A Preview of Tuesday's Council Meeting, June 4th.
The fate of the Hunt Branch library and a proposal banning food trucks from operating in Downtown Fullerton in the evenings will be discussed at Tuesday’s Fullerton City Council regular meeting.
Hunt Branch has been closed since March, when the Library Board of Trustees recommended a “temporary emergency closure” due to safety concerns in and around the facility such as vandalism and injuries to homeless people who are based at the library.
In April, the Library Board of Trustees approved the recommendations made by the Library Ad Hoc Committee, which included the recommendation that the Hunt Branch Library be closed for a limited period of time while they look for long-term solutions for the 51-year-old location. The Council will review and vote on these recommendations.
Besides deciding the future of the Hunt Branch, the Council will also vote on whether to prohibit food trucks from operating in the Downtown from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night and relax certain laws that prohibit food trucks from operating nightly throughout the city except the Downtown area. The agenda report said that food truck restrictions in the Downtown are necessary because of the increased number of incidents when food trucks congregated in the area. Police have strongly enforced the current food truck ordinance, which prohibits them from operating anywhere in the city from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily, since April 2010.
The Council will meet this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Fullerton City Hall. To read the agenda and get more information, visit www.cityoffullerton.com.