Monterey Park Bars Integration

Issue 3 and Volume 108.

Monterey Park Bars Integration Monterey Park, Calif., City Council has given final passage to a new personnel law banning integration of the fire and police departments. The Council also approved a resolution which would restore the separate positions of Police and Fire Chief at the end of this year. John Cordell, retired Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief, at present holds both jobs as Director of Public Safety. The law, which will go into effect in 30 days, ended a move by the City Manager to explore the possibilities of combining firemen and policemen into a single department with common duties. Both fire and policemen in the small community east of Los Angeles had been opposed to the move.

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