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Posted on: September 1, 2023

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September 1, 2023

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CITY MANAGEMENT / CITY COUNCIL

(NEW) VIDEO: DEVELOPMENT SERVICES REVIEW REPORT PRESENTED TO CITY COUNCIL 

VIDEO: The consultant hired by the City to conduct a Comprehensive Development Services Review in an effort to improve the City's development services and operations, presented their findings to the City Council during the August 28 Council meeting. The City had put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) and hired Baker Tilly US, LLP to perform the study, which pertains to all City Departments involved in permitting - mainly Planning, Environmental Sustainability, and Public Works. The goal was to identify areas where improvements can be made and to provide recommendations. The review examined processes including organization structure and culture, resource needs, technology requirements, regulations, process documentation and more. The consultant will present an implementation plan to the City Council in September, with details to be announced. The presentation is available to watch online (clip starts at 3:50:55). For more information, see the complete report from the consultant in the staff report. 

development services review report 8.28.2023



WILDFIRE safety 

(NEW) FREE TRAINING ON HOW TO ASSESS A STRUCTURE’S VULNERABILITY TO WILDFIRE 

The City hosted two free classes on how to assess a home or structure's vulnerability to burning down in a wildfires, "Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire." The classes were offered from the National Fire Protection Association on August 30 and 31, and were the third and fourth such classes that the City hosted. For more information, email Fire Safety Liaison Jerry Vandermeulen at JVandermeulen@MalibuCity.org

wildfire safety training 8.31.2023


(NEW) UPDATE ON ACTIONS THE CITY HAS TAKEN SINCE THE WOOLSEY FIRE TO BE MORE PREPARED FOR WILDFIRES

Nearly five years after the devastating Woolsey Fire, the tragic fire that destroyed the town of Lahaina, Maui and claimed more than 115 lives, has brought up memories, trauma and fears about the dangers that Malibu faces this wildfire season. Community members want to know if they will be safe, and what efforts the City has taken to be more prepared since the Woolsey Fire, and to prevent a tragedy like Lahaina from occurring in Malibu. Some of the actions the City has taken since the Woolsey Fire include:  

  • Expanded the public safety office into a City Department
  • Hired three retired firefighters as Fire Safety Liaisons
  • Offers free Home Wildfire Assessments 
  • Started a free fire hazard tree removal program
  • Created a Zero Power Plan in case of a widespread power and communications blackout (worked with the CERT Team to create emergency information stations and to equip the City's emergency supplies containers with solar-powered satellite phone and internet capabilities; acquired backup generators for traffic signals; worked with the Malibu CERT Team to install radio repeaters to enable the use of handheld radios Citywide; acquired additional Changeable Message Signs)
  • Expanded the disaster notification system database
  • Increased the number of CERT classes offered
  • Adopted a Mass Evacuation Plan and the County Zonehaven evacuation tool and maps
  • Installed dozens of Beacon Boxes across Malibu with local maps to assist out-of-area firefighters responding in Malibu
  • Adopted an emergency resolution to facilitate the removal of homeless encampments during Red Flag conditions. 
  • See more details.


CITY FIRE SAFETY LIAISONS ARE MONITORING FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LEADING UP TO WILDFIRE SEASON 

LIVE FUEL MOISTURE AT 83% AS OF AUGUST 11, DOWN FROM 93% TWO WEEKS EARLIER, ABOVE THE HISTORICAL AVERAGE (60% = CRITICAL)
As part of year-round wildfire preparedness, the City tracks Live Fuel Moisture (LFM), as well as relative humidity, temperature, dead fuel moisture, wind and other weather factors to determine wildfire conditions for Malibu. The LFM was 83% as of August 11, down from 93% on July 21 (higher than the historical average for this time of year). The LFM is the percentage of water content to dry matter in live vegetation and indicates how likely a fire is to grow large and spread quickly. LFM can be as high as 200% and is considered critical at 60% and below. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Division samples plants in the Santa Monica Mountains approximately every two weeks and posts the results on their website. For local fire weather forecasts, visit the NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard website.  

