BY RAYMOND MENDOZA
Walnut – The Walnut City Council met early at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 12 for a special meeting, citing a lack of quorum for a regular meeting that would normally be held at 7 p.m.
To start, the council members approved the minutes for the Oct. 8 study session and City Council meetings before launching into the first reading of a new ordinance, No. 14-05.
The Ordinance, which had its first reading approved, repealed Ordinance No. 08-04 for the City’s municipal code concerning residency restrictions for sex offenders.
The repeal of the ordinance was brought about to protect the City from lawsuits, with City Attorney Michael Montgomery saying the inclusion of the State’s laws alone were extensive enough to cover any problems that might arise in Walnut.
On the City’s consent calendar, the Council approved Resolution No. 14-56 allowing claims and demands in the amount of $1,085,225.13, a contract amendment for WRA Environmental Consultants to prepare a CEQA compliance document, and the cancellation of the City Council and Walnut Housing Authority meetings in observance of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Without any other successor agency calendar items, the meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m. with plans to hold the next Walnut City Council meeting on Wed., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., in the City Council chambers at 21201 La Puente Road.