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Mayor Amundson opened the Public Hearing. No one appeared. <br /> A motion to close the public hearing was made by Council Member Chandler, <br /> seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Tay, and seeing no objection, Mayor Amundson declared the <br /> public hearing closed. <br /> It was moved by Council Member Chandler, seconded by Mayor Pro Tern Tay, <br /> and carried on roll call vote to introduce Ordinance No. 2351 (uncodified) amending uncodified <br /> Ordinance No. 2276 and reauthorizing that Ordinance as amended, including the fee paid to the <br /> City by the State video franchise holders for public, educational, and government access <br /> purposes. <br /> AYES: Chandler, Tay, Beck, and Amundson <br /> NOES: None <br /> ABSENT: Verlato <br /> PUBLIC COMMENTS <br /> Gail Marshal, an Arcadia resident, appeared and expressed her concerns about the use of Dial- <br /> A-Ride buses for Taste the Town events; she indicated that the use of these buses for private <br /> events is not permitted; and urged the City Council not to use the Dial-A-Ride buses for Taste <br /> the Town events. <br /> Jolly Wu, an Arcadia resident, appeared and also expressed her concerns over the use of Dial- <br /> A-Ride buses for Taste the Town events; and expressed her frustration over the amount of time <br /> it is taking to upgrade the City Council Restrooms. <br /> Liangyi Gu, an Arcadia resident, appeared and commented on the typographical error on the <br /> October 3, 2017, City Council minutes, which she indicated City Manager Lazzaretto has <br /> already addressed; and explained her reasons why she is opposed to historical preservation. <br /> REPORTS FROM MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND CITY CLERK (including reports from the <br /> City Council related to meetings attended at City expense[AB 1234]). <br /> Mayor Pro Tern Tay inquired whether the City is in violation of State and Federal laws with <br /> regard to the use of the Dial-A-Ride buses for Taste the Town events. <br /> In response to Mayor Pro Tern Tay's question, City Manager Lazzaretto responded that the City <br /> is not in violation with any State or Federal law; however if the City Council wanted to incur the <br /> cost to rent a private busing company, the cost of the program would increase significantly. <br /> Mayor Pro Tem Tay also announced that on November 9 Arcadia received the 2017 Eddy <br /> Award for Most Business Friendly City by the Los Angeles County Economic Development <br /> Corporation; that on November 12 he attended the commemoration of Dr. Wilson; and the <br /> Arcadia Historical Society's 65th anniversary; he stated that the public meetings regarding <br /> historical preservation have been well attended; that on November 18 he attended the Festival <br /> of Bands; that today he attended the Naomi Gardens Thanksgiving Party, and commented on <br /> the nice speech given by Mayor Amundson. <br /> 2 11-21-2017 <br />