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Pedestrian-Scale Lighting, Vision for City's Future at Meeting Wednesday

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Members of the public are invited to attend a workshop meeting Wednesday to share their thoughts about issues that are important to the future of the City of Imperial Beach.


No actions are taken at workshops. Instead, workshops are held a few times a year for a discussion between City Council, city staff and the public and collective look at IB's vision and goals over the next two years.


A presentation compiled by a consultant will be delivered to explore the possibility of additional pedestrian-scale lighting on Seacoast Drive.


Lighting on the waterfront has been a subject of debate for the better part of the last year between the City Council, owners of the new Pier South hotel and a collection of Seacoast Drive stakeholders known as the Seacoasters.


The meeting will begin with a look at city finances for the next two years.


According to City Manager Gary Brown, important issues for City Council to consider in the next month include:


- a YMCA takeover of the Sports Park and Recreation Center


- adopt a 2013-15 budget


- continue to push for development at Bernardo Shores, 9th and Palm Shopping Center and Bikeway Village


- Purchase of a new fire truck


- negotiate or complete deals with city employees and the Port of San Diego


- finalize changes to the city's commercial zoning


- continue to dissolve redevelopment


See the attached PDF for a full list of important issues City Council will need to consider in the next six months according to Brown.

Libi Uremovic January 29, 2013 at 01:16 PM
'...Purchase of a new fire truck...' the city couldn't possibly need a new fire truck...they just bought on a couple years ago.... cut the fire truck and they have 5 years worth of funding for the sports park
Michael Pilgrim January 29, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Are you sure they just bought a new truck a couple years ago? Or are you speculating? I've lived in IB my whole life, worked with the fire department from 2003 to 2011, they've had their truck long before 2003. Their backup truck is from the 60s.
Ed Sorrels January 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Libi, You are wrong on the age, we have had this one quite awhile and Fire trucks like other industrial vehicles ( Transit mixers) can not be judged on milage alone, Most spend more time idling than they do driving and strangly for a diesel idling is more wearing than driving it down the road with the R.P.M's. up to 1800 or so. I think our's is a detroit diesel but am not sure. I know they have had this one longer than 4 years. The last I heard at council was from the safety director and he was talking about a grant or something like thaqt what happened with that ?
Ed Sorrels January 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM
My other question would be why Can't it be taken to the truck shop and get it overhauled, and OH the trans at the same time that should by us another 5 to 7 years. As a former Diesel Mechanic I would need to know a lot more before I would shuffle this one off and put out the money for a new one. Does anyone know the hour's on this one ?

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