COMPLETE A HOME WILDFIRE HARDENING ASSESSMENT AND GET A FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BACKPACK

Malibu residents who complete a free Home Wildfire Hardening Assessment with the City of Malibu will receive a free rolling emergency preparedness backpack. The handy backpacks are a valuable addition to your “go kit” and can help you be better prepared to evacuate quickly in case of a wildfire or other disasters. They are only available while supplies last, so schedule your appointment now. The City’s Fire Safety Liaisons will conduct a 30-to-60-minute exterior inspection of your property looking at what can be done to make it less vulnerable to the millions of flying embers from a wind-driven wildfire, a leading cause of homes burning down in wildfires. You’ll get a checklist of steps to take, such as removing dead vegetation or wood furniture that is touching the house, to harden your property. For more information or to schedule a free Home Wildfire Hardening Assessment, visit the webpage or call 310-456-2489, ext. 238, or email FireSafety@MalibuCity.org. 


START PREPARING FOR WILDFIRE SEASON NOW

Now is the time for everyone in the community, including businesses, to start preparing for wildfire season. Monitor local fire weather conditions and warnings on the National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard website. Create and/or review your family or business emergency plan, including evacuation routes and reunification locations, and gather emergency supplies. Check the expiration dates on food and medication. Keep vehicle fuel tanks above half full. Make sure you are able to open electric gates or garage doors when the power is out. For preparedness guidance, get the Malibu Survival Guide. Sign up for emergency alerts from the City (scroll to Alert Center) and from LA County. Most importantly, make sure flammable materials and vegetation are cleared away from your home. Schedule a free Home Wildfire Hardening Assessment by emailing FireSafety@MalibuCity.org, calling 310-456-2489, ext. 388 or visiting the Fire Safety webpage


HEAVY VEGETATION FROM RECENT RAINS MEANS THAT BRUSH CLEARANCE IS CRUCIAL - THE CITY IS READY TO ASSIST YOU

June 1 was the LA County brush clearance deadline, but you can still complete your mandatory brush clearance. Many Malibu residents received brush clearance notices from the Fire Department for the first time due to updated maps. Proper brush clearance is required by law and is one of the most important ways to protect your home and property from wildfire, and to slow the spread of fires in our community. The record rainfall this winter was badly needed for our drought conditions and water supplies, but the lush vegetation on our hillsides will soon become fuel for a potential wildfire next fire season.  

Residents can get help with complying with brush clearance requirements by scheduling a free Home Wildfire Hardening Assessment with the City's Fire Safety Liaisons. They will conduct a 30-60 minute inspection that follow the Fire Code and nationally recognized best practices and provide a checklist of simple steps to take, such as good brush clearance, keeping flammable materials like dead vegetation and wood furniture away from the house, and covering up eave vents with metal mesh. Schedule an appointment by emailing FireSafety@MalibuCity.org or calling 310-456-2489, ext. 388 or visiting the Fire Safety webpage. For information on brush clearance in Los Angeles County, including a list of vendors, a checklist and FAQs, visit the LA County Fire Department webpage



PUBLIC SAFETY


UPDATED ZONEHAVEN EVACUATION ZONE MAPS FOR MALIBU 

Know your zone! The City will be mailing out information cards to all households in Malibu about the updated Zonehaven Evacuation Zone numbers for Malibu. Malibu’s zones are now numbered MAL-C111 - MAL-C114. Los Angeles County adopted new official disaster response and evacuation zones and the new Zonehaven AWARE online tool in November 2022. All County agencies and cities, including the City of Malibu, will adhere to them in a disaster. The new zones for Malibu are the same as the City’s Evacuation Zones (11-14) were adopted in February 2020 as part of the City’s official Mass Evacuation Plan, following a recommendation after the Woolsey Fire.  

Residents, businesses, students, employees and other community members are encouraged to look up the new zones for their home, business or school, and familiarize themselves with Zonhaven. During a disaster, Zonehaven will show valuable information specific to the location, such as emergency services, status updates, shelter locations, roadblocks, evacuation routes and more. Remember your Zone – they will be referred to in alerts and public messaging during any large-scale emergency incidents in LA County. Find more evacuation information for Malibu on the City website.

