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”
The City Council plans to resume closed-session labor negotiations with the municipality’s unions at a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The meeting comes after a closed special meeting on Friday, Sept. 13. Negotiations have taken place throughout a half-dozen similarly closed sessions since the spring. Continue reading “City, Public Employee Unions Keep Striving for Contract”
Having received praise and constructive criticism at a Public Safety Commission this week, city Parks and Public Works Director Michael Throne plans to return to the panel next month with more extensively refined outlines of what the city might be able to do with Metro funds to improve traffic flow in key areas. Continue reading “Public Works Chief Adds Clarity to Traffic Flow Proposals”
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”
San Marino experienced a 5.3% increase in reported Part 1 (violent and property) crimes in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, while also having a nearly 10% increase in arrests year-over-year. Continue reading “Burglaries Mar Q2 Crime Stats, but Arrests Up”
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”
San Marino’s ongoing historic resources survey — the city’s first — is expected to be presented in final form to the City Council in October, after which the report is slated to become the newest tool for the Planning and Building Department and local residents. Continue reading “Survey Will Provide a History Lesson About Local Structures”