Architect’s rendering of the new Rowland Heights Community Center
Los Angeles County officials will gather today at 4 p.m. to break ground for the $18 million Rowland Heights Community Center at Pathfinder Park.
“It’s been a long time coming and a lot of hard work by the entire community and the county,” said Beth Hojnacke, president of Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council.
The project will finally give Rowland Heights the civic center that it has been lacking all these years. And what a center it will be, as designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects in Pasadena.
The 19,500-square-foot one-story buildings will sit on the lower section of popular Pathfinder Park.
For more, se Rich Irwin’s story CENTER.
Department of Animal Care and Control officers will be in the city of Walnut beginning March 20 for three weeks, checking for current rabies vaccinations and ensuring residents are in compliance with licensing requirements.
The licensing fees for city residents are: unaltered dog, $72; altered dog, $27; altered dog belonging to a senior citizen age 65 and older, $9.50; unaltered cat, $10; altered cat, $5. Penalty fees are equal to the license fees.
Residents not in compliance will be subject to license fees and delinquency charges, including a $40 field enforcement fee, to offset the cost of the Department’s field services. Print animal license applications online atanimalcare.lacounty.gov, or by visiting a local County animal care center. Valid licenses can be renewed online.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed action on a stormwater- cleanup fee after an overwhelming majority of speakers representing cities, school districts, businesses and property owners expressed opposition to the measure and the way it was presented.
The supervisors voted 3-2 to redraft the measure to include a sunset clause, a list of projects and the possibility of placing it on a general ballot before the entire electorate, instead of only sending property owners a mail-in ballot.
Taxpayers can continue commenting on the proposed measure for another 60 days. The next hearing before the supervisors is tentatively slated for March 12. So far, the county has received 96,349 written protests, about 4.3 percent. It needed 50 percent or more to stop the process.
Several Rowland and Hacienda Heights residents attended the meeting. Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story RUNOFF.