April 19 the Fullerton City Council will vote on a settlement between Pacific Coast Home and the City over last year’s council vote to not approve the West Coyote Hills development. This item is sure to bring out supporters and opponents of the development. Go to OpenCoyoteHills.com to see a few of the supporters.
The Council will also vote on the formation of a Citizens’ Committee for review of the 2011 Comprehensive Water Rate Study Report. With Proposition 218 (1996) on the books, the City Council and staff will need to pull out all of the stops in order to get any support from voters for raising water rates during the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Also on the agenda is a City-wide clean up effort proposed by the Public Works Department. The plan is to remove graffiti, replace damaged traffic signs, and improve landscaping throughout
also known as urban blight. The funding will come from several sources. NONE of the funding will come from the Redevelopment Agency which is responsible for removing urban blight in all of the Redevelopment Areas. Fullerton-
Based on the maps of the Redevelopment Areas, it would appear that the Redevelopment agency should be contributing substantially to the maintenance costs in their respective areas. Why aren’t they?
Only a few short weeks ago the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency couldn’t get rid of their cash and assets quick enough. It’s time for the City Council members to take responsibility for the City they serve and use Redevelopment Agency funds to remove blighted conditions.
There are other issues on Tuesday's agenda, some important and some not. I hope you can come out and speak up on the issues, whatever your position may be.