Garden Grove

Koreatown, Willowick and city hall

WILLOWICK Golf Course its owned by the City of Garden Grove but within Santa Ana city limits (Tribune photo).

On a busy night the Garden Grove City Council charged through the agenda Tuesday, renaming an area of the community, selecting members for an ad hoc committee to plan the future of the Willowick Golf Course and mulling the idea of keeping city hall open every Friday.

The council, on a 7-0 vote, approved a request from the Korean Chamber of Commerce to change the name of a commercial strip from “Korean Business District” to “Koreatown” and make the name changes on two monument signs on Garden Grove Boulevard.

The area is generally thought to be along the boulevard between Brookhurst Street and Beach Boulevard.

Also on Tuesday, the council agreed to appoint Mayor Steve Jones and Councilmembers Phat Bui and Kim Nguyen to serve on Garden Grove’s half of a six-member committee to work with counterparts in Santa Ana to advance planning for the possible reuse of the 101.5-acre Willowick Golf Course. It’s owned by the City of Garden Grove, but is located within Santa Ana city limits.

The council also approved a list of appointments to city commissions and the administrative board of appeals, and gave second and final approval to ordinances which regulate street vendors and crack down on building code violations.

Finally, the council discussed a proposal by Councilman George Brietigam to consider having city offices open each Friday, instead of alternate Fridays, as has been done since 1991.

After considerable conversation, it was decided to table the idea until “after budget” and other pressing issues are settled.

The next meeting of the city council is scheduled for Feb. 26.

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