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<br />1 <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />WEST ARCADIA <br />REZONING <br />(Referendum) <br /> <br />llNDE::}{EJ) <br /> <br />J~)D7 <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />04907 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />MARCH 8, 1960 <br /> <br />Pursuant to the order of adjournment of the regular meeting of the City <br />Council of March 1, 1960, the City Council of the City of Arcadia met <br />in regular adjourned session in the Council Chamber of the City Hall at <br />7:30 P.M. March 8, 1960. <br /> <br />PRESENT : <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Camphouse, Jacobi, Phillips, Reibold <br />None <br /> <br />Mayor Reibold stated that in the election to be held in Arcadia on <br />April 12, 1960, there will be submitted a City Measure with regard to <br />Ordinance No. 1071 on which written arguments, not to exceed 300 words <br />in length, for or against said measure, must be filed with the City Clerk <br />not later than March 11, 1960 in order that such arguments may be sub- <br />mitted to the voters with their sample ballots for said election. He <br />thereupon called on the individual Councilmen to present their comments <br />in order that their ideas might be condensed and summarized in 300 words <br />for presentation to the City Clerk. <br /> <br />Councilman Camphouse stated in substance that Council has been presented <br />many times with requests for a master plan for the entire city; that in <br />this particular instance an attempt has been made to rezone an entire <br />area at one time, placing thereon certain restrictions and conditions <br />that could not apply if the rezoning were done lot by lot, and that this <br />in effect is master planning but on a smaller scale; that the reaction <br />encountered in this matter would be magnified should Council attempt <br />this same planning on a larger scale. <br /> <br />Councilman Balser stated in part that he strongly believes that Arcadia <br />is primarily a city of distinctive homes; that personally he has always <br />strongly opposed the encroachment of business development in a residential <br />area; that in this particular instance a different situation exists in <br />that the zoning included in Ordinance No. 1071 covers a declining <br />residential area adjacent to an established major shopping center. He <br />compared the proposed development to one in Pasadena on Foothill <br />Boulevard near Michillinda which had been strongly objected to by <br />Arcadians at public hearings on the theory that it would deteriorate <br />nearby residential property, but stated that time has proven this fear <br />unfounded in that the last few lots in the area have recently been <br />improved by houses costing approximately fifty to sixty thousand dollars. <br />That the proposed development in West Arcadia is similar in scope and <br />will prove to be an asset. That in his opinion traffic will not be <br />increased to any discernible degree as it will be channeled to 'the major <br />highways. <br /> <br />Councilman Phillips commented in part that he has not changed any of his <br />opinions regarding the proposed development; that he had voted in favor <br />of Ordinance No. 1071 and would do so again if necessary. <br /> <br />Councilman Camphouse suggested that a committee <br />embody the ideas and thoughts of the Council in <br />for presentation to the City Clerk. <br /> <br />be appointed in order to <br />not more than 300 words <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />3-8-60 <br /> <br />t/--ct07 <br />