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.