first_img Myllie Taylor, a former commission member, said the council had no choice but to disband it. “There was myself and a couple of others,’ she said. “When I got sick, there was nobody.’ She hopes the new council attracts more residents. “You’ve got to give them credit for trying,’ Taylor said of the council. “It can work if you have people who want to take part.’ Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at [email protected] ” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tom Robinson, director of community service, said the city already has a list of people interested in serving. The list is expected to be reviewed by the City Council in November. The historical council will promote the preservation and awareness of La Mirada’s history, Robinson said. Formation of the new historical council comes as plans are being made to open and restore the George home on the historic Neff site, Councilwoman Susan Tripp said. For years, the house was occupied by a caretaker, so no public tours could be conducted, Tripp said. “This is a good time to rethink our programs,’ she said. By the time the council disbanded the Historical Heritage Commission last year, it had dwindled to just four members, some of whom were ill and were not participating in the group’s functions. LA MIRADA — If you rebuild it, they will come. So goes the City Council’s reasoning for replacing the disbanded Historical Heritage Commission with the new Historical Preservation Advisory Council. The commission was disbanded because of lack of interest nearly a year ago. Even so, city officials believe they can recruit enough residents to fill out and serve on the new advisory council. “We’ll have a broader base and maybe some fresher input,’ said Councilman Steve Jones, who believes the city will have no problem recruiting members for the advisory council. “The Historical Heritage Commission didn’t change for quite a while. Maybe this will give it a jump start.’ The new historical council will have nine members, one of whom will also serve on the Community Services Commission. last_img read more