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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM MAY 24 - JUNE 7, 2019

ABOUT THE COVER PHOTO: TC views in between the rain. [Photo credit: Iliana Flores]

NEWSY ITEMS

PRIMROSE PARK

TEMPLE CITY PHOTO CONTEST

OPEN RECRUITMENTS

PROPERTY AND SALES TAXES UPDATES

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

CAMP-A-PALOOZA

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PRIMROSE PARK

Temple City’s stable of parks will soon grow from two to three with the addition of a new pocket park on Primrose Avenue. For the first time in the city’s history, the community is invited to weigh in on the park’s design, beginning with a meeting at its future home on Saturday, June 1.

To learn more CLICK HERE>>

CONNECT AND RECCONNECT

In case you haven’t received our summer issues of CONNECT and RecCONNECT, you are welcomed to pick up a copy (or two) at City Hall during regular business hours.

To view the publications online CLICK HERE>>

TEMPLE CITY PHOTO CONTEST

How do you see your community? Launching June 1, Temple City’s first annual photo contest invites residents to take their best shot at capturing their city’s spirit for as much as $100 in prize money and public exhibition opportunities.

Photos can be representative of Temple City’s history, community life, open space, recreation, arts, culture and more—in other words, anything that embodies the experience of living in Temple City.

Each contestant may enter up to five photos by the submission deadline of July 31.

TO VIEW CONTEST RULES AND SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO>>

LEGISLATIVE REVIEWS

Staff regularly monitors and reviews proposed legislation that may affect City operations and local quality of life. The latest report was provided to Council on May 21.

It was recently learned that the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees concluded their work on hundreds of bills that were pending on their Suspense Files. Floor session will resume next week, where all non-urgency bills must pass by May 30 or be held for the year.

An analysis of any passed bills, along with any local implications, will be provided to Council on June 18.

CITY CLERK

At their upcoming June 4 meeting, the City Council will review the following items: Zoning code amendment regulating flag lots; Street vending ordinance, and agreement with San Gabriel Valley Humane Society.

TO VIEW THE FULL AGENDA >>

CITY COMMISSIONER RECRUITMENT

The City received 19 applications for the recruitment of 9 commissioner seats. City Council Commissioner Recruitment Ad Hoc will review the applications and report out regarding next step at the June 4 City Council meeting.

YOUTH COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT

The City is accepting applications to fill 7 seats on the City’s Youth Committee. Temple City school students’ grades 9 thru 12 are invited to apply for this leadership opportunity to make positive contributions to the community.

Applicants are required to attend a Special Youth Committee meeting on May 28, at 5:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers.

Applications are due on Friday, May 31, at 5 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO AND TO APPLY>>

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 BUDGET MEETINGS

The City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget study session will be held at a special meeting on June 6, 2019, at 7pm in the Council Chambers. The study session will provide an opportunity for the City Council to review and discuss the City’s upcoming fiscal year’s proposed budgets prior to the Budget Adoption that is scheduled at the regular Council meeting on June 18, 2019.

PROPERTY AND SALES TAXES UPDATES

The City experienced a net property taxable value increase of 5.2% for the 2018-19 tax roll. This was fairly less than the increase experienced countywide at 6.5%. The assessed value increase between 2017-18 and 2018-19 was $260 million for the City. Parcel subdivisions and new construction activity contributed to the growth in this year’s assessed values.

Fourth quarter 2018 sales tax receipts for the City, from October to December 2018, were higher by 6.3% (+$33,376) from the same period in 2017. New casual dining eateries and the reopening of an existing outlet boosted the restaurant group and was the major factor in the overall gain in actual sales tax receipts.

OPEN RECRUITMENTS

The City has the following open recruitments:

Parks and Recreation Director – Deadline is June 7, 2019, 6pm;

Parks Maintenance Worker – Deadline is June 14, 2019, 6pm;

Recreation Aide – Open continuously; and

Recreation Leaders I and II – Open continuously.

T0 APPLY ONLINE>>

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLANNED ROAD PAVINGS

With the recent completion of the updated Pavement Management Program report, the City will continue this year with additional street resurfacing projects. The major streets to be resurfaced in 2019 is Rosemead Boulevard. While Rosemead Boulevard underwent substantial rehabilitation in 2014, it is now to the point that preventive maintenance is needed to prolong the live of the pavement and prevent further worsening of the pavement condition. Additional collector and residential streets around the City will be resurfaced. The City Engineer is currently determining which additional streets will be included, based on available funding. Street resurfacing work is expected to begin in July and continue through the summer and possibly into the fall. Residents and businesses should expect temporary traffic delays and disruption while resurfacing work is occurring. Once the schedule is determined, the City will provide additional information so that residents and businesses can plan ahead and avoid areas where work is occurring

ZONING CODE UPDATE

The City is nearing the final stages of the zoning code update; the Planning Commission is scheduled to review a draft on June 11. A comprehensive update of the zoning code has not occurred since the City incorporated in 1960. The goal of the update is to bring the zoning code into alignment with best practices and changing community values, as shown in the recently updated General Plan. Among other things the new zoning code seeks to add functional open space to new multi-family projects, improve the design quality of new single-family houses, and create standards for two new mixed use zones. The new zoning code will not require existing property owners or businesses to change; it will only apply to new construction or new businesses. To learn more about what is being proposed visit the interactive Zoning Code Update website.

PARKS AND RECREATION

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Beginning June 19 and continuing every Wednesday night until late August, the Summer Concerts in the Park series will be held at Temple City Park at 7:00 p.m. The line-up of performers is as follows:

June 19 Electric Vinyl (Todays Hits)

June 26 Fortunate Son (Best of CCR)

July 3 The Answer (Classic Rock)

July 10 Neon Nation (80’s Favorites)

July 17 Raymond Michael (Elvis)

July 24 Stone Soul (Motown)

July 31 Silverados (Top Country Hits)

August 7 Sgt. Peppers (Beatles)

August 14 DSB (Journey)

August 21 Hot August Nights (Neil Diamond)

For more information, please call (626) 579-0461 or visit www.templecity.us.

CAMP-A-PALOOZA

The 2019 Camp-A-Palooza event will be held July 19 – 20 at Live Oak Park. Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. on Friday with activities beginning at 4:00 p.m. This year’s event will have an 80’s Arcade theme. Activities include a gaming truck with classic arcade games; stand-alone arcade games such as Pac Man, Centipede and Donkey Kong; pinball machines; a family board game area; inflatables for the children; arts & crafts; water play; and a showing of the movie “Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Participants will be treated to dinner from The Habit and a continental breakfast as well. The price to reserve a spot is $75 per family of 4, with a $10 fee for each additional guest (up to 8 guests per site). Registration begins June 1 at the Live Oak Park Community Center only. For more information, please call (626) 579-0461.

SUPERSTARS DANCE TEAM

The Superstars Dance Team competed in the Sharp International Dance and Cheer Competition at Knott’s Berry Farm on May 5. They received dual first place trophies, the Enthusiasm Award and a Division Championship Award. Comprised of youth in grades 1st – 8th, the Superstars Dance Team will celebrate their season accomplishments with a special awards banquet on May 31 at Live Oak Park.

YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD

Nearly 50 participants enjoyed a successful Youth Track & Field season. Approximately 30 participants qualified for various events within the SCMAF SGV Association Track & Field Meet, which was held on May 11th at San Dimas High School. Four participants finished near the top of the 800 and 1600 meter runs and consequently qualified to move on to the SCMAF Track & Field Meet on June 2 at Warren High School.

SUMMER DAY CAMP & SUMMER TEEN ZONE

Staff is busy planning for the upcoming Summer Day Camp and Summer Teen Zone programs. Both programs will begin on June 17 and will run through August 23, 2019. Activities will include arts and crafts, games, sports and awesome field trips, including amusement parks, beaches and more.

Summer Day Camp, which is open to youth ages 6 through 11 years of age, will be held at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street) and the fee is $135 per week.

Summer Teen Zone, which is open to youth ages 12-16 years of age, will be held at the Live Oak Park Annex Building (10144 Bogue Street) and the fee is $410 for the entire summer (10 weeks).

Registration for both programs is currently being taken at the Live Oak Park Community Center or on-line at www.templecity.us.

For more information, please call 626-579-0461.

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