Temper Tantrum Tuesdays are back!
There is a study session at the police department’s mural room. You can participate in three areas of discussion to fix the broken housing and redevelopment system.
“Staff will provide further update regarding housing policy issues, including 1) the status of progress by the City in meeting its Regional Housing Needs Assessment obligations; 2) an overview of the federal tax credit programs; and 3) proposed next steps for the use of current and future redevelopment housing set-aside funds.”
It is an opportunity to voice your concerns about management or mismanagement as it may be of tax dollars spent tearing down low-cost apartments, displacing tenants, and building more costly condos.
In the regular meeting the consent calendar has, among other things, several parking issues as well as public works projects.
Item 9 is an alley abandonment related to a redevelopment agency proposal. The reason stated behind the abandonment is to save the city maintenance costs. However, an abandonment now makes it that much easier for a private developer to build.
I didn’t know that the City of Fullerton has lobbyists but that is what the supporting documentation for item 10 states. I urge you to read the details of what legislation your City supports.
Item 11 is for a community garden. No surprise that Keller and Quirk Silva are backing this. If it passes, we will all have a place to sow our seeds.
If the Transportation Center and high-speed rail are important to you, take notice of item 12.
“The purposes of this item are to: 1) provide the Agency with a description of the proposed public review process for the Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan/EIR and solicit suggestions or comments, if any, from Agency members; and 2) describe the public outreach program being contemplated by the California High Speed Rail Authority in connection with proposed Anaheim to San Francisco high-speed train service, including possible development of a Fullerton station stop.”
Seven lieutenants and captains at the police department have agreed to take a 5% pay cut. Item 13 makes it official.
Lastly, item 14 is the financial report for the first half of FY2009-2010. I haven’t read the entire report yet but I wonder how many tax-dollars have been funneled from the general fund to the Redevelopment Agency.
As always, chime in and let me know if I missed anything or if you have some details that shed light on any of the items listed.