Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Recall Led by Residents

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that the recall effort is headed by 30 volunteers. Recall proponents must gather 3,418 signatures for each member.

Read story here.

City Manager Placed on Administrative Leave

Lynwood, CA - The Lynwood City Council placed City Manager N. Enrique Martinez on a 30 day paid leave.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Taking Homes for Lynwood Promenade May be Illegal

Lynwood, CA - Los Angeles Times article indicates Lynwood was wrong to consider a redevelopment plan with a football stadium, and that it may be illegal to take private property for reasons of economic development .

Read story from the LATimes.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

City Manager to be Discussed in Closed Session

Lynwood, CA – During the council meeting held January 2, 2007, two people allegedly tied to Imperial Partners, inc asked for the City Manager’s resignation. On a move that many consider an attempt to disarm opponents of the Lynwood Promenade, the Lynwood City Council has placed the position of City Manager in the agenda for the next council meeting which will be held January 16, 2006. Historically, when the position of City Manager has been placed in closed session agenda, a new City Manager is appointed.

It is alleged that Byrd, Johnson, and Pedroza want to fire Martinez because of his inability to move [their] projects forward. Critics argue that a new City Manager, more attuned to the new majority will move the Lynwood Promenade, and other projects onward.

See agenda here.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Economic Difference of Imperial Partners Project Questioned

Lynwood, CA - Joel Kotkin, author and commetator on urban issues is
quoted in the Los Angeles Times as questioning the economic difference
of Imperial Partner's proposal because the sport is seasonal. Kotkin
also admonishes that the project is an "awful big big development for a
small town".

Read story in the Los Angeles Times.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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City's Response to Lynwood Promenade, LLC

Lynwood, CA - Click here to view City's response to Lynwood Promenade LLC.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Mailer Alleges Superintendent Resignation

Lynwood, CA - An underground mailer was sent to Lynwood residents alleging that the Superintendent has submitted his resignation. This mailer marks the beginning of 2007 campaign.