“Black April” plans on council agenda

REFUGEES FLEE SAIGON as communist forces prevail in April 1975 (Flickr/Manmil photo).

Two items related to “Black April” observances and a proposed crackdown on illegal signs top the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster City Council. The public portion of the meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

The council will consider two applications for special event permits for ceremonies to commemorate the fall of the South Vietnamese government to communist forces in April 1975. One request is from the Vietnamese Community of Southern California for Friday, April 28, the other from The New Vietnamese Democracy for Saturday, April 29. Both permit requests are for the use of Sid Goldstein Freedom Park, 14180 All American Way.

Also, the council will take up a proposal by Councilman Tyler Diep to consider increasing the fine for placing unauthorized or portable signs on utility/poles in the city.


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