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Arcadia Council Takes Steps to Increase Public Safety
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Arcadia Council Takes Steps to Increase Public Safety

By Galen Patterson The Oct. 16 City Council meeting opened in the usual manner with an invocation, this time provided by Reverend Terry Keenan of the Santa Anita Church, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by City Clerk Gene Glasco. The city attorney spoke to the public about the contents of the previous closed…

FPPC Finds ‘No Evidence of Intent to Conceal Information’ by Arcadia Councilmember Beck
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FPPC Finds ‘No Evidence of Intent to Conceal Information’ by Arcadia Councilmember Beck

By Terry Miller The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has concluded its investigation of Arcadia Councilman Tom Beck for alleged campaign violations related to timely reporting of contributor information in Arcadia’s municipal election. In doing so, the FPPC found absolutely no evidence of intent to conceal information. The complaint, originally filed by an unknown citizen…

In Arcadia, Parking is Such Sweet Sorrow
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In Arcadia, Parking is Such Sweet Sorrow

Arcadia Council approves proposed Downtown Development zoning changes By Terry Miller In an atypical turn of events, Mayor Pro Tem April Verlato recused herself from discussion on a couple of items involving Downtown Development near the Gold Line but did manage to participate in public comment on the matter which involves significant changes to some…

Arcadia City Council Looks Forward to Unity
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Arcadia City Council Looks Forward to Unity

By Terry Miller While the recent contentious election and disturbing council meeting were fresh on the minds of many Arcadia residents and councilmembers, it appears that the issues that have divided the community may soon be ancient history. During a very relaxed and sparsely attended meeting Tuesday, a few members of the public spoke on…

Peter Amundson Elected Mayor, Sho Tay New Mayor Pro Tem
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Peter Amundson Elected Mayor, Sho Tay New Mayor Pro Tem

  Tom Beck thanked for his year of service. Photos and Video by Terry Miller By Daniel Garay Tuesday night marked the end of former Mayor Tom Beck’s one-year term. In the midst of ceremony and speeches, the City Council elected a new mayor. Outgoing Mayor Tom Beck nominated experienced Arcadian Peter Amundson to take…

Homeless Initiative Takes a Back Seat to Home Improvement Grants
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Homeless Initiative Takes a Back Seat to Home Improvement Grants

    Mayor Beck: ‘Our priorities are out of whack.’ By Malak Habbak Arcadia City Council approved Community Development Block Grant program funds for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year for home improvements and repairs to low and moderate-income residents. Initially, Mayor Tom Beck questioned the resolution’s allocation of funds detailed in the staff report,…

Chinese American Equalization Association Demands Electoral Changes
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Chinese American Equalization Association Demands Electoral Changes

  By Katta Hules Arcadia has been asked to change its electoral process. The HQH Chinese American Equalization Association (HQH CAEA) alleges the city is in violation of the California Voting Rights Act and should convert from at-large voting to a by-district system to allow more Asian American representation on the council. “My client is…

Arcadia’s Bond Rating Raised to Highest Possible AAA Rating
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Arcadia’s Bond Rating Raised to Highest Possible AAA Rating

  The City of Arcadia has secured the coveted AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) with the outlook for the City as “stable.” The rating increase from AA+ to the highest rating of AAA is a reflection of Arcadia’s strong economy, budgetary performance and flexibility, and liquidity, but namely strong management, and solid…