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Altadena Town Council Appoints Two New Members

Altadena chamber member Ed Meyers and PUSD Districting Task Force member Richard Moon were appointed to serve on the Town Council at Tuesday's meeting.

After Altadena Town Council elections last June, two of Altadena’s nine census tracts were left without a second member because no one stood for election in those tracts. 

The vacancies were remedied at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting with the appointment of life-long Altadenan Richard Moon to join Amy Cienfuegos in 4611 and Altadena Chamber of Commerce member Ed Meyers to represent 4601 with Gretchen Saeger.  Dwight Equitz also stood for the 4601 seat.

All three men gave statements, with Moon stressing his involvement with the community and support of the recent ballot issue to divide the Pasadena Unified School District into sub-districts. 

Equitz stated his desire to be part of the team in carrying out the recently published vision statement, and Meyers emphasized his success as a Chamber of Commerce member in working with governmental agencies and promoting Altadena business.

Tract 4601 is east of Lake and north of Mendocino, comprising most of northeast Altadena.  Gino Sund previously represented the tract on the Town Council.

Tract 4611 is bounded by Fair Oaks, Woodbury, Lake and Mariposa.  Allan Wasserman previously represented that tract.

michele Zack September 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM
The appointment of two new council members is news. Laura, please add their names and census tracks! As a resident of 4611, we were being represented only by Amy Cienfuegas since Alan Wasserman retired last month, so I do hope one of the new appointees is "ours". It is difficult to tell from the council's website which CTs are fully represented as it hasn't been updated since the summer election and still lists Dr. Sandy Thomas as chair.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM
The names are listed in the article Michele - Ed Meyers 4601 and Richard Moon, 4611.
Ericka September 19, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Who is responsible for the ATC website? It's been out-of-date for a long time. I'd ask my CT representatives, but they have never responded to single email I've sent them.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) September 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Ericka, I believe Greg Middleton and Brent Musson are the ones who update it. Believe it or not, it is in much better shape now than it was two years ago when I started at Patch.
M. Bowling September 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
As a resident of NE Altadena above Altadena drive, who do we contact if a street should be changed to a one way. The street is MT. Lowe Drive. Also the residents that live on MT. Lowe are responsible for watering the parkway. The city does a great job on the mowing. Yet we have another problem with people that do not own on our block letting their dogs run without leashes and not picking up the poop. I love living in NE Altadena one of the last hidden gems in LA County. Yet Altadena in general especially the Fairoaks area and NW Altadena does have some crime issues. How would I get involved to help clean up Altadena. Thanks
Hugo September 20, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Hi M. Bowling, 1. Find out who your census track representative is. http://altadenatowncouncil.org/ 2. Contact the Fifth District. http://altadenatowncouncil.org/atcLACOhelp.html I hope this helps
Melody Comfort September 24, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I live in census tract 4611, and am happy to have Richard Moon as our second representative on the ATC. I attended several PUSD Districting meetings, and came to respect Richard's input. I hope that he and Amy Cienfuegos find some way to connect with their "peeps". Town Council reps. should walk their respective tracts/neighborhoods to get to know the residents they represent. The people shouldn't have to go to them at a Town Council meeting. This advisory body of representatives should seek to have face-to-face contact. Heretofore silent residents may be the frail elderly, handicapped, lack transportation, or have no computer to access Council meeting details. I have had no contact with my reps. outside of an ATC meeting. As a former PTA president of the once largest PUSD elementary school, a former PUSD-trained Volunteer Coordinator, and a disaster preparedness organizer, I have seen the root effectiveness of personal contact. It would be interesting to hear from other residents of the various tracts about how well they feel that they are being represented and communicated with. I'd like to know what efforts their reps. are putting into contacting them with updated information [phone network, e-mail blasts, fliers, walk-up visits, etc.]. Anyone? :)

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