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At this time, Mayor Verlato asked if a Council Member who voted against adding the basketball <br /> courts would like to make a motion to reconsider their vote taken at the August 20, 2019, City <br /> Council meeting. <br /> A motion as made by Council Member Beck, seconded by Council Member Amundson, and <br /> carried on a roll call vote to reconsider the prior action taken at the August 20, 2019, City Council <br /> meeting regarding the basketball courts within the Eisenhower Park Improvement Project. <br /> AYES: Beck, Amundson, and Verlato <br /> NOES: Tay and Chandler <br /> City Manager Lazzaretto explained options if the City Council were to include basketball courts at <br /> Eisenhower Park. <br /> Mayor Verlato opened this item to public comments, and announced that due to the number of <br /> speaker cards, speakers will be limited to 3 minutes per person. <br /> Christine Zito, an Arcadia resident and business owner, appeared and commented on Mayor Pro <br /> Tem Chandler's undesirable comments made at the last City Council meeting. <br /> Karen Suarez, a Monrovia resident, also appeared and expressed her concerns regarding the <br /> comments made by Mayor Pro Tem Chandler at the last City Council meeting, and asked that he <br /> resign. <br /> Patricia Araiza, an Arcadia resident, appeared and indicated that she gathered 115-119 <br /> signatures on a petition in support of keeping the basketball courts, which was already submitted <br /> to the City Council; she further indicated that she and her neighbors did not receive enough notice <br /> regarding the renovation of the park; she requested that the City Council hear them out, and urged <br /> them to reconsider their vote. <br /> Ron Ely, an Arcadia resident, appeared and also expressed his concerns regarding comments <br /> made by Mayor Pro Tem Chandler at the last City Council meeting; and urged the City Council to <br /> replace both basketball courts. <br /> Sara Malla Thakuri, an Arcadia resident and student, appeared and indicated that she loves <br /> basketball and wants to continue playing basketball at Eisenhower Park with her friends, and <br /> encouraged the City Council reconsider putting the basketball courts back at Eisenhower Park. <br /> Aryamaan Prasad, a 8th grade student at First Avenue Middle School and Boy Scout, appeared <br /> and indicated that basketball is a big part of his life, and feels the basketball courts should be put <br /> back into the renovations; he indicated that he disagrees with Mayor Pro Tem Chandler's <br /> comments made at the last meeting, and encouraged the City Council to make the right decision. <br /> Angela Iniguez, an Arcadia resident, appeared and indicated that she never received any notice <br /> of the park renovations. <br /> Sonia Martin, an Arcadia resident, appeared and read the remainder of Ms. Iniguez's comments <br /> regarding notifications, and commented on the design options of the basketball courts at <br /> Eisenhower Park that were made; and feels the basketball courts should remain at the park. Ms. <br /> Martin also indicated she was not notified that the park was being renovated or was going to be <br /> closed. <br /> 3 09-03-2019 <br />