Scattergood Community Meeting On 9/26/18, LADWP led a community meeting with residents and officials from the City of El Segundo regarding noise complaints resulting from Scattergood Generating Station operations. To view the presentation slides and meeting summary, please click on the following link. More...
On September 18, 2018, the El Segundo City Council approved a new Social Host Ordinance (SHO). Please see attached PDF file to view answers to commonly asked questions on what the SHOis and what it entails.
The City of El Segundo provides solid waste collections and disposal for single-family and two-unit properties, in accordance with the Municipal Code. Currently, the City pays for these services from the General Fund, which provides funding for the Police and Fire Departments, Library Services, as well as maintenance of and improvements to the City’s infrastructure. Of California’s approximately 480 towns and cities, El Segundo is one of only three in the State where residents do not directly pay for solid waste collection services. In addition, State regulations such as AB939 (mandated landfill diversion, 1990), AB341 (business/multi-family recycling, 2012) and SB1383 (organic waste reduction, 2016) have increased the costs of providing these services on municipalities, and failure to comply can subject the City to fines of up to $10,000 per day.
Recognizing these facts and that the average monthly cost for waste collections of other cities within Los Angeles County is $28.06, the El Segundo City Council has proposed implementing a residential waste collection fee as early as February 1, 2019. The City is also procuring a new, regulatory-compliant municipal solid waste collection contract. The fee will be for the cost of the services and not exceed $20 per month per eligible dwelling in the City (single-family and two-unit properties), except for inflation adjustments in future years, if needed.
(Los Angeles, CA) Motorists should allow extra time heading toward Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) due to a street resurfacing project on eastbound Imperial Highway. The entire stretch of work will generally take place between Vista del Mar and Sepulveda Boulevard. The resurfacing, performed by the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and this activity will be the final phase of the work. Eastbound Imperial Highway will be closed, and the eastbound I-105 entrance will be intermittently inaccessible at times. Pershing Drive will be accessible from eastbound Imperial Highway on Saturday. Westbound Imperial Highway will remain open at all times.
West Basin Municipal Water District is hosting its annual Water Harvest Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, CA.
The City of El Segundo, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), and neighboring cities are working to develop rules and regulations regarding shared mobility programs. A program of this nature would potentially provide a fleet of bicycles, electric bicycles, and/or electric scooters to the community as a local transportation option for short business and personal trips. Survey Link: http://bit.ly/BikeScooterSurvey Print copies are available at the Library, Planning and Building Safety counter and City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
Ramona, Inc. has scheduled October 30 to begin excavation at the Eucalyptus Drive/Grand Avenue intersection for the storm drain abandonment under Eucalyptus Drive, between Holly Avenue and Franklin Avenue. They will fill the storm drain with flowing cementitious material to permanently abandon it. The work will consist of several excavations, pipe televising and dewatering, pipe filling, concrete work, backfill, and asphalt restoration.
Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services will resurface westbound and eastbound Imperial Highway, between Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Vista del Mar, over three weekends in September: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 • CLOSED: ALL WESTBOUND LANES from Sepulveda Boulevard to Main Street • CLOSED: Interstate 105 exit to westbound Imperial Highway • OPEN: All eastbound lanes More...
New Citywide Fees and Charges for Services Effective September 1, 2018
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the City Council adopted an updated fee schedule that reflects the results of a citywide user fee study. The City had not conducted a comprehensive fee study in over 10 years. The fee study reflects the City’s current costs to provide services. The fee changes will go into effect on September 1, 2018. The City Finance Department is finalizing a consolidated City Master Fee Schedule which will be posted here on August 15, 2018. A copy of the Fee Study can be found here.
The project consists of installing removable bollards, from curb-to-curb, on Main Street near Holly Avenue and just north of Fire Station #1. The work to be performed will consist of trenching, concrete pouring, and asphalt pavement restoration. During construction, traffic on Main Street between Holly Avenue and Grand Avenue will be restricted but remain open in both the north and south directions. If necessary, traffic might be restricted overnight (no construction) but remain open in both the north and south directions. It will take approximately 6 weeks for the Contractor to complete the project, weather permitting. On Thursdays, the Farmers Market will not be impacted and remain open during construction.
A second letter will be hand delivered by the Contractor closer to the actual construction time to those immediately adjacent to the project site. This second notice will provide more information regarding the specific construction times and roadway closures.
The RSI program used funds from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to treat homes from the effects of noise from LAX. As of May 11, 2018, LAWA and FAA will no longer reimburse the city for RSI administrative expenditures. This means the RSI program cannot continue unless expenses are paid from the City’s general fund and there is no predictable schedule when construction can restart. Terms and conditions for performing RSI work have changed and some of the criteria are yet to be resolved. As such, the city does not feel that there is a benefit to the residents for continuing to be involved in this process. Instead, staff recommends that the airport be responsible for mitigating the noise it creates which is the normal RSI arrangement throughout the country. With no source of funding, staff is recommending council direct the City Manager to terminate El Segundo’s RSI program.
Last week, several “Bird” scooters were placed in our community. This was not done in consultation with City staff and as such the City of El Segundo was not given the opportunity to collaborate with the Bird Scooter Company on how to ensure the safety of our community while also preserving our quality of life.