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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

BIKE SAFETY EXPO

Temple City’s free, all-ages Bike Expo rolls into town on Oct. 19, bringing an afternoon of safety and skill-building to Temple City Park.

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and include an overview of the rules of the road and a guided obstacle course designed to teach and encourage safety. Bike inspections, helmet fit checks and lessons on how to change a tire will also be provided. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets and wear closed-toe shoes. Free bike safety lights will be offered to attendees while supplies last, and all are eligible to enter a giveaway for a free bicycle.

The Bike Expo will be hosted in partnership with East Side Riders Bike Club, an all-volunteer organization based in Watts and focused on improving local communities through biking and service activities.

It’ll be held in conjunction with the Temple City Annual Fall Festival and Car Show, which is set to bring food booths, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment by local dance teams and choruses to Temple City Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Iliana Flores at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4111.

CITY CLERK

The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple City Council Chambers.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL AGENDA>>

YOUTH COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT

The Youth Committee started off the year with visits to the field office of Senator Rubio and Assemblymember Chau. Committee members met with their field representatives and learned that many of the objectives supported by regional leaders are similar, if not in line, with those of the local communities. One of the committee’s objective this year will be to get to know their local leaders and explore what motivates them to volunteer for and contribute to their community.

At the Youth Committee’s first meeting on October 24 (i.e., 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers), the members will receive city updates and discuss upcoming events. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office, 626-285-2171.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY HUMAN SOCIETY 95TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Join the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society as they celebrate 95 years of service in the San Gabriel Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at the shelter! There will be a welcoming ceremony with a blessing of the animals, a Poker "Dog Pack" Walk REGISTER HERE crafts vendors/demos, games for the family and a DJ! There will also be Food trucks and "Star Cars" in attendance, as well as craft beer and wine tasting for those 21+! To attend, CLICK HERE!

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MONTHLY MEETING

Building activity in 2019 has slowed slightly from last year. The total value of the work being done under all permits for the year has fallen from $27 million to $25 million. The number of permits issued has fallen from 1,303 to 1,171. In August, the City issued permits for one new house and three accessory dwelling units. The number of customers served at the public counter is steady. The Planning staff took in plans for four new single-family houses, six new accessory dwelling units, and a 5-unit condominium. Community Preservation staff has completed its work surveying the City for houses with chipping and peeling paint and will turn its focus on dead trees and palm trees with an over accumulation of dead palm fronds. The full Community Development Department Update can be viewed HERE.

PARKS AND RECREATION

FALL RECREATION

Turn over a new leaf with our fall recreation programs. Registration is now open; classes begin the week of Sept. 23.

To view the latest recreation guide CLICK HERE>>

TREE TRIMMING

The City’s tree trimming contractor, West Coast Arborists, is currently trimming city-owned trees within Grid 3 (north of Lower Azusa Road; east of Baldwin Avenue; south of Live Oak Avenue; and west of Arden Drive).

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Stars Club and Teen Zone programs began the week of August 28. Three elementary school sites (Cleminson, Cloverly and La Rosa) will provide care from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Monday - Friday. The Teen Zone will also provide care from school dismissal time until 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and will provide transportation from local schools to the Live Oak Park Annex. Registration for these programs is now being taken at the Live Oak Park Community Center or online HERE

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

The Youth Volleyball league began on September 9, 2019. The season is off to a strong start with the co-ed teams practicing and playing weekly games at First Baptist Church gymnasium. Participants are learning the fundamentals of the game and building on their athletic skills and teamwork.

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