Staff members presented Monday evening to Alhambra City Council the city’s six-month objectives as part of the Strategic Plan. Construction will begin on two mixed-use developments on Main Street on June 1: Casita de Zen on Main and 3rd streets and the Alhambra Pacific Plaza, the former location of Super A.
City staff will also consider a proposal to send a letter — called the Alhambra Unbeautiful Letter — to residents whose home is “in need of beautification” but does not violate city code, said Assistant City Manager Chris Paulson. Resident Lola Armendariz asked during the meeting who will decide whether a house is beautiful or not, but Councilwoman Barbara Messina, whose idea it is to send the letter, replied that it's "just a reminder that, 'Gee, your lawn needs watering.'"
The Council moved to close the public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant and Housing and Urban Development programs, part of the city's 2013-14 Annual Action Plan. No comments were received in the 30 days after the action plan was published in La Opinion, Pasadena Star-News, and World News. Staff will now submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval.
Not able to attend the meeting? You can watch it in its entirety here.
City Council usually meets the second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of the City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Alhambra Civic Center Library.
*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that city staff will begin sending the Unbeautiful Letter. It is still a proposal under consideration. We apologize for the error.