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October 29, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
City Councilman Ronald Bates will accept a rare second term as president of the League of California Cities--giving him a chance to be the longest-serving official in the position since the league's creation 99 years ago. League terms typically are one year beginning in October, but Bates was elected in January when the president, a councilman from Eureka, lost a reelection bid in that city and resigned. Earlier this month, Bates was elected to his first full term.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1988
A March 27 letter suggested that the only way to relieve overcrowding at John Wayne Airport is to move general aviation to Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. Before rushing off to make a joint use request of the Pentagon, let's review a few facts. The Los Alamitos center provides emergency civil defense services for all of Southern California, a critical use that would be in conflict with the heavy airport operational demands of general aviation. A general aviation airport in the southwest corner of Orange County does not serve the general aviation needs of the county as well as a more central location would.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about a thankless job. As president of the League of California Cities, Ronald Bates starts many of his days catching flights to Sacramento where he lobbies on behalf of the state's 471 cities. And he does it for free. The league only pays expenses for the 50-year-old Los Alamitos city councilman who in January put his finance and management consulting career on hold to make lobbying his full-time job for the remainder of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
City Councilman Ronald Bates will accept a rare second term as president of the League of California Cities--giving him a chance to be the longest-serving official in the position since the league's creation 99 years ago. League terms typically are one year beginning in October, but Bates was elected in January when the president, a councilman from Eureka, lost a reelection bid in that city and resigned. Earlier this month, Bates was elected to his first full term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about a thankless job. As president of the League of California Cities, Ronald Bates starts many of his days catching flights to Sacramento where he lobbies on behalf of the state's 471 cities. And he does it for free. The league only pays expenses for the 50-year-old Los Alamitos city councilman who in January put his finance and management consulting career on hold to make lobbying his full-time job for the remainder of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1994
As a member of the League of California Cities Board of Directors representing Orange County, I would like to clear up some misconceptions conveyed by Garden Grove Councilman Bruce A. Broadwater's letter (April 3). First, as dreadful as it sounds, the more than $700 million in revenue taken from cities by the state in recent years could have been much worse. For example, the state removed $2.5 billion from counties and $619 million from special districts. The hit on cities was reduced considerably because cities have a former mayor and past president of the League of California Cities in the governor's mansion and the league mounted an effective, grass-roots lobbying strategy aimed at legislators on their home district turf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1998 | Lesley Wright, (714) 966-7824
Marilynn M. Poe, who won her second term to the City Council in November, is the city's new mayor. Council members rotate the seat annually. Poe, 57, took over from Councilman Ronald Bates last week. While running for reelection, Poe said she wanted to improve police services and pursue economic growth for the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The City Council recently authorized spending $2,100 to take part in a rail feasibility and alignment study, which will be conducted on behalf of the West Orange County Cities Assn. However, Councilman Ronald Bates asked that the cities be required to approve the study's finding before its release to the public. Bates also asked that rail extensions be placed on Katella Avenue and the San Diego and Garden Grove freeways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
Councilman Ronald Bates has been chosen president-elect of the League of California Cities. The statewide organization's board of directors elected Bates to the position at its recent annual conference in Anaheim. He was sworn into office by Gov. Pete Wilson. Bates, who has served on the Los Alamitos City Council since 1988, is seeking a third term in the Nov. 5 election. The league, based in Sacramento, lobbies the Legislature on behalf of California's 470 cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1994
As a member of the League of California Cities Board of Directors representing Orange County, I would like to clear up some misconceptions conveyed by Garden Grove Councilman Bruce A. Broadwater's letter (April 3). First, as dreadful as it sounds, the more than $700 million in revenue taken from cities by the state in recent years could have been much worse. For example, the state removed $2.5 billion from counties and $619 million from special districts. The hit on cities was reduced considerably because cities have a former mayor and past president of the League of California Cities in the governor's mansion and the league mounted an effective, grass-roots lobbying strategy aimed at legislators on their home district turf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1988
A March 27 letter suggested that the only way to relieve overcrowding at John Wayne Airport is to move general aviation to Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. Before rushing off to make a joint use request of the Pentagon, let's review a few facts. The Los Alamitos center provides emergency civil defense services for all of Southern California, a critical use that would be in conflict with the heavy airport operational demands of general aviation. A general aviation airport in the southwest corner of Orange County does not serve the general aviation needs of the county as well as a more central location would.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
City Councilman Ronald Bates, who recently took the helm as president of the League of California Cities, is slated Monday to become the city's next mayor when the position rotates between council members. Bates said his objective is to ensure the financial stability needed to provide services. He also wants to attract businesses. Bates replaces Alice Jempsa, who will stay on the council. The council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 3191 Katella Ave. Information: (562) 431-3538.
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