The PVE Foundation has been encouraged by the growing number of residents who have become a part of our mission by submitting generous donations and creative project ideas. Multiple residents have approached the Foundation regarding the deferred maintenance and safety concerns of the City Hall complex and have provided various suggestions for this location.
Through generous donations and productive conversations, a project scope has been defined. This scope has been reviewed by the PVE Foundation Leadership team and discussed with the City Staff for feasibility.
We are pleased to announce that the PVE Foundation has approved a Grant to perform an analysis of our current City Hall and surrounding area as a first step in determining the needs for improvements, repairs and upgrades to the complex.
A letter was provided to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on 7/13/21. It was also read during public comments at the 7/13/21 City Council Meeting.
Once this study is completed, we will be requesting that the City Council have an open Community meeting to receive the results and determine next steps.
The PVE City Hall complex, which includes our Police Department and the LA County Fire Department, PV Homes Association and City Hall, is over 65 years old. The complex has not been adequately maintained and is non-compliant with the current building standards and codes. There are issues with safety and compliance that need to be addressed in order for the building to be able to serve our community.
The City has limited funds due to budget issues over the last few years, partially due to the loss of Measure D, to increasing costs and added requirements from the State of California.
In order to allow for this important assessment to be done to find out a total cost for city capital requirements, concerned citizens and the PVE Foundation provided a grant for this study to be completed.
The project is a needs assessment which means that time has been taken to determine the issues with the building and to put together the study and analysis that can be viewed by the City Council and the public.
There was an initial announcement to the Council and residents at the City Council Meeting on 7/13/2021.
It has not been appropriate to engage the public since there has not been anything to report. Public communication or involvement would be appropriate after the study results are complete and they are delivered to the City Council and residents.
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