City Manager's Update

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City Manager Reva Feldman’s regular updates will be posted here in the Newsflash section and past updates will be archived here.

APRIL 18, 2019

UPCOMING

Monday, April 22, 6:30 PM - Regular City Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 5:00 PM – Coffee with a Cop – Malibu Country Mart
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM - Cultural Arts Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 PM - Susan Orlean: Malibu Library Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 PM - Public Works Commission Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 PM - Special City Council Meeting - Budget Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 PM - Rebuilding Resilience: Workshop with Green Architects and Engineers 

Save the Date for a Town Hall Meeting with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva on May 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center.

Save the Date for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission Town Hall Meeting on June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Malibu City Hall.

Save the Date for the next Homeless Connect Day on Thursday June 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the former County Courthouse building.

DEBRIS REMOVAL

CalOES/CalRecycle have cleared fires debris from 56% of the properties that opted in to the state-sponsored fire debris removal program and are on track for final completion before the end of June.

MALIBU REBUILD STATISTICS

Rebuild Statistics

INTERACTIVE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS MAP

Debris Removal Map

DEBRIS REMOVAL LOCATIONS

Debris Removal Schedule

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN

SCE Tree Trimming Information

SENIOR CENTER

The Malibu Senior Center celebrated its 16th anniversary on Thursday, April 18 at City Hall from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The celebration included live music from the band Midnight Ride, dancing, food and a performance by the Senior Center Ballet and Tap classes at 11 AM in the Civic Theater. The celebration also honored several volunteers who have graciously donated their time to benefit senior programs over the past year.

 

UTILITY BOX ART CALL TO ARTISTS

The City of Malibu and the Cultural Arts Commission are looking for talented artists to bring their vision and craft to the City’s utility boxes. Selected artists will design original art to cover either a traffic signal or wastewater treatment box in the Civic Center area of Malibu. Artists will be paid $250 for supplies at the beginning of the project and $1,000 after completion of the project for their original art per utility box. Guidelines for the project and the application process can be found on the City’s website at Utility Box Art.


SMMUSD REALIGNMENT PROJECT

The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 29 to consider the coastal development permit for this project which proposes to consolidate the Point Dume and Juan Cabrillo Elementary Schools onto the Point Dume campus.


PLASTIC SANDBAG DISPOSAL LOCATION

Plastic sandbags are banned in Malibu. Residents can dispose of sand and sandbags at the City’s property on PCH just east of Heathercliff.

EARTH MONTH

April is Earth Month. Learn more about the City’s Earth Month programs at Earth Month.

E-NOTIFICATIONS

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 

For questions or comments, please contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.



APRIL 12, 2019 - HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, April 13 Contractor State License Board Workshop
Saturday, April 13 and 14 Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering
Monday, April 15 Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, April 16 Malibu-Las Virgenes Council of Governments Meeting
Tuesday, April 16 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Thursday, April 18 16th Senior Center Anniversary Party 

INTERACTIVE DEBRIS REMOVAL MAP
DEBRIS REMOVAL LOCATIONS SCHEDULE


CHUMASH DAY EVENT 

The 21st Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering will take place on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at Malibu Bluffs Park from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The grand entrance will take place on Saturday beginning at 12:30 PM and various food and craft vendors will be available throughout both days as we celebrate Native American culture and history here in Malibu. A free shuttle will be available at Webb Way and Civic Center Way due to limited parking in the area. For more information, visit the Chumash Day event page

MALIBU COMMUNITY POOL  

The pool is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, April 13. The pool was closed Friday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 9 to perform emergency plumbing repairs. The pool was previously scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, April 10 through Friday, April 12 for routine maintenance of the chlorine pump. City Staff is working with the SMMUSD to ensure that the water is properly tested and at appropriate levels before reopening. 

SENIOR CENTER MOTHER’S DAY EVENT 

The Community Services Department has been putting the finishing touches for the Senior Center Mother’s Day Event which will include the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Malibu Poet Laureate Ellen Reich. The event will begin with live poetry readings and engagement with the audience to unite families, friends and neighbors in honor of Mother’s Day. The evening will continue with uplifting classical music by Kaleidoscope, a conductor-less chamber orchestra dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences, artistic excellence and musician leadership. The event will take place at Malibu City Hall on Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 PM. 

SUMMER SURF CAMP

Registration opened on Monday, April 1 for the Community Services Department’s Summer Day Camps. All seven sessions of the Surf Camp were full within 45 minutes of opening with active waitlists already filling up for each week. 126 participants are currently registered for the program.

EQUESTRIAN PARK

The park reopened to the public on Monday, April 8 after the removal of several large trees which were damaged by the fire scheduled. Other minor work will continue throughout the park in the upcoming weeks, but the park is officially open.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

The Parks and Recreation Commission toured Bluffs and Legacy Parks and the two vacant properties in the Civic Center as part of their annual Parks Tour on Wednesday, March 27. The Commission expressed interest in moving forward with discussions about establishing a location for a permanent skate park facility. This item will be added to a future agenda for Commission consideration.

GROUND RODENT AND RAPTOR MONITORING PROGRAM 

Staff began a Ground Rodent and Raptor Monitoring Program for Bluffs and Legacy Parks on Wednesday, April 3. The program will monitor ground rodent and raptor activity within the parks throughout the summer and will gauge the effectiveness of the upcoming installation of raptor posts and owl boxes. Staff has been working with the Ojai Raptor Center over the past month to select potential locations for the post and boxes which staff hopes will alleviate damage being caused by the ground rodents. The owl boxes were delivered this week and the posts will be installed over the next month.

HOMELESS OUTREACH 

A homeless encampment in Legacy Park was removed this week and cleaned after an extensive outreach effort with the individuals who were camping there. Three of the seven individuals who were contacted there are now accepting housing placement services. The clean-up was a cooperative effort with the City of Malibu and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Community Partnership Bureau.

FEMA FLOODPLAIN MAP APPEAL

On April 8, 2019, the City submitted a response to FEMA’s November 8, 2018 comments to the City’s appeal of floodplain maps. View all of the background information on this matter.

FARMER’S MARKET TEMPORARY PARKING

The City is working with the Cornucopia Foundation and the County to process a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) amendment application to address the temporary changes to the market (including temporary parking) during construction of the Santa Monica College Satellite Campus in the Civic Center and the final permanent market configuration and operation after construction is finished. 

POINT DUME ELEMENTARY/SMMUSD REALIGNMENT PROJECT

The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 29 to consider the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and CUP applications for the Point Dume Elementary/SMMUSD Realignment Project. The agenda report will be distributed on Friday, April 19.

SCE VEGETATION MAINTENANCE

The City continues to coordinate with SCE to ensure that its Vegetation Maintenance Plan does not violate the Local Coastal Program (LCP) native tree and Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area (ESHA) protections, while making sure this important maintenance work is not unreasonably delayed. The City is also coordinating with Los Angeles County Planning on this matter.

ANNUAL STREET OVERLAY PAVING PROJECT SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

Working Hours: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will include alternating lane closures, pilot cars and traffic control.
Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16: Malibu Road (PCH near Malibu Colony to 23920 Malibu Rd) and Carbon Canyon/Carbon Mesa (PCH to 22062 Carbon Mesa)
Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18: Las Flores Canyon Road (PCH to City Limits)
Wednesday, April 17: Roca Chica Drive (Seaboard Road to cul-de-sac) and Seamoor Drive
Thursday, April 18: Royal Stone Driv
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19: Seaboard Road (Roca Chica to 201468 Seaboard)
Friday, April 19: Piedra Chica (Big Rock to cul-de-sac), Little Rock Way , Pinnacle Way, Cool Oak Way, Rambla Vista (PCH *west entrance* to Villa Costera) and Paseo Serra (Rambla Vista to cul-de-sac)
Week of April 22 -26: Striping work

PLASTIC SANDBAG DISPOSAL LOCATION

Plastic sandbags are banned in Malibu. Residents can dispose of sand and sandbags at the City’s property on PCH just east of Heathercliff. 

EARTH MONTH

April is Earth Month. Learn more about the City’s Earth Month programs 

E-NOTIFICATIONS

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 

For questions or comments, please contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.


APRIL 5, 2019 - HIGHLIGHTS

Rebuild Progress 
Rebuild Workshop Videos
Upcoming Rebuild Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS MAP

View the latest information on debris removal progress in Malibu.

POINT DUME ELEMENTARY/SMMUSD REALIGNMENT PROJECT

A Planning Commission Special meeting will be held Monday, April 29 for consideration of the coastal development permit for the placement of trailers and other site updates to accommodate relocating Juan Cabrillo Elementary students to the Point Dume Elementary School campus. An agenda report will be published on April 19.

MRCA ESCONDIDO CONNECTOR TRAIL PROJECT

The public comment period on MRCA’s Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration closed Thursday, April 4. Read the City’s initial comments and MRCA response.

MRCA LECHUZA BEACH ACCESS PROJECT

The public comment period on MRCA’s Initial Study/Negative Declaration closes Saturday, April 13. Comments in writing must be submitted directly to MRCA at Jessica.nguyen@mrca.ca.gov or Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Attn: Jessica Nguyen, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302.

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON CONTRACTORS

Visit the City's Contractors webpage for helpful information and resources about selecting the right contractor for your rebuild project.

CURRENT REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

View the latest list of contract opportunities available to consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, or suppliers.

CITY JOB OPENINGS

View current job opportunities to work for the City of Malibu.

PLASTIC SANDBAGS ARE BANNED IN MALIBU

Please replace plastic sandbags with burlap to be in compliance with the ban. Learn more about all of the City’s plastic bans. Residents can dispose of plastic sandbags and sand at the City’s lot on PCH at Heathercliff (former Christmas tree lot).

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH

The City proclaimed March 30 through April 30 as Earth Month and has planned activities to honor the environment all month long. Visit the City's Earth Month webpage for more information on all the scheduled activities.

E-NOTIFICATIONS

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 at MalibuCity.org/news

For questions or comments, please contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.



MARCH 29, 2019

Happy 28th Birthday, Malibu! The City of Malibu was incorporated on March 28, 1991.  

Upcoming Events

Woolsey Fire Rebuild Workshops
The Malibu Planning Department is holding two Rebuild Workshops and Consultations. The first workshop was held on March 28 and had over 150 attendees. The second workshop will be held on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 pm at Malibu City Hall. Representatives from all the City departments of Planning, Building Safety, Geology, Biology, Public Works and Environmental Health as well as other agencies, including the L.A. County Fire Department, Waterworks District 29 and Southern California Edison will be participating. Each workshop include open counter hours staffed by each department or agency for one-on-one project-specific consultations. No appointments are necessary. Video of both workshops will be available to view on the City's Youtube channel. Learn more about the Rebuild Workshops.

Woolsey Fire Rebuilding Updates: 

  • The FIRST Fire Rebuild Building Permit for a single-family home has been issued.
  • The City’s Building and Safety Department has issued 40 permits for fire related repairs.
  • The City’s Planning Department has issued 50 planning approval for fire rebuilds.
  • The State Sponsored Debris Removal Program continues to remove fire debris from properties.
  • You can track the progress of the State Sponsored Debris Removal Program on CalRecycle's online dashboard.

Fire Debris Removal Is Underway at Locations in Malibu 
Fire debris removal under the California state-sponsored program is underway on the following locations during the week of March 25-29: Beach View Estates Dr (City of Malibu), Corral Canyon Rd (LA County), Decker Edison Rd (City of Malibu), Foxview Dr (City of Malibu), Murphy Way (City of Malibu), Newton Canyon Rd (LA County), Selfridge Dr (City of Malibu). Every week, the City posts the debris removal locations at www.MalibuCity.org/DebrisLocations.

Fire Flow Requirements for Rebuilds
At the request of the City Manager, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Public Works announced on Monday, March 25 that they have eased certain restrictions to assist residents rebuild homes lost in the Woolsey Fire. Learn more about Fire Flow.

Cross Creek Road Landscaping
The City’s landscape maintenance company is doing a “refresh” to the landscaping on Cross Creek. The work will take about two weeks to complete.

Southern California Edison Vegetation Management
For more information on SCE’s vegetation management plan, visit their information page

The City currently has the following requests for proposals (RFPs) out for bid: 

The City is currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Assistant Civil Engineer
  • Supervising Building Inspector
  • Parks Maintenance Assistant
  • Pool Manager
  • Pool Lifeguard
  • Recreation Assistant I

The job details and employment applications can be found on the City's Employment Opportunities page.

Plastic Sandbags are banned in Malibu
Please replace plastic sandbags with burlap to be in compliance with the ban. Learn more about the City's Plastic Sandbag Ban.

April is Earth Month!
The City proclaimed March 30 through April 30 Earth Month . Earth Hour on March 30 at 8:30 pm kicks off the celebration of all things "green." Visit Earth Month Tip on how to Live Sustainably every day.

E-Notifications
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 E-Notifications page.

For questions or comments, please contact the City Manager at RFeldman@MalibuCity.org.