City Manager Reva Feldman’s regular updates will be posted here in the News Flash section and past updates will be archived on the City Manager webpage.
June 6, 2019
Latest Woolsey Fire Rebuild Statistics
5 permits to rebuild completely destroyed homes have been given (3 of which were occupied, full-time residences).
13 temporary housing permits have been issued by Building Safety.
170 properties have been fully cleared of fire debris removal under the state-sponsored CalOES/CalRecycle program and received their certificates of completion.
47 properties have been fully cleared of fire debris under the Local Program and received their certificates of completion.
Rebuild statistics are posted on the website regularly.
Civic Center Water Treatment Facility Phase two
- Consultant interviews for the design of the Civic Center Water Treatment Facility (CCWTF) Phase 2 were conducted on June 4. Staff is currently evaluating and negotiating with the top consultant. A final recommendation will be presented to City Council on August 12.
- On May 13, 2019, the City Council authorized an application process for properties that were not included in the CCWTF Phase Two or Three boundaries to participate in the CCWTF Phase Two Project. A new application has been developed and is on the City’s website. The applications are due to the City by June 30, 2019.
La Costa Pedestrian Improvements
This project consists of installing a hybrid pedestrian traffic signal located adjacent to the La Costa Beach Club on PCH. This week, the contractor continues to work on the new curbing and electrical conduit work. No lane closures are expected next week.
Anchor Art Sculpture at Legacy Park
The contactor will be placing concrete for the foundation for the Anchor Art sculpture. It is anticipated that the Anchor Art will be placed on the new foundation during the week of June 10.
The City was awarded a California Volunteers grant of $13,500 that will be used to enhance the City’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.
The Malibu Dial-A-Ride Program has added a second service vehicle to accommodate increased summer demand through August 30. The program provides subsidized rides to all seniors (60 years of age or older) living within the City Limits. Seniors can fill out an application at the Malibu Senior Center in City Hall, or call 310-456-2489 ext. 357 for more information.
The City of Malibu, the Malibu Library, and Friends of the Malibu Library invite community members who lost their homes in the Woolsey Fire to attend a free Art Therapy Workshop at the Malibu Library on Thursday, June 13 at 3:30 PM. Participants will take charred pieces of their past and create a shadow treasure box, as a way to memorialize the past and celebrate survival. Certified Art Therapists Dr. Ericha Scott and Tabitha Fronk will lead the workshop, which is designed for children ages 5 and older and their families.
City Clerk Statistics
The City processed 107 passport applications, received over 100 requests for public information, and recorded 6 documents with the County of Los Angeles in the month of May 2019.
RADICAL BEAUTY ART, MALIBU RISING EXHIBITION
The Cultural Arts Commission’s Art Exhibition “Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising: Reflections on the Woolsey Fire,” features artwork created by community members, including paintings, drawings, photos, poetry, videos, and songs related to the Woolsey Fire. The exhibition will be on display at City Hall through August 2019 and can be viewed during City Hall open hours (Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM).
SHERIFF'S SUMMER BEACH TEAM
The Sheriff's Summer Beach Team program began Memorial Day weekend. Every year, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the Sheriff’s Beach Team deploys special quads and trucks that patrol on the beaches. This year, as part of the program, the Sheriff's Department will deploy increased vehicle and motorcycle patrols to address traffic and safety issues on PCH, as well as bicycle patrols in the Civic Center area, to help ensure the safety of visitors and residents. Crossing guards will be stationed in the Civic Center area to assist with pedestrian safety during the summer months.
SAVE THE DATES
June 15 - A Public Safety and Preparedness Expo is scheduled on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Trancas Country Market. For more information, call 310-456-2489 ext. 313 or visit the event page.
June 17 - On Monday, June 17, the Planning Commission will review the draft ordinance establishing a one-year hold on Primary View Determination Requests within a 1,000-foot radius of fire-affected areas. The purpose of the ordinance is to protect fire victims from having artificially “improved” views established over their properties that could limit the size and/or location of replacement structures or landscaping in the future. For more information, contact Jessica Colvard at firstname.lastname@example.org. The agenda will be posted on the City's Agenda Center page.
June 21 - As part of the "Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising" art exhibition, the City's Cultural Arts Commission and Poet Laureate Committee will host a Poetry Reading and Film Screening on Friday, June 21 at 6:00 PM at City Hall. The event will feature poetry read by artists featured in the new book "Radical Beauty, Malibu After the Fire" and several short films covering a variety of topics related to the filmmaker's experience, healing and recovery from the Woolsey Fire. For more information, call 310-456-2489 ext. 358 or visit the event page.
June 24 – The City Council will consider adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget and also consider adoption of an Earth Friendly Management Policy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 24. The agenda will be posted on the City's Agenda Center page.
June 26 - The City will be conducting a test of the Disaster Notification System (Reverse 911) on Wednesday, June 26. The system now has the expanded capability to reach thousands of additional residents via cell phones.
July 1 - The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, July 1 about the proposed Total Development Square Footage Reduction Ordinance and the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) amendment for Soho House. The Total Development Square Footage Reduction Ordinance would reduce the maximum square footage limits for homes in Malibu. The draft ordinance and agenda report will be published in the Agenda Center on the City website on June 14.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS (RFPS) CURRENTLY OUT FOR BID
RFP for Traffic Study Consultant Services - Closes June 28
Request for Proposals for Software Development and Systems Integration - Closes July 10
To see all open bids or to sign up to receive notifications when bids are posted, visit MalibuCity.org/Bids.
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For questions or comments, contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.