City of El Monte to Host Two Neighborhood Meetings
October 16, 2013 • 564 views
Residents and businesses are invited to share their views on several City of El Monte issues and services at two upcoming Neighborhood Meetings. The meetings provide a forum that gives constituents the opportunity to speak with top City officials and learn about important initiatives and projects that impact El Monte.
The meetings will focus on: installation of new “Smart” gas meters city-wide, upcoming fall Parks & Recreation activities, information about the November ballot measures and upcoming earthquake preparedness activities.
The City Council recently approved placing three ballot measures on the upcoming Nov. 5 municipal election:
• Extending Measure GG (Measure GG)-Voters will be asked to consider a five-year extension to the City’s half-cent sales tax, Measure GG, when the option comes before them in November. Without an extension, Measure GG will sunset on March 31, 2014 and will result in an annual loss of $4 million to the City’s general fund.
• Rotating Mayor Position (Measure RM)-El Monte voters will have the option of restructuring the Office of the Mayor by making the position a rotating seat among the councilmember’s.
• Extending Mayor Term (Measure EM)-El Monte voters will determine if the term of the Mayor’s office should be extended from two years to four years.
For more information, please call the City Manager’s Office (626) 580-2001.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Durfee School 12233 Star Street, El Monte, CA and Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. VFW Hall 11126 Ramona Boulevard, El Monte, CA