We have gone up against Fortune 500 companies; we have changed
legislation that would otherwise have just happened. We have taken
the lead on sensitive community matters with Town Hall meetings, and
try to just get things done.
We salute those in our community who are good neighbors with our
Neighbor of the Month award. We admire those who are beautifying our
valley with our monthly Beautification Award.
We are all on the council to make a difference; to be there when
our neighbor needs help; to keep our community informed of what's
coming down the pipe from the county, like more condos; to keep
Supervisor Antonovich's Pasadena office aware of what's brewing in
our little unincorporated area; and to speak up when we need Pickens
Canyon cleared or a "smart" crosswalk for our high school.
A few clarifications are in order for your readers. We are nine
elected members and three alternate elected members. In other words,
at our Nov. 2 election, in which three seats are open, the voter will
get one ballot, on which he can choose up to three candidates to fill
our three open seats. The top three vote-getters will have three-year
seats on the council, with the next three becoming our alternate
members for 2003. A voter will only get one ballot and can vote only
once, which will be verified by the County Roster of Voters list. It
is quite fair.
We need to point out that the concern about how voting will be
conducted at our Nov. 2 election was originally taken up at a special
meeting before our regular executive meeting, and was revoted at the
exact same time the following month, after our members had been
notified and had more time to understand the issue. It was brought to
the floor again by a member of the election committee who had opposed
it at the first meeting but had changed his mind.
The first meeting had three regular members and two alternates
oppose voting once for each open seat, with four regular members in
favor. The second meeting had only one alternate member oppose voting
once for each open seat, but six regular members in favor. Alternates