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Alejo nominated for coastal panel

Alejo nominated for coastal panel

Saturday May 02, 2009

The Watsonville City Council nominated Mayor Pro Tempore Luis Alejo for the California Coastal Commission this week.

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City Council votes for tougher rules on graffiti

City Council votes for tougher rules on graffiti

Property owners will have to clean up mess

Thursday April 30, 2009

The council voted 6-1 in favor of altering Watsonville Municipal Code Section 5-41, implementing tougher laws regarding graffiti and holding business owners and residents responsible for promptly removing graffiti. The reward for information leading to the arrest of graffiti vandals was also increased to $500, and the city is asking that the crimes be punished to the fullest extent possible under state law.
 
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But City Councilmembers Luis Alejo and Manuel Bersámin, who helped create the proposed changes, wanted offenders to be held accountable. "These strategies are already working," Alejo said. "This isn't solely about being punitive, but for (offenders) to learn from their mistakes." 

 

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Monterey County Superior Court attorney receives state award of merit

Monterey County Superior Court attorney receives state award of merit

Wednesday April 08, 2009

The Legal Aid Association of California and the Access to Justice Commission announced this week that Monterey County Superior Court attorney and Watsonville Mayor Pro Tem Luis Alejo has won its 2009 Award of Merit.

Alejo was recognized "for his exemplary work in improving access to justice as a member of the California Court system at the Monterey County Superior Court Self-Help Center." 

Since 2007, Alejo has worked as staff attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court, providing free legal assistance to thousands of persons who cannot afford legal representation at the Monterey Courthouse in cases of family, civil and small claims cases.

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