March 14, 1991
The city is starting a program to help alert neighbors when disabled residents and senior citizens are in trouble. The disabled and elderly can obtain bright orange cards from City Hall, to be placed in their window at night and removed in the morning. A designated neighbor will be asked to watch the window on a daily basis. If the card isn't removed in the morning, the neighbor will contact the resident to make sure all is well.
November 8, 1990
The City Council on Tuesday softened its English-language sign ordinance, angering some residents in the audience, who complained not only of Chinese language signs, but also of an Asian "invasion" in the city. The council's action comes in response to a report from City Manager Denise Ovrom, who wrote that the law had to be changed because of a U.S. District Court decision against Pomona.
April 19, 1990
City Councilman Thomas Breazeal is the new mayor, elected unanimously by the City Council. Breazeal, 52, a member of the council for the last two years, replaces Patrick Froehle, who remains a council member. Breazeal is a self-employed management consultant. The council also selected Cathe Wilson, one of three successful challengers in last week's council election, as mayor pro tem. Both will serve one-year terms.
February 7, 1991
Some developers are skirting the city's anti-mansionization regulations by building homes with high-vaulted ceilings, which create two-story-tall rooms but keep the amount of floor space within legal limits, Community Development Director Robert Dawson told the City Council Tuesday. In response, the council changed the zoning regulations for rooms taller than 12 feet. Floor area for such rooms now will be counted double.
October 7, 1993
A new school policy requires students who cycle to Cloverly Elementary School to wear helmets or leave their bikes home. The pilot safety program may be a preview of things to come for schools, with Gov. Pete Wilson poised to sign a law requiring all child cyclists to wear a helmet. The law, if signed, will take effect Jan. 1.
March 22, 1992
The City Council gave final approval last week to spending up to $77,850 to hire Urban Design Studio of Newport Beach to prepare a downtown revitalization plan. Community Development Director Robert Dawson said the firm has done work for such cities as San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Pasadena and West Covina. The study process will include three community workshops and three public hearings.