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Another recall petition rejected

WESTMINSTER CITY HALL (Orange County Tribune photo).

For the second time in less than a week, a proposed recall petition aimed at a member of the Westminster City Council has been rejected.

According to a letter to Thinh T. Nguyen, one of the organizers of an attempt to recall Councilmember Kimberly Ho, the petition is flawed and can’t be “approved as submitted.”

In the letter, City Clerk Christine Cordon wrote “the line that states ‘The grounds for recall are as follows’ must be moved to conform with the original notice of intention.”

That letter was written on Thursday. On Monday, the city clerk’s office rejected recall paperwork aimed at Councilmember Carlos Manzo on the grounds of ‘”insufficiency of service.”

Shopping center expansion continued

The Garden Grove Planning Commission on Thursday continued consideration of a site plan and other permissions to make changes at a shopping center at Brookhurst Street and Westminster Avenue to the meeting of Oct. 14.

The applicant is proposing to tear down the existing Firestone auto repair shop in the development at the northwest corner of the intersection and replace it with a 5,600-square foot drive-through tenant building. Also planned are construction of two new 4,000-square foot pad buildings and a new 4,000-square foot multitenant building attached to the Target department store.

Also Thursday, the commission approved a one-year extension of a site plan and conditional use permit to build a 24-hour convenience store and fueling station at the northwest corner of Chapman Avenue and Dale Street.

Local heroes sought for recognition

The City of Garden Grove is seeking information on individuals, businesses, and organizations that answered the needs of the community through selfless acts of service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is asking the public for help with identifying these local heroes through a multi-language online nomination form available at

Nominees must live, work, be located, or attend school in Garden Grove, with the heroic act taking place in Garden Grove or having a positive impact on the Garden Grove community.

The local heroes will receive a special recognition from Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones and the Garden Grove City Council, and their heroic acts will be showcased on the City’s website and social platforms.

The recognition is part of the city’s Garden Grove Strong campaign that aims to acknowledge and commend the community for displaying compassion and strength during the coronavirus crisis. mTo view Garden Grove Strong local stories, visit

For more information, contact the Office of Community Relations at or call (714) 741-5280.






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