Tuesday morning report, Aug. 11

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The DUSD school board meets at