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Council to Revisit Community Garden Debate

The Hermosa Beach City Council will continue its discussion on allowing space for a permanent community garden in South Park.

A discussion on whether a community garden should grow in the northeast corner of South Park will continue in a Hermosa Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night.

The council in December decided to continue the item (see city staff report under photo.)

"I don’t think it’ll hurt to postpone it for a month or whenever staff gets back," said Councilman Peter Tucker at the time. "We need to be very clear with where this is going to be and how it’s going to work."

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The City Council will discuss the city's 2011-2012 midyear budget review, as well as a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission to develop a permit process to allow food trucks in certain areas of town.

The council also will discuss a recommendation from the Planning Commission to improve the employee parking permit program, which generally applies to businesses on Hermosa and Pier avenues.

The council will discuss whether to take a position on the California Cancer Research Act. In the search for a new City Manager, the council also will consider whether to appoint an ad hoc committee to review proposals received from executive search firms and make a recommendation on the selection of a firm to recruit for the City Manager position.

The council meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

Tom F. February 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Someone comes to the park, plays for a few hours, leaves. Someone else comes and does the same and so it goes everyday. Or someone comes to the park, plants some seeds, comes back next week, waters the seeds, and claims the plot for themselves in perpetuity. Then they get bored with it all and it goes to weeds. If you want to live at the beach, enjoy the beach. If you want to be a farmer, spend the same amount of money and rent or buy a house inland with a yard. Parks shouldn't be parcels to be divided into plots and assigned to one person.
Carol Russell February 17, 2012 at 05:12 PM
You nailed it Tom!

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