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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />20:8222 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 20, 1973 <br /> <br />low",,,,,,, <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia~ California, met in regular <br />session on Tuesday, ,February 20, 1973 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council <br />Chamber of the Arcadia City Hall. <br /> <br />Rev. Margaret Stevens, Santa Anita Church <br /> <br />Mayor Don W. Hage <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Butterworth, Helms, Scott, Rage <br />None <br /> <br />MINUTE <br />APPROVAL <br /> <br />On MOTION by Councilman Helms, seconded by Councilman Butterworth and <br />carried unanimously the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 6, <br />1973 were APPROVED. <br /> <br />HEARING <br />BUSINESS <br />DENIED <br /> <br />Application filed by Charles W. Anderson, General Manager of the <br />PERMIT Computer Consensus Company, for a Council Permit to conduct a <br />computerized racing center at 9 E. Huntington Drive. The City <br />Manager submitted a report which set forth that the type of business <br />proposed is legal within the City under Code'Sections 6220.56 and <br />6220.56.1, however, from the investigative report the business would <br />create some problems. He recommended denial on the basis that it <br />would be detrimental to the safety, morals and welfare of the city <br />and more specifically it is not appropriate under the type of zoning <br />1 t2t, for the subject area; that it would be better located on race track <br />:1~ ~~roperty; it would not be in keeping with the spirit of the General <br />~ . ~ Plan or those businesses projected for the area. He also noted that <br />{~~-~ the business has been cited for operating without a license" <br /> <br />\:J" r.uJ~ - . <br />AJ,~ Mayor Hage declared the hearing open and David Murko, President of <br />/'1'11;'-""" the Company, denied anything illegal had occurred; that he was present <br />when the citation was issued. He stated in part that samples of the <br />proposed printed matter had been given out, but that nothing had been <br />offered for sale. The entire operation was explored which indicated <br />an intention to handicap all races through a computer located in <br />another city. A portable terminal would be maintained in this city <br />to receive the information which would sell to the racing public for <br />$10 per day. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Andy Anderson of Riverside also explored the proposed business and <br />stated in part that samples of the print-out were given but that <br />money had not changed hands; that he explained to those who stopped <br />in to ask questions that they harl not been licensed as yet by the <br />city and only submitted material as samples. He felt the company <br />would not be harmful to the subject area, and is not to be compared <br />to a bookie type operation. That it is statistical and would not lend <br />itself to the tip-sheet operations conducted on track property. <br /> <br />Mr. Murko said the company is licensed in San Diego and that only about <br />50 sheets a day would be sold; that the business should be located as <br />close as possible to the race track so they can reach the racing fans. <br />. That he hopes to open a similar business in lnglewood. <br /> <br />2- 20-73 <br /> <br />- I - <br />