On the agenda: Job creation and Alhambra stop-sign safety

Alhambra City Council will hold three public hearings Monday night. Council will hear public testimony during their 5:30pm meeting regarding a proposal to amend the City of Alhambra's Annual Action Plan and reallocate funds for job creation. The City intends to use $1,415,510 of unused funds to assist businesses and developers and create new jobs and/or add employees to existing establishments. City staff also needs approval to increase funding to the Homebuyer Program by $225,000, which will provide downpayment assistance to qualified first-time buyers. Council will vote on the amendment to the Annual Action Plan Monday night.

Council will also hear public opinion on a proposal to amend Alhambra's zoning code to classify educational, instructional, and tutoring services as conditionally permitted uses in the Professional Office, Commercial Planned Development and Industrial Planned Development zones. The amendment also proposes to classify fitness centers as permitted uses in the Industrial Planned Development zone. 

A third public hearing on the use of grant funds for the Police Department will take place after closed session at 7:00pm. Council will hear public opinion on the proposed use of the funds, which include, but are not limited to, the continued participation in the Foothill Air Support Team multi-agency patrol helicopter program, continued usage of the Graffiti Tracker system to assist in solving vandalism  crimes, overtime for bicycle patrol, and other front-line law enforcement related equipment. 

Upon hearing public opinion, Mayor Messina will close the hearings. The Council will vote on the amendment to the Annual Action Plan and the approval of the use of Police grant funds. They will direct the City Attorney to introduce and read by title the zoning ordinances, which shall return for a second reading and adoption at the next Council meeting.

On the consent agenda is a notice of completion of Affordable Townhomes Construction on Howard Street. Council will vote on whether the townhomes will be sold to the First Time Homebuyer Program raffle winners. If approved, the City will assist the First Time Homebuyers with gap financing upon opening of escrow. Council will also vote on adding 20 feet of red curb paint to all corners of the intersection at San Marino and Stoneman Avenues as well as two stop signs on Stoneman Avenue. The improvements were recommended by a traffic engineer during a Stop Sign and Safety Study at the intersection.

City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

Meeting Agenda 08 October 2012

2 thoughts on “On the agenda: Job creation and Alhambra stop-sign safety”

  1. Stop signs aren’t needed, what is needed are drivers that are more aware of their surroundings. If people with licenses actually knew how to drive properly then there would be no need for additional stop signs. Stop signs actually add to polluting the earth, a car puts out an insane amount of pollutants every time it has to accelerate from a stop. Multiple this by hundreds of cars every day, and you are making a significant increase to air pollution.

  2. Finally…

    “”Council will also vote on adding 20 feet of red curb paint to all corners of the intersection at San Marino and Stoneman Avenues as well as two stop signs on Stoneman Avenue. The improvements were recommended by a traffic engineer during a Stop Sign and Safety Study at the intersection.””

    I asked for the stop signs, 2 of them, that were recently installed on Stoneman Ave. 20 years ago. Finally the “traffic engineer”, whoever he or she is, has after all these years decided they were needed. If the city gave me the two stop signs 20 years ago I would of installed them myself. I would really like to know what the city spent to install 2 stop signs and pay for this safety engineer studying this HUGE PROJECT. I would bet an outrageous amount.

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