Big League Dreams, Artie Fields, sewer rate hikes and a water conservation plan are all on schedule for this week’s City Council meeting.
– Big League Dreams: There will be a presentation about the statistics from the sports complex, Big League Dreams. Also, the city will vote against a round of bids turned in for the last phase of the complex for the 18-hole golf course and maintenance. The proposed bids were as much as $32 million.
– Artie Fields: The assistant city manager, who has worked with the city for nearly 10 years, will be leaving West Covina to take a job as city manager in Salinas. On Tuesday, he will be presented with a commendation. Colleagues of Fields have nothing but glowing things to say about him.
– Sewer fee increases: There is a proposed 18 percent increase in sewer rates, which comes out to a nearly $7 a month increase per household. The city sent out letters to nearly 24,000 homes, informing property owners about the increase. Only one person wrote a letter in protest. The increase in rates is not unusual. El Monte just voted on sewer rates at its last council meeting.
– Water conservation plan: The State Department of Water Resources declared that drought conditions exist in the state, and Southern California’s largest imported water supplier has been calling on its customers to develop a water conservation plan. So, West Covina has come up with a plan that calls on residents to voluntary reduce their water consumption. And if they don’t, they could be cited.
The Council meeting is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.