Garden Grove

Parade, bike-pedestrian path on agenda

THE TET Parade has been held in Westminster, but now there’s a proposal to have one in Garden Grove (File photo).

A possible Tet Parade and a long-awaited bicycle-pedestrian path along the old Pacific Electric right-of-way top the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Garden Grove City Council.

The council will consider approval of a request to hold the parade observance of the lunar New Year on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The request comes from the Tap The Chien Si Viet-Nam Cong-Hoa Hai Ngoai and the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California.

A Tet Parade, organized by the VAFSC has been held along Bolsa Avenue in Westminster in recent years, but the city council there awarded the agreement for 2020 to a different group.

The first proposed parade route would be along Garden Grove Boulevard between Nutwood Street and Euclid Street. However, a second option would be along Westminster Avenue from east of Brookhurst Street to Taft Avenue. A third option would be along Euclid Street (north of Lampson Avenue) south to just short of Garden Grove Boulevard.

City Councilman Phat Bui is chairman of the executive team of the committee.

Contract for building bike-walking route

The council will also take up the awarding of a contract worth $1.9 million to Los Angeles Engineering Inc. for the construction of the path that would run from Stanford Avenue in the downtown area to Brookhurst Street near the city’s largest commercial-retail district.

Such a path would be a continuation and upgrading of the existing 800-foot path between Nelson and Stanford Avenue. The total completed path would extend for 3,725 feet.

It would include a 12-foot wide bike path and an eight-foot wide pedestrian walk with signs, striping, decorative and removable bollards, trail lights, street crossings and other features. If the council approves the contract, construction is estimated to begin on Jan. 6, 2020 with completion by May 29, 2020.

The council will meet in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

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