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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 21, 2020

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

COVID-19 BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Across the US, the current health crisis has altered how municipal governments need to view, develop, and deploy business continuity plans. While emergency preparedness efforts have primarily focused on natural disasters, the COVID-19 situation is requiring local governments to further rethink current priorities and essential functions.

Over the past month, the City’s management team has crafted a recommended business continuity plan for services and internal operations during the pandemic. Intended to be proactive yet fluid, the plan—with nearly 90 recommended actions—will be presented for Council review on August 18.

PROPOSED STATE LEGISLATION

The state’s 2020 Legislative Session convened on January 6 but has since been disrupted twice by the coronavirus outbreak. This has left roughly 700 bills awaiting votes, prompting lawmakers to focus on priority legislation like affordable housing, police reform and coronavirus-related measures.

With legislators working against an August 31 deadline to pass bills through both houses, staff has analyzed proposed legislation that could affect city policies and operations. This analysis will be presented for Council review on August 18. Among the considerations: new inclusionary housing requirements, additional density in single-family neighborhoods, and affordable housing projects on large pieces of land owned by churches and other non-profits.

FACE MASK PSA VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS

We asked. And you answered—creatively. In June, Temple City held its first Face Mask Public Service Announcement Contest. People were asked to submit short videos, 30 seconds or less, that encouraged mask-wearing to keep our family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of our #WeGotThisTC campaign, the winning videos are featured below.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated!

Category Age 6-12

First Place: Jamie Wu

Second Place: Smiraa Sriram

Third Place: Evan Pure

Category Age 13-17

First Place: Shreya Sriram

Second Place: Leana Wong

Category Age 18+

First Place: Susana Miramontes

Second Place: Andrew Wong

Third Place: Yan-hua Huang

Watch all the winning videos on our YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE

LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The exterior demolition of the library will begin next Monday, Aug. 10. Exterior demolition work was previously delayed due to underground wiring from utility companies. Subcontractors are currently working on interior electrical rough-in. The library renovation and expansion project was originally scheduled for Spring 2021 may be slightly delayed due to the removal of underground wiring.

CITY CLERK

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING

At the August 18, 2020 Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the following items: Receive a Legislative Update, and review the COVID-19 Continuity Plan.

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.

PARKS AND RECREATION

DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES

The Temple City Drive-In Movie Series continues next week on Friday, August 14 with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Live Oak Park is transforming into a drive-in experience with a 45 ft screen on the athletic fields. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $20 per vehicle. For more detailed information and how to register please CLICK HERE

VIRTUAL SUMMER DAY CAMP

There is only two more weeks left of the Virtual Summer Day Camp program. You can still sign-up and participate in the virtual camp that combines the best activities from our summer day and all-sports camps into one location...your living room! Children will experience a variety of daily engaging, creative, educational, and sports activities online. The Virtual Summer Camp will be led by Recreation staff Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with weekly sessions through August 21. Registration is $35 per week, which includes a "Rec Pack" of camp supply materials that will be made available with contact-less pickup. Registration and program information is available by CLICKING HERE

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Bryan Cook
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