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”

Property Survey Shaping Up as History Lesson for Homeowners

Director Aldo Cervantes
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Planning and Building Director Aldo Cervantes guides more than a dozen residents at Monday’s Town Hall meeting on what the draft map of the city’s potential historic resources indicates.

When completed, the city’s historic resource survey will not designate any properties as historic landmarks — only the City Council, with the consent of the property owner, can do that — but it will help educate residents on the history of their homes and neighborhoods. Continue reading “Property Survey Shaping Up as History Lesson for Homeowners”

Council’s Traffic-Flow Priorities: at Problem Intersection, Near Schools

The City Council finally voted to retain — for now — its earmark from Metro to fund and coordinate a project to alter traffic flow where Atlantic Boulevard intersects with Huntington Drive and becomes Los Robles Avenue, hopefully devising the plan in a way that gives relief to residents along the San Marino portion of the roadway. Continue reading “Council’s Traffic-Flow Priorities: at Problem Intersection, Near Schools”