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City Librarian Kent Ross is interviewed about the library remodel, censorship and ballot Proposition D.

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Newspaper
Arcadia News
Date
April 4, 1996
Pages
p. 8
Newspaper
Arcadia News
Date
April 4, 1996
Pages
p. 8
Subjects
Ross, Kent
Item ID
5656AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia seeking volunteers for charter review committee to update the City's charter, a document that defines the organization, its powers, functions and essential procedures. Last review update was 1998.

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Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
July 17, 2021
Pages
p. 7
Newspaper
Mountain Views News
Date
July 17, 2021
Pages
p. 7
Subjects
City Charter
Review committees
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia City Council does not pursue ballot iniative on home building rules. As the city's effort to update the zoning code continues into the new year, the Arcadia City Council briefly considered sponsoring its own voter initiative to rival a measure from residents that is currently the subject of a petition to qualify for an upcoming election ballot, but City Council decided against pursuing its own ballot iniative because the petition process would not conclude in time to qualify for the April ballot.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 24, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 16
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
December 24, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 16
Subjects
Homeowners Associations (HOA)
Mansions
Verlato, April (photo)
Item ID
34599AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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If Proposition 68 is approved on the 2004 ballot, slot machines will be operated at Santa Anita Park. This is a statewide initiative about which City of Arcadia officials remained neutral.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 7, 2004
Pages
p. A1, A6
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 7, 2004
Pages
p. A1, A6
Subjects
Santa Anita Park
Proposition 68 - Gaming Revenue Act of 2004
Gaming and Gambling - slot machines
November 2004 Ballot
Item ID
28943AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Two Charter amendments will be on the April 9th ballot: 1. Would increase from 2 to 3 the number of consecutive 4 year terms a Councilman may serve and change the residence requirement from 2 years to 1. 2. Provides for a municipal election in February with offices to be filled by those candidates who receive the highest number of votes. However, if no candidate receives at least 40% of the votes cast, a run-off election would be held in April.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 4, 1984
Pages
p. D-4
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 4, 1984
Pages
p. D-4
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
925AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia voters will have an opportunity to vote for a change in the city charter at the April 10 election. A majority vote will be required to elect future members to the City Council of amendment is passed.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 22, 1984
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 22, 1984
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
928AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The City Council voted to put a measure on the April 1989 ballot that would make the city clerk an appointed rather than an elected position.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 10, 1988
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
April 10, 1988
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
City Council - Elections - 1989
Item ID
1129AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Ballot initiative targeting large scale homes in Arcadia (often referred to as McMansions) will not make it on the ballot after all. The city clerk's office discovered a discrepancy in the number of qualifying signatures. Saving Arcadia is the local activist group behind the initiative.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 17
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
April 7, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 17
Subjects
Arcadia City Council Elections-2011-2020
Ballot initiatives
Floor area ratios (FAR)
Development
Mansions
Real Estate
Zoning codes
Item ID
34711AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The Charter Revision Committee is in the process of revising Arcadia's City Charter.

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Newspaper
Sierra Madre News
Date
September 7, 1995
Pages
p. 9
Newspaper
Sierra Madre News
Date
September 7, 1995
Pages
p. 9
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
4777AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Zoning codes: Arcadia measure on mansionization qualifies for ballot. If adopted the initiative would create a citywide floor area ratio (FAR) which would set much tighter restrictions on square footage. Lisa Mussenden said it could be on the ballot as soon as November 2016 or as late as April 2018. Saving Arcadia is the group behind the initiative.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 1, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 1, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Arvizu, David
Houses
Mansions
Midgley, Richard
Real Estate
Saving Arcadia
Thompson, Laurie
Verlato, April
Zoning codes
Item ID
34697AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Former mayor Jim Helms proposed a charter change that would require a runoff election if no candidate for City Council received at least 50 percent of the vote. In the last election, no candidate received 50 percent.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
June 18, 1981
Pages
p. A-1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
June 18, 1981
Pages
p. A-1
Subjects
Charter
Helms, James
Item ID
926AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Plans to change the city charter unlikely to be on April ballot. Proposal will undergo further study.

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Newspaper
The Journal
Date
January 11, 1950
Pages
p. 1 (See basement box 112.)
Newspaper
The Journal
Date
January 11, 1950
Pages
p. 1 (See basement box 112.)
Subjects
Arcadia city government
Item ID
33210AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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At the City Planning Commission's General Plan Update meeting on April 29, 1996, an announcement was made that Santa Anita Realty had withdrawn its application for development of an entertainment center.

