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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM MARCH 6 - MARCH 20, 2020

ABOUT THE COVER: Camellias blooming all around City Hall.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CITY COUNCIL SELECTS A NEW MAYOR!

On Wednesday, Tom Chavez was selected by the City Council to serve as Temple City's new mayor for the coming year. If you have questions or ideas to share, feel free to schedule a meeting with him: (626) 285-2171, ext. 4111.

LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

Earlier this week, the County of Los Angeles declared a local state of emergency in response to seven reported active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials are asking the public not to panic but to take precautions. Learn more HERE >>

COMMUNITC

A visit to Temple City Barber Shop comes with the fringe benefits of lifelong friendships and great conversations—all while getting your groom on. Get the buzz in our latest episode of CommuniTC HERE >>

2020 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Missed Mayor Fish’s recent State of the City address? The full speech and presentation are now available for viewing HERE >>

CRIME STATS

We’ve got no time for crime in TC! Temple Station just reported that Part I crimes are down over 20% from last year and are at a historic five-year low! For more info on recent crime trends and stats HERE >>

PRIMROSE PARK

Last week, the City was notified that it will receive a $2.9 million state grant for Primrose Park. More details coming soon.

CITY CLERK

At the March 17, 2020 City Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Council will consider the following agenda items: Closed Session discussions, update from Temple City Unified School District Superintendent, Red Cross Month Proclamation and City Commission Meeting Actions, Confirmation of Mayor’s appointment of Councilmembers to serve as Delegates and Alternates to other agencies or organizations.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE>>

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Recruitment for the Youth Committee will begin in April. Applications will be available on the City’s website for download. Deadline to apply is May 29 at 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend Youth Committee meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month.

The next meeting will be held on March 26, 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Youth Committee 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 ANNUAL AND MONTHLY REPORT

The 2019 Community Development Annual Report is now available. 2019 only saw a slight decrease in activity compared to 2018. The building staff issued 1,761 permits in 2019, compare to 1,846 permits issued in 2018. $1,703,342 in total building fees were collected in 2019 in comparison with $1,845,303 in 2018. The City issued permits for 38 accessory dwelling units(ADUs) in 2019, a 35% increase from ADU permits issued in 2018. The Community Preservation inspectors closed 1,650 cases, most without issuing an administrative citation. The Infrastructure and Maintenance Division updated the City’s Pavement Management Plan and the maintenance crew replaced 440 linear feet of sidewalk.

For the annual report CLICK HERE>>

FOCUS ON TEMPORARY BANNERS AND A-FRAME SIGNS

The Community Preservation Inspectors turned their focus to banners and improperly located A-frame signs in the month of February. Since February 1, the inspectors opened 24 cases. The Inspectors informed the business owners about the city’s rules, let them know they need a permit for a banner, and told them how long a banner can be left up. The inspectors would like to thank the businesses owners, many of whom were understanding and came into conformance quickly. In March, Inspectors will begin canvassing for businesses operating without a license.

PARKS AND RECREATION

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department’s Temple City’s Got Talent event has been rescheduled for April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Community Center. The new date was necessary so as not to compete with Temple City Unified School District’s spring musical.

This talent showcase will consist of three divisions (6-11 years old; 12-17 years old; and 18+) and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each division. Admission is free!

Auditions will be held on March 25 from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Park Community Center. If you or someone you know would like to participate, you can register by simply calling (626) 579-0461. Those selected will also have to attend a mandatory dress rehearsal on April 17.

SPRING RECREATION CLASSES

The City of Temple City’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for spring recreation classes online at www.templecity.us or in-person at the Live Oak Park Community Center. Registration began on Monday, March 2, 2020. Classes can be viewed on the City’s website and begin the week of April 13 at Live Oak Park, unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 579-0461.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will be held on April 11 at Live Oak Park. The event will consist of a pancake breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. and prices are $2 for children and $3 for adults, while supplies last. Picture with the Easter Bunny and other activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Easter egg hunts are scheduled to begin at the following times:

0-3 years: 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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

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

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

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 579-0461.

YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

Registration is full with a total of 50 participants enrolled. The program begins March 16 and concludes May 6. A parent meeting was held on March 4 at Live Oak Park Community Center to provide an overview of the 8-week program; allow parents and coaches the opportunity to meet; and distribute program t-shirts. Participants will enjoy this energetic sport and train in the softball throw, long jump, triple jump, and short & long-distance races.

YOUTH AND MINI SOCCER

Registration is currently being accepted for Youth Soccer at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street) or ONLINE. 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.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

The Youth Basketball season is winding down and is scheduled to conclude on March 7. A total of 248 participants competed in this 10-week program, learning fundamental basketball skills and rules, sportsmanship, and making new friends.

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