Here’s what happened at last night’s City Council meeting:
City welcomes two new employees
The city welcomed two new members to its family last night. Please welcome Recreation Supervisor Christina Alatorre and Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Smith.
Council approves the consent calendar
Council approves demolition contract of the San Gabriel Police Department facility
In a 4-0 vote (with Mayor Costanzo absent), the City Council also approved a demolition contract for the new upcoming Police Department facility with GGG Demolition. The current police facility is described as dilapidated on the city’s website, and a new facility will begin construction in late 2017. More information about the new facility can be found here.
Council appoints Keith Lemieux as new City Attorney
The City Council appointed Keith Lemieux of Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Niel LLP as the new City Attorney. Lemieux succeeds outgoing City Attorney Robert L. Kress, who served the city from 1989 until his retirement in 2017. You can read about Lemiux’s appointment here.
Council approves request to join the Taking Back Our Community Coalition
The City Council approved a request for the city to join the Taking Back Our Community Coalition, which currently involves 15 San Gabriel Valley cities led by the City of Arcadia, the City of Glendora, and the City of Monrovia. The coalition was formed to mitigate public safety issues related to the state’s criminal justice system, specifically Assembly Bill 109, Proposition 47 and Proposition 57. The group will also advocate for state legislative changes that will improve law enforcement’s ability to respond to crime.
You may view the entire agenda here, with links to staff reports detailing each of the items mentioned in the wrap-up.