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Newspaper
Sierra Madre News
Date
May 2, 1996
Pages
p. 7
Newspaper
Sierra Madre News
Date
May 2, 1996
Pages
p. 7
Subjects
Santa Anita Entertainment Center
Item ID
5809AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Measure A seeks to repeal utility users tax in Arcadia, on the April 12 ballot. The utility users tax is a source of revenue expected to generate $7 million for the city this year. Arcadia charges residents 7% for gas, water, and electricity, and 5% for telephone on utility bills. The city estimates each household pays less than $10 per person per month on average. The tax is 12.5% of the city's $54.9 million general fund budget. If repealed, it would mean a 12.5% cut to city services, including cutting 12 police officers, closing a fire department, increasing blight, street sweeping would be reduced from weekly to every other week. Programs for children and seniors would be eliminated and library and museum hours would be reduced significantly. Larry Papp helped author the initiative.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 7, 2016
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 7, 2016
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia city budget
City Council Elections--2011-2020--April 2016
Measure A--Utility Users Tax
Papp, Larry
Item ID
34644AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A charter amendment providing that council candidates in order to win must have a majority of votes cast or face a run-off will be on Arcadians' ballots in December 13 election, if there is an election.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
September 8, 1983
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
September 8, 1983
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
927AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Cautious concern is the reaction of public officials to a comment by Santa Anita Park race track spokesman, Robert Sweeney, that the track could go out of business if Proposition 37 passes this November. Jim Helms, chairman of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Committee said that his group opposes the Lottery Initiative in part because it could reduce revenue to Santa Anita and the city.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
October 18, 1984
Pages
p. A-1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
October 18, 1984
Pages
p. A-1
Subjects
Proposition 37
Item ID
2267AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Anti-mansionization goes to the ballot. Zoning code issue continues as anti-mansionization group Saving Arcadia (an outgrowth of Save the Arcadia Highlands) takes it to the ballot in April 2018. At issue are Floor Area Ratios (FAR). See also Arcadia Weekly, p. 1, 17, April 7, 2016-initiative did not make it onto ballot because of signature discrepancy.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 31, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 13

Plan to consolidate elections debated. City Council and Board of Education informally discussing consolidating their elections, would require charter change.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
October 14, 1982
Pages
p. A-1, 2
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
October 14, 1982
Pages
p. A-1, 2
Subjects
Elections - Local
Item ID
1505AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Contents
1. Arcadia Charter Revision. League of Women Voters of Arcadia, September 1968. 2. Charter copy, date stamped December 9, 1953. Two copies. 3. Charter certified by the Secretary of State of the State of California, May 14, 1951. 4. Charter, 1968. 5. Charter, January 1, 1969. Two copies. 6. …
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1. Arcadia Charter Revision. League of Women Voters of Arcadia, September 1968.
2. Charter copy, date stamped December 9, 1953. Two copies.
3. Charter certified by the Secretary of State of the State of California, May 14, 1951.
4. Charter, 1968.
5. Charter, January 1, 1969. Two copies.
6. "Charter revisions aim at key offices." Arcadia Tribune, April 30, 1967.
7. "Adoption of new city charter expected." Arcadia News Post, August 16, 1968.
8. California Assembly Concurrent Resolution Number 49 approving an amendment to the Charter of the City of Arcadia regarding the control, management and administration of the public schools of the City of Arcadia, 1965.
9. California Assembly Concurrent Resolution Number 18 approving an amendment to the Charter of the City of Arcadia regarding compensation and other expenses of the members of the City Council, 1956.
10. Proposed Charter change to section 709.1. Library Board Election, Powers and Duties, July 29, 1963.
11. Charter Revision Committee Agenda, September 27, 1995.
12. "Councilman indicates Charter change vote will be approved, 3-2." Arcadia Tribune, October 10, 1963.
13. "Charter vote plea fails." Arcadia Tribune, October 13, 1963.
14. "Council to act on library issue." Arcadia Tribune, October 13, 1963, page one.
15. Charter Revision Committee Agenda, October 11, 1995.
16. Charter Revision Committee Agenda, August 30, 1995.
17. Letter from the Library Board of Trustees entitled "Citizen Advisory Committee for Revision of the City Charter, September 22, 1995.
18. Charter Revision Committee Agenda, October 4, 1995.
19. Charter Revision Committee Agenda, October 18, 1995.
20. Memo from City Manager William R. Kelly and City Attorney Michael H. Miller to the Honorable Mayor and City Council regarding the Charter Revision Committee - Council Action, October 31, 1995.
21. Memo from the Charter Revision Committee, City Manager, City Attorney, and School District Superintendent to Mayor and Members of the City Council regarding consideration of suggested revisions to the City Charter, November 11, 1995.
22. City Council of Arcadia Minutes, including revisions to the City Charter, November 7, 1995.
23. Statement by City of Arcadia Mayor Dennis Lojeski regarding proposed City Charter Amendments on the April 9, 1996 ballot, dated March 25, 1996.
24. Impartial analysis of City Attorney to Proposition D, regarding the City Library, of the regular municipal election of April 1996, dated December 26, 1995.
25. Argument in opposition to Proposition D, Arcadia Municipal Election in English and Chinese, 1996.
26. Statement by the Library Board of Trustees in opposition to Proposition D, 1996.
27. Arguments against Proposition D, 1996.
28. "Proposition D anything but routine." Article by Betty Rochefort, President of the Arcadia Friends of the Library, 1996.
29. City Charter of the City of Arcadia, California, as amended, 1996. Two copies.
30. Charter as amended, 1992.
31. City Charter as amended, 1998. 2 copies.
32. Proposed Arcadia City Charter. 1903.
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
49AF
Collection
Subject Files
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Opponents of the proposed charter amendment tell why charter change should be rejected.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 29, 1984
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 29, 1984
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
929AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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