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Council Sets Another Record: Meets in The Dark

The audience and City Council experienced technical difficulties with the lighting, but the meeting went on.

Tuesday’s City Council meeting had a bit of a somber feel. The chambers were lit only by emergency lighting, which Deputy City Manager Pam Lawrence profusely apologized for, as it was working on being resolved.

Ironically, the somber background lent itself to the rest of the meeting as well, as it was possibly Mayor Paul Glaab was absent, and out of the eight items for consent on the calendar, not a single one was pulled.

Despite this, the room lit up when a presentation was made on behalf of Lt. Colonel Kevin Norton, the outgoing commanding officer of the

“We take great pride in the relationship that we have with our two adopted units, First Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment and the ” Council Member Robert Ming said, as he introduced Norton.

He went on to say that the battalion just returned from a “tremendous deployment,” and “we are very proud of the work that they’ve done.”

Ming presented a resolution to Norton, while Council Member Linda Lindholm presented him with a city plaque, each commending his service from May 19, 2011 to Sept. 6, Norton humbly accepted it on behalf of his entire regiment.

“We feel special, the First Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment as being adopted by Laguna Niguel …There’s been so much you folks have contributed to our battalion that I’m not even sure you all even realize ...,” Norton said.

Lindholm echoed the sentiment, stating: “You protect, you serve, you sacrifice, and we’re very, very grateful for that.”

Members of the were on hand to support Norton as well.

In Other News:

  • recently opened.
  • Tickets are now available for purchase online, for Oct. 13 Oorah Anchors Away HoeDown barbecue and line dancing, supporting Laguna Niguel’s adopted marines and sailors at lnmilitarysupport.org.
  • Laguna Niguel’s city web site is in the process of having its demographics updated.
  • Lindholm took a 4-and-a-half hour course, and became certified in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator). She thanked Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church for hosting HOAG Hospital for the free course.
  • The Sept. 11 memorial event will be held Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at the . Mayor Glaab will open the ceremony, which will be followed by a patriotic concert and candlelit lighting.

The meeting adjourned in memory of Pamela Ann Glaab and longtime resident, Chris G. Alexander.

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the  at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.

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