The following is from the March 20 meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council.
“We worked every place we could work,” Schneider said.
The two met with the staff of Senator Dianne Feinstein and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during the League of Cities Conference in the nation’s capitol. Iseman will follow up the trip by contacting Senator Barbara Boxer’s office.
“We lobbied again for funding for the water bill, which is alive and well,” Schneider said.
If passed, the bill would provide $45 million for the Aliso Creek SUPER Project, named for the goals of stabilization, utility protection and environmental restoration.
“We have a very good chance of getting it,” Schneider said.
The funding is two-step process: authorization and appropriation.
City Manager Ken Frank requested support from the city managers of upstream communities for the project.
“All seven cities in the watershed are supporting us,” Schneider said.
The bank was selected four years ago to act as the city’s fiscal agent for separately negotiated bonds for assessment districts.
This year, verbal bids were obtained for bundled fiscal agent services. The Bank of New York submitted the lowest bid and also reduced its assessment district fees by 28.4%.
He estimated the initial savings at $10,000 a year and when all lines and services are converted, savings of close to $50,000 a year.
Pulled for discussion:
PARKING LOT METER INCREASE 3-0
It will cost drivers without shopper’s stickers another 50 cents an hour to park in city lots, starting June 1.
The City Council voted 3-0 Tuesday to amend the municipal code to increase the rates from $1.50 to $2 an hour in city-owned lots.
Councilmembers Kelly Boyd and Cheryl Kinsman recused themselves on the advice of counsel.