ZONEHAVEN map whole city



NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

postcards WILL BE MAILED OUT CITYWIDE with tips on staying informed during a disaster 

During wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters, Malibu may experience widespread, long-lasting power, landline phone, cellphone, and internet outages. It is critical for life safety to be able to access emergency information. The City will be mailing out postcards to all Malibu addresses with tips on how to stay informed during a disaster, especially when there are widespread, longlasting power outages. Watch for the postcards in the mail, save them, and keep them handy to be prepared for wildfire season. The postcard can also be downloaded and printed here.  


SAVE THE DATE FOR WEEKLY SPEAKERS IN SEPTEMBER AS PART OF CITY'S NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 

In anticipation of Southern California’s peak wildfire season this fall, the City of Malibu is getting ready and helping residents be more prepared for wildfires and other disasters with National Preparedness Month events throughout September. Each week in September, the City will host a free webinar with speakers from the City, County agencies and outside organizations to offer valuable guidance on the types of hazards that Malibu faces, and how to prepare for them. The Zoom link for each webinar will be posted in the Preparedness Month webpage. See all of the Preparedness Month events on the webpage

Annual Community Fire Season Briefing
Tuesday, September 5, 6:00 PM, virtual
LA County Fire Department: Assistant Chief Drew Smith

Firewise/Firesafe Communities, Understanding Fire Weather Metrics, Home Wildfire Hardening Meets Curb Appeal 
Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM, virtual
City of Malibu Fire Safety Liaisons: Gabriel Etcheverry, Bradley Yocum, Jerry Vandermeulen

Earthquake Threat in SoCal: Are you Prepared?
Thursday, September 14, 6:00 PM, virtual
California Institute of Technology (CalTech): SoCal ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Regional Coordinator Margaret Vinci 

Tsunami Alerts & Warnings
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 PM, virtual
Department of Conservation Tsunami Unit: Engineering Geologist Nick Graehl and California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Senior Emergency Services Coordinator/ Tsunami Planning Coordinator Matthew Palmer 

Active Shooter Response Readiness
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM, virtual
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Sgt. Chris Soderlund


WEEKLY TESTS OF EVERBRIDGE DISASTER NOTIFICATION SYSTEM DURING NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

As part of the City's efforts to be prepared, and help the community be prepared for wildfires and other disasters, the City will send weekly test messages using the Everbridge Disaster Notification system during National Preparedness Month. Each week, a test message will go out to one of the City's four new Zonehaven Evacuation Zones (which are the same as the City's Evacuation Zones 11-14, adopted in 2019). Look up the Zonehaven Zone for your home, business, school or organization. No registration is required for the Everbridge test, as most cell phone and landline numbers with Malibu addresses are automatically loaded into the system. However, you can create profile in Everbridge to add or change multiple phone numbers or email, which helps the system to operate more effectively. If you do not receive the test message or need assistance with your Everbridge profile, please contact the Public Safety Office at PublicSafety@MalibuCity.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 237. 


PLANNING 


(NEW) ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING, SEPTEMBER 11

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance on September 11 at 6:30 PM in-person at City Hall and remotely via Zoom. The staff report, viewing and commenting instructions will be posted on the website before the meeting. The hearing was rescheduled on August 28. On March 14, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the ADU ordinance and made revisions to the proposed ordinance for the City Council's consideration. The State has identified ADUs as an important tool to create more affordable housing amidst California’s housing crisis, and has passed several laws to make it easier to build ADUs. The City is preparing an ordinance to be consistent with the State laws, with community input to ensure the regulations reflect Malibu’s needs and characteristics. Learn more about Malibu’s ADU ordinance on the webpage


(NEW) PHONE LINE FOR NEIGHBORS TO REGISTER CONCERNS ABOUT CHILI COOK-OFF & CARNIVAL OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Kasey Earnest, Executive Director of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club, will be available by phone at 424-234-6248 for the duration of the 2023 Chili Cook-Off & Carnival event over Labor Day weekend, sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club, should neighboring property owners wish to report non-emergency concerns. 

