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.
August 16, 2019
- Saturday, August 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - HHW / E-Waste Collection - City Hall
- Saturday, August 17, 6:00 – 10:00 PM - CineMalibu featuring “Kicking and Screaming” - Malibu Bluffs Park
- Monday, August 19, 6:30 PM - Planning Commission Meeting - City Hall
- Tuesday, August 20, 5:30 PM - Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - City Hall
- Wednesday, August 21, 4:00 PM - City Council Special Meeting – Skate Park - City Hall
FIRE REBUILD STATISTICS ONLINE PORTAL
The City has created an interactive online portal that shows statistics on Woolsey Fire rebuilding activities in an effort to keep the community and partner agencies updated on the rebuild progress. The information is updated daily, and tracks progress of all of the various types of permits related to rebuilding Malibu homes destroyed in the fire, and it plots rebuild projects on an interactive map.
WWD29 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FEE WAIVERS FOR WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD PROJECTS
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved County Waterworks District 29 (WWD29) water infrastructure improvement fee waivers for customers, including Malibu residents, who were displaced by the Woolsey Fire and are rebuilding their homes, as long as they are seeking a similarly-sized water service.
CITY FEE WAIVERS FOR WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD PROJECTS
On June 24, City Council approved waiving fees for residents who are rebuilding their homes destroyed in the Woolsey Fire. The 100% fee waivers apply to “like for like” and “like for like” plus 10% projects to rebuild primary residences between November 8, 2018 and June 30, 2020, and applies retroactively to all eligible people who have already paid permitting fees. For additional information, including how to apply for fee waivers, visit the Fee Waiver Information Page or contact Aundrea Cruz at ACruz@malibucity.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 379.
WOOLSEY FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL UPDATE
CalOES has completed the Woolsey Fire debris removal under the state-sponsored program on all lots in the City of Malibu. The City continues to work with the County and homeowners on the private Local Program fire debris removal. More than 838 million pounds of ash, debris, metal, concrete and contaminated soil were removed in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. An online dashboard showing fire debris removal progress is available.
GUIDANCE FOR POST-WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILDING OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS
The City created a handout to offer guidance to residents on how to properly replace or repair their septic systems (Onsite Wastewater Treatment System, or OWTS).
The seven-week course will be held Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, at City Hall starting on September 5. To register, go to the Eventbrite page. Completing the course is the first step toward becoming a member of the official City of Malibu CERT Team.
Emergency Information Stations
In preparation for possible power outages when the Santa Ana winds are blowing, the City has established a program utilizing Emergency Information Stations. These stations will consist of large sandwich boards placed in key locations across the City where staff can post printed emergency information updates during power or cell phone service outages. The community is invited to see a demonstration of the Emergency Information Stations on Saturday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at City Hall. Staff from the City’s Public Safety Office and members of the Malibu CERT Team will be there to answer questions, receive feedback, and provide emergency preparedness information.
Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Seniors
An Emergency Preparedness Workshop designed for older residents will be offered on Saturday, September 14, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and on Wednesday, September 26, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, at City Hall. Participants 55 and older who attend the class will be eligible to receive a free emergency backpack that includes basic supplies. To register for either class, go to the Eventbrite page.
The City Council will review options for a temporary skate park and a permanent skate park during a Special Meeting on Wednesday, August 21, at 4:00 PM. The meeting will take place at City Hall, and the staff report can be viewed in the Agenda Center on the City website.
Shade at Malibu Bluffs Park
The Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss proposed options for installing shade covering at Malibu Bluffs Park at next week’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 5:30 PM at City Hall. You can view the meeting agenda and staff report in the Agenda Center on the City website.
La Costa Pedestrian Improvements
This project consist of installing a hybrid pedestrian traffic signal located adjacent to the La Costa Beach Club on PCH. The contractor completed the installation of the concrete signal pole foundations, and will be installing the new signal poles on Monday and performing electrical work. The proposed signal pole installation work will require the ongoing lane closures in both directions. Monday through Wednesday, August 19 - 21, there will be alternating lane closures on one lane in each direction. Southbound lanes 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Northbound lanes 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Malibu Pier Parking Lot
Caltrans completed “Keep Clear” pavement markings on southbound PCH near the Malibu Pier parking lot. The new pavement markings will improve traffic flow for vehicles attempting to turn left into the Malibu Pier Parking Lot.
