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City lists new short-term goals in updated Strategic Plan

City staff presented a new set of six-month goals to complete as part of the Strategic Plan, a city initiative to improve the quality of life in Alhambra.

The plan includes city festivals like Wednesday’s 710 Day, which promotes an underground tunnel to connect the 710 Freeway with the 210 Freeway. Other projects in the plan include exploring historic preservation issues with the community, hosting a second 5k "Pumpkin Run", and presenting to City Council an alternative front yard landscaping ordinance.

The current Strategic Plan can be viewed in Monday's agenda.

City Council was supposed to hear a presentation on drought friendly landscaping Monday, but all water conservation items, including an ordinance that would strengthen water use restrictions, were shelved for a later meeting because two members were absent. Four votes were needed to pass the set of water regulations since it was considered an urgency ordinance. But the vote had to be postponed because only three councilmembers were in attendance, as Councilmen Gary Yamauchi and Stephen Sham did not attend Monday’s meeting. 

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