MALIBU MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS PHASE 1 PUBLIC HEARING, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

On Tuesday, September 5, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the application for Coastal Development Permit No. 21-068 for Phase 1 of the Malibu Middle and High School Campus Specific Plan. The proposed development includes the construction of a new 36-foot tall, two-story high school building, reconfigured drive aisles and associated development. The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM at City Hall in the Council chambers and via teleconference. The staff report, viewing and commenting instructions, are posted on the website


(NEW) CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION HEARINGS, SEPTEMBER 8

On September 8, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will report on the Director’s decision regarding certification of Malibu Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA) No. 16-006 for Sea View Hotel (CCC No. LCP-4-MAL-21-0073-2) under Item No. F7. The CCC will also consider certification of Malibu LCPA No. 21-002 (CCC No. LCP-4-MAL-22-0043-1) for Malibu Middle and High School Campus Specific Plan under Item No. F8a. The physical location of the meeting was recently changed due to wildfires. The meeting will be livestreamed and members of the public can also participate remotely (requests to speak should be submitted by 5:00 PM the day before the hearing) or provide written comment in advance of the meeting. Meeting details are posted on the CCC website

(NEW) SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT

Currently, there are permitted events on August 31 - September 4, September 9, 10, 17, 20 and 22, October 8, as well as every Sunday for the Malibu Farmers Market and for Farmer's Market off-street parking. The City of Malibu Planning Department posts a weekly report of approved event permits on the website. In order to help the public stay informed of pending event permit applications and to create opportunity for public input, the Event Permit Report includes all event permit applications deemed complete for review for consistency and compliance with the requirements of the Malibu Municipal Code and the Planning Director’s action on each application. To sign up to receive an email or text message when an updated Event Permit Report is posted, visit the e-notifications page (scroll down to the "Special Event Permit Report" category).


city hall / general 

CITY HALL HOURS

City Hall is open to the public. Regular City Hall hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Members of the public may come to City Hall without an appointment during public counter hours. An appointment will be needed for in-person assistance during any other hours. Appointments can be made online. The use of facemasks is now "individual preference" while inside City Hall, in accordance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.  

Public Counter Hours

  • Planning: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, walk in. Other times by appointment only.
  • Permit Services: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only. 
  • Building Plan Check: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
  • Environmental Health: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
  • Geology / Coastal Engineering: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in and appointment. Other times by appointment only.
  • Public Works: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, walk-in. Other times by appointment only.

To make virtual appointments with City staff and Departments, please call or email: 

MALIBU SENIOR CENTER AT CITY HALL OPEN FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES 

The Senior Center is open for general and various in-person services and programs Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Seniors can use the general use areas of the Center, including the computer lab, library and various recreation programs. Staff are also available to assist with Dial-A-Ride questions and program registrations. Fresh coffee is available daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, call 310-456-2489, ext. 357 or visit the webpage.


WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD 


WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD PROGRESS REPORT

Yolanda Bundy, the City's Building Official and Environmental Sustainability Director, gave an update on the Woolsey Fire rebuild effort during the August 14 Council meeting. The 2018 fire, the largest in LA County, and the worst natural disaster in the City's history, destroyed at least 465 homes in the City and burned about 96,000 acres. In 2019, the Council acted to waive permit fees for "like-for-like" and "like-for-like" plus 10% Woolsey Fire primary residence rebuild projects in order to support homeowners in their efforts to rebuild, and extended the waivers for four subsequent years. To date, the City has waived approximately $5.17 million in rebuild project fees. This does not include an additional $800,000 for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits for the homes under construction. Of the 100 unsubmitted projects, 69 original property owners have not started rebuilding. The unsubmitted project fee waivers are estimated to be an additional $2.8 million for an estimated total of $8.77 million. Rebuild numbers (as of August 14) include:

  • 365 projects have been submitted
  • 53 projects in Planning review
  • 51 projects in Building Safety review
  • 129 single-family homes under construction 
  • 132 single-family homes completed 
  • 100 projects have not yet been submitted

For more information see the staff report and the Powerpoint presentation.


