Meeting Time: May 13, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT

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ORAL COMMUNICATION Members of the public may address the City Council at this time. No action will be taken on non-agenda items at this meeting. Speakers should limit comments to three (3) minutes each.

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    Casey Thoricht 3 months ago

    Is the harbor willing to allow restaurants to deliver to boats?
    -NDMK

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    Julie Lee 3 months ago

    Has the city council planned for a bankruptcy?

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    Steven Johnson 3 months ago

    Hello,

    I agree that transient rentals should be re-opened after May 31st. As legal stated; the enforcement can be the responsibility of the county. We should leave this with the county. With the activities being restricted; the tourists coming here will be for enjoying the homes with a view, going on a hike and supporting the local businesses.

    These tourists will be the ones that are very supportive of Catalina Island; not the ones coming here to party in the bars/beach.

    The safer at home order is the responsibility of the individual person. The liability for that is not on the city in my opinion.

    We need to be able to plan for our summer rentals and give the visitors proper information. The loss of revenue and TOT for the city will be devastating for all.

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    Debbie Wright 3 months ago

    Hello everyone,
    I wanted to find out how you are going to ensure mask wearing and social distancing with tourists when I currently see locals in the Arcade without masks and friends piled in golf carts together and not wearing masks.
    Thank you

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    Matthew Bray 3 months ago

    Hello, I may have missed this but do we have any timeline on when hotels might be able to have guest again?

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    Carl Johnson 3 months ago

    Non-essential travel should not occur until all the phases are complete & I feel that opening up might encourage non-essential travelers that disregard the law. As we open the City of Avalon safely, following the guidelines & phases, How will non-essential travel be enforced?

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    Rock Gosselin 3 months ago

    Hello Council, Staff & those listening or watching.
    I do not know what all will be discussed in tonight’s agenda nor what plans or directions will be taken. I strongly feel that we have not made enough plans to begin looking at and for our towns re-opening. For one, I cannot understand why our harbor master in last weeks meeting, did not have plans to open our harbor to boaters. I do not understand why we shouldn't have our harbor open with modifications now. Other planning, Is anyone in City Staff or Council working with our restaurants for expanded outside seating to promote guest comfort levels as well as seating levels? California State Law defines Epidemic as a problem that overwhelms current available resources. State, County and City Resources have not been overwhelmed, so by definition, no epidemic. I am not advocating an immediate return to normal. However, I am very concerned about the lack of common sense used in the planning of our financial health, as well as our physical health. Progress must be made in laying the path to bringing back cash flow in conjunction with the health standards already disseminated to every business in town.

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    Connie Stewart 3 months ago

    Hello I'm hoping you can provide clarification for me. After watching the LA County update today and then hearing other people I'm a bit confused as to what can actually open up based on what I hear and read. I understood it to mean all exercise including swimming, but I'm hearing that all exercise activity rentals as well now along with all hotels for non-essential person(s). If this is the case then it sounds like we're on reopen track just wanting a bit more clarity please so I am able to tell people what they can and cannot do at this time.

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    Becki Snellen 3 months ago

    Hello Avalon City Council. Thank you for this opportunity to address you from Long Beach. My comments are simple. Please open up your harbors, shops and restaurants as soon as you can and know you will be visited. We have been coming to the island for over 30 years and miss it terribly. Our boating family along with many others are anxiously waiting to come over and support your business’, see our friends on the island and make new memories. We understand the challenges and uncertainties you face are immense, but we are ready to be there for you as soon as we can. You are not forgotten. Thank you,
    Becki Snellen

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    Connie Stewart 3 months ago

    First I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to hear my question and thank you for your service. Several cities and counties have put together plans to ensure the safety of their community as well as their patrons moving forward ensuring specific guidelines are put into place. I understand this is a massive undertaking for any council to put together, however this plan should be top priority at this time if our City is to survive. Understanding fully that we cannot move any faster than the County of Los Angeles allows our City to move, while at the same time understanding that variances can be put into place if cities can meet certain guidelines my question is this: What progress has our City council made to date in regards to plans for the City of Avalon moving forward? Or… is there nothing the City can do?