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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM DECEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 27, 2019

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CITY HALL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The upcoming holiday season will affect Temple City municipal operations, with office closures and modified schedules spanning Dec. 12 through Jan. 6. Please note that emergency services will remain active at all times.

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CITY CLERK

COUNCIL MEETING

At the December 7 City Council Meeting, the following items will be considered: Committee of Aging Update, consider adoption of a resolution to accept Annual Fee Report and make certain findings that extend the time period for the use of certain unspent street and sidewalk in lieu fees for another five years, review of Downtown Parking Study, and consider waiving of 60 day notification requirement from temporary library operations at 9050 Las Tunas Drive.

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YOUTH COMMITTEE

The Youth Committee’s next special meeting will be held on December 19 (i.e., 5:00 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.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTHLY UPDATE

The total building permit fees collected has fallen $300,000 from last year and the permit valuation has also fallen more than $1 million. In November the two largest permits issued by the building permit staff were both accessory dwelling units. The number of customers at the Department’s counter has fallen, as well. Planning took in five new accessory dwelling unit cases and two new houses. The Planning staff also took in an application to convert the 73-unit mixed use project at 5570 Rosemead Boulevard into a condominium project. The community preservation inspectors opened 43 more cases than last year in the month of November. The full Community Development Department Update can be VIEWED HERE >>

RENEWAL PERIOD FOR ANNUAL OVERNIGHT PARKING PERMITS

A parking permit is required to park on a public street in Temple City between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Residents who have purchased annual permits must renew their permits by the end of the year. This year, customers have a new option of applying for a permit online!

Letters to all annual overnight parking permit holders have gone out informing them of how and when to apply. City staff is asking residents to apply before December 14 to ensure that their application can be reviewed, and the permit can be received prior to January 1. To apply for a permit online, please CLICK HERE>>

NEIGHBORHOOD FOCUS: TRASH CONTAINERS

During the month of November, inspectors focusing their attention on From time to time the City receives complaints about trash cans left out in public view after the trash pickup day. In November Community Preservation inspectors focused on educating property owners about the City’s requirements on when containers need to be moved and where trash containers should be stored. Trash cans may not be placed on the street any earlier than 5 p.m. the day before collection and must be removed by 10 p.m. on the day of collection. If you see garbage containers left out in the street or on the sidewalk that is not on a designated trash day in your area, please feel free to contact the Community Preservation Division at (626) 285-5240.

PARKS AND RECREATION

LIGHTS ON TEMPLE CITY

The annual Lights on Temple City event was held on Friday, December 6th at Temple City Park and was a huge success! Thousands in attendance enjoyed a festive holiday parade; tree lighting ceremony; visits with Santa Claus; live performances by the Temple City High School Marching Band and Brighter Side Singers; sledding and snow play areas; and delicious food.

The following is a link to photos and a video of the event, courtesy of Temple City Photo by Jerry Jambazian.

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LIVE OAK PARK ANNUAL TURF RENOVATIONS

The open turf and ballfields at Live Oak Park are closed for annual turf renovations through February 2, 2020. The renovations consist of aerating, over-seeding, and top-dressing the turf. The park and walking path remain open during this project.

WINTER CLASS REGISTRATION

Registration for winter recreation classes began December 9. You can sign-up online at or in-person at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street). Classes begin the week of January 13, 2020, at Live Oak Park Community Center, unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! For more information, please call (626) 579-0461.

WINTER CAMP

Winter Camp is being offered December 23-27 and December 30 - January 3. The camp, which is open to elementary school students in grades kindergarten through 6th and teens in grades 7th - 10th, operates 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Live Oak Park. Children will enjoy excursions to John’s Incredible Pizza in Montclair as well as a tour of Dodger stadium. The cost is $85 per week and registration is currently being taken at the Live Oak Park Community Center and the online.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >>

YOUTH BASEBALL

Youth Basketball began in early November at Live Oak Park, La Rosa, Cloverly, and Emperor Elementary schools. Recreation Leaders are coaching participants in grades kindergarten through 8th and are working on developing their fundamental skills and learning the importance of good sportsmanship. They practice twice weekly and will begin games on Tuesdays and Saturdays in January.

HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

The contest has ended! Winners will be announced soon!

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