The following is an agenda preview of the June 19 City Council meeting. As always, you may view the full agenda here.
To better serve the south side of community, the San Gabriel Police Department is proposing to use one of the buildings at Marshall Park as a sub-station. The station would house the department’s Traffic Bureau with full traffic service, workstations for patrol officers, investigators or assigned personnel to utilize throughout the day.
Aside from the obvious benefits of having increased police presence in the southern part of the City, the substation will also enhance response times and increase community engagement.
The San Gabriel Police Department is recommending that the City Council approve the motion. If approved, the department will lightly refurbish the building, adding signage, security cameras, an emergency service call box and security motion lighting to the area.
City’s Finance department requests Council approval of the next annual budget
As the City moves to the next budget season, the Finance department will be submitting the 2018-19 annual budget to the City Council for review and adoption. The preliminary budget will maintain a reserve of approximately $3.3 million alongside an overall spending plan of approximately $56.4 million. While the bulk of the budget maintains a status quo, the City will be adding a full-time position to Community Development’s Economic Development division.
In addition, the City will be spending $6.4 million on its capital improvement program, with $4.2 million devoted to street improvements, $1.3 million in sewer improvements, $183,000 in stormdrain improvements and over $600,000 in public facility and equipment improvements. You can read more about the proposed budget in the Budget Central section of our website.