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First Look at Next Monday's Council Meeting

Join us for the next meeting of the Visalia City Council on Monday, August 6th.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall West and begin with the Work Session at 4 p.m.

Monday’s meeting includes:
  • New employee introductions
    • The Council welcomes Paul Cussen, Informations Systems Analyst and Noelvia Prado, Administrative Assistant for Neighborhood Preservation.
  • A presentation from the Citizen Advisory Committee on the 2018 Public Opinion Survey
    • The 2018 Survey was conducted in-person at grocery stores within each quadrant of the City, as well as being hosted online. Available in both English and Spanish, the results indicate that Visalians are generally happy with services and find Visalia a good place to live.
  • Report from the Ad Hoc Aquatics Facility Working Group
    • Councilman Greg Collins has been working with a group of citizens with an interest in competitive swimming and otehr community pool uses to study and present a recommendation to the City Council.
The Regular Session of the meeting begins at 7 p.m. and includes, but is not limited two Zoning Ordinance updates:
  • The proposed Mobile Food Vending Program and Overlay Districts is a request to add a new section to the Zoning Ordinance. 
    • The proposed ordinance will establish performance standards and regulations for mobile food vending in three overlay districts as follows, while continuing the current allowances for mobile food vending outside of the proposed districts:
      • Establish three Mobile Food Vending Overlay Districts by defined geographical maps (East Main, East Main Extension and Industrial Park)
      • Establish an annual Mobile Food Vending Registration Program
      • Establish Mobile Food Vending Performance Standards that only apply within the Mobile Food Vending Overlay Districts.
  • The proposed Micro-brewery/Micro-winery zoning text amendment will amend the current Zoning provisions regarding micro-brewery/micro-wineries, as follows:
    • Establish minimum patron age of 21 years old for new micro-breweries/micro-wineries that desire to be permitted by right.
    • Require Conditional Use Permit (CUP) approvals for new micro-brewery/micro-wineries that desire to allow underage (under 21 year old) patrons.
    • Establish standard operating conditions to be applied to CUPs for new micro-brewery/micro-wineries that desire to allow underage (under 21 year old) patrons.
Once finalized, the full agenda will be posted online.

For those that can't attend the City Council meeting in-person, it can be viewed via Facebook Live on the City's Facebook page.

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