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<br />I mv"",,, <br /> <br />PLEDGE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />PETITION RE <br />REFERENDUM <br />ON ORDINANCE <br />NO. 1071 <br /> <br />I i () 1 <br />f .J <br />-i <br /> <br />.INDEXED <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />04876 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 9, 1960 <br /> <br />Pursuant to the order of adjournment of the regular meeting of the City <br />Council of February 2, 1960, the City Council of the City of Arcadia <br />met in regular adjourned session in the Council Chamber of the City Hall <br />at 7:00 o'clock P.M., February 9, 1960. <br /> <br />The Invocation was offered by Mayor Reibold. <br /> <br />Mayor Reibold led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT : <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, camphouse, Jacobi, Phillips, Reibold <br />None <br /> <br />The City Clerk read in full her certification of the tabulation of the <br />number of signatures affixed to the petition filed in her office on <br />January 29, 1960, requesting that the matter contained in Ordinance <br />No. 1071 be placed before the electorate, said certification containing <br />in substance the information that, as required by law,. the Registrar of <br />Voters supplied to the City Clerk on said January 29, 1960 there were <br />20,726 registered voters in Arcadia, making the required number of valid <br />signatures necessary 2,073; that after all the petition signatures were <br />checked the total number of signatures affixed was 2702, the total number <br />of invalid signatures 234, making a total number of valid signatures <br />2,468. <br /> <br />The City Attorney then explained that the Council had two alternatives <br />to follow, to wit: to totally rescind Ordinance No. 1071, with respect to <br />which the petition is filed, or to place the same upon the ballot, which <br />can be done at the forthcoming General Municipal Election. That until <br />the matter is voted upon by the people the effectiveness of the ordinance <br />is suspended and would be permanently suspended if the referendum carries; <br />that if the referendum fails, then the ordinance goes into effect after <br />the canvass of the results of the ballot; that the referendum either <br />carries or fails on a simple majority of the voters voting on the <br />proposition. <br /> <br />Councilman camphouse commented that there had been other issues before <br />this Council upon which there were differences of opinion but that he <br />believed this is the first issue of major importance upon which both the <br />Planning Commission and the City Council unanimously agreed. He then <br />moved that said matter be placed on the ballot for the General Municipal <br />Election to be held April 12, 1960. Councilman Phillips seconded the <br />motion. <br /> <br />Mr. August J. Goebel, attorney for the West Arcadia Homeowner's <br />Association, requested permission to address the Council, and the follow- <br />ing is a transcript of Mr. Goebel's statements: <br /> <br />"For the record, I am August J. Goebel; I am an attorney. I represent <br />the West Arcadia Home OWners Association. I think I should also <br />emphasize that I represent no other group, no other faction or individual <br />who might be claiming to have an ulterior motive for gain. I ask leave <br />to speak to you on behalf of the members of this Association on this <br />matter, the referendum, at this time as well as pursuant to Section 411 <br />of Article 4 of your City Charter. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />2-9-60 <br />