The fire rebuild team is available for complimentary one-on-one consultations about any fire rebuild project. Contact Aundrea Cruz at email@example.com to set an appointment or drop by City Hall and a team member will meet with you as soon as possible. For ideas about how to get started with your project, visit the Rebuild Page, where you can view Rebuild options and find all related Forms and Handouts.
Dark Sky Ordinance
The compliance deadline for gas stations is October 15, 2019. The compliance deadline for all other non-residential properties is one year later on October 15, 2020. The compliance deadline for all residential properties is October 15, 2021. For more information, visit the Dark Sky Ordinance page.
MALIBU SMART WATER CONSERVATION
The grass lawn replacement rebate for Malibu residents has increased to $5 per square foot, the highest in the state. The increased incentive is part of the Malibu Smart water conservation program offered by the City of Malibu, County of Los Angeles and West Basin Municipal Water District. Some grass removal restrictions have been waived for residents whose properties were impacted by the Woolsey Fire. To apply for the fire exemption, call 888-376-3314 or apply online.
Residents of Malibu are also eligible to receive incentives for smart irrigation technologies, which can be controlled by a smart phone and identify leaks before they become costly and wasteful. Malibu Smart also offers free water conservation concierge service for certain customers, water audits and workshops. To learn more, visit the Malibu Smart website.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
The City will be holding multiple community events including:
- September 4 – Disaster Notification System Test (Malibu east end)
- September 4 – Public Safety Commission Presentation on Public Safety Power Shut-Off (PSPS) Preparedness
- September 5 – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training - The seven-week course will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at City Hall. Register online.
- September 11 – Disaster Notification Test (Malibu central east)
- September 11 – Preparing for Fire: Malibu Residents Share Their Experiences
- September 12 – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
- Saturday, September 14 – Emergency Points of Distribution and Information Community Demonstration
- Saturday, September 14 – Preparedness Class for Seniors and People with Disabilities
- September 18 – Disaster Notification System Test (Malibu central west)
- September 19 – Fire Safe Council Workshop
- September 21 – Red-Flag Season Community Fire Briefing
- September 26 – Disaster Notification System Test (Malibu west end)
- September 26 – Preparedness Class for Seniors and People with Disabilities
- September 26 – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
All events are posted on the City website and social media. For more information about any of these events or emergency preparedness, please contact the City’s Public Safety Office at 310-456-2489, ext. 368.
Save the Dates
- August 19 – Planning Commission will consider the follow-up Coastal Development Permit application pertaining to the SCE laydown utility yard located at the corner of Civic Center Way and Stuart Ranch Road
- August 26 – City Council will consider adoption of an ordinance to halt primary view determinations where the view would be over a property affected by the Woolsey Fire or other natural disaster
- August 26 – City Council will consider adoption of the Coastal Commission’s suggested modifications to the Local Coastal Program (LCP) amendment to implement the Housing Element of the General Plan and to update the LCP Public Access Map
- September 10 - Firescaping Workshop at City Hall. Participants will learn about landscaping techniques to help protect your property from wildfires.
- September 21 - Turf Replacement Workshop at City Hall. Participants will learn how to remove their lawn and create a water wise landscape. For more information or to RSVP, visit the website.
- September 28-29 - Los Angeles County will host a mock election event for residents to try out the new voting equipment that will be used starting in 2020. For more information on the new voting system and processes, including how to participate in the mock election, visit VSAP.lavote.net.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS (RFPS) CURRENTLY OUT FOR BID
RFP for Community Wildfire Protection Plan Consultant Services - Closes August 23
RFP for Mass Alert and Notification System - Closes August 23
RFP for Malibu Lagoon State Beach Coastal Geomorphology and Hydrology Study - Closes September 5
RFP for Outdoor Warning Siren System Planning Study - Closes September 13
To see all open bids or to sign up to receive notifications when bids are posted, visit the Bid page.
The City maintains a robust e-notification system so the community can stay informed about all of the City's activities. Sign up to receive messages by text or email on the City's e-notifications page.
See Past City Manager Updates
For questions or comments, contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.