Here’s what you need to know:
- From 2021 to 2022, Chief of Police David Cerda pointed out a significant drop in the cases of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and arson, except auto theft.
- The Council (5-0) approved Resolution 2022-40, which approves the Youth Community Access Grant Program application.
- The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-41 to extend utilities (water and sewer mains) along Manning Avenue west of Academy Avenue.
According to its website, Parlier is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council and operates under the City Council-City Manager form.
Council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various community segments and concentrate on policy issues responsive to citizens’ needs and wishes. The City Council appoints the City Manager to carry out policy and ensure service for the entire community.
Parlier City Administrator, Sonia Hall, handles the City’s day-to-day business with an “open-door policy” to community residents and businesses, where comments, concerns, and suggestions are always welcome.
The Parlier City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 1100 E. Parlier Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648 or through Youtube.
Parlier City Council Members present:
- Mayor Alma M. Beltran,
- Mayor Pro-Tempore Trinidad Pimentel,
- Councilwoman Diane Maldonado,
- Councilwoman Sabrina Rodriguez,
- Councilwoman Cathryn Solorio,
- City Manager Sonia Hall
- City Engineer Javier Andrade
- Assistant City Manager Bertha Escalera
- City Clerk Dorothy Garza
- City Treasurer Michelle Lopez
- City Planner Jeff O’Neal
- Chief of Police David Cerda
On the annual crime statistics, Chief of Police David Cerda stated that cases of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and theft went up significantly from 2020 to 2021, except for auto theft and arson.
In response, the Police created visibility and intensified community outreach through schools.
From 2021 to 2022, he pointed out a significant drop in the cases of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and arson, except auto theft.
From 2021 to 2022, the Parlier Police Department has recovered 16 ghost guns, 18 regular handguns, seven rifles, and five shotguns.
Mayor Alma Beltran urged the Police to establish an emergency plan with schools to avert incidents similar to what happened in Uvalde.
City Planner Jeff O’Neal stated that residents could place the fence between the landscape and utility easement on a standard residential street.
Residents must place a fence between the sidewalk and utility easement on a modified residential street.
Residents must place a fence after the utility and landscape easement on a standard residential street and landscape easement.
Residents must place a fence on intersections between the right of way and utility easement.
On the County Standard, a fence must be between the sidewalk and utility easement.
After the presentations, the City Council unanimously approved the following:
1. The Council (5-0) approved the Check Reports dated July 07, 2022, to July 18, 2022.
2. The Council (5-0) approved and waived all fees for the Binational of Central California to use Veterans Park on July 29, 2022, for community outreach. They will hand out backpacks and food from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Binational Of Central California is a non-profit organization that works closely with farm workers and their families.
3. The Council (5-0) approved and waived all fees for the use of the Parlier Community Center for Community Resource Fair and Covid 19/Flu Vaccination Mobile Clinic to be held on October 6, 2022, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in conjunction with Assemblymember Arambula.
4. The Council (5-0) approved Resolution 2022-40, which approves the Youth Community Access Grant Program application.
The Youth Community Access Grant Program, funded by Proposition 64, seeks projects that support youth access to natural or cultural resources focusing on low-income and disadvantaged communities.
The program includes community education and recreational amenities to support youth substance use prevention and early intervention.
5. The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-41 to extend utilities (water and sewer mains) along Manning Avenue west of Academy Avenue.
On June 15, the city received an application for drilling a new well at 12779 E. Manning
Ave. due to the citizen’s well, which is beginning to become unreliable for water
The City reviewed the application and determined that this location is within the City Limits.
Therefore, City Ordinance No. 13.10.180 requires that all developed properties within the city shall receive their water supply from the city, which means we cannot approve the installation of a new well.
An estimated total project cost is $550,000 to construct the water and sewer main along
with new water services and meters.
The staff has shown a video of the proposed Fig Park to the Council. The Council will discuss details of the park in a later regular meeting.
During the closed session, the City Council members mainly discussed the following:
6. Public Employment
Under Government Code Section 54957
7. Potential Litigation
Under Government Code Section 54956.9
One (1) Case.
The meeting ended at 8:45 p.m. The next City Council meeting will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at 1100 E. Parlier Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648, or through Zoom.
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