Voters in La Cañada Flintridge opted for the more experienced candidates, re-electing Dave Spence and Jonathan Curtis on Tuesday to retain their seats on the City Council. Spence will serve a seventh term and Curtis, the city’s current mayor, won a second. Continue reading “Voters Give Spence, Curtis Another City Council Term”
When La Cañada Flintridge voters head to the polls for a consolidated municipal and special election on Tuesday, March 7, they will have a say in matters with citywide and countywide consequences. Continue reading “LCF City Council Election on March 7”
I am honored to currently serve as mayor of La Cañada Flintridge after first being elected to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in 2013 and after having served on the City’s Planning Commission for five years. Continue reading “Guest Column: Jonathan Curtis”
On Saturday morning, workers collecting storm debris from residential neighborhoods in La Cañada Flintridge also picked up political yard signs from some front yards, city officials said. Continue reading “Storm Debris Collectors Took Political Signs From Yards”
The three candidates for two open La Cañada Flintridge City Council seats spent an evening together last week at a forum at Flintridge Prep seeking to distinguish themselves in the only debate ahead of the March 7 election.
Dave Spence, the most experienced member of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, is asking voters to allow him to dedicate four more years to the city on their behalf. Continue reading “Spence Ready to Lead on Growth, City Hall Changes”
Jonathan Curtis is in the process of reintroducing himself to the community.
La Cañada Flintridge’s sitting mayor is among three candidates running for two available seats on the City Council. He’ll face veteran incumbent Dave Spence and first-time candidate Keith Eich in the March 7 election. LCF City Council members serve four-year terms.
Following five years on the Planning Commission, Curtis ran for City Council for the first time in 2013. Back on the campaign trail, Curtis is hoping to motivate voters to head back to the polls again after last November’s election.
“Frankly, people are a little bit burnt out on the political side, so it was more effective to reach out after the beginning of the year,” Curtis said. “That’s a very short time frame for outreach.”
La Cañada Flintridge’s City Hall is moving to the Town Center, a “more strategic location,” Mayor Jonathan Curtis called it.
The city announced last week that it agreed to purchase the former Sport Chalet office building for $11.23 million. The purchase follows a recommendation by an ad hoc committee comprised of citizens, Realtors, city staff and consultants, as well as the completion of a 90-day due diligence that analyzed physical, legal, environmental and suitability factors.
LCF will pay La Cañada Properties Inc. a cash deposit into escrow of $5.65 million with the balance carried on a two-year, interest-free promissory note that will allow the city to consider various alternatives for paying off the balance without incurring additional costs or charges. Those alternatives will include options for the sale or lease of the current City Hall building at 1327 Foothill Blvd.
The city of La Cañada Flintridge signed off Wednesday on the acquisition of the old Sport Chalet office building at One Sport Chalet Drive for use as City Hall, Mayor Jonathan Curtis said.
A 90-day due diligence process evaluated the physical, legal, environmental and suitability factors. Now, the city will pay $11.2 million for the 24,000-square-foot office space and the Montessori school operating on the property, Curtis said.
“It promises to bring new efficiencies and services to the community,” Curtis said. “We’re very excited about that.”
City operations have outgrown the current City Hall space, where 48 city staffers work closely in a 7,160-square-foot building at 1327 Foothill Blvd. When City Manager Mark Alexander began working for LCF 28 years ago, there were only 10 city employees in the same facility, he said.
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Gregory Hisel, an assistant fire chief for L.A. County, played meteorologist at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
He cautioned La Cañada Flintridge residents to prepare for a series of storms, starting with the first phase, which is forecast to drop as much as 2 inches of rain on the Foothill area by today, Jan. 19. Two other coming storms could bring as much as 5 inches more with strong gusts of wind, he said.
“This is significant,” he said. “The ground is already partially saturated and more and more rain is building up and the ground is going to start getting oversaturated.” Continue reading “City Council Cautions LCF on Rain Alert”