Hollywood has its Walk of Fame. Westminster may have its own.
Councilwoman Margie Rice has proposed for discussion at Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster City Council the creation of a Walk of Fame for the Little Saigon area along Bolsa Avenue.
According to a staff report, the project would consist of “plaques/emblems dedicated to individuals influential in the
development and history of the area,” which is the commercial center for the Vietnamese community in Orange County.
A location for the walk might be the north side of Bolsa Avenue across the street from the popular Asian Garden Mall. The 13-foot-wide sidewalks would accommodate such a layout.
The cost of the items to be used in such a walk would be borne by those wanting to honor the individuals they nominate, a cost which could range from $6,000 to $10,000 per installation.
City staff is suggesting that a committee be formed to determine eligibility for the honor and to oversee the design and creation of the plaque/emblem to be used.
Also on the agenda is discussion of federal legislative priorities in anticipation of a lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. March 14-16.
- using the now-abandoned U.S. Navy railway spur line which runs for three miles through Westminster as a linear park and bike path, as well as a corridor for connecting water distribution lines with Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. The cost would be $7 million
- completing a feasibility study for the construction of the Westminster-East Garden Grove Flood Control Channel. Estimated cost: $340,000.
- funding for two full-time police officers with a special focus on homelessness and the local schools. The cost would be $350,000.
The council meets in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd. The public session begins at 7 p.m.