Hermosa Beach is planning to charge each resident an est. $115 per year for "Sewage infrastructure Operations, Maintenance and upgrade". The cost will escalate each year in the future based on inflation. If a majority of residents send in a protest, it will not proceed. Please consider filling out the simple protest form and mailing to City Clerk, City Hall to reject this tax which smells like a backhanded way to pay for the E&B Oil rejection lawsuit. Coincidentally the city is short approx $11 mil for the E&B oil lawsuit and this is the same amount they are trying to raise for sewage. We have never had any trouble paying for sewage yet now we need to raise an amount to pay for sewage which is equal to the amount we owe E&B for voting down the oil proposal. Walks like a duck, talks like a duck? yup it's a duck
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Have a place for local Senior to hang out during the day so they dont have to be every shut in. Meet others, which would help with depression and their mental out look on life. Provide monthly activities, a volunteer program for local business. And maybe a monthly food drive.
This is a very busy intersection. Replacing stop signs with signal lights will allow for smoother flow of traffic on Pier Ave, and prevent cars traveling on Ardmore Ave and Valley Dr from speeding while trying to make it through the intersection. This will also make it safer for pedestrians to cross the streets.
The strand,sidewalks private property and parks smell of dog urine. Please consider passing a ordinance or law that requires dog owners must carry and use poop bags and spray bottles with white wine vinegar or other non toxic pet urine removal spray if they are going to walk their dog an allow the dog to poop or urinate on public or private property.
According to the MBF CONSULTING, INC., MARCH 2011 (Revised) SANITARY SEWER MASTER PLAN-UPDATE Prepared for Hermosa Beach, "Discussions with staff revealed routine maintenance activities, such as hydro flushing of old concrete sewer pipes sometimes results in collapse of the sewer line. As a result, the City is reluctant to undertake such routine maintenance for fear of accelerating the deterioration of the pipe. (p. 23, paragraph 1). ” In order to abate the rat infestation in our sewers, and avoid rats coming up through our toilets from broken pipes, holes and cracks, the minimum expectation is to perform routine sewer maintenance. This is what the Utility User Tax enacted in July 1998, which was promoted to the voting public as a “sewer tax,” was meant for. It was not meant to be misappropriated into the general budget at the City Manager’s discretion. Not performing routine sewer maintenance is a health hazard.
Hermosa Beach is a Poopy place to live. I say this because every time I go for a walk there is new dog poop. What I would like suggest as we create a multi-departmental team headed up by the City Manager to address this problem. One suggestion would be for animal control to hand out “Good Doggie Citizen Award” little metal badges that could attach to a collar, to those walking their dogs with the necessary implements to clean up after them. Community Services could then use their smart phone to take a picture of the dog and the owner and we could make little posters titled “Good Doggie Citizen” with their pictures and the caption I clean up after my dog because it’s the right thing to do. We could then hand them out to business establishments to post in their window. One other suggestion is for the Community Service Animal Control to hand out brochures at Pier and along the strand, advising people what to do in the event they see someone walk away from a pile of Poo. This is also a major problem in Paris, maybe we can learn from them and what they’ve implemented to try and stem the problem. http://www.npr.org/2013/01/26/170321680/not-just-a-fashion-hot-spot-paris-is-also-the-capital-of-dog-mess or http://www.thelocal.fr/20130819/paris-suburb-to-use-cctv-to-fight-dog-poo-plague or examples of what the mayor of Paris is trying: http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/oh-poo/
Require hotels wanting to build to contribute public spaces that benefit the city. New York City has done this with great success (Brooklyn Height's Promenade): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privately_owned_public_space
Think of all of the things we could do with the revenue from the E&B project: underground those ugly utility wires/poles/transformers, remodel our schools, repair our streets and sewers!