Across the Area

Master parks plan for Westminster OKd

THE AWARDING of a contract to create a master plan for parks and recreation was approved by the Westminster City Council on Wednesday.

A proposal to contract for a master plan for parks and recreation facilities was approved by the Westminster City Council on Wednesday night. The vote was 4-0 with Councilwoman Margie Rice absent.

The city will now sign an agreement with MIG, Inc. in the amount of $220,150 for the plan, which would evaluate existing facilities, programs and parks: assess community needs and develop a strategy for expansion, improvements and ongoing maintenance.

Possible outcomes would include improving or expanding parks or open space and connecting existing or planned trails.

Completion of the master plan is expected to take 13 to 18 months to complete and would provide “numerous opportunities for public input.”

A faster GG Boulevard in the works?

Have you ever dreamed of driving along Garden Grove Boulevard from Fairview Avenue to Beach Boulevard without hitting a single red light?
That’s not promised, but the Orange County Transportation Authority will launch a traffic signal synchronization project for the city’s namesake thoroughfare. Also on the list for that treatment is the Orangethorpe Avenue Corridor in Fullerton and the Katella Avenue/Villa Park/Santiago Canyon Corridor in Anaheim.

Funding for those projects comes from the more than $40 million from Measure M and other funds, as approved on Monday by the OCTA Board of Directors.

Cable authority wins first place honor

“Young At Heart,” a locally-produced TV series spotlighting senior citizens in Westminster, Stanton and surrounding communities, has been honored by the States of California and National Nevada Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.

Accepting the award was “Young at Heart “ editor Joe Rodriguez and PCTA general manager John Borack.

To view clips of PCTA programming, visit www.pcta.tvand






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