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August 6, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Councilman William S. Craycraft, who has the longest tenure of any elected official in South County, said he will run for reelection in November. A member of the original City Council elected in 1987, Craycraft, 42, said he enjoys being on the panel and that "there is more that I want to see accomplished." Councilman Joseph D. Lowe, 41, elected in 1992, said he won't seek a second term: "I want to devote my time to my family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Councilman William S. Craycraft, who has the longest tenure of any elected official in South County, said he will run for reelection in November. A member of the original City Council elected in 1987, Craycraft, 42, said he enjoys being on the panel and that "there is more that I want to see accomplished." Councilman Joseph D. Lowe, 41, elected in 1992, said he won't seek a second term: "I want to devote my time to my family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
Mission Viejo Councilman William S. Craycraft has been named chairman of the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies' operations committee, which will oversee construction of the planned Foothill and Eastern tollways. Craycraft will head the committee for one year. "It was quite unexpected," Craycraft said, "I'm very honored. I'm looking forward to a very successful tenure on the committee."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City government experts Tuesday questioned the legality of a new city ordinance that seeks to punish City Council members who disclose information they get during a closed-door meeting. The ordinance, adopted Monday after Councilman William S. Craycraft was censured for allegedly revealing some details of a lawsuit, makes talking about closed-door meetings a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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October 27, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council censured Councilman William S. Craycraft on Monday night, claiming that he gave confidential information about a planned auto mall to Laguna Hills officials, who are suing Mission Viejo over that mall. City officials claimed that Craycraft met with Laguna Hills officials in January and passed along sensitive information about the city's efforts to develop a valuable, 49-acre commercial site near Pacific Park Road and Interstate 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City government experts Tuesday questioned the legality of a new city ordinance that seeks to punish City Council members who disclose information they get during a closed-door meeting. The ordinance, adopted Monday after Councilman William S. Craycraft was censured for allegedly revealing some details of a lawsuit, makes talking about closed-door meetings a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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November 4, 1987 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and MARIANN HANSEN, Times Staff Writers
Residents of Mission Viejo voted solidly Tuesday to turn their 21-year-old planned community of 64,000 into Orange County's 27th city. The orderly, upper-middle-class community in the southern part of the county had long contemplated incorporating itself. Tuesday's vote margin of 57% to 43% capped an intense campaign to bring the community local control. "We made history," said John Ben, member of the Citizens for Cityhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1990 | WENDY PAULSON
A cable television committee that will review requests and complaints from the community is being created at the City Council's request. The council last week voted 5 to 0 to create the advisory committee, asking staff to set standards in a report to be presented at a future meeting. The committee was proposed by Councilman William S. Craycraft, who said the council often hears about cable-related issues from its constituents and needs a proactive body to respond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Two City Council members have been appointed to the Transportation Corridor Agencies that are building three tollways in eastern and southern areas of the county. Former Mayor William S. Craycraft was selected by the council to represent the city on the Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency. Recently elected Councilwoman Sharon Cody will sit on the board of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency.
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March 16, 1989
Graffiti Hot Line: A graffiti hot line has been created at City Hall, Mayor William S. Craycraft has announced. The (714) 582-7155 number as been installed to allow residents to report graffiti sightings. City crews will then be dispatched to clean up the area or contact the appropriate property owner to do so. Callers may leave their name and telephone number, or just the location of the graffiti, on a tape recorder monitored regularly throughout the day.
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October 27, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council censured Councilman William S. Craycraft on Monday night, claiming that he gave confidential information about a planned auto mall to Laguna Hills officials, who are suing Mission Viejo over that mall. City officials claimed that Craycraft met with Laguna Hills officials in January and passed along sensitive information about the city's efforts to develop a valuable, 49-acre commercial site near Pacific Park Road and Interstate 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
Mission Viejo Councilman William S. Craycraft has been named chairman of the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies' operations committee, which will oversee construction of the planned Foothill and Eastern tollways. Craycraft will head the committee for one year. "It was quite unexpected," Craycraft said, "I'm very honored. I'm looking forward to a very successful tenure on the committee."
NEWS
November 4, 1987 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and MARIANN HANSEN, Times Staff Writers
Residents of Mission Viejo voted solidly Tuesday to turn their 21-year-old planned community of 64,000 into Orange County's 27th city. The orderly, upper-middle-class community in the southern part of the county had long contemplated incorporating itself. Tuesday's vote margin of 57% to 43% capped an intense campaign to bring the community local control. "We made history," said John Ben, member of the Citizens for Cityhood.
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August 23, 1999 | Jason Soifer, (949) 764-4329
Three residents Thursday filed a lawsuit against the City Council alleging that it violated the Ralph M. Brown Act open-meeting law. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleges Mayor Sherri M. Butterfield and council members Tom Potocki, William S. Craycraft and Susan Withrow badgered Councilman John Paul Ledesma behind closed doors at the April 19 council meeting.
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December 14, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
After a seven-year hiatus, Councilman William S. Craycraft will take his second turn as mayor. The only council member remaining from the city's incorporation in 1988, Craycraft will take over as mayor Jan. 1. He was elected to the one-year post by the City Council this week. "I want to continue to emphasize public safety," Craycraft said, "and I'll work toward making the community aware that we need to keep our young people away from drugs."
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