CdMRA’s Annual Town Meeting & Fall Election Forum . . .
Due to COVID-19, this year’s CdMRA Member Meetings are on hold pending public gathering safety determinations. Since 2020 is a City election year, we would normally hold our Election Forum, consistently rated as the most informative and best attended forum of the election season. We ask that you hold September 30, 2020 for this year’s Election Forum. We have an OASIS reservation in the event pubic gatherings are considered safe and the facility is open by that time. We are also investigating options for a virtual Zoom forum this year. The forum typically features each incumbent and opponent running for an termed-out seat. This year, we will elect City Council members for the following districts: District 1 (incumbent Brad Avery), District 5 (incumbent Jeff Herdman) and District 7 (incumbent Will O’Neill). Visit our website for details as we get closer to this date.
A Walk Around CdM Village Slideshow . . .
Ron Yeo, a CdMRA member and Chair of both CdMRA’s Reforestation Committee and Historical Committee, is an architect by trade and has an additional interest in landscape. Some of his local architectural works include Muth Center, Back Bay Science Center and numerous park structures. Ron has spearheaded many efforts over the years that create microenvironments in our community, like pocket parks and vista points, which we can all enjoy. Take a virtual tour of CdM Village from Ron’s POV.
Buck Gully History . . .
If you are interested in a little history lesson about the deterioration and restoration of our Buck Gully, please read Amy Senk’s StuNews article. It is quite an informative piece and has several great photos as well. Besides, it’s always great to read Amy’s articles. We all miss her daily reporting of all things Corona del Mar!
Parking and Walkability in CdM . . .
The CDM Business Improvement District (CdM BID) Parking Sub-committee and CdMRA representatives are working together to consider options for transportation and parking in the CdM commercial area. For more information and updates on this project, please visit the CdM BID’s website.
CdM Undergrounding Projects . . .
At this time, there are two designated CdM Undergrounding Projects: Assessment District 117 and Assessment District 119. Here are a few links to information that you will find helpful:
Your Street Trees . . .
A message from CdMRA’s Reforestation Chair Ron Yeo: To insure that your street tree will be properly maintained and remain healthy, the following care should be provided by the property owner:
• Depending on weather conditions, the tree should be deep-soaked weekly throughout the year.
• The tree should be fertilized at least twice a year with a well-balanced plant food. Fall and winter fertilizations are best.
• Avoid use of weed killers, soil sterilizers or other poisonous substances near the tree.
• Do not plant ivy or other shrubbery in the tree basin. This material will compete for vital resources (water and nutrients).
• Be careful not to bruise the trunk with lawn mower or other garden implements. A plastic tree trunk guard can reduce this problem.
• Please do not trim the tree. The City will trim the tree on a regular, two-year cycle.
• The City will also treat street trees for insect or diseases.
Thank you for your help in maintaining our Village Character. If you have any questions about your tree, please contact the City Arborist, John Nelson for more information.