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City Council Meeting Recap

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Updated 5.18.20 - A brief recap of the May 12, 2020 City Council meeting is provided below:

City Council Meeting Agenda

 

Announcements:

  • Mayor Campbell reminded the community to complete their 2020 Census form.
  • Mayor Campbell reminded the community to continue to be safe, responsible and respectful during the continued Safer at Home orders of the pandemic.

Approval of the Agenda:

  • The City Council unanimously approved adding a new item to the agenda as Municipal Mater item 6c: Review of City’s Strand and parking asset closures in light of recent changes to the Los Angeles County Health Order.
  • A motion was made to limit the scope of discussion of item 6b. The motion failed 3-2

Proclamations / Presentations:

  • Mayor Campbell issued a Proclamation Declaring May 2020 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Hermosa Beach.
  • Lauren Nakano from the Beach Cities Health District offered thanks to Council for this recognition and shared mental health resources that the Health District has to offer
  • Mayor Campbell issued a Proclamation declaring May 17-23, 2020 as National Public Works Week in Hermosa Beach.

    Miscellaneous Items and City Manager's Report:

    • The City Manager expressed her gratitude to Public Works staff for their efforts.
    •  COVID-19 Update: The City Manager addressed the reopening of select businesses and the scheduled Phase 1 of reopening the beach to begin May 13. She stressed the need to act responsibly during this time to the maintain the health and safety of the community.
    • The City Manager invited Police Chief LeBaron to provide an update on the beach closure and the coming reopening. He described the Police Department’s efforts to enforce, educate and communicate the Health Orders.

    • City Manager also informed Council that the budget update will be delayed to May 21st

    Oral and Written Communications:

    • Seven callers spoke during the open public participation period.

    • City Council received and filed the general written communication.

        Consent Items:

        • The Consent Calendar was unanimously approved.

          Consent Ordinances

          • None

          Public Hearings:

          A. PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDED TENNIS COURT USE POLICY; AND RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL TENNIS MEMBERSHIP FEE AND UPDATED TENNIS COURT USE RATES                    

          • One caller spoke on the item.
          • City Council approved the item unanimously.

             

                  B. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ANNUAL LEVY FOR THE SEWER CHARGE AND ENGINEER'S REPORT

          • No callers came forward to speak on the item.
          • City Council unanimously approved continuing the Public Hearing to the May 26th Council Meeting.

          Municipal Matters:

          A. REPORT 20-0255 IMPLEMENTING PLAN HERMOSA GOALS FOR PRESERVING DOWNTOWN GROUND FLOOR RETAIL AND RESTAURANT USES-NEXT STEPS                                        

          • This item was moved to be heard after Item 6b                    
          • Two callers spoke on the item.
          • Mayor Pro Tem Massey made a motion to refer the item to the Economic Development Committee to explore the three options recommended by staff and any other options the Committee sees fit; and to have the item return to Council with the Committee’s recommendations. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Armato and approved unanimously by Council

          B. REPORT 20-0254 CONSIDERATION OF A HERMOSA SUMMER STREETS PROGRAM TO ENHANCE CERTAIN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO SUPPORT SAFE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

          • A number of supplemental communications related to this item were received and filed.
          • Nine callers spoke on this item.

          • Councilmember Fangary made a motion to:

          • Authorize staff to work with the economic development subcommittee to identify components of the Summer Streets program related to supporting our business community.

          • Appropriate $17,145 in AQMD funds toward these efforts.

          • Authorize staff to pursue potential funding opportunities to support these components as funding opportunities present themselves.

          • The motion was seconded by Councilmember Armato and passed unanimously by Council.

          •  Councilmember Armato made a motion directing staff to return with an outreach plan on components of the Hermosa summer streets programs for the residential corridors.

          •  Staff would return to Council for approval of any implementation. This motion was seconded by Mayor Campbell and passed 4-1 with Councilmember Detoy voting no.

          C. REPORT 20-0269 REVIEW OF CITY’S STRAND AND PARKING ASSET CLOSURES IN LIGHT OF RECENT    CHANGES TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH ORDER AN ITEM CONCERNING PARKING IN PUBLIC LOTS

          • Councilmember Armato made a motion to direct staff to close Parking Lot A, keep parking Lot C closed, open Lots B and 11th Street to employees and 15-minute parking, open Lot D to employees and 15-minute parking with the exclusion of residential meters, and increase the number of 15-minute parking spots along Hermosa Ave and Pier Ave. The motion passed unanimously.

           

          MAYOR PRO TEM MASSEY MADE A MOTION TO CONTINUE ALL REMAINING ITEMS TO THE NEXT MEETING AND ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 1:45AM

           

          THE NEXT VIRTUAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 WITH CLOSED SESSION AT 6:00 P.M. FOLLOWED BY OPEN SESSION AT 7:00 P.M.

           

          Questions or comments? Contact the Assistant to the City Manager Nico De Anda-Scaia

          Monday through Thursday, 7AM – 6PM at (310) 318-0201 or via email at ndeanda@hermosabeach.gov

           

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          https://www.hermosabeach.gov/our-government/city-council/city-council-meeting-recap

           

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