City Manager’s Newsletter – April 2018
As we spring forward this year with new projects in development, we must also remember to do our part to help sustain the quality of life in our City by disposing unwanted waste and creating new habits by recycling our organic waste.
As we continue to consider new projects, we also are completing major projects. To start, Phase 1 and 2 of the Long Beach Boulevard project is still in progress. Contractors are working on preparations for lighting, landscaping and irrigation to center medians. Newly planted Palm trees are visible along with the embedding of large stones in intricate patterns which adds a nice touch to the medians. Excavation and repairs to the sewer system will be done before the the paving of street is finalized. The rehabilitation of damaged curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps and signage is under assessment.
Additionally, while we concentrate on the Long Beach Blvd project, Public Works is continuing to focus on repaving and fixing residential streets, particularly residential streets in which a large percentage is found not to be at fair level. While the City, the Public Works Department and the community would like to see every street in the City newly repaved, it will happen but all in good time. The City is looking for other means to move all of the street levels up to 100 percent. The process includes covering certain streets with an Asphaltic Rubberized Aggregate Membrane chip seal, removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter and asphalt pavement repairs. Remember, not every street in the city will be completely repaved, it all depends on each street’s condition.
Quality of life for our residents is also is key and keeping our streets clear from trash is a responsibility that we all share. To help start this year’s home cleaning process, the City of Lynwood’s solid waste provider will be conducts Citywide Spring Clean-Up Event for Unwanted Waste & Bulky Items on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Let’s continue to keep our City clear of large, bulky items being left by the wayside, in empty lots, on street curbs and corners, or in alleys. Illegally dumped items affect the City’s quality of life. This Clean-up Event takes place twice a year; in the spring and in the fall. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity and clean up our community and our homes.
New habits are not hard to establish, especially when it comes to our environment. Recycling of organic waste is the next step toward aggressive recycling and greenhouse gas emission goals. Organic waste such as green materials and food materials are recyclable through composting and mulching, and through anaerobic digestion, which can produce renewable energy and fuel. Reducing the amount of organic materials sent to landfills and increasing the production of compost and mulch are part of the AB 32 (California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006) Scoping Plan. Let’s work together to make it a habit to decrease our carbon footprint and help our environment .
We continue to improve the quality of life for our residents, by moving forward with improvements that add value service, and increasing community involvement. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at CMoffice@lynwood.ca.us. To sign-up for City Manager updates, go to the City website at www.lynwood.ca.us. and click on the “ From the Desk of the City Manager” button.