On the City's Water Rate Study
April 14, 2011
Dear Resident/Business Owner:
On February 8, 2011, the City Council awarded a contract to the consulting firm of Black & Veatch to perform a Water Rate Study. At the regular City Council meeting of April 12, 2011, the City Council received a report and presentation on the status of the City’s Water Rate Study and the financial condition of the Water Enterprise Fund.
Dear Tweedy Mile Stakeholder,
Since 2007 Tweedy Mile Association (TMA) has submitted to the City of South Gate (The City) timely and comprehensive quarterly reports covering all activities mandated under a multi-year service agreement.
The voluminous reports, averaging 95 pages, submitted to all City Council members, the City Manager, the Finance Director, and the City’s Senior Planner have included: an activity report; financial reports, TMA’s bank statements, administrative attachments reflecting progress of all program activity; public notices; and TMA board meeting minutes.
Despite the detailed information submitted to the City, TMA through discussions with Council members, City staff, and key members of the community, has detected confusion concerning the service agreement outcomes, the trust of the programs, who has benefited from them, the TMA’s overall financial resources; the type of investments made during the term of the service agreement; the specific source of the service agreement funding, and TMA’s authority, or role, concerning city ordinances affecting this commercial district.
For this reason, TMA produced at the term of this service agreement a snapshot report on program outcomes and evaluation. The report that we are placing online is just a glimpse of what took place from March 2007 to February 2011. Please find this snapshot In the FAQ section of this site, at the About Tweedy Mile and Its Association option.
The original report, available upon request by calling 323-566-7185, stresses the point of a long-overdue investment in this commercial district, as defined by the conduction of the City’s General Plan Update. At the same time addresses the lessons learned through the implementation of this agreement, as its conclusions and recommendations focusing on program design, grant supervision, institutional autonomy; and shared accountability.
TMA has a strong conviction that a vibrant Downtown will brand South Gate as a business-friendly municipality for both big and small businesses. On the contrary, without a City’s vision of a thriving Downtown, it will continue to be extremely challenging for the City Council to achieve similar revitalization efforts in other commercial areas of the City.
TMA Board of Directors
WHY A PAINT PERMIT IS REQUIRED
On March 2008 the City of South Gate in cooperation with Tweedy Mile approved a Color Code Ordinance for commercial use in Tweedy Mile. The measure was needed to attract more customers to Tweedy Mile by enhancing the look of the area. There is no cost for the permit
The color code ordinance applies only to those businesses owners that are planning to paint their stores.
The color palette was chosen considering the actual design standards adopted by other municipalities. The palette based on earth tones-muted colors also harmonize with historic architectural styles original to South Gate
WHAT ABOUT STORE SIGNS?
For safety reasons, a different permit, from a paint permit, is required for new signs. Although for aesthetic reasons new signs are recommended when painting, you can paint without removing your old sign. If you take it down and then reinstall it, you need to get a sign permit. A fee applies to this type of permit
WHAT ARE THE OFFICIAL TWEEDY MILE COLORS?
In this panel we offer the colors that apply to Tweedy Mile. Please note the difference between wall and trim colors. There is only one color accepted for the walls, but there are up to three colors accepted for trims. Please note that these colors are digital reproductions from the BEHR Exterior Collection catalogue. This information is for reference only. You are not required to get your paint from this manufacturer.
The long awaited physical improvements on Tweedy Mile will take place, during August/September 2010. Please read below what these projects will entail.
On July 14, 2010 Tweedy Mile Association, and the City of South Gate, met to walk down the boulevard to have a first glimpse of needed physical improvements on Tweedy Mile. LaVerne Bates, Sylvia Masushige, and Xavier Sibaja represented TMA, while Chief George Troxcil, Sonia Sha, Community Development, Dave Torres, Public Works, Veronica Lopez, Code Enforcement, represented the City of South Gate.
The walk-through concluded with a preliminary plan to divide physical improvement projects in implementation phases.
On its Open House, the U.S. Census Bureau, in order to add a festive element, is inviting Tweedy Mile Merchants to have displays at this event at no charge.
This Open House will take place on January 11, 2010 at 12 noon at
12150 S. Alameda Street in Lynwood, CA 90262
Tweedy Mile Association is urging its members to respond to this invitation both to have a local business presence, and to come as a guest.
Those interested in seeting up a display can contact Eva at 310-928-5015. To RSVP call 310-928-8000 as indicated in this invitation