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

ABOUT THE COVER: Photo curtesy of Kenny Chu titled, “Kung Fu Fighting" TC Photo Contest 2019.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

BIKE SAFETY EXPO

Temple City’s free, all-ages Bike Expo rolls into town Feb. 8, bringing a morning of socializing, safety and skill-building to Live Oak Park.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with an hourlong community bike ride for riders ages 10 and over. The 3-mile ride will start and end at the park’s southern parking lot along Daines Drive.

Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets, and wear closed-toe shoes. The check-in process will begin at 7:30 a.m., as all riders must sign a waiver before the ride. Parking will be available at Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street.

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CITY CLERK

At the February 18 City Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the following agenda items: Recognize the Camellia Royal Court, recognize Deputy and Firefighter of the Year, receive and file an update on the Committee on Aging, conduct a public hearing for extension of a moratorium within the MU-C zone, conduct a public hearing to adopt an urgency ordinance for Accessory Dwelling Units, and more.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE>>

YOUTH COMMITTEE

The Youth Committee’s next regular meeting will be held on February 27 (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.

PARKS AND RECREATION

YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

Registration is currently being accepted for Youth Track and Field at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street) or on-line at www.templecity.us. The program begins March 16 and concludes May 6. Participants will enjoy this energetic sport and train in the softball throw, long jump, triple jump, and short & long distance races.

YOUTH SOCCER

Registration is currently being accepted for Youth Soccer at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street) or on-line at www.templecity.us. There are still plenty of spots available in all age categories. Participants will provide an opportunity to master fundamentals skills and rules, learn sportsmanship, and make new friends. The program begins March 31 and concludes May 28, 2020.

OLDEST AMERICAN AWARD

Nominations for the Temple City Older of the American of the Year contest are currently being accepted by the Parks & Recreation Department (10144 Bogue Street) and are due no later than January 31. Nominees must be at least 60 years of age and reside in Temple City. Criteria used to select the award recipient includes: volunteer service to community-based organizations; special accomplishments; and time spent with volunteer activities. If you know an outstanding senior who meets these qualifications, please nominate them as soon as possible! The contest flyer and nomination form are available at the public counters at City Hall and Live Oak Park, as well as on the City’s website HERE>>

LIVE OAK PARK WALKING PATH RESEALING PROJECT

The rubberized walking path at Live Oak Park will be closed for resealing the week of February 3 – February 7, 2020. The park will remain open during this time.

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

Temple City’s Got Talent will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Park Community Center. This showcase of local talent will feature contestants of all ages and talents. Admission is free and open to the public.

Contestants must register in person at the Live Oak Park Community Center for an audition time-slot and must complete an information packet. Auditions will be held on February 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Live Oak Park Community Center. Those selected to perform must attend an orientation meeting on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. and a mandatory dress rehearsal on March 13 at 6:00 p.m., both of which will be held at the Community Center.

DIAL-A-RIDE SURVEY

The City conducted its annual Dial-A-Ride Survey during the month of December. The survey requests Dial-A-Ride members to provide input to the current services provided and suggestions to enhance the program. The results of the Dial-A-Ride Survey will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission and public on February 19 at the City Council Chambers located at 5938 Kauffman Avenue at 7:30 p.m. The staff report detailing the survey results and enhancement suggestions can be viewed at www.templecity.us no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 14.

SENIOR VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCHEON

On February 14 the Senior Lunch Program will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special luncheon. The program will feature a special menu of Yankee Pot Roast, parsley potatoes, baked winter squash vegetables and strawberry cupcake; or Dry Bok Choy Soup, chicken with cashews, brown and white rice, and vegetables. The program will also include festive decorations and sweet treats for all participants! The program is open to seniors age 60 and over and the cost includes a suggested three-dollar donation. To reserve a lunch, please call (626) 579-0461 by February 13.

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