TC'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM RECEIVES AN AWARD
Congresswoman Chu has recognized Temple City at the 2019 Congressional Recognition of Excellence Awards Ceremony for the city’s Youth Scholarship Program – which is jointly managed by Jennifer Venters in the Parks and Recreation Department and Adam Gulick in the Community Development Department. The federally funded program provides financial assistance, in the form of a scholarship up to 75 percent of the class registration fees, to children from low-income families who wish to participate in City-sponsored recreational activities. This popular program was established in the mid-1990’s and typically assists up to 100 youths with over $25,000 worth of scholarships. For more information about the Youth Scholarship Program, click here. For the past six years, Congresswoman Chu has honored CDBG recipients by recognizing communities in the 27th Congressional District that provide essential services and programs that utilize CDBG funds.
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CASE STUDY
As indicated in the March City Manager’s Report, Community Preservation inspectors have canvassed and continue to canvass the City for overgrown lawns and weeds. During March and April, Community Preservation Inspectors visited several properties that had unmaintained yards. Officers contacted the property owners. Inspectors either spoke with the owners or left a courtesy notice requesting the overgrown grass, weeds, and vegetation be cut and discarded. A final inspection is typically conducted within 14 days to ensure compliance with the municipal Code.
Since the beginning of the year, the inspectors have opened 241 cases related to overgrown vegetation. If you would like to report a concern regarding overgrown vegetation or another possible violation of the City’s municipal code please contact the Community Preservation Inspectors at (626) 285-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before and After photos provided by Code Enforcement Division