oaks historic district

Audwin Samuel's Samuel & Son Law Firm is at 2226 Hazel St., Beaumont.

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.

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Mayor Ames and Audwin Samuel

At a meeting of Beaumont’s Planning and Zoning commissioners held Monday, June 15, the group elected to deny a requested Specific Use Permit (SUP) to longtime Ward 3 city councilman Audwin Samuel, who has made arrangements to open a law office in the Oaks Historic District residential neighborhood with his so

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Audwin Samuel (inset) has an office in the Oaks Historic District.

Longtime Beaumont City Councilman Audwin Samuel, responsible for enacting and enforcing city codes and ordinances, was found this week to be skirting the policies he exacts upon the rest of the community, according to correspondence from the city’s Planning and Zoning Division. 

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If you drive on Calder to downtown, it’s easy to admire the newly paved sidewalks, the soft glow of the vintage-looking lampposts, and the overall nostalgic ambiance of Old Town. But have you seen the newer additions to the street? 

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