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City Commission Will Hear Arroyo Seco Parks and Landscaping Capital Improvement Projects

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 5:22 am

The City of Pasadena’s Recreation and Parks Commission will discuss recommended projects for parks and landscaping and Arroyo Seco projects funded under the Capital Improvement Program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022 during its regular meeting at the City Yards Second Floor on Tuesday, April 4, starting at 6 p.m.

The Capital Improvement Program projects are on top of New Business to be discussed in the Commission’s agenda. Also to be deliberated on is a proposal to install memorial and donor plaques at the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial, which the Department of Public Works has recommended for approval.

The Commission will also receive a monthly update from the Human Services and Recreation Department as an information item.

For parks and landscaping projects, the Department of Public Works has listed 18 priority projects with total projected expenditures of over $10.5 million between now and 2018. Total cost for these projects until 2022 could reach $40.6 million, according to a Public Works estimate.

CIP’s parks and landscaping segment also includes a tree replacement/planting project which intends to plant up to 600 trees citywide in 2018 with a cost of $223,200. Total cost for the tree project until 2021 is estimated to be over $1.2 million.

For the Arroyo Seco segment of CIP, Hahamongna Watershed Park projects will use up over $5.9 million in CIP funds up to 2022,Central Arroyo projects will use about $2.8 million, and Lower Arroyo projects will use about $379,200.

Public Works staff will also report before the Commission certain future projects that will be designed and initiated once funding becomes available.

About the Armenian Genocide Memorial plaques, Public Works has submitted a recommendation to the Recreation and Parks Commission to approve the proposal submitted in November 2016, after finding the request consistent with the City’s Public Monument Policy.

The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee (PAGMC) plans to install at no cost to the City one stainless steel memorial plaque measuring 15 inches by 30 inches at the Memorial’s entrance, 16 two-inch by four-inch donor plaques around the perimeter, and three future donor plaques measuring three inches by 5.5 inches along the southern end of the Memorial.

Public Works said all of the proposed plaque locations are within the existing Memorial footprint and do not impede any recreational activity within the Pasadena Memorial Park.

Public comment on matters not on the agenda are allowed just after roll call during the Commission’s meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.

The Recreation and Parks Commission Regular Meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 4, 6 p.m. at the City Yards 2nd Floor, at 233 W. Mountain Street in Pasadena.

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