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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />I PLEDGE OF <br />. ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />HUGH REID <br />DRIVE <br /> <br />p'. ~ <br />~L <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />19:8136 a <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, 1972 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in adjourned <br />regular session on Thursday, August 24, 1972 at 8:00 p.m., in the <br />Council Chamber of the Arcadia City Hall. <br /> <br />Mayor Don Hage <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Butterworth, Helms, Scott, Hage <br />None <br /> <br />The City Clerk submitted the tabulation of the votes cast in the matter <br />of Hugo Reid Drive. <br /> <br />Close Hugo Reid Drive permanently at Baldwin Avenue <br />One way out at Baldwin Avenue and at Michillinda <br />Leave Hugo Reid open at all times <br /> <br />574 <br />103 <br />363 <br />1,040 <br /> <br />It was c~xplained that 1,690 card ballots were mailed from the office <br />of the City Manager and 1,040 voted cards returned to the City Clerk. <br /> <br />A communication from the Santa Anita Village Association was read <br />expressing appreciation to the Council for its time and consideration <br />in this matter and the hope that Hugo Reid Drive will be closed <br />permanently as a result of the vote. <br /> <br />Robert Cheney, 412 Cabrillo Road, referred to the 62 percent vote <br />turnout and the 574 votes in favor of permanently closing Hugo Reid <br />Drive. He submitted that in his opinion each issue should be judged <br />on its own merit and not what it might do to the City as a whole; that <br />the same problem could come up in another section of the City and Council <br />would then have to make a determination on that issue. <br /> <br />Robert Monroe, 408 Cabrillo Road, stated in part that from the results <br />the vast majority of the residents want the street closed and urged <br />Council to take this step. <br /> <br />James Hanrahan, 423 Oxford,Drive, spoke on behalf of the Rancho Santa <br />Anita Residents' Association, and favored the closure solution. <br /> <br />John R. Barnes, 22 Corto Road, supported the statements made heretofore <br />and urged the closing of the street. He felt. the attitude - if the street <br />were closed it could lead to additional petitions for closing of other <br />streets - was not realistic as in his opinion Hugo Reid Drive is distinct- <br />ive because of characteristics of the road with problems greater than any <br />other in the City. He enumerated some of the problems and felt action <br />should be taken in favor of the majority of votes for closure. He stressed <br />urgency as the Oak Tree Race Meet is drawing near. <br /> <br />William G. Furst, 527 Magellan Road, expressed concern for those residing <br />on Baldwin Avenue in their endeavors to make turns into their driveways <br />on the west side of Baldwin. He suggested postponing any decision until <br />after the traffic signals have been installed. <br /> <br />- 1- <br />