- Business Advocacy
- Soroptimist International was recognized for its annual campaign in October and November to promote “National Breast Cancer Awareness” and “End Domestic Violence.” One out of eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer (an estimated 25,270 in California alone in 2015), with mammography recognized as the most effective method for detecting breast cancer changes that may be cancerous long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. It also states that women have the right to feel safe and live free from violence at home and in the workplace, recognizing that every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the U.S., totaling more than 1.3 million annually.
- Recent Chamber Mixer and Senior Prom volunteers were recognized for their two-day commitment to Councilmember Yamauchi and the Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the square dance/BBQ dinner was a successful event. Those honored included Jason Ho, Michael Chen, Jessica Mo, Andy Lam, Vincent Lee, Eric Liang, Justin Imaa, Wei Chen, Richard Tang, Koby Arriaza, Kristine Thipatima, Bryan Kwong, Corly Huang, Elise Poon, Sienna Wong, Alina Wong, Nathan W., and Linda Wong.
- Retiring employee Colleen Commentz was honored for 14 years of service as Marketing & Communications Specialist.
- A gift of 1,000 in Costco gift cards was accepted from developer Sam Wong, the developer of the Casita de Zen project, to be used on equipment and supplies to benefit the Fire Department. The gift was given in appreciation for the firefighters’ efforts to maintain safety and respond to 911 calls.
- Contract award for the purchase of two police patrol SUV vehicles (Wondries Fleet Group).
- Contract award for the purchase of 60 self-contained breathing apparatus face piece masks for the Fire Department that have been newly developed by Honeywell (L.N. Curtis & Sons).
- Completed construction contract for rehabilitation of a city-owned property at 2037 S. Fifth St. (DHI Construction), which will be subsequently raffled through the City’s First-Time Homebuyer Program.
New City ordinances/resolutions
- A new ordinance of the Alhambra Municipal Code (Chapter 20.19) expedites and streamlines the permitting process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems on single-family and duplex family dwellings. It amends Chapter 23.04 and Chapter 23.44 of Title 23 (Zoning).
- A new ordinance of the Alhambra Municipal Code (Chapter 23.45) regulates the application and enforcement of collection boxes for the purpose of ensuring the public’s health, safety, and welfare. It imposes restrictions and conditions on all collection boxes in the city so that they are, and remain, clean, safe, and do not create hazards to pedestrians and to vehicular traffic. It amends Chapter 23.04.237, 23.85.010(B), 23.85.020, and 23.85.030 (Zoning).
- A resolution was approved prohibiting and removing on-street parking along Garfield Avenue from Main Street to Bay State Street on the west side of the street, and providing for the future approval of a reconfigured lane to include a northbound dedicated right-hand turn lane on the east side of Garfield Avenue from Bay State Street to Main Street to improve traffic flow.