Sunday, December 16, 2012

Council Swearing in Monday

Monday's city council meeting promises to be short, with the only agendized item the certification of the election and the swearing in of the elected/reelected councilmembers and mayor. There will also be a reception for the new council in the plaza outside the council chambers.

There will surely be thank you speeches for the outgoing members and welcome speeches for the new members.

Festivities start at 6:00 pm (earlier than the normal 6:45 council start times). The public is, as always, invited to attend. This will be a good opportunity to get to the know the council.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Old city council continuing to sit for one more meeting?

Update - the item failed on a 3-3 vote. Carrizosa, Rodriguez, and Rothman voted to deny the plan amendment, Soto, Lantz, and Escobar voted against the denial. 

So it appears from the agenda posting. Since the County has not yet certified the election (scheduled for December 4), that would mean that the existing city council, with the defeated members of District 1 and District 6, would continue to sit in office on December 3.

As Monica Rodriguez of the Daily Bulletin expects that the City Council will make a decision on the equipment dealer issue, rather than punting the item to the new council in two weeks, this item will be taken up near the end of Monday's meeting. These are items 16 and 17. While I do appreciate the resident who submitted my blog post for the record (see the second to last page on Item 16), it will be better if residents show up and make their opinions known at the public hearing, beginning some time after 6:45 p.m. tonight at Pomona City Hall. Certainly other cities are watching - if the Planning Commission decision gets overturned, you can bet other cities will be picking up the phone to King Equipment and encouraging them to reuse their closed auto dealerships, and other businesses will get calls for other cities soliciting them to move to communities which are friendlier to business than Pomona.