Stephen A. Nordeck, 46, and Commissioner Roger D. Slates, 61. "Great!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK
In a terse and scolding letter to Planning Commissioner Roger Slates, Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder has requested that he submit a written statement detailing his involvement in reportedly soliciting funds for an Assembly candidate from developers who have projects pending before him. The letter, released Thursday, recounts a telephone conversation that Wieder had Sunday with Slates, whom she appointed to the Planning Commission last year. "I really gave him a tongue-lashing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK and ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A civic activist has called on Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi to investigate what she termed the "improper actions" of two planning commissioners who reportedly solicited campaign funds from representatives of some South County developers with projects pending before the commission.
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