Special meeting Monday

The City Council will be having a special meeting on Monday to review three proposals from developers who are interested in developing the old La Puente Lanes bowling alley site.

The city has been in talks with the Charles Co. for that site for a while now. But as you might remember, when the Charles Co.’s exclusive negotiating agreement with the city expired in April, the council didn’t renew it.

Instead, a few weeks later, they initiated a 45-day stay on the project to evaluate letters of interest from developers who were previously interested in the site.

Mayor Louie Lujan tells me the city has received three proposals, which they are going to evaluate on Monday.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. It’ll be in closed session.

****Also, as a side note, Lujan said it will like take about 60 days or so for the city to close escrow on that $300,000 parcel of land they’re buying back from the Charles Co. as a result of the expired ENA. I wonder if that’s going to put a dent in the city’s balanced budget?

Mosquito money


Looks like La Puente Councilman Dan Holloway is taking over Mayor Louie Lujans seat on the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District Board of Trustees.
Lujan appointed Holloway in January, after Lujan resigned citing time constraints.
Board meetings are a once a month, at 7 a.m.

Holloway will get a $100 stipend per month if he attends that meeting. That stipend also covers any other meetings he may have to attend for other committees, according to vector control officials.

Its a far cry from other appointed boards or districts, which can pay upwards of $150 per meeting. Must I remind everyone of Jennifer McLains water district story?