A proposal to restrict skateboarding and roller-skating on the city's streets will be considered by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee at a 7 p.m. Thursday meeting in the gymnasium at Thurston Middle School, 2100 Park Ave. The time and location was selected to accommodate an expected large number of attendees. Other items on the agenda not related to this issue will be considered at 6 p.m. The agenda is posted at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/pw/ptc.asp.
The committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and public comments will be considered before a final recommendation is forwarded to the council. Comments and questions may be directed to Liz Vazquez-Avila at (949) 497-0344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water rates won't rise but alert still in effect
Water rates won't go up for ratepayers serviced by South Coast Water District. The district board voted July 8 to keep customer rates the same as last year. Rates were scheduled to increase July 1, largely in response to anticipated rate increases by Metropolitan Water District; however, wholesale water rates rose less than expected, according to district spokeswoman Linda Homscheid.