Hawthorne Happenings March 09, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

To Extend or Not to Extend?
These are the times when I’m happy to be City Clerk and not a Councilmember. A decision has to be made soon on how much longer my term will be. The Council must decide to extend our terms by one year or possibly shorten our terms by one year. The California Legislature passed a law requiring cities with low voter turnout to move their election to even numbered years and consolidate with the state elections. So, the city’s elections have been always on odd years and now they have to be held on even ones.  That means either cancelling this year’s election and holding it next November or holding two elections in two years.  Either way something has to give. It will cost the city approximately $80,000 to conduct an additional election in two consecutive years.  There has been some public displeasure with the Council giving themselves an extra 12 months to govern. Since I’m an elected official, whatever the council decides to do will affect my term.  I will serve whatever length of time they decide.  I have tried not to make this column political. I have shied away from jumping into the muddy waters of politics.  I believe God rules in two kingdoms, the earthly kingdom through government and the spiritual kingdom where grace, forgiveness and love are the rule for all believers.  Should we be concerned about how our world is governed, yes?  However, our spiritual wellbeing is of much more importance.  A new heaven and a new earth await those who come to repentance and God’s saving grace is manifested through the work of Jesus Christ.  I always pray for good, honest and fair leaders to lead us here on earth, but I put my trust in the only true God that can save me.  No gold, silver or cases of cold ones are as valuable as my faith.  So my dear friends, stop worrying about who our current national leader is, or whether our City Clerk is sober or not.  Trust God and turn off the political talk shows and life will be much better.  Then celebrate your worry free life!

Business Expo
The City of Hawthorne’s Business Expo 2017 is for you. It will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd from 3-7 p.m. at the Memorial Center.  If you are a business owner, starting a new business, customer or just want to check out what is happening in our City, here you can connect with area businesses, community members, and service providers. Events include two dynamic keynote speakers and a wide variety of exhibitions and seminars throughout the day. There will be food and beverage samples and plenty of chances to win prizes! For more information, please call (310) 676-1163. 

Lions Club to honor Citizen of the Year
The Hawthorne Lions Club will be honoring a very special person with its annual “Citizen of the Year” award to be presented on Wednesday, March 15th at the Moose Lodge at 132nd Street and Inglewood Avenue. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. 

Golf Tournament
The Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Foundation Gold Tournament is on Monday, April 10th at 12 noon at Coyote Hills Golf Club. For more information, please contact Mr. Dick Huhn at 310-643-9157.

Historical Society Meeting
The next open meeting of the Hawthorne Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the community room of the Hawthorne Library.  The public is encouraged to attend. 

State of the City Luncheon
The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual “State of the City” Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29th beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Call the chamber’s office for more details and ticket information.

Service Provider Fair
Councilmember Angie Reyes English and the City of Hawthorne presents the annual Service Provider Fair at Memorial Park this year on April 22nd.  There will be many vendors giving out great information.  Lunch and prizes are always a big hit with the attendees each year.

Volunteer Appreciation Day
The volunteers of Hawthorne will be honored once again with a special event hosted by the Hawthorne Presidents Council on Sunday, April 23rd at the Memorial Center. 

Contact email:  norbhuber@gmail.com