Laserfiche WebLink
<br /> INVOCATION <br />I PLEDGE <br />ROLL CALL <br /> MINUTES <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Wistaria <br />Cab Co.) <br />73)3 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />t!170 <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />MARCH 18, 1958 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia met in regular session in <br />the Council Chamber of the City Hall at 8:00 P.M., March 18, 1958. <br /> <br />The invocation was offered by Rev. Glenn T. Zachary, Pastor of the <br />South Arcadia Union Church. <br /> <br />Mayor Dennis led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Camphouse, Jacobi, Phillips, Reibold and Dennis <br />None <br /> <br />Councilman Camphouse moved that the minutes of the regular meeting <br />of February iij, i95ij, the regular adjourned meeting of February <br />21, 1958, and the regular meeting of March 4, 1958 be approved as <br />submitted in writing. Councilman Jacobi seconded the motion and it <br />was carried unanimously. <br /> <br />At the regular Council Meeting of March 4, 1958 the hearing on the <br />application of Dean R. Johnson and Laurence Gonzales, doing <br />business as Wistaria Cab Co., 14 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, <br />for permission .to conduct a taxi service of three automobiles in <br />the City of Arcadia, had been continued to this meeting in order <br />to enable the applicants to acquaint themselves with the City <br />Ordinance regarding taxicabs. <br /> <br />Mayor Dennis declared the hearing open on the above referred to <br />application and inquired if anyone in the audience, not having <br />been heard previously, desired to speak in opposition to or in <br />favor of the application. <br /> <br />Mr. John S. Rouse, operator of the Wilmington Cab Co. addressed the <br />Council, stating that he was speaking on behalf of Mr. Lemoyne <br />Bailey, owner of the Arcadia-Monrovia Valley Cab Company; that he <br />felt Mr. Bailey was entitled to the protective aspects of the taxi- <br />cab ordinance in that the "convenience and necessity" of the public <br />was adequately served by Mr. Bailey's cabs and, therefore, Mr. <br />Bailey was entitled to earn a fair return on his investment. He <br />added that when Mr. Bailey purchased the said cab company about <br />four years ago it had been in dire financial straits but that now <br />it was financially solvent, thereby keeping the local people who <br />had invested in the company from losing their money. He summed up <br />by stating that on behalf of Mr. Bailey he was opposed to the <br />issuance of any further permits to operate taxicabs in Arcadia. <br /> <br />Mr. Laurence Gonzales addressed the Council, stating that he was <br />one of the owners of the applicant Wistaria Cab Co. That the <br />primary purpose of the application to operate three cabs in the <br />City of Arcadia was to serve the area immediately adjacent to the <br />City of Sierra Madre. He added that his company was not interested <br />in the race track business; that they do not intend to maintain an <br />office in Arcadia; and that they operate on a zone rate basis but <br />would install taximeters if required to do so. <br /> <br />Councilman Jacobi moved that the hearing be closed. Councilman <br />Phillips seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. <br /> <br />A discussion then ensued and it was the <br />Manager that the application be denied. <br />Cab Company had been making pick-ups in <br />had applied for a permit only when they <br /> <br />reconnnendation of the City <br />He added that the Wistaria <br />Arcadia for some time and <br />had been apprehended. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />3-18-58 <br />