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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM APRIL 12 - APRIL 26, 2019

ABOUT THE COVER PHOTO: Spring time in TC: Clear skies and vibrant colors all around. [Photo credit: Iliana Flores]

NEWSY ITEMS

EatTC SERIES WINS CAPIO AWARD

SHORT TERM RENTALS PROHIBITED IN TEMPLE CITY

EASTER EGG HUNT & PANCAKE BREAKFAST

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

EatTC SERIES WINS CAPIO AWARD

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CITY CLERK

At their upcoming April 16 meeting, Council will recognize the Little Free Library Donation, cosponsorship of the Moon Festival, appointment of the new City Attorney and receive a Farmer's Market update View the agenda >

YOUTH COMMITTEE UPDATE

On April 19, 3:30 p.m., the Youth Committee will be hosting a pop up discussion regarding election and the importance of voting. The discussion is tentatively planned to be held in the Temple City High School library.

Also in April, recruitment begins for six prospective Youth Committee members. Students grade 9-12 are invited to apply for a seat on the committee. Deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. on May 31. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory meeting on May 28, 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SHORT TERM RENTALS PROHIBITED IN TEMPLE CITY

It has become popular to rent out a house or a bedroom to travelers through websites such as AirBNB.com or VRBO.com. Temple City does not allow these types of short-term rentals. The Temple City Municipal Code does allow renting of a whole house or up to two bedrooms in a house (9-1M-10). However, the rental period must be 30 days or more. Any rental less than 30 days is considered a hotel, motel, or boarding house which is not an allowed use in the R-1 single-family zone.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTHLY UPDATE

Our monthly report for March shows that for the first quarter of 2019, staff issued 397 building permits. This is down five percent from the first quarter of 2018. The total value of the work being done under those permits totaled $9.2 million dollars. This was up from $7 million in the first quarter of 2018.

In March, the City issued permits for four new houses and two accessory dwelling units. Planners received applications for six new accessory dwelling units and two, two-story additions. The Community Preservation staff opened 188 cases, most of which were related to overgrown weeds. View Monthly Update>

PARKS AND RECREATION

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

The third annual Temple City’s Got Talent showcase was held on April 6 at Live Oak Park Community Center. It was a huge success with over 20 acts including singing, dancing, and even a trained dog! Participants ranged in age from 7-77 years old and entertained over 200 spectators.

. Over 20 acts performed and did a fantastic job displaying their various talents. The age of the participants ranged from 7 years to 77 years old with acts including piano playing, singing, dancing, martial arts, and a trained dog. Over 200 spectators came out to support these talented Temple City residents.

Now you can watch a video of all the amazing performances courtesy of templecityphotos.com: VIDEO

EASTER EGG HUNT & PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department is once again offering an Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast on April 20 at Live Oak Park. Come join the Easter bunny and the community in finding eggs stuffed with candy and enjoy a traditional pancake breakfast. The following are times for the free egg hunts:

1-3 years old: 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (continuous)

4-5 years old: 9:45 a.m.

6-7 years old: 10:15 a.m.

8-9 years old: 10:45 a.m.

The pancake breakfast, which costs $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old, begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 11:00 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your appetite and Easter basket!

SPRING BREAK CAMP

Our annual spring break camp was held April 1-5 at Live Oak Park. The camp was open to elementary school students in grades kindergarten through sixth and teens in grades seventh through tenth. Campers participated in a variety of spring and Easter-themed games, crafts, activities and a field trip to Lost Worlds Laser Tag. A total of 50 youth were registered for the week.

YOUTH SOCCER

Youth Soccer began on April 1 and concludes May 29. A total of 82 participants have been assembled into teams, which will practice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays at Live Oak Park. Games begin on April 13 and will be played at Live Oak Park as well.

Recreation Leaders will be coaching the teams and attended a special coaching clinic on April 6. The clinic was held at Live Oak Park and was sponsored by the City of Duarte and the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation. Coaches were educated about how to properly execute drills; they also provided tips on skill development techniques.

MINI SOCCER

Mini Soccer began April 2 and has a total of 65 participants. Youngsters ages 3 ½ -5 and 6-7 years will practice twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Live Oak Park. They will begin playing games on April 20. Coaches will teach the basic fundamentals of the game while imparting the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship.

TRACK AND FIELD

Track and Field began March 18 and concludes May 8. This program currently has 40 registrants will be increased to 50 to accommodate a substantial waitlist. Participants are learning a variety of track events including softball throw (shot put), long jump, triple jump and short and long distance races. Participants will also building endurance and developing proper techniques and stances for each event.

SPRING RECREATION CLASS REGISTRATION

Registration for spring recreation classes began March 1, 2019. You can sign-up online at www.templecity.us or in-person at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street). Classes begin the week of April 8 at Live Oak Park Community Center, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call (626) 579-0461.

TEMPLE CITY PARK PERFORMING ARTS PAVILION ROOFING PROJECT

The installation of a new roof at the Performing Arts Pavilion at Temple City Park was originally scheduled to occur April 1 through April 10; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, the project has been temporarily postponed. It is anticipated to be completed over the next several weeks.

COMMITTEE ON AGING

The Committee on Aging will convene its first meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. at Live Oak Park Annex. The Committee's basic functions are as include:

Assisting the Parks & Recreation Department with implementation of the Temple City Senior Master Plan (SMP).

Advising and assisting Parks & Recreation staff regarding activities, programs and services for seniors.

Informing the City Council and Parks & Recreation Commission about available programs and services benefiting seniors.

Evaluating existing senior programs and services annually.

Advocating for legislative issues that affect the lives of older adults

Disseminate of information that will enable seniors to participate actively in the democratic process.

The Committee will meet quarterly. Meetings are open to the public.

April 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

October 22, 2019

Meetings are open to the public.

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, April 17

The Parks and Recreation Commission will consider several items at their regular meeting on April 17 including:

A request for a fee waiver for reserved use of the Performing Arts Pavilion for the 2019 National Day of Prayer on May 2 and authorization for placement of a banner in Temple City Park to advertise the event.

A request from Temple City Amateur Softball Association (TCASA) for reserved use of the softball field at Live Oak Park for post-season practices from May 6 - July 12, 2019 and authorization to allow outside vendors at their closing ceremony on May 4.

A request from the Asian Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles to display photographs of breastfeeding mothers at the Live Oak Park Community Center in August 2019.

A review of proposed fee increases in the Parks and Recreation Department for FY 2019-20.

An overview of the 2018 Parks and Recreation Department Annual Report.

To view the meeting agent and associated staff reports: HERE

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