Claremont will host a public forum
with an administrative judge to discuss
Golden State Water Company’s
proposed water rate increases on
Tuesday, December 6. As the city prepares
to host the public hearing, Claremont residents
are gearing up for what they expect
to be a long and hard-fought battle against
bank-breaking water bills.
Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker is resigning from his post in the City of Trees. Mr. Parker will take over as Tustin's city manager after a unanimous vote Tuesday night. His last day is set for December 26, and he has recommended moving current Assistant City Manager Tony Ramos to the top position.
Council will discuss Mr. Parker's replacement this Saturday at a council workshop at city hall.
The city council workshop scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. City council will meet to discuss the finer points of what will become a future work plan for city staff.
Claremont Police are seeking help to find a man suspected of ATM robberies in Claremont, Diamond Bar, and Rancho Cucamonga last month. The Claremont robbery took place at the Chase Bank in the 400 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard. On Wednesday, October 19, around 1:30 a.m., a 22-year-old victim was using the ATM when a Hispanic male pulled out a handgun and demanded $500.
Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker will take over as City Manager for the city of Tustin after a unanimous council vote Tuesday night. Mr. Parker is expected to begin his new post in December.
We will provide updated information as it becomes available. Please look for a full story both online and in Saturday’s COURIER.
A proposed $1 million parking expansion to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and Thompson Creek Trail received less than rave reviews at Thursday nightÃ¢??s Community Services Commission meeting. The project is scheduled for final review by city council next month. Commissioners, wary of the price tag and size of the project, suggested the council return the project back to staff to reevaluate alternatives before moving forward with the 7-figure project. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Negotiations between the city of
Claremont and the Claremont Police
Officers Association (CPOA)
may be at a close, but the litigation is far
The police union has filed a writ of mandate requesting
information regarding compensation for the city’s executive
employees and city council members.
In addition to the lawsuit, Claremont Police made
amendments to an “Unfair Practice” charge filed against
the city in late September.
About 100 Claremont residents
gathered Monday night to set
goals for their fight against
Golden State Water Company’s latest
round of proposed water rate increases.
Hal Hargrave and Randy Scott are organizing “Claremonters
Against Outrageous Water Rates,” a group focused
on presenting a united front against steadily rising
Golden State Water Company and Three Valley Municipal
Water District have recently funded a new round
of the turf removal program. Claremont property owners
can now receive a rebate of $1.50 per square foot for turf
removed and replaced with lower water use plantings up
to a maximum award of $3000.
The National Council for Research on Women
(NCRW) held its Western Regional Conference, "Stalled
in the Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women's Leadership,"
at Claremont Graduate University last month to
strategize with NCRW member research, policy, and advocacy
centers about how to advance women's leadership
across sectors and increase the impact of their
With less than 19 percent voter
turnout, what can be done to increase
the number of Claremonters
submitting their ballots?
In elections nationwide, cities are turning out arguably
“wishy-washy” voter turnouts. Claremont,
though better than many other cities, is no exception.
City records state that only 25 percent exercised their
right to vote in March’s Claremont City Council election,
a decent number for a city election officials say,
but still lukewarm.
School board candidate Sam Mowbray, above, and board member Mary Caenepeel had plenty to celebrate during early polling results at a campaign party at Mr. Mowbray's Claremont home. The unofficial election race results featured Hilary LaConte leading the way with 3123 votes (43.13 percent) followed by Mr. Mowbray with 2630 votes (36.32 percent) and Joe Farrell earning 1488 votes (20.55 percent).
Claremont’s financial projections
have taken a positive shift. The
city originally estimated a possible
$2.3 million deficit by 2015-2016 if expenditures
and revenue remain the same.
However, new numbers presented by City
Manager Jeff Parker at Tuesday night’s
city council meeting revealed a new reduced
deficit of about $570,000.