San Marino residents might have greater interest than usual in attending the year’s first City Council meeting, as representatives of California American Water will present the firm’s case for raising water rates. Continue reading “Water Provider Seeks Rate Hikes, Will Tell City Council Why”
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”
Among other business, the City Council is expected to rotate to Gretchen Shepherd Romey as the city’s mayor at its December meeting, giving the current vice mayor her first crack at the role. Continue reading “City Council Set to Name Shepherd Romey as New Mayor”
The City Council expects to consider a handful of code revisions at the start of 2020 in an attempt to streamline the development of businesses in San Marino. Continue reading “Effort to Stimulate Local Business Activity Gathers Momentum”
With comfortable mandates to back them up, Dr. Steven Huang and Steve Talt both identified their goals for the next five years as they serve their second and final terms on San Marino’s City Council. Continue reading “Newly Re-Elected Councilmen Focus on Unfinished Business”
The City Council has given a unanimous thumbs-up to the hiring of Paul Chung as San Marino’s finance director, giving the municipality’s money department a full-time boss for the first time in nearly a year. Continue reading “Finance Director OK’d by Council”
In its last regularly scheduled Friday morning meeting of the calendar year, the San Marino City Council will be asked to ratify a top administrator’s choice for full-time finance director after relying on an interim director all year. Continue reading “Council to Consider City Manager’s Pick for Finance Director”
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”
The City Council voted unanimously to take the next step with regards to two traffic project ideas that, if realized, would be funded by L.A. Metro and would be expected to improve motorist travel along Huntington Drive at select locations. Continue reading “Modifications to Huntington Drive Top City Council Agenda”
The City Council is expected on Friday to consider whether to take the next step on two traffic projects that, if approved, would be funded in their entirety by L.A. Metro. Continue reading “City Council to Consider Two Traffic Projects”