New Mayor’s Agenda Rooted in Traffic Safety, Preservation

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Mayor Gretchen Shepherd Romey discloses her agenda for the City Council for 2020, thanking the women who helped her gain public office.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Mayor Gretchen Shepherd Romey discloses her agenda for the City Council for 2020, thanking the women who helped her gain public office.

Gretchen Shepherd Romey last week gave the customary round of thanks to her family, friends and colleagues on the City Council for supporting her in her 2017 election to the panel and, now, her selection as its mayor by a unanimous vote at the last meeting of this year.
She extended a special gesture of gratitude to another group of supporters in San Marino, too.
“It’s particularly remarkable that I am here because of an all-female campaign committee, for which I am so very grateful,” the new mayor said last week, kicking off her agenda-setting speech. “Your support strengthens my convictions and spurs me to work harder for our community to make it a wonderful place.”
Shepherd Romey, an attorney before motherhood refocused her energy not only to her children but to local civic and nonprofit organizations as well, outlined a vision of enhancing what she regards as San Marino’s defining qualities for her first go-around as the city’s mayor. Continue reading “New Mayor’s Agenda Rooted in Traffic Safety, Preservation”

Council Decides It’s Time for a Payroll Audit

The City Council has agreed to retain a Los Angeles-area law firm to conduct a comprehensive payroll audit for the municipal government, apportioning up to $60,000 for the job.
Council members voted unanimously at their meeting on Oct. 9 to contract with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Officials characterized the audit as a long time coming for a city that has experienced significant turnover in payroll-related staff throughout the past few years. Continue reading “Council Decides It’s Time for a Payroll Audit”