The following is a summary of the October 2 City Council. You may view the full agenda here.
In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a San Gabriel Police Department satellite station at the former site of Marshall School. The satellite station will increase police engagement in the south side of the City, housing Traffic Bureau staff with full service, traffic-related capabilities.
The relocation and upgrades to the facility at Marshall Park are estimated to cost under $14,000 and will be funded by an existing account within the SGPD. We’ll have more information about this satellite station in a future article.
In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a resolution that allows casino-type charitable fundraisers to receive a fee reduction. State law allows cities to charge a processing fee based on the cost of providing the service, and the City’s latest list of service fees were adopted by the City Council last June.
For nonprofits that submit their applications 60 days or more before the event, no fee will be charged. For applications filed 59 days or fewer before the planned event, the fee will be $265. For organizations that do not fall under the non-profit designation, the temporary use permit fee will stand at $530.
After the cancellation of the 710 Freeway connection project, Metro has chosen to use the allocated funds to help develop capacity-increasing projects in cities impacted by the decision. In July, Metro requested a list of potential projects from the affected cities.
The City’s proposed list of projects include traffic signal coordination, signage installation, bikeway facilities and other transit-related projects impacted by Metro’s decision.
Here are several other items approved by the City Council:
- A consideration of a resolution supporting Councilmember Costanzo’s nomination to the San Gabriel Water Quality Authority Board
- The approval of a grant from the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
- The approval of the City’s new records retention schedule
- Material demands and an investment report
- The second reading of Ordinance No. 648, which concerns fiestas, fairs, carnivals and nonprofit fundraisers
- The second reading of Ordinance No. 647 concerning the appointment of department heads
- The purchase of a new truck for the Mission Playhouse