Tag: Arcadia City Council

Arcadia Grows Plans to Make Transit Stops More Accessible
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Arcadia Grows Plans to Make Transit Stops More Accessible

By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s City Council voted in favor of expanding plans to make public transit stops more disability friendly. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting, councilmembers decided to use available funds for larger scoped improvements. According to the staff report, in 2017 the City Council approved the use of $50,000…

Lee Shimmin Honored by Arcadia Rotary Club, City Council
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Lee Shimmin Honored by Arcadia Rotary Club, City Council

By Terry Miller The community motto for the City of Arcadia is “Community of Homes” but it really should be “Community of Volunteers.” Ask anyone in town and you’ll probably find them offering time for something, someone, and somewhere. Volunteerism is a quality Arcadia residents take very seriously. Hundreds of volunteers spend thousands of hours…

How Measure A is Expected to Affect Arcadia
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How Measure A is Expected to Affect Arcadia

By Galen Patterson The three-quarter cent sales tax hike that may just be what Arcadia needs During a City Council meeting, the council voted to put a measure on this year’s ballot that would raise sales tax in Arcadia by three-quarters of a percent. Known as Measure A, the tax increase is expected to help…

Arcadia Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Cannabis Delivery
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Arcadia Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Stop Cannabis Delivery

The City of Arcadia has joined 24 local agencies in a lawsuit against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) after a recent decision that allows commercial delivery of cannabis in California, including in cities that have regulated or banned commercial marijuana. The lawsuit, filed by attorneys at Churchwell White LLP, seeks to invalidate recent…

Unanimous Arcadia City Council Acts to Place Local Funding Measure on the Ballot
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Unanimous Arcadia City Council Acts to Place Local Funding Measure on the Ballot

Measure aims to maintain public safety and other city services The Arcadia City Council unanimously placed the Arcadia Public Safety, City Services and Accountability Measure on the June 2019 ballot to maintain public safety and other local services. “City staff and the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee have indicated we have a multi-million dollar structural deficit,”…

Tale of Two Cities: Arcadia and Bygone Arcadia
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Tale of Two Cities: Arcadia and Bygone Arcadia

Noted historians slighted by longtime councilman’s remarks By Terry Miller In many ways, one could describe the people of Arcadia by paraphrasing Charles Dickens. It was the best of times it was the worst of times, wisdom and foolishness, when discussing historic preservation last Tuesday at the council meeting. During last week’s epic Arcadia City…

Why is Historic Preservation Important to Arcadia?
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Why is Historic Preservation Important to Arcadia?

By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s most recent City Council meeting saw the consideration of the city’s most recent historic preservation ordinance proposal. Although the ordinance did not pass, it was not entirely dismissed. Several members of the council agreed that the city should adopt some sort of policy on historic preservation, but the concerns of the…

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