Lack of contenders prompts Alhambra to cancel municipal elections (previously in the Alhambra Source)
"With no contenders running against three council members up for re-election, city officials have for the first time ever canceled a municipal election, saving about $200,000," the SGV Tribune reports (previously reported in the Alhambra Source). "No challengers filed papers to run
Is the reason no challengers chose to run against three incumbent Alhambra City Council Members up for reelection because government is doing such a good job? Is it apathy? The economy?
"The California High Speed Rail Authority, which hopes to soon build a connection between Los Angeles to San Diego, is hoping to gain support in the City of Alhambra, by increased interaction with the community," Winston Chua of the San Marino Tribune reports.
"Over the objections of some transit riders, L.A. County officials on Thursday eliminated almost 4% of the county's bus system by canceling or reducing service on 18 routes from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay," the LA Times reports.
The High-Speed Rail Authority will not decide on a route through the Alhambra area until 2011. In the meantime, renderings of the proposed local paths, from the blog www.alhambra123.org.
Attorney General Brown has vowed to look into city manager salaries of more than $300,000. Sixteen managers make that much in California -- but not in Alhambra.
A free prescription discount card which could save residents up to 20% on prescription drugs has been made available to Alhambra residents. Alhambra mayor Stephen Sham said that the card is extremely easy to acquire and there is no restriction as to the resident's age, address or income. About
A beer and wine permit is denied to a cafe off Main Street, and it sparks a fierce debate about whether there is too much drinking downtown
A meeting with a representative will be held tonight, and a regional meeting will be held October 6