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COUNCIL EXTENDS PROJECT DEADLINES WHAT HAPPENED The...

COUNCIL EXTENDS PROJECT DEADLINES

WHAT HAPPENED

The council voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance extending

plan limits and debt repayment of the Golden State City Center, West

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Olive and South San Fernando Redevelopment project areas.

WHAT IT MEANS

The Redevelopment Agency will have another year to complete

projects, receive tax increment revenue and repay project debt.

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THE VOTE

The council voted 5-0 in favor of extending the deadline.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC WORKS GRANT MONEY

WHAT HAPPENED

The council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Mary

Alvord to accept $308,190 in state grant funds for the fire, police

and public works departments.

WHAT IT MEANS

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The funds will be used to purchase specialized equipment to

respond to chemical, radiological and explosive incidents.

THE VOTE

The council voted 5-0 in favor of accepting the grants.

ESTABLISH CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE CHECKING ACCOUNT

WHAT HAPPENED

The council unanimously approved a resolution to establish a

checking account specifically for city litigation-related expenses.

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WHAT IT MEANS

The account will allow the city attorney’s office to write checks

if needed on the spot while in court.

THE VOTE

The council voted 5-0 in favor of establishing the checking

account.

OPPOSITION OF STATE BILL ON SECOND DWELLING UNITS

WHAT HAPPENED

The council voted unanimously to oppose a bill in the state

Assembly that would mandate standards for the location, occupancy,

design, size and parking related to second dwelling units such as

guest homes.

WHAT IT MEANS

With the opposition, the city would be able to contact other

cities on behalf of the council to urge them to pass similar

resolutions to oppose the bill.

THE VOTE

The council voted 5-0 in favor of opposing the proposed bill.


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