City Guide

LAGUNA HILLS

Mayor: Joel T. Lautenschleger

Age: 50

Occupation: Vice president of convalescent hospital

First elected: March, 1991

Term expires: November, 1996

Key issues: Wants to see the successful annexation of north Laguna Hills. Would like to see the City Council strive to maintain the high quality of life in Laguna Hills. Wants the council to maintain low crime and traffic in the city.

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Mayor Pro Tem: Randal J. Bressette

Age: 41

Occupation: Certified financial planner

First elected: March, 1991

Term expires: November, 1998

Key issues: Wants the city to expand parks and recreation opportunities. Wants the city to remain fiscally conservative and to privatize many services. Would like to see a strong sense of community continue. Wants to maintain the safety and welfare of residents.

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Councilwoman: Melody Carruth

Age: 42

Occupation: Homemaker

First elected: March, 1991

Term expires: November, 1996

Key issues: Would like to see the city successfully annex north Laguna Hills. Wants to develop more athletic fields, recreation areas and a community park and/or community center. Focuses on taking a proactive approach to law enforcement issues. Wants the city to maintain a meaningful voice in planning the future use of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

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Councilwoman: Cindy Greengold

Age: 41

Occupation: Medical office administrator

First elected: November, 1994

Term expires: November, 1998

Key issues: Wants the city to continue refurbishing parks for community use and would like to see expanded recreational programs. Would like to keep the city's administration from growing too quickly by introducing and approving only those programs that residents want and can afford.

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Councilman: R. Craig Scott

Age: 42

Occupation: Lawyer

First elected: March, 1991

Term expires: November, 1998

Key issues: Would like the city to create new park and recreation facilities. Wants to increase athletic opportunities for the city's youth. Wants the city to continue providing a high level of police services. Would like to maintain a strong sense of community.

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Other Key Officials

City Manager: Bruce Channing

Age: 40

Length in office: Three years

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City Attorney: Lois E. Jeffrey

Age: 52

Length in office: Three years

Police services: Orange County Sheriff's Department

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How to Reach Them

Council meets: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 25201 Paseo de Alicia

Hours: City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Telephone: (714) 707-2600

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Fast Facts

Incorporated: December, 1991

Population: 22,938

Legislative Districts: 47th Congressional, 38th Senatorial, 73rd Assembly, 5th Supervisorial

Operating budget: $8.2 million

Number of employees: 14

Highest-paid employee: City manager, $115,000 annually

Council pay: Members each receive a $300 monthly stipend

RESEARCHED BY LYNN FRANEY

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