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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
August 24, 1950 p. 1 (charter prepared)
April 26, 1951 p. 1 (approved by city vote)
November 1, 1956 p. 1
November 8, 1956 p. 1 (amendments regarding City Council salaries)
September 11, 1958 p. 1
September 15, 1958 p. 1
September 29, 1958 p. 1
October 9, 1958 p. 1
May 14, 1964 p. 1
May 28, 1964 p. 3
November 26, 1964 p. 1 (proposed change to clarify School Board position)
December 3, 1964 p. 1 (contents)
February 4, 1965 p. 1 (approved)
January 8, 1967 p. 1 (City Charter Revision Committee)
May 6, 1968 p. 1
June 13, 1968 p. 1
June 23, 1968 p. 1
July 21, 1968 p. 1
July 24, 1968 p. 1
August 4, 1968 p. 1
August 18, 1968 p. 1 (revisions)
August 25, 1968 p. 1 (approved)
November 6, 1968 p. 1 (voters approve)
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
August 24, 1950 p. 1 (charter prepared)
April 26, 1951 p. 1 (approved by city vote)
November 1, 1956 p. 1
November 8, 1956 p. 1 (amendments regarding City Council salaries)
September 11, 1958 p. 1
September 15, 1958 p. 1
September 29, 1958 p. 1
October 9, 1958 p. 1
May 14, 1964 p. 1
May 28, 1964 p. 3
November 26, 1964 p. 1 (proposed change to clarify School Board position)
December 3, 1964 p. 1 (contents)
February 4, 1965 p. 1 (approved)
January 8, 1967 p. 1 (City Charter Revision Committee)
May 6, 1968 p. 1
June 13, 1968 p. 1
June 23, 1968 p. 1
July 21, 1968 p. 1
July 24, 1968 p. 1
August 4, 1968 p. 1
August 18, 1968 p. 1 (revisions)
August 25, 1968 p. 1 (approved)
November 6, 1968 p. 1 (voters approve)
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
3754AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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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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Proposition D is a ballot initiative scheduled for the city's April 1996 ballot. It is designed to update the City's charter and would make the library a city department. If passed, Proposition D would reduce some of the library board's power and make the city librarian responsible to the city manager.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 12, 1995
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 12, 1995
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Charter
Item ID
5501AN
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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