Cerritos Ave. paving on agenda

THE STANTON CIVIC CENTER complex (OC Tribune photo).

By Reagan Cisar

A portion of Cerritos Avenue, between Knott Avenue and Beach Boulevard, may be repaved with the help of federal funding if approved by the Stanton City Council when it meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m..

According to Stanton’s Public Works Director Joe Ames, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act allocates federal funds to transportation projects. Stanton is expected to receive $200,000, and if funding is awarded in a timely fashion, the project on Cerritos Avenue “might occur in mid-2023 as part of a larger scope of work,” he said.

The council will also consider:

  • A resolution granting Stanton’s Public Works Director authority to execute funding agreements necessary to implement federal and/or state-funded transportation projects, per California Department of Transportation requirements.
  • The renewal of authorization for virtual public meetings due to COVID-19.
  • Updates to the Housing Element for the 2021–2029 planning period with a general plan amendment that comprehensively considers potential hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, fire, emergency response, and climate resiliency.
  • An ordinance to regulate urban lot splits and two-unit projects in residentially-zoned  areas under Senate Bill 9. The ordinance would forbid lot splitting in sensitive, dangerous, or historic locations and impose limits on tree removal. Furthermore, the ordinance would require lots to be, at minimum, 2,400 square feet to split and call for architecture to match other dwelling(s) on the property, with no direct lines in sight. Additionally, short-term rental, non-residential use, condos, timeshares, and separate-use co-ownerships would be banned under the ordinance. The council will hold a second reading and adoption at the February 22, 2022 regularly scheduled meeting.

The council will hold a public hearing over the last two items. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment should email no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday. Residents may join the meeting via Zoom or call +1 (669) 900-9128 and dial in the Meeting ID (846 4226 6333) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.



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