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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995
Terry C. Andrus, the Orange County counsel who agreed to step down in March after 21 years in county government, has joined the law firm of Rourke, Woodruff & Spradlin. He will begin work July 18. Andrus was criticized by county supervisors for not informing them of an April, 1994, meeting he attended with Securities and Exchange Commission authorities, who were examining the county's finances eight months before it filed for bankruptcy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995
Terry C. Andrus, the Orange County counsel who agreed to step down in March after 21 years in county government, has joined the law firm of Rourke, Woodruff & Spradlin. He will begin work July 18. Andrus was criticized by county supervisors for not informing them of an April, 1994, meeting he attended with Securities and Exchange Commission authorities, who were examining the county's finances eight months before it filed for bankruptcy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Officials have tentatively tapped the law firm of Rourke & Woodruff to direct the city's legal affairs, reportedly making Garden Grove the largest city in Orange County to contract for legal services rather than have its own in-house city attorney. The Orange law firm emerged as first choice after City Council members conducted closed-door meetings with representatives of four firms last week. Officials are expected to authorize final negotiations at Tuesday night's council meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Officials have tentatively tapped the law firm of Rourke & Woodruff to direct the city's legal affairs, reportedly making Garden Grove the largest city in Orange County to contract for legal services rather than have its own in-house city attorney. The Orange law firm emerged as first choice after City Council members conducted closed-door meetings with representatives of four firms last week. Officials are expected to authorize final negotiations at Tuesday night's council meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
The City Council wants to know if it is cheaper to employ an in-house city attorney or to use an outside law firm. The council asked for a study that should be completed by its Sept. 19 meeting. City Manager William A. Huston said city officials will find out how cities comparable in size obtain legal services. In the meantime, Tustin will continue to be represented by acting City Atty. Lois E. Jeffrey of the Orange-based firm of Rourke, Woodruff & Spradlin. Jeffrey is a partner of James G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
As a step toward possibly replacing the city's legal firm, council members will meet tonight to consider the requirements for any new firm representing Tustin. The city has contracted legal services from Rourke, Woodruff & Spradlin for more than three decades. Councilman Jim Potts said that after such a long time, the city now needs "to see what's out there." City Manager William A. Huston presented a draft list of qualifications for legal firms at the last council meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
Officials have postponed until next week a decision on whether to pay as much as $50,000 for the legal services of former County Counsel Terry C. Andrus, who stepped down earlier this year after being criticized for actions related to the county's financial crisis. The Board of Supervisors was set to vote on the matter Tuesday but put off a decision while officials finalize the wording of Andrus' contract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
The City Council has reached a compromise on requirements of a possible new city attorney. Mayor Thomas R. Saltarelli, Councilman Jim Potts and City Manager William A. Huston had all proposed slightly different versions of a request for qualifications that will be sent out to legal firms after the holidays. Saltarelli's main concern was that Tustin should establish high standards. "If we make these qualifications too minimal," Saltarelli said, "we'll have a sea of applications coming in."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Adding youth recreational facilities to the southwest area will be among the discussion topics when the City Council meets at 7 tonight. . At the suggestion of Councilman Jim Potts, the council will consider creating facilities, such as a youth center or a roller hockey rink. Possible locations for these youth programs include properties at the northeast corner of Newport and Sycamore avenues, and the northwest corner of Tustin Village Way and McFadden Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal next week to spend as much as $50,000 for the legal services of former County Counsel Terry C. Andrus, who resigned in March amid criticism of his actions concerning the county's financial crisis. Andrus joined the law firm of Rourke, Woodruff & Spradlin last month but has continued to volunteer his legal advice to the county on certain matters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1991 | LEN HALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John R. Shaw, the city attorney for the last six years, resigned this week to take a job as a senior attorney with the private Orange County law firm of Rourke & Woodruff. Shaw, 46, called his new job "a truly outstanding opportunity to advance my legal career." His resignation is effective March 22. Mayor Kenneth E. Friess said he is "absolutely devastated (that Shaw) is leaving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday grudgingly approved funding to implement the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, but not before criticizing the so-called "motor voter" law as unneeded and a glaring example of costly federal mandates. Officials said Orange County might have to spend more than $1 million over several years to comply fully with the law, which is expected to increase overall election workloads by as much as 20%.
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