COUNTY MODIFIES HEALTH ORDER
On Tuesday, May 26, LA County officials issued a modified health order allowing churches, stores and other uses to open with restrictions. Among the key provisions:
- Allows the use of shared pools, hot tubs and saunas in multi-unit residential complexes or part of a homeowner's association.
- Allows non-essential office-based businesses to open; this includes faith-based office facilities.
- Allows in-store retail to open at 50% capacity; this includes outdoor malls (swap meets). Indoor malls and shopping centers, defined as a building with seven or more retail establishments, can open at 50% capacity. This means the mall as a whole can open at 50% capacity, not each store at 50% capacity.
- Allows people to obtain in-person faith-based counseling services if it cannot be practiced remotely and is limited to 10 or fewer individuals.
- Allows in-person faith-based services, limited to 25% capacity or a maximum of 100 persons, whichever is lower.
- Allows in-person protests if limited to 25% of the area's capacity, with social distancing protocols in place.
For more information, view the modified health order HERE
CITY'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY
This past Monday, May 25, marked the 60th anniversary of the City’s incorporation. To celebrate the occasion, city staffers are working on Temple Sixty, a commemorative publication that highlights historical Temple City events for each year, beginning in 1960. The publication is expected to be completed and distributed to households in late summer.
ECONOMIC RESILIENCY PLAN
A recovery plan is underway to address local economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. Among other items, the plan will unveil a recovery program for small businesses focused on direct and technical assistance, as well as with marking and promotion. The plan will also identify necessary amendments to City policies that remove regulatory barriers for businesses looking to reopen or relocate in Temple City.
An outline of recommended strategies will be presented for city council review and input on June 16.
COMPLETION OF LAS TUNAS DRIVE REPAVING: PHASE 1
Road repaving activities have come to an end on a segment of Las Tunas Drive between Rosemead Boulevard and Muscatel Avenue. The repaving project, which began earlier this month, was completed during evening hours and over the course of two weeks to minimize disruption to nearby businesses.
Later this year, a second phase of repaving will continue on Las Tunas Drive, from Rosemead Boulevard to the eastern city limit. More information will be provided in subsequent reports.