Walnut City Council

By Natalie Kim

Walnut – The August 10 Walnut Council meeting began with a presentation from the Southern California Gas Company.  A representative from the company discussed the Aliso Canyon reservoir leak.  The leak has finally been plugged and the company is no longer losing gas.  However, the site has not yet been fully repaired, and the reservoir at Aliso Canyon is currently unable to be used to store natural gas. As Aliso Canyon holds the company’s largest natural gas reservoir, the company asked the City to conserve energy.

During the public comments, the Council was invited to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China.  The G20 Summit is focused toward global cooperation towards economic stability, and allows for a space for politicians from around the world to collaborate and work together towards a more stable economic future.

The Council then approved all items on the consent calendar, including a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $17,748.21 for the fiscal year of 2015-16; a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $59,755.87 for the fiscal year of 2016-17; a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $110,010.19 for the fiscal year of 2015-16; a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $247,752.98 for the fiscal year of 2016-17; designating Mayor Pro Tem Mary Su as the official voting delegate for the League of California Cities Annual Conference; and a resolution of the City of Walnut as Successor Agency allowing certain claims and demands in the amount of $125,000 for fiscal year 2016-17. The Council also approved the minutes from the July 27 City Council meeting.

Following individual reports and comments, the Council adjourned to August 24 at 7 p.m. at 21201 La Puente Rd.