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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />INVOCATION <br /> <br />PLEDGE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />MINUTES <br />(April <br />7, 1959) <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Walters) <br /> <br />, '" <br />1',:>' <br /> <br />:4596 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />APRIL 21, 1959 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia met in regular session in the <br />Council Chamber of the City Hall at 8:00 o'clock P.M., April 21, 1959. <br /> <br />The Invocation was offered by the Rev. J. Davis Barnard, Pastor of the <br />Arcadia Presbyterian Church. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Camphouse, Jacobi, Reibold, Phillips <br />None <br /> <br />The minutes of the Council meeting of April 7, 1959 were not presented <br />for approval. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips declared the hearing open on the application of <br />Dorothy M. Walters, 18825 Sierra Madre Avenue, Glendora, California, <br />for a business permit to allow solicitation of merchants for <br />advertising and to act as welcoming hostess to residents, and <br />inquired if anyone wished to speak in favor of the application. <br /> <br />Mrs. Dorothy M. Walters, the applicant, being present, addressed the <br />Council, giving a resume of her background and method of operation. <br />She stated in part that her business office is located at 4325 North <br />Maine Avenue, Baldwin Park; that she employs about 100 people in <br />approximately 48 cities in the surrounding area who solicit advertising <br />from local merchants and businesses and call upon new families and newly <br />married couples from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mondays through Fridays <br />and evenings by appointment; that her fee schedule is between 30 and <br />40 cents to the business per call, the differential being the amount <br />of service required by the merchant. <br /> <br />In answer to various questions she stated that she was aware that <br />Arcadia already has a hostess service sponsored by the Arcadia Chamber <br />of Commerce; that her material also advertised businesses outside <br />Arcadia City limits, being those licensed to come into the City to <br />render services to Arcadia citizens. <br /> <br />No one else desiring to speak in favor of the application Mayor <br />Phillips inquired if anyone desired to speak in opposition to the <br />application. <br /> <br />Mr. Ed Beaty addressed the Council, stating in part that he is the <br />Manager of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, which has a hostess <br />calling on new Arcadia residents; that this operation has been in <br />service since 1946 and represents local firms only so that sales tax <br />remains in the community, and does not call on any residents outside <br />the community; that this service is not dependent on the number of <br />calls made; is authorized by the City to operate and that the primary <br />concern of this operation is to acquaint the residents with their new <br />community. That between 56 to 58 business firms participate but that <br />the Chamber of Commerce lists the majority of the business firms <br />whether or not they belong to the hostess program; that the charge is <br />$17.50 per quarter to members of the hospitality program; that said <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />4- 21- 59 <br /> <br />\ <br />