The council started at 7:30 tonight, after having a closed executive meeting following the resignation of Herbert Simmons. Chairman Gino Sund gave a brief report that they had investigated Simmons following numerous complaints, and kept the investigation confidential to protect Simmons and the council as a whole. The investigation diverted resources from their central mission, which is service to the community, and now is time to move forward. The matter is closed, no further information will be made public, and no further comment will be made.
Because of the resignation, there is an empty seat for census tract 4602, and the council is accepting applications. Any resident of tract 4602 who is a citizen and 18 year of age or older is eligible to fill the vacancy.
- Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow said that the station had collected two rooms of toys and food from the food drive, and that distribution to over 220 families will start Sat. They still need volunteers, and kids 12 or older who need community service hours are welcome -- call Lt. Shiela Sanchez at the station, 798-1131.
The station is also looking for volunteers, including those with administrative skills. For more information, call Community Relations Sgt. Dan Bartlett.
- Ben McGinty of the Gallery at the End of the World announced that the Altadena Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year are C. Jake and “Mr. T” Truman.