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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br />SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES <br />TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 <br />CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Wuo called the Special Meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Council <br />Chamber Conference Room. <br />ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br />PRESENT: Council Member Beck, Chandler, Kovacic, Tay and Wuo <br />ABSENT: None <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS <br />Tim Burch, an Arcadia resident, appeared and spoke about oversized development in Arcadia, <br />especially in the Highlands area; and discussed how the Architectural Review Board process is <br />broken and requested the City's assistance. <br />April Verlato, a resident in the Highland Oaks area, appeared and spoke about the de novo <br />process and Berkeley case. <br />David Arvizu, representing Save the Arcadia Highlands, appeared and indicated that he is the <br />force behind the Save the Arcadia Highlands litigation; he indicated that a separate lawsuit is <br />being filed regarding the interpretation of Resolution No. 6770, which he feels is not being <br />interpreted correctly by the City Attorney's office; and read several emails from residents <br />regarding the process. <br />Richard Fricke of the Lower Rancho Architectural Review Board spoke about the process in his <br />Architectural Review Board. <br />Arthur Layne appeared and commented on the expansion of homes in Arcadia and traffic and <br />questioned Arcadia's intent. <br />At 5:50 p.m. the City Council went into Closed Session <br />CLOSED SESSION <br />a. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with legal counsel <br />regarding the matter of Save the Arcadia Highlands v. City of Arcadia, City Council of <br />the City of Arcadia, and Does 1 through 10; and Robert Tong, Bowden Development, <br />Inc., 29 East Orange Grove Avenue, LLC, and Does 11 through 25; Los Angeles <br />Superior Court (Central District — Stanley Mosk Courthouse); Court Case No. <br />BS 154327. <br />No reportable action was taken on the Closed Session item. <br />04 -07 -15 <br />