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Council to Discuss Windstorm Recovery, Fee Hikes

The City Council has a packed agenda for Tuesday's meeting.

Thewill hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding the wind storm recovery. Arcadia is one of the areas hardest hit by the , and damage estimates top $1 million, city officials say.

Gusts of up to 100 mph whipped through the city Wednesday night, in the , , and prompting road, park and .

The discussion will also center around Southern California Edison's response to the extensive caused by the storm, which left some Arcadia residents in the dark for five days.

Two representatives from the company are scheduled to attend the meeting.

In other business, the Council will vote on several proposed fee hikes for various city services. If the council approves the hikes, it will cost  $30 more to set up a new utility account for water and $5 more to register for swim classes through the Department of Recreation and Community Services.

Tonight's agenda also includes a vote on a resolution that would combine the individual resolutions governing the city's five homeowners' associations,  creating a single set of design guidelines and processing standards for the associations.

Lastly, the Council will decide whether to approve the architectural design review for Phase 1b of the expansion of the restaurant space from 10,000 to 30,000 square feet.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the City Council Chamber Conference Rom at 240 W. Huntington Drive.

D December 06, 2011 at 06:22 PM
And some of us here at 6 days without power still!
Natalie Ragus (Editor) December 06, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Readers: What questions would you like Patch to ask SCE reps and the Council tonight?? Post in the comments and I WILL ASK!
Natalie Ragus (Editor) December 06, 2011 at 08:55 PM
D, here's to hoping you get power again soon.
JohnArc December 07, 2011 at 04:35 AM
Um, is SCE fudging their number on their outage map? I've been tracking the sce power outage status website over the last few days and even though I don't see a outage pin on my block I do see ones on the surround blocks with pretty big number of outages so I assumed we're counted in that pin. Just now, I checked again and all the surrounding pin show less than 10 household. Our street has ~50 houses. The three surround pins add up to 17 and but my entire street still doesn't have power. Oh' and the estimate restoration time is once again "Currently Being Re-evaluated." Once again, the 8pm deadline came and went. Our block, like most everywhere was suppose to get our power back to night at 8pm so I didn't want to complain at the council meeting then feel like an idiot when I return to a house with power. . . .. darn. . should have went and complained.
JohnArc December 07, 2011 at 07:19 AM
Okay, an update. A hour after my rant, our street got our power back. Maybe I should have started ranting earlier. Anyway, it looks like there are still areas in SGV without power. Best wishes to every still without power and I hope your power will be restored soon. The silver lining is I discovered just how much more preparation I'll need for a major disaster.

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