On the agenda: City Council to vote on extending moratoriums on new e-cig vendors and tattoo parlors

Alhambra City Council will hold Monday public hearings on ordinances that will continue to stop the establishment of new tattoo parlors and electronic cigarette retailers in Alhambra. Upon closing the hearings, Council will vote on whether to extend the existing moratoriums until Sept. 22, 2015. 

City Council voted on Nov. 25, 2013, to temporarily stop new e-cigarette retailers and tattoo parlors from opening in the city. The moratoriums — which expire on Oct. 9 — give the city's Planning Commission time to study how other cities regulate these businesses and to propose regulations to the council, City Attorney Joseph Montes said in 2013. The ordinances do not affect existing establishments.

Council members will also vote Monday whether to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to improve Alhambra parks and continue the YWCA's meal delivery program to home-bound seniors in Alhambra. If approved, $20,000 will go toward the meal delivery program for the 2014-15 fiscal year and $350,000 will go toward improving Granada and Almansor parks.

CDBG funding is designed to provide affordable housing, provide services to vulnerable communities, and create jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

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