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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM MAY 15- MAY 29, 2020

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

LA COUNTY ISSUES NEW HEALTH ORDER

LA County officials yesterday announced a new safer-at-home public health order, replacing one that was set to expire tomorrow. The updated order has no end date but allows more businesses to reopen and clears the use of some recreational facilities, like tennis courts. Precautions like social distancing and the use of face coverings remain in effect. For more details:

NBC/Channel 4’s recent news coverage CLICK HERE

LA County’s updated health order CLICK HERE

COYOTE WEBINAR

On May 19, join our friends from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for an informational webinar about coyotes and what you can do to address coyote activity.

To register CLICK HERE

MAYOR'S MESSAGE

In his latest message, Mayor Tom Chavez provides answers on how the pandemic will affect City services and finances, whether the City has plans to provide monetary assistance to the community, and what all this means for our upcoming summer programming. To learn more CLICK HERE

CITY CLERK

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

At the May 19 City Council meeting, Council will consider the following items: proclaim Building Safety Month, approval of contract with San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for FY 2020-21, approval of cooperation agreement for the City of Temple City’s continued participation in the Los Angeles Urban County Community Development Block Grant Program, receive a third Quarter Financial Status Report and receive a public Hearing to levy citywide lighting and maintenance district assessment for fiscal year 2020-21 and receive an update on Primrose Park project.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE

ONLINE COUNCIL MEETINGS

A reminder that members of the public can participate in the teleconference Council meetings by following the instructions stated on the meeting agenda. Members of the public can listen to the meeting audio livestream by CLICKING HERE. Requests to speak during “Public Comment” will be accepted by email to cityclerk@templecity.us before and during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item. Efforts will be made to read written comments received before the end of the meeting. Comments that are not read into the record will be made part of the record. Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Youth Committee meetings will be postponed until further notice. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office, 626-285-2171.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

VIRTUAL BUILDING AND PLANNING COUNTER

With social distancing becoming a way of life and many customers looking to speak with a planner or building plan checker without having to leave the comfort of home, the building and planning staff are working on developing a virtual building and planning counter using Microsoft Teams. Customers will sign up for a 30-minute appointment to meet with staff. Microsoft Teams will allow staff and customers to share their screens so that they can review a set of plans or look at a code section. Staff eagerly hopes to roll out this new function by the end of May.

OVERGROWN LAWNS

With all the spring rain we have had coupled by some warm sunny days, we have seen an uptick in overgrown vegetation cases. Overgrown lawns are not just unsightly, but they provide cover and a habitat for rodents. Since the start of the year, the City has opened 126 cases. The City inspectors would like to take time to thank residents who keep their lawns trimmed and those residents who quickly trim their lawns after receiving a courtesy notice. If you see a particularly bad case of overgrown vegetation or any other code enforcement issues please do not hesitate to report it at RequestTracker or at (626) 285-5240.

Before and After photos provided by Code Enforcement Division.
Before and After photos provided by Code Enforcement Division.

PARKS AND RECREATION

VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER (VRC)

The Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to update and provide virtual programs and services through the VRC. In April Arbor Day was highlighted with a poster contest, Urban Forestry staff video, planting of a tree at Live Oak Park and technical urban forestry informational slideshow. National Volunteer Week was also held in April and City volunteers were recognized in a video along with highlighting three integral community volunteers; Jerry Jambazian, Lucy Liou and Miss Temple City. For more info CLICK HERE

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

The show will go on! Temple City’s Got Talent (TCGT) is evolving into a virtual program and we are seeking out the best and brightest talents in the community. Registration for TCGT begins on May 4 and runs through May 15. Videos of performances will be submitted online for review by City staff. Once reviewed and approved, contestants will be included in the TCGT show which airs on May 22. For detailed information and to view the application CLICK HERE

VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS

The Parks and Recreation Department has teamed with Microsoft to offer a series of enrichment workshops in May and June for FREE! Weekly, beginning in May, virtual workshops will be offered at no cost for both youth and adults. Topics will cover reading comprehension, game coding, virtual museum tours, business building, and professional development. To learn more about the workshops and to register CLICK HERE

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Bryan Cook
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