(new) - MALIBU REBUILDS - STATISTICS

Staff continues to work with homeowners to rebuild. Here are the current Woolsey Fire rebuild statistics.  See continuously updated statistics on the Rebuild Portal

  • Single Family Dwellings building permits issued - 266
  • Single Family Dwellings complete - 139
  • Multifamily building permits issued - 18 units
  • Multifamily building units complete- 12 units 


PLANNING CONSULTATIONS AND REBUILD RESOURCES

The Fire Rebuild team is available Monday through Friday at City Hall for complimentary one-on-one consultations about any fire rebuild project. Contact Aakash Shah at ashah@malibucity.org to set an appointment for a meeting by phone or online. For ideas about how to get started with your project, as well as numerous handouts, forms and resources, visit the Rebuild webpage.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & BUILDING SAFETY

  

sign up for CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY IN MALIBU, SEPTEMBER 23

Community members are invited to volunteer for the City of Malibu and Heal the Bay's 2023 Malibu Coastal Cleanup Day at Zuma Lagoon and Westward Beach on Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. September 23 is California Coastal Cleanup Day, California's largest annual volunteer event, when thousands of community volunteers across the state unite to protect our beach and ocean ecosystems. The event is a great way to keep Malibu's beaches clean and protect our marine environment. It's also a great activity for kids to learn about environmental protection and community service. For more information and to sign up, visit the website.  


FREE GARDENING 101 WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER 30

LA County is offering a free Gardening 101 course covering the simple techniques of drought-tolerant landscaping, organic gardening, and integrated pest management, Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, in-person at City Hall. Learn how to improve your lawn and garden, conserve water, and reduce waste. No reservations needed. Participants can purchase compost bins at a discount after the workshop (check or cash only please). For more information, visit the website. 


(NEW) WASTE MANAGEMENT LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 4

In observance of Labor Day, there will be no Waste Management collection services on Monday, September 4. Customers are asked to place their bins out on the day following their regular collection day. To check for upcoming holidays and impacts to your service, visit the Waste Management website. For more information, call Waste Management customer service at 800-675-1171.

 

(NEW) ORGANICS RECYCLING VIRTUAL TRAINING AND KITCHEN CADDY GIVEAWAY, SEPTEMBER 13

The City is offering an organic waste recycling virtual training on Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 PM, funded by CalRecycle. The Organic Waste Recycling Program is an important way that Malibu can fulfill its commitment as a community to be part of the efforts to address climate change and protect the environment. Attendees will receive a free dishwasher safe, 1.9-gallon kitchen scraps caddy to help you conveniently separate food waste to be recycled (limit one per household). The Zoom meeting link for this and future trainings is posted on the webpage

 

(NEW) ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT OUTREACH BOOTH AT SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET, SEPTEMBER 17

The Environmental Sustainability Department staff will have an outreach booth at the Malibu Farmers Market at Legacy Park on Sunday, September 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Community members can learn about the City's environmental programs and services, meet the staff, ask questions and get a free kitchen scraps caddy that are perfect for recycling food scraps to be recycled under the City's Organics Recycling Program. Learn more about Environmental Programs on the webpage.



ARTS, CULTURE & RECREATION 


(NEW) LABOR DAY HOLIDAY HOURS 

Malibu City Hall, Malibu Senior Center, and Community Pool will be closed on Monday, September 4. City parks will be open from 8:00 AM to sunset. For more information on City parks and facilities, visit the Facilities webpage. 

 

(NEW) TRANCAS CANYON PARK MULTIPURPOSE FIELD CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE, SEPTEMBER 5 THROUGH OCTOBER 23

The Multipurpose Field at Trancas Canyon Park will be closed for annual rest and renovation from September 5 through October 23. The rest and renovation are important in keeping the field safe and playable throughout the year. Other facilities at Trancas Canyon Park will remain open.

 

(NEW) AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB of malibu START SEPTEMBER 11

The City's fall afterschool programs for students in grades TK through 5 in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu begin the week of September 11 at Malibu Elementary School and Webster Elementary School. Weekly programs include All Sorts of Sports, LEGO Super Structures, and Science Explorers. Marine Biology will be offered as a one-day workshop on Wednesday, September 6 at Webster Elementary School and Thursday, September 7 at Malibu Elementary School. Pre-registration is required. Visit the Community Programs webpage for details

  

(NEW) PARK TALES STORYTIME, SEPTEMBER 7

Join the Community Services Department's Park Tales Storytime for “Falling into Books” on Thursday, September 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Malibu Bluffs Park (24250 Pacific Coast Highway). The program includes an art activity and a free snack. Advanced registration is recommended but not required. For more information, visit the webpage

 

(NEW) TEMPORARY SKATE PARK CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE SEPTEMBER 5 - 15 

The City is working to improve the Temporary Skate Park at Malibu Bluffs Park. The park will be closed for maintenance September 5 - 15. Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday, September 16. For more information regarding park hours, visit the Skate Park webpage.

 

(NEW) WES VAN DYKE “VISTAS” ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION at city hall, SEPTEMBER 16

The Malibu Arts Commission presents "Vistas" by Wes Van Dyke, showcasing oil paintings with realistic landscapes and seascapes. The free opening reception is on Saturday, September 16, 12:00 PM in the Malibu City Gallery at City Hall. Enjoy a live musical performance by A Call 2Peace and a Q&A session with the artist at 1:30 PM. Celebrate the artist, view the artwork, and enjoy free food and refreshments. RSVPs are not required. For more information, visit the webpage.

(NEW) MALIBU LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES ANALYzING THE BEATLES' SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND ALBUM, SEPTEMBER 20

The 2023 Malibu Library Speaker Series continues on September 20, 7:00 PM at City Hall with Scott Freiman's presentation analyzing The Beatles’ iconic album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Free with required RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, visit the webpage or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.  


(NEW) TINY TOT OLYMPICS, SEPTEMBER 17

Kids ages 2-6 can join the City's annual Tiny Tot Olympics on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 AM at Malibu Bluffs Park (24250 Pacific Coast Highway). The event will feature fun, supportive sports stations, bounce houses, face painting and an art activity with Create Studio. Sports stations will include basketball with Momentum Academies, baseball with Train Goat Gainz, skateboarding with Champ Camp, soccer with Super Soccer Stars, surfing with Aspects Academy, tennis with tennis pro John Rom, martial arts with Joey Escobar, ribbon dancing with Gaylene’s Dance Studio, track with Run Malibu, and a torch toss with the Malibu Aquatics Foundation. Registrations are $5 and can made in advance on the website. There will also be a limited number of walk-up registrations available. 


PUBLIC WORKS  


LANE CLOSURES FOR PCH/LAS FLORES PROJECT TO BEGIN AFTER LABOR DAY

Lane closures on PCH at Las Flores Canyon Road for work on Caltrans' PCH/Las Flores Intersection Improvement Project are expected to begin after Labor Day. The work will include upgrading traffic signal poles and related equipment, installing new conduit, signage and striping. The work expected to take three to four weeks. 

PCH EMERGENCY CLEANUP AND REPAIR WORK FROM 2023 WINTER STORM DAMAGE TO START AFTER LABOR DAY 

After Labor Day, following the summer PCH lane closure moratorium between Santa Monica and Malibu, Caltrans will be conducting embankment repair, removal and replacement of a broken storm drain system, and storm debris cleanup and removal on south and north lanes PCH between Las Flores Canyon Road and Decker Road.


OUTREACH & FEEDBACK

E-NOTIFICATIONS

The City maintains a robust e-notification system so the community can stay informed about all the City’s activities. Sign up to receive messages by text or email on the City’s e-notifications page. 

FURTHER QUESTIONS

For questions or comments, contact the City Manager at SMcClary@MalibuCity.org.

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