Westminster

Walk of Fame for Little Saigon proposed

THE HOLLYWOOD Walk of Fame (Christian Haugen photo).

THE HOLLYWOOD Walk of Fame (Christian Haugen photo).

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

ASIAN GARDEN MALL on Bolsa Avenue in Westminster (Asian Garden Mall photo).

ASIAN GARDEN MALL on Bolsa Avenue in Westminster (Asian Garden Mall photo).

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.

Brodie's ART Template MASTERAccording to Marwan Youssef, public works director, the list includes:

  • 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.

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