City highlights yearly accomplishments

January 10, 2013

Many points raised by Mayor Kelly Boyd were also included in the city's press release listing key accomplishments in 2012.

Public Safety:

•Developed a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program and completed two classes in May and December with 53 graduates.

•New fire engine in service.

•Fuel modification in Oro Canyon.

•Used grant funds and a small city contribution to upgrade equipment in the dispatch center.

•Updated Alert OC notification system to identify potential flood areas.


•Restarted the Citizens Academy programs.

•Implemented a new traffic control program on impacted, non-summer weekends.

•Updated flood damage protection information on the city website.

•Implemented Fire Department inspection software and reporting system for minor crimes.

•Received approval for a $122,000 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to enforce impaired driving violations.

•Adopted a social host ordinance regulating the provision of alcoholic beverages to juveniles.

Public Facilities:

•Reconstruction of the Main Beach Lift Station.

•Implemented an emergency erosion control plan for the burn area in South Laguna.

•Completed temporary improvements to the burn dump site off of Phillips Road to handle storm flows until the site can be permanently remediated.

•Completed structural repairs to the Glenneyre Street parking structure.

•Installed 30 bike racks the downtown area.

•Upgraded network cabling in City Hall, greatly improving the speed and reliability of the computer network.

•Implemented a backup and recovery plan for city network and hardware systems.

•Constructed a storage area at Heisler Park for the Junior Lifeguards program.

•Constructed a slope stabilization wall behind City Hall.

•Replaced or added guardrails at 16 locations in the Diamond/Crestview neighborhood.

•Upgraded the Circle Way beach access.

•Approved revisions on the Canyon Acres floodplain map, which reduced the need for most property owners to purchase mandatory flood insurance.

•Upgraded the city undergrounding assessment district policy to improve the certainty of the process and mitigate potential financial losses for the city.

•Repaired the Dorn Court and Bluebird Drive hillsides to protect sewer pipes damaged by the December 2010 storms.

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