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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br /> SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES <br /> TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017 <br /> CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Amundson called the Special Meeting to order at 5:47 p.m. in the City <br /> Council Conference Room, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California. <br /> ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br /> PRESENT: Beck, Chandler, Verlato, Tay, and Amundson <br /> ABSENT: None <br /> PUBLIC COMMENTS <br /> Miriam Bachmeier, an Arcadia resident and representative of Arcadians Against Residential <br /> Towers, appeared and expressed the reasons why the Verizon cell tower is unnecessary; she <br /> stated that there is no significant gap; and suggested that Verizon consider an alternative site <br /> for the cell tower. <br /> Mimi Quan, an Arcadia resident and representative of Arcadians Against Residential Towers, <br /> appeared and expressed the reasons why she is opposed to the cell tower; she stated that <br /> Verizon should consider small cell towers; and urged the City Council to fund the lawsuit against <br /> the City, defend its residents, and encourage the Church to withdraw from their contract with <br /> Verizon. <br /> STUDY SESSION (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) <br /> a. Report, discussion and direction regarding the 2017 Recreation and Parks Master Plan. <br /> Recreation and Community Services Director Somogyi presented a PowerPoint presentation <br /> regarding the 2017 Recreation and Parks Master Plan; she stated that the Recreation and <br /> Parks Master Plan will be brought back before the City Council for consideration in a Study <br /> Session on July 18, and will be presented to the City Council at their August 1, City Council <br /> meeting. <br /> The Special Meeting recessed at 7:06 p.m., and will reconvene to Closed Session after the <br /> Regular Meeting. <br /> The City Council reconvened to Closed Session at 8:26 p.m. <br /> CLOSED SESSION <br /> a. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with legal counsel <br /> regarding the matter of Los Angeles SMSA Limited Partnership, a California <br /> limited partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless v. City of Arcadia (United States District <br /> Court, Central District, Case No.: 2:17-cv-03778 DSF JEMx). <br /> No reportable action was taken on the Closed Session item. <br /> Mayor Amundson adjourned the Special Meeting at 9:04 p.m. <br />