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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM JANUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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MANAGEMENT SERVICES

BIKE SAFETY EXPO

Temple City’s free, all-ages Bike Expo rolls into town Feb. 8, bringing a morning of socializing, safety and skill-building to Live Oak Park.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with an hourlong community bike ride for riders ages 10 and over. The 3-mile ride will start and end at the park’s southern parking lot along Daines Drive.

Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets, and wear closed-toe shoes. The check-in process will begin at 7:30 a.m., as all riders must sign a waiver before the ride. Parking will be available at Live Oak Park Community Center, 10144 Bogue Street.

LEARN MORE HERE>>

CITY CLERK

At the February 4 City Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the following agenda items: Receive and file City Commission Meeting Actions and review a letter of Opposition to Senate Bill 50.

For more info contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 285-2171 ext. 4131

YOUTH COMMITTEE

The Youth Committee’s next regular meeting will be held on February 27 (i.e., 5:30 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 REPORT

December of 2019 saw increased activity over the prior December. The number of permits issued in December of 2019 was 140, in comparison to 100 in December of 2018. Total building fees collected in December of 2019 was $242,670 in comparison with $99,576 in December of 2018. The City issued permits for two single-family houses and one accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Activity at the counter also increased in December of 2019 with 200 more customers than last year. In December the Planning staff received applications to subdivide a flag lot, a five-unit condominium complex, a two-unit complex, three new single-family houses, and six ADUs. The planning entitlements for the previously approved mixed-use project at 5935 Temple City Boulevard expired; in December the owner re-applied to have the project reviewed and approved. The Community Preservation inspectors opened 73 cases, 20 more than last December. For a full report CLICK HERE>>

PARKS AND RECREATION

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department and the Temple City Chinese American Association are once again partnering to host a Lunar New Year Celebration on February 1 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Temple City Park. This free community event will celebrate the Year of the Rat by featuring traditional cultural pageantry and festivities; local entertainment and cuisine; information booths; and various activities for children, such as arts and crafts and moon bouncers.

DIM SUM & TEA

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department is excited to once again offer our Dim Sum & Tea event to celebrate the Year of the Rat on Wednesday, February 5 at Live Oak Park (large picnic shelter near the playground) at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to stop by for free tea and dim sum, while supplies last.

LIVE OAK PARK ANNUAL TURF RENOVATIONS

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

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF

TEMPLE CITY PARK PERFORMING ARTS PAVILION ROOFING PROJECT

As part of the 2019-2020 CIP Plan, the roof of the Performing Arts Pavilion at Temple City Park is scheduled to be replaced. To that end, the Pavilion will be closed for construction January 13 – January 24, 2020, weather permitting. The park will remain open during construction. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Lawson, Project Manager at 626-285-2171, ext. 4530.

TEMPLE CITY'S OLDER AMERICAN OF THE YEAR

Nominations for the Temple City Older of the American of the Year contest are currently being accepted by the Parks & Recreation Department (10144 Bogue Street) and are due no later than January 31. Nominees must be at least 60 years of age and reside in Temple City. Criteria used to select the award recipient includes: volunteer service to community-based organizations; special accomplishments; and time spent with volunteer activities. If you know an outstanding senior who meets these qualifications, please nominate them as soon as possible! The contest flyer and nomination form are available at the public counters at City Hall and Live Oak Park, as well as on the City’s website HERE>>

COMMITTEE ON AGING

The Committee on Aging (CoA) was established by City Council in 2019 for the following reasons:

1. To assist the Parks & Recreation Department with the implementation of the Temple City Senior Master Plan (SMP).

2. To advise and assist Parks & Recreation staff regarding activities, programs and services for seniors.

3. To inform the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City Council about programs and services benefiting seniors.

4. To evaluate existing senior programs and services annually.

5. To advocate for legislative issues that affect the lives of older adults and to disseminate information that will enable seniors to participate actively in the democratic process.

The CoA meets quarterly (January, April, July, and October). Their next meeting will be held on January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Park Annex Building (10144 Bogue Street). They’re scheduled to review progress of the implementation of the Temple City Senior Master Plan, discuss their goals for 2020, and much more. The following is a link to their webpage which contains meeting agendas, minutes, and other information CLICK HERE>>

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