Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for Aug. 10, 2017 – California News

Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for Aug. 10, 2017 – California News


Freshman First Day set for Tuesday

Whittier Union High School District will welcome 3,000 incoming freshmen for Freshman First Day on Tuesday.

Freshman First Day is an orientation program that enables new students to meet classmates and take part in fun activities.

Students will get a preview tour of their classes and a chance to meet their teachers and administrators, as well as Link Crew students, who will serve as mentors.

The program takes place annually at each comprehensive high school to help smooth students’ transition from middle to high school.

The first day for the rest of the students is Aug. 16.

Moratorium on new hotels, motels approved

A 45-day moratorium on new motels and hotels was approved Tuesday by the Whittier City Council.

The ban on any new such uses came in reaction to angry residents who oppose the proposed new Motel 6, 14116-14128 Whittier Blvd.

It will provide time for staff to determine how to regulate motels and hotels. Right now, a conditional use permit is not required for them on portions of Whittier Boulevard. There also are no parking standards.

City to spend $45K on library bond outreach

The city will spend $45,000 on an educational outreach program for the $22 million library bond that will be on the November ballot.

The City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve the contract with San Francisco-based TBWB Strategies. The company will provide content on the measure for the city’s website and other outlets, prepare PowerPoint presentations for community meetings, develop strategies for key community leaders and produce a bilingual piece to be mailed to voters.

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