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City Manager’s Update – February 1, 2023
Happy New Year! I am excited about 2023 with many projects and developments in store for us throughout the year.
In January, the Community Services Department celebrated Lunar New Year with a luncheon at the Center at Founders Village (Senior Center) and a festival at the Recreation Center. These events were intended to educate our community, demonstrate cultural appreciation and embrace diversity. Our Recreation staff works hard to provide our community with fun activities year-round. This year we have our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Summerfest, Crawfish and Lobster festivals, concerts and movies in the park, and many more events to look forward to.
A city website refresh is scheduled to launch in the summer with an opportunity for community input in the next month or two. I will also produce a series of City Manager Update videos and a quarterly City Manager Report to continue our efforts in engaging and updating the community on important matters. I hope you will continue to find our monthly digital newsletter informative and resourceful.
A Navigation Center is projected to open at the end of the year in the City of Garden Grove in collaboration with the cities of Fountain Valley and Westminster. Fountain Valley Police Department will continue to address homeless and transient concerns in the city by collaborating with the Orange County Health Care Agency. Additionally, Fountain Valley Police Department collaborates with City Net Orange County to offer a variety of outreach and engagement services to reduce homelessness and provide resources for our community.
The current project at the former Moiola Elementary School site will likely be completed this year. Check out the city’s newest park, Moiola Park. It is opened to the public with a gorgeous monument sign as you enter the new housing development; the 1.1-acre park includes a picnic and seating area, an open grass field, and a rustic wood-themed playground.
Short Term Rental Enforcement is in full effect. Notices have been mailed to properties identified as operating STRs. A number of properties have ceased illegally operating as STR's and some have moved to longer-term stays. Despite these notices, some operators have continued making their homes available for short-term stays. The next step in the process for these operators is the issuance of an administrative citation by the City which carries fines of $1,500 for the first offense, $3,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for subsequent offenses.
The I-405 Improvement Project is expected to wrap up with the opening of the Brookhurst, Ward, and Warner bridges. Additionally, we have residential paving and traffic signal projects happening throughout the community as well as the rehabilitation of water wells that have been out of service.
Staff is working hard to make Fountain Valley “A Nice Place to Live, Shop, Dine, and Play”. Follow us on our social media platforms to get regular updates.
City Manager Update Videos
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Quarterly City Manager’s Report