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Tuesday morning report, July 22
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Five things to know this Tuesday morning:

1.) The City Council tonight will considering adding $78,000 to the city attorney’s budget due to ongoing legal conflicts with Sheila Pautsch and the Downey Firemen’s Association.

Pautsch and the fire union filed a lawsuit in February, challenging City Attorney Yvette Abich Garcia’s ballot label and impartial analysis as “false and misleading,” according to a staff report. A judge ruled in Downey’s favor, but Pautsch and the union appealed the decision. The matter is now pending in the California Court of Appeal, 2nd District.

Meanwhile, the city is attempting to have its legal fees reimbursed by Pautsch and the union. A hearing is set for Aug. 7.

2.) Downey’s Green Task Force is recommending the City Council ban the use of styrofoam at city facilities and city-sponsored events. The ban would only apply to city workers.

3.) Downey will participate in National Night Out for a second consecutive year on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Civic Center and features crime prevention workshops, children’s activities, food, information booths, and more.

4.) The Downey Newcomers Club is taking a trip to Old Town San Diego on Aug. 20 via Amtrak. Cost is $49.30 roundtrip for seniors, and $58 for non-seniors. The group will depart from the Amtrak station in Fullerton. To participate, call Nancy Anna at (562) 806-1782.

5.) The Downey Tennis Club (pictured above) celebrated its 48th anniversary Saturday with a barbecue and tennis social. The group meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park.



Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, WEB ONLY
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