Claremont COURIER/Friday, May 31, 2013
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City council votes for unknown
Dear Editor:When is a “resolution” not a resolution?Welcome to Claremont City Council’sTuesday night meeting!In reference to the Mayors Against Ille-gal Guns (MAIG) petition, CouncilmanLarry Schroeder stated: “It’s not a resolu-tion, although the agenda says it is a reso-lution.”City Manager Tony Ramos, in an effortto clarify exactly what the council votedon and passed, stated: “I think it was tosign on to the principles of the MayorsAgainst Illegal Guns.”So, I ask the question: Did the councilvote for something they could not clearlydefine?On a more serious matter, in all theyears I have lived in Claremont, I havenever heard of threatening a sitting mayorwith removal because he/she refused tosign a procedural “document.”While the City Attorney Sonia Carvahloissued a disclaimer—“I am sorry if this of-fends anyone”—she went on to informthat since the mayor serves at the pleasureof the council, the council could removehim, and have the mayor pro tem movedinto mayor position for the sole purpose of signing onto the Mayors Against IllegalGuns.In an eloquent dissertation, Mayor Opa-nyi Nasiali stated why he was not in favorof signing on, thereby committing Clare-mont to the MAIG organization. Mr.Nasiali should be commended for his in-sight and fairness—he urged everyone inthe audience to take their cause to theproper jurisdiction—the city of Claremontwas not the proper jurisdiction. He shouldbe complimented, not threatened.
5 Second Film Festival
Dear Editor:On behalf of the Claremont Commu-nity College, I wish to thank you and yourreaders for your support of the fifth an-nual Claremont 5 Second Film Festival.The May 23 show included the work of filmmakers from nearby and from aroundthe world. We were happy to once againprovide a remarkable experience for anaudience of community members, film-makers, actors and visitors from through-out southern California.We are proud to provide ongoing artis-tic, social and charitable programsthroughout the year.This would not be possible without thesupport and encouragement of the Clare-mont community.
Claremont Community College
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Monday, June 3
Sustainability CommitteeCitrus Room, City Hall, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4
Wednesday, June 5
Community & Human ServicesCommissionCouncil Chamber, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 6
CUSD Board of EducationKirkendall Center, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11
City CouncilCouncil Chamber, 6:30 p.m.
Jacaranda June—the city changes her robes; pink to purple-blue.
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