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<br />1 <br /> <br />-I <br /> <br />5095 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />AUGUST 24, 1960 <br /> <br />Pursuant to the order of adjournment of the regular adjourned meeting <br />of the City Council of August 18, 1960, the City Council of toe'City <br />of Arcadia met in regular adjourned session in the Council Chamber <br />of the City Hall at 7:30 P.M., August 24, 1960. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Butterworth, Reibold, Phillips, Camphouse <br />None <br /> <br />MASTER PLAN <br /> <br />Mayor Camp house stated that at this adjourned meeting the question of <br />whether or not to place on the November 8, 1960 General-Election <br />ballot the matter of the City employing consultants at a cost estimate~ <br />to be between $50,000.00 and $75,000.00 for the purpose of preparing <br />a Master Plan for the City would be diseussed. <br /> <br />Councilman Reibold then read in full the following prepared statement: <br /> <br />"MASTER PLAN <br /> <br />"At this point in time we find that there is a great deal of <br />discussion about, and interest being shown in, a so called Master <br />Plan for the City of Arcadia. <br /> <br />"What is a Master Plan? Over simplified, the adoption of a Master <br />Plan results in the regulation of land use so as to conform to the <br />will of the people who reside in the city involved. <br /> <br />"The creation of such a plan requires the detailed study of a number <br />~ of factors that are encompassed in the complex of community life. <br />~I\() \ Circulation of private and public transportation, present and future <br />: \ thoroughfares for those passing through, the location of the many <br />utility facilities; population density related with land use; <br />INDEXEDrecreation, parking, educational and public building requirements; <br />ways of meeting the city's financial needs and the citizen's buying <br />habits and desires; are all involved. <br /> <br />"In consideration of the costs involved, the question is, do we <br />really need a Master Plan or is it only something that would be <br />nice to have? <br /> <br />"I believe that these kinds of things bear on the answer: What <br />has our performance been to date, and are we adequately planning <br />for the future? Are the people who are making the decisions or <br />those who give advice, qualified and dedicated to their tasks? <br /> <br />"I submit that our City as it stands today is not the end result <br />of "helter skelter" planning. I submit that a pretty good job <br />has been done through the peace and the war. I believe the things <br />accomplished which will affect our city in the future are the <br />kinds of things that evidenced foreSight, courage and unity in <br />purpose. <br /> <br />"We did not have to spend seventy-five thousand dollars to have <br />someone tell us that the widening of Huntington, Duarte, Baldwin <br />and Santa Anita was necessary for better circulation. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />8-2l>-60 <br />