Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 13, 2017

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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017





Supervisors unanimously approved a motion 
by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Shelia 
Kuehl to support Assembly Bill 279 (D-Holden) 
which seeks to remedy a critical funding issue 
for the developmentally disabled local service 
providers that are at great risk of closing down. 
AB 279 will extend necessary authority to the 
Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 
and regional centers to adjust the rates of 
service providers to comply with legally binding 
local mandates enacted in the jurisdiction in 
which they employ workers to meet service 
needs under the Lanterman Developmental 
Disabilities Act. 

 “The 1969 Lanterman Developmental 
Disabilities Services Act proclaimed that people 
with developmental disabilities and their families 
have a right to get the services and supports they 
need to live like people without disabilities,” 
said Supervisor Barger. “Unfortunately, state 
funding reductions over the past 20 years 
coupled with increased costs have significantly 
eroded developmental services and the quality 
and access to care provided. The state must help 
address the wage gap and ensure that vital services 
can continue for many of our most vulnerable 

 When California raised the minimum wage, it 
recognized a responsibility to provide a mechanism 
and funding to adjust rates that are impacted. AB 
279 extends that recognition to local ordinances 
raising minimum wage at a different pace than 
the state. There are currently 80,000 residents in 
Los Angeles County living with developmental 
disabilities, who along with their families and 
loved ones, rely on community-based programs 
to provide vital services and support. Service 
providers across the county have expressed their 
ardent support for this issue.

 Without an increase to reimbursement rates to 
meet local mandates, many service providers will 
have to shut their doors, leading to a shortage of 
services available to people with disabilities. 

By Dean Lee

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Climatologist 
Bill Patzert bluntly told a group of Sierra Madre 
residents Tuesday that the city would most likely 
continue with water restrictions in the years to 
come —if not forever. “From here on out, it all 
conservation,” he said. 

 Patzert said that drought busting is not all just 
rainfall and snow and partly blamed the city’s water 
troubles on trees and the city of Arcadia.

 “There are way too many trees in Sierra Madre 
and they are all dying because there are so many,” 
he said. “And then the biggest reason [for low 
groundwater levels] is that we share our water 
basin with Arcadia and Arcadia over pumped their 
portion. Arcadia stole all our water.” 

 He said Sierra Madre is unique and that the 
groundwater levels have severely dropped, over the 
last few years, throughout the entire San Gabriel 

 “It was so dry that whatever rain we got bypassed 
the groundwater basins in the National Forests,” 
he said. “And so, as I understand it we are under 
water restrictions this year, and the next year, and 
the next...”

 Patzert said the city would also likely continue 
to buy water from Metropolitan Water District 
(MWD) forever.

 “The real drought buster is sustainable water use, 
smarter water management by the water managers 
of the great water basins and the MWD from the 
Colorado River.

 He said everyone needs to plan for future 

 Patzert mentioned the “Godzilla El Niño” 
although said the 2014–16 event, of unusually warm 
waters in the Pacific Ocean, did not deliver rain 
locally, it caused significant damage throughout the 
world including, Africa, South America and Asia.

 “For us, it didn’t deliver,” he said. “And that will 
follow me to my grave. On my gravestone they’ll 
put ‘Godzilla El Niño.’” 

 Patzert was the guest speaker at the Sierra Madre 
Kiwanis Club regular meeting.


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Mr. Bernard Lawrence Gaus, of 
Sierra Madre, Ca., passed away on 
Monday, May 8, 2017 at the age of 
73. Bernard was born to parents 
Herman and Gertrude Gaus on June 
ll, 1943 in Buffalo, NY. He grew up 
with brothers Herman, Bob, and 
Jerry. In 1968 he graduated from 
Buffalo University with a BS in Civil 
Engineering and moved his family 
to Los Angeles. He worked for the 
City of LA, Bureau of Engineering 
for 14 years. In 1982, he joined 
J. M. Montgomery Consulting 
Engineers in Pasadena. He headed 
the instrumentation Group at the 
Hyperion Wastewater Treatment 
Plant. He retired as a Vice President 
with the company in 2000 and began 
his own consulting firm.

 Bernard married Cynthia in 1979. 
The couple inherited 2 children from 
previous marriages. They enjoyed 
42 years together traveling the US 
and Europe.

 He is survived by his wife Cynthia, 
his son Hans (Edlyn), daughter 
Monica Johnson (Jason) and 
grandchildren Nicolas, Jake, Jordan 
and Allison; neice Jill Hernandez 
and brothers Bob (Paula) and Jerry 

 A Rosary will take place at Cabot 
& Sons in Pasadena on May 18 at 
7:00pm. The service will take place 
at St. Rita Catholic Church, Sierra 
Madre on May 19 at 11:00am.

 Family and Friends are invited to 
attend. In lieu of flowers donations 
may be made in Memoriam for 
Bernard Gaus through the JDRF Los 
Angeles Chapter.

City of Sierra Madre


From: The City of Sierra Madre

Subject: Environmental Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for 
City of Sierra Madre Solar Project

Applicant: City of Sierra Madre

Project Location: Properties in the City of Sierra Madre, County of Los Angeles, State of California

The City of Sierra Madre gives notice pursuant to State of California law, that the City Council will conduct a public hearing 
to consider an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the City of Sierra Madre Solar Project installation. The 
project consists of constructing approximately 11 photovoltaic (PV) arrays at 621 East Sierra Madre Boulevard and one PV 
array at 232 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in the City of Sierra Madre, California. The PV system would be installed on 
elevated structures at all of the proposed sites. The total footprint of the PV system would be approximately 50,300 square 
feet and is broken down by each site as follows: 

. City Hall: One array covering approximately 5,400 square feet.
. Aquatics Center (west side along access road): Three arrays covering approximately 6,600 square feet.
. Water Settling Basins and City Yard Facility: Eight arrays covering approximately 38,300 square feet.

The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at which time the Commission 
forwarded a recommendation to the City Council to approve the environmental document and project.


The City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the in the City Council Chambers at 
Sierra Madre City Hall located at 232 West Sierra Madre Blvd. 

All interested persons may attend this meeting and the City Council will hear them with respect thereto. Anyone interested 
in this matter is invited to comment on the document by written response during the public review period or by personal 
appearance at the public hearings. 

For further information on this subject, please contact the Public Works Department at 355-7135.

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