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April 5, 1992
Population: 10,762 There are four candidates for two City Council vacancies. Mayor Roy Buchanan cannot run again because of a two-term limit approved by voters two years ago. City Clerk Nancy Shollenberger and Treasurer Douglas C. Berkshire are running unopposed. The council candidates are: * George A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997
In the latest chapter of a battle over tree trimming, an attorney has charged that the City Council violated the state's open-meetings law when it disbanded a controversial Tree Preservation Commission. Attorney Steven A. Broiles charges in a letter to the city Tuesday that it failed to list the ordinance on the agenda for its Oct. 28 meeting and that the council failed to explain why the item was added at the last minute for an emergency vote.
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NEWS
March 25, 1990 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of this small town of 11,000 may find it hard to choose among the seven candidates for three City Council seats. All seven candidates in the April 10 election vow to protect the hillsides from development but to preserve private-property rights. All seven pledge to boost downtown revitalization but keep the small-town atmosphere. All seven want city services improved but not at the cost of higher taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
After unanimously agreeing to ban Saturday night specials last month, the Sierra Madre City Council backtracked Tuesday night, voting down an ordinance to bar the local sale of the small, cheaply made handguns. Sierra Madre has no gun stores, but agreed to consider the law after the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments urged the 30 cities in the valley to pass bans modeled on ordinances adopted by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
The Sierra Madre City Council will have a public hearing July 6 on its proposed 6% utility tax. The final vote on the tax is scheduled for July 13, City Administrator James E. McRea said. City staff has recommended a 6% tax on gas, electricity, water and local telephone bills that would bring in $601,000 a year. McRea said that under Gov.
NEWS
October 3, 1993
The Sierra Madre City Council last week gave tentative approval to a tough new anti-graffiti law similar to ordinances in several other San Gabriel Valley cities. The council Tuesday voted unanimously to require property owners to remove graffiti within seven days of receiving a city notice, or face a $100 fine.
NEWS
June 2, 1994
After more than a decade of disagreement, Sierra Madre and Arcadia have finally smoothed over their differences and resolved to repair pothole-laden Orange Grove Avenue, which borders the cities. The avenue, a rustic country lane with no sidewalks, is a minefield of potholes and cracks waiting to jar any unsuspecting motorist driving from Michillinda Avenue to Rodeo Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
After unanimously agreeing to ban Saturday night specials last month, the Sierra Madre City Council backtracked Tuesday night, voting down an ordinance to bar the local sale of the small, cheaply made handguns. Sierra Madre has no gun stores, but agreed to consider the law after the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments urged the 30 cities in the valley to pass bans modeled on ordinances adopted by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to protect foothills from overdevelopment, the City Council on Tuesday approved a moratorium on new construction in the northern part of the city while it toughens building requirements. The moratorium will be in effect initially for 45 days but could be extended up to a year to give the city time to consider grading, traffic, open space, housing density and other issues connected with hillside development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997
In the latest chapter of a battle over tree trimming, an attorney has charged that the City Council violated the state's open-meetings law when it disbanded a controversial Tree Preservation Commission. Attorney Steven A. Broiles charges in a letter to the city Tuesday that it failed to list the ordinance on the agenda for its Oct. 28 meeting and that the council failed to explain why the item was added at the last minute for an emergency vote.
NEWS
June 2, 1994
After more than a decade of disagreement, Sierra Madre and Arcadia have finally smoothed over their differences and resolved to repair pothole-laden Orange Grove Avenue, which borders the cities. The avenue, a rustic country lane with no sidewalks, is a minefield of potholes and cracks waiting to jar any unsuspecting motorist driving from Michillinda Avenue to Rodeo Road.
NEWS
October 3, 1993
The Sierra Madre City Council last week gave tentative approval to a tough new anti-graffiti law similar to ordinances in several other San Gabriel Valley cities. The council Tuesday voted unanimously to require property owners to remove graffiti within seven days of receiving a city notice, or face a $100 fine.
NEWS
July 18, 1993
Responding to residents' charges that the city has been operating with a deficit for the last five years, the City Council has ordered an audit of Sierra Madre accounts. City Administrator James E. McRea said the audit will probably be done by Edwards, Eichel & Beranek, a Pasadena certified public accounting firm. It should be finished within 30 days and will examine transfers to and from the city's general fund, he said. Steven A.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
The Sierra Madre City Council will have a public hearing July 6 on its proposed 6% utility tax. The final vote on the tax is scheduled for July 13, City Administrator James E. McRea said. City staff has recommended a 6% tax on gas, electricity, water and local telephone bills that would bring in $601,000 a year. McRea said that under Gov.
NEWS
April 5, 1992
Population: 10,762 There are four candidates for two City Council vacancies. Mayor Roy Buchanan cannot run again because of a two-term limit approved by voters two years ago. City Clerk Nancy Shollenberger and Treasurer Douglas C. Berkshire are running unopposed. The council candidates are: * George A.
NEWS
March 25, 1990 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of this small town of 11,000 may find it hard to choose among the seven candidates for three City Council seats. All seven candidates in the April 10 election vow to protect the hillsides from development but to preserve private-property rights. All seven pledge to boost downtown revitalization but keep the small-town atmosphere. All seven want city services improved but not at the cost of higher taxes.
NEWS
July 18, 1993
Responding to residents' charges that the city has been operating with a deficit for the last five years, the City Council has ordered an audit of Sierra Madre accounts. City Administrator James E. McRea said the audit will probably be done by Edwards, Eichel & Beranek, a Pasadena certified public accounting firm. It should be finished within 30 days and will examine transfers to and from the city's general fund, he said. Steven A.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to protect foothills from overdevelopment, the City Council on Tuesday approved a moratorium on new construction in the northern part of the city while it toughens building requirements. The moratorium will be in effect initially for 45 days but could be extended up to a year to give the city time to consider grading, traffic, open space, housing density and other issues connected with hillside development.
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