City Council approves new City-wide speed hump policy

The following is a wrap-up of the August 20 City Council meeting. You may view the complete agenda here as well as a video of the meeting here.

City Council approves new City-wide speed hump policy

In a 5-0 vote, the City Council approved a City-wide speed hump policy. Drafted in response to resident concerns along Country Club Drive between Hermosa Drive and Roses Road, the speed hump policy outlines requirements for the installation of speed humps. This policy includes costs considerations, approval from Fire and Police, input from the City’s engineering division and an overall traffic study in order for residents to request the installation of a speed hump policy.

City Council reaffirms City’s retirement levy

In a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to reaffirm the City’s retirement levy. Passed by San Gabriel voters in a 1948 election, the City’s retirement levy helps support the City’s retirement obligations.

The special property tax levy requires the City Council to annually establish a tax rate sufficient to meet the City’s obligations to the state employees’ retirement system. To accomplish this requirement, two resolutions are presented for adoption by the City Council. The first resolution fixes the amount of property taxes to be generated for the 2019-20 fiscal year, while the second resolution sets the tax rate.

There is no recommended change for this year’s tax rate.

City Council approves change order in the Great Streets Program

In a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to approve a change order in the Great Streets Program of $125,567.14. The additional costs will be used for additional paving on Leslie Drive and Adelyn Drive by San Marino Avenue. The increased project costs will also be used to extend the paving limit at the intersections of Junipero Serra Drive and Broadway and Earle Street and Elm Avenue. Construction crews will utilize the funds for concrete work at additional curb returns and driveway approaches.

Funding for this project will come from Measure M funding within the Great Streets Program budget.

City Council approves new resolution supporting balanced energy solutions

In a unanimous vote, the City Council passed a new resolution supporting a balanced energy solution, which allows the City to support multiple energy sources. This resolution was passed in response to the California legislature, which requires cities to rely only on zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by the year 2045. This resolution supports the state’s climate change initiatives while also accommodating alternative energy sources like natural gas.

In addition, the City Council also approved the following items:

  • Minutes from the July 16 and July 18 City Council meetings
  • A cash and investment report for July 2019
  • A uniform contract with Cintas for the Public Works department.



00:01:03 – Item 1 (Approval of Agenda Order)
00:01:26 – Item 2 (Presentations)
00:45:30 – Item 3 (Public Comment)
00:55:05 – Item 4 (Consent Calendar)
01:03:42 – Item 5 (Public Hearing)
01:04:46 – Item 6 (New Business)
01:42:46 – Item 7 (Public Comment)
01:43:32 – Item 8 (City Manager’s Report)
01:42:30 – Item 9 (Council Comments and Conference/Meeting Reports)