City Council Meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 8pm: Appeal of Imperial v. Castruita and Traffic Issues on Delta Ave

On 8pm Tuesday, April 25, the Rosemead City Council will meet in regular session.  Two issues of concern to us will be on the agenda.

1.  A motion to appeal the decision in Imperial v. Castruita will be made.  In light of the recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to grant an en banc rehearing of Padilla v. Lever, it is likely that Judge Klausner can be persuaded to lift his preliminary restraining order against our original recall election.  The city council will discuss that issue in closed session.  However, I would encourage people who support an appeal of Imperial v. Castruita to come to the City Council meeting early and address that issue during the public comment period, which is held at the *beginning* of each city council meeting.

2.  The city council will also be considering the city Traffic Commission's recommendation regarding truck traffic on Delta Ave.  This is one of the many issues in which Wal-Mart is flaunting the conditions of their construction permit.  Please come to the city council meeting, and let's hold Wal-Mart accountable to the rules they agreed to.  If we let them get away with anything during construction, it'll be all that much harder to keep them in line if their store ever opens.

The Rosemead City Council meets at city hall, 8838 E. Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA  91770, starting at 8pm.

[edited 4/24/2006]