Thank you to everyone who joined in making our first community-wide garage sale a success! As we look to host similar events in the future, we want to hear your feedback so that we can make adjustments to improve the event.
SpeakUp Hermosa is taking a poll of public opinion and needs your help. Complete the surveys on this page to contribute your opinion and help shape an initiative in your community.
Community Garage Sale Feedback
“Here’s the Scoop: For Cleaner Feet, Streets and Water”
Sign this pledge and you could win a FREE annual dog license from the City!
Besides being unpleasant to the nose and eyes, pet waste has been identified as a source of water pollution that can cause a health hazard for swimmers, surfers, and others in the ocean. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says pet waste contributes nitrogen, phosphorus, parasites and bacteria to water bodies when it is not disposed properly. By scooping after your pet, you can help to improve our water quality, reduce health hazards and keep Hermosa beautiful.
Per Hermosa Beach Municipal Code 6.04.100, all pet owners are required to carry pet waste disposal bags with them when walking their pets and for those bags to be visible. The municipal code also requires all pet owners to dispose of all pet waste properly. Failure to carry a bag or to pick up after a pet can result in a fine for each offense.
By signing this pledge, you promise to always pick up after your pet and follow the City of Hermosa Beach’s pet owner ordinances.
The City of Hermosa Beach is developing an ordinance regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs, also known as granny flats, second units) and is seeking your input.
The State of California is facing a state-wide housing crisis, with rising housing costs, and a shortage of affordable housing options. One of the State’s solutions to this crisis is to encourage accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) as a method of increasing the housing supply and has passed laws requiring all cities to allow an ADU on residentially zoned lots that contain a single-family residence.
Cities may adopt an ordinance of its own that includes reasonable standards for ADUs so long as the ordinance is consistent with the intent of the State law. Without a local ordinance, the city is required to process ADU applications per standards identified in the State law (http://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/AccessoryDwellingUnits.shtml).
The Planning Commission had an initial discussion regarding ADUs at their May 15, 2018 meeting, and discussion of the meeting can be viewed here http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=4697 The survey results will be shared with the Planning Commission at its upcoming public hearing in June.
Please complete this brief survey by June 5, 2018 to share your opinions.