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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM MAY 29- JUNE 12, 2020

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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.

CITY CLERK

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

At the June 2 City Council meeting, Council will consider the following items: Receive an update on firework permits and have a discussion of options for ordinance No. 20-1041U, an urgency ordinance of the city council of the city of temple city temporarily prohibiting evictions or residential and commercial tenants arising out of financial impacts of the COVOD-19 pandemic.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE

ONLINE COUNCIL MEETINGS

A reminder that members of the public can participate in the teleconference Council meetings by following the instructions stated on the meeting agenda. Members of the public can listen to the meeting audio livestream by CLICKING HERE. Requests to speak during “Public Comment” will be accepted by email to cityclerk@templecity.us before and during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item. Efforts will be made to read written comments received before the end of the meeting. Comments that are not read into the record will be made part of the record. Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Youth Committee meetings will be postponed until further notice. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office, 626-285-2171.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

WHY GET A BUILDING PERMIT?

Since May is National Building and Safety month staff wanted to take a moment to inform you about why someone should get a building permit when doing work.

Be sure your work is safe! Having an independent third party – our Building Inspector – review your or your contractors work makes certain that you or your contractor did things right and that you and your family is safe.

It saves us heartache! Nothing causes us heartache like informing someone that their addition was never permitted and that it needs to be corrected, especially when someone unknowingly bought the house with the unpermitted work.

It’s a good investment! Yes, it costs money. But for all the reasons above its worth it.

PARKS AND RECREATION

GGLEAGUES

eGaming Rocket League is a soccer video game held in a virtual arena featuring rocket-powered cars playing in a challenging, fast-paced contest with elements of a demolition derby. The Temple City Rocket League welcomes individuals ages 10 years and older and of all skills levels to participate in the 7-week league . Registrations began on Monday, May 25 and concludes on Friday, June 12, 2020, with the league beginning Thursday, June 18. For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE

SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAM

The Senior Lunch Program delivered to 109 participants and distributed a total of 545 meals. This week each participant received a care package as part of the continued celebration of Older Americans Month. The care package consisted of a letter from a volunteer, reusable face mask and sweet treats. We have already received calls from some of the senior participants thanking the City, especially for the face masks.

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

Temple City’s Got Talent TCGT is going virtual, with submissions being accepted through May 29, 2020. The TCGT show will air on June 5th at 7:00pm, showcasing all the participants. The show will air on the City’s social media accounts which includes: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Awards will be given to the top three contestants in each category along with a People’s Choice Award with voting taking place after the show. A separate awards announcement will be made on June 12th at 7:00pm and presented by Mayor Chavez. More information can be found HERE

TENNIS COURTS REOPENING

The tennis courts reopened on Monday, May 18, 2020. In order to ensure the safety of the community, both Park Patrol and Recreation Leader staff have patrolled the use of the tennis courts. After general compliance by the public in the first couple of days of tennis court use, there was an increase of over the holiday weekend. Staff encountered patrons not using the courts appropriately, mostly patrons exceeding the singles play limit. Once addressed by staff all were compliant. Parks and Recreation will continue to monitor use regularly to ensure compliance.

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