Promoting Resident Engagement and Transparency
Coffee with the City Manager
In order to promote resident engagement and transparency in government, with the help of the Mayor and City Council, we presented an event titled “Coffee with the City Manager” on July 13, 2017 at the Lynwood Union Gallery. This event was created to invite the community to have iced coffee, pastries and with casual conversation, we discovered ways to work together to improve our city. It was a comfortable environment to which residents and business owners could discuss topics of their choice. In addition to topics brought up by residents and business owners, the Mayor, City Council, Directors and I provided updates on key city initiatives such as the annual budget, capital projects, pending issues being discussed by City Council, and a variety of other topics.
Residential Parking Permit Program
One of the main topics discussed was the parking predicament within the City. In an effort to provide relief for residents whose neighborhoods are impacted by lack of parking and unsafe parking conditions, the City has launched a Residential Parking Permit Program. The Residential Parking Permit Program would restrict parking for certain hours unless a parking permit is displayed. This program allows only residents with the proper parking permit decal on their vehicles, and their guest’s vehicles to park on residential streets. The City will provide information regarding the parking permit on the City’s website in the coming weeks.
Another topic was the bulky trash items being left on the curbside on various streets throughout the city. All single-family and multi-family residents living in the City of Lynwood are eligible to request to receive FREE “Bulky Item” collection service, with a limit of 5 free items per collection and unlimited amount of request throughout the year. Bulky items include items such as furniture, appliances, wood waste, large yard waste, and clothing. Bulky items also include electronic waste and universal waste (stereos, televisions, computers and monitors, cell phones, microwaves. and other similar products). Bulky items do not include: car bodies, construction and demolition waste (with the exception of appliances), chemicals, paint, or any hazardous material. For more information please call Waste Resources at (888) 467-7600 for pick-up.
Many concerned residents attended the event and asked questions ranging from community enrichment programs, illegal reworks, kids’ safety, and a variety of questions related to improving the quality of life for Lynwood residents and businesses. We appreciate your concerns and look forward to discovering ways to work together to improve our city and enhance the lives of our residents.