Mayor John P. Lyon recently announced that Artesia won the Compass Blueprint Award for Achievement in Livability at a recent Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) conference for its Artesia Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan.
He made the announcement at the monthly City Council meeting on April 9, saying it was an honor that a city like Artesia can earn such recognition.
“I told [those who attended the SCAG conference] that it all starts with just seeing a need for your city, seeing an area that needed revitalization and try to be proactive instead of reactive,” Lyon told the audience, who attended the conference with city planner Okina Dor at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles April 4.
The mayor said that a team was developed in conjunction with outside consultants Hogle-Ireland, Inc. to form a plan that would encourage mixed residential and commercial use on Artesia Boulevard. The team incorporated ideas from businesses and residents in the affected area to help create a livable neighborhood that is anticipated for build-out by 2030.
Lyon concluded that he told the attendees at the SCAG conference how proud he was for creating a team for this project.
“After that night, it’s now an award-winning team we put together,” he said.
Other decisions made by the Artesia City Council in its April meeting included:
- Approving 3-2 an amendment to an ordinance on residential fences involving the types of materials used.
- Approving a late night/early morning permit for the restaurant on 18738-42 Pioneer Blvd. in the city’s downtown area. The business will be allowed to operate until 2 a.m. when it opens.
The next scheduled Artesia City Council meeting will be held on May 14 at 7 p.m. at . For more information go to www.cityofartesia.us or call (562) 865-6262.