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Palm Avenue Master Plan, McDonald's Remodel and Pond 20

The final meeting this year of the Imperial Beach City Council at 6 p.m. Wednesday may be relatively short, but the meeting promises to bear some big issues for California's most southwest city.

Supporters of changes in the city's marijuana regulation law may again seek a ballot initiative, according to Imperial Beach resident Marcus Boyd, who led the charge to place Prop S on the 2012 ballot.

Boyd has told IB Patch he plans to address the Imperial Beach City Council Wednesday during the public comment period.

McDonald's at 1135 Palm Ave. plans to remodel. For details and documents related to this or any other agenda items visit the city website and view the agenda packet.

This is agenda item 4.1.

City council invites members of the public to voice their opinions of fence designs being considered for Pond 20. Two kinds of fences with three variations are being considered. Plans for how to use the land have not yet been decided by port commissioners. 

This is agenda item 5.1.

On the consent calendar, items to be approved with a single vote:

Members of the public and city council may request any consent calendar item be pulled for additional discussion or a separate vote.

- A social host ordinance to punish adults who knew or "should have known"  minors were drinking at social gatherings may be adopted. Adults will now be required to take steps deemed reasonable to ensure minors are not drinking at their party like controlling access to alcohol and carding or verifying the age of people in attendance. Violators will be fined up to $1,000. 

This is agenda item 2.3. See the agenda packet for more information. 

- Councilman Bobby Patton will appointed Mayor Tempore in 2014 to fulfill the role of acting mayor if Mayor Jim Janney is unavailable. 

This is agenda item 2.4.

- Approve a $400,000 contract with Project Design Consultants to develop Palm Avenue Commercial Corridor Master Plan concepts. The work will primarily be paid for with a $400,000 Smart Growth Incentive Program grant.

This is agenda item 2.5.

- Approve a $23,000 use of gas tax funds to develop drawings for the redesign of the 700 block of 10th Street between Palm and Donax avenues. City council and staff had a long discussion last month about plans to start with 10th Street as a place to create a prototype for how streets north and south of Palm Avenue should look in the future.

This is agenda item 2.6. 

A contract will be awarded to carry out street improvements in the following areas:

- 12th Street from Holly to Oneonta avenues

- Granger ___ from Grove Avenue to Imperial Beach Boulevard

- Oneonta ___ from 10th Street to Adelfa Court

- Grove Avenue from California to 5th streets

- storm drain improvements in the 400 and 500 blocks of Grove Avenue

Pop Quiz December 16, 2013 at 07:48 PM
A big part of this Palm avenue master plan is to reduce or restrict the traffic lanes along that very busy highway.
Kelly Tracy December 18, 2013 at 03:26 PM
How many times do we need to pay for consultants on the same projects?????
Kelly Tracy January 03, 2014 at 02:44 AM
Spending money on replacing a functional fence at the edge of pond 20 along Palm ave is a waste of time and money and even more time and money could be spent on graffiti abatement. Although the existing chain link fence is not that attractive it serves its purpose with minimal obstruction of the view and relatively no maintenance required. Just leave the fence like it is until what ever development is aproved. and completed

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