SUMMER STARS CLUB AT LONGDEN ELEMENTARY
The Summer STARS Club program returns and will be conducted at Longden Elementary to provide care for students attending summer school on-site. The program will run for five weeks beginning June 19 and concluding July 18. Registration is currently being accepted.
NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES
The City has partnered with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to purchase three electric utility vehicles. The John Deere Gator TE vehicles are battery powered and designed to provide a quiet, powerful and comfortable ride. Because they run on battery power and not a gasoline engine, they never need gas, require very little maintenance, and are clean and quiet.
The vehicles were partially funding through the MSRCs Local Government Match Program (Program). The MSRC was established by the California Legislature in 1990 with a sole mission to invest funds to reduce air pollution generated by mobile sources. The MSRC’s Local Government Match Program has been successfully implemented for over 17 years. In 2018, the MSRC partnered directly with cities and counties within the South Coast AQMD with a new Program that set aside a pro-rata share of MSRC funding for each city and county within the South Coast AQMD who participate in the AB 2766 Subvention Fund Program. Temple City has been utilizing AB 2766 Subvention Funds for many years to purchase and lease alternative fuel vehicles.
The Gator vehicles are currently in use in the City's parks. The cargo box allows staff to transport supplies, equipment and materials throughout the parks with zero emissions. With the purchase of the electric Gator vehicles, in addition to leasing several alternative fuel vehicles in the City fleet, Temple City is proud to be part of the clean air future.