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August 4, 1999 | Susan McCormack, (714) 966-5879
Mayor Bob Bell and Charlotte Cleary, a delegate to the California Republican Party, recently announced their plans to marry on Nov. 27. Cleary said the two have known each other for about 25 years. Both are widowed.
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February 3, 2000 | MARISSA ESPINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council unanimously opposed the anti-El Toro airport initiative, Measure F, after listening to 10 opponents and proponents speak during a town hall meeting about the proposed airport. Measure F, also known as the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, would require approval by two-thirds of voters countywide before airports, large jails near homes and hazardous-waste landfills could be built.
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April 11, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and DEBRA CANO
In a salute to public servants over the past 36 years, the Villa Park Women's League has presented the city with a plaque that names 32 residents who have served as city mayors and council members. The plaque, which hangs in the council chambers, represents city leaders who served from 1962, when Villa Park was incorporated, to the sitting council. "It's a community gesture," said Sandy Bass, league president. "We just wanted to recognize their efforts for making this a better place to live."
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November 25, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
Councilman Robert E. McGowan was unanimously elected next year's pro tem by a 3-2 vote during a City Council meeting Tuesday night. "I look forward to a year where we can all get along and everybody can bring in their special talents and ideas to every issue," McGowan said.
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March 28, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
In a surprise move, Councilman Bob Patchin, who completes his first term in office this year, announced Tuesday night he will not seek reelection. Patchin, 68, who served as mayor last year, made his announcement at the end of the City Council meeting. "In a few months I will be 69 years old, and it is time that I got back to my retirement," Patchin said.
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February 25, 1995
VILLA PARK Mayor: Bob Patchin Age: 67 Occupation: Retired aerospace executive First elected: 1992 Term expires: 1996 Key issues: Thinks finances obviously are a major issue because of the county's bankruptcy. "Another issue I'm concerned about is the opening of (an expanded section of) Loma Street and whether it does or does not create more traffic into town."
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December 1, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Joseph S. Barsa has been elected by fellow City Council members to serve as the city's mayor for the next year. At their Tuesday night meeting, council members also elected Barry L. Denes mayor pro tem. Barsa, 62, is a small-business owner who has lived in Villa Park for 25 years. He was elected to the council in 1990 and reelected in 1994. He served as mayor in 1991-92. Barsa said his goals as mayor include maintaining financial stability for the city.
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October 25, 1997
Mayor Barry L. Denes Age: 52 Occupation: Businessman First elected: 1990 Term expires: 1998 Key issues: Street rehabilitation; steering the city through possible changes by the Orange County Fire Authority; finding a solution to wild coyotes in the city.
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October 21, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Retired airline captain and former Mayor Robert E. McGowan has decided to rejoin the race for a seat on the City Council. Last month, McGowan announced he would withdraw from the Nov. 3 election for personal reasons, including adoption of a daughter. The decision came too late, however, for his name to be removed from the ballot. McGowan said this week that he revoked his withdrawal after reevaluating his personal situation and after hearing from residents urging him to reconsider.
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April 11, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and DEBRA CANO
In a salute to public servants over the past 36 years, the Villa Park Women's League has presented the city with a plaque that names 32 residents who have served as city mayors and council members. The plaque, which hangs in the council chambers, represents city leaders who served from 1962, when Villa Park was incorporated, to the sitting council. "It's a community gesture," said Sandy Bass, league president. "We just wanted to recognize their efforts for making this a better place to live."
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October 25, 1997
Mayor Barry L. Denes Age: 52 Occupation: Businessman First elected: 1990 Term expires: 1998 Key issues: Street rehabilitation; steering the city through possible changes by the Orange County Fire Authority; finding a solution to wild coyotes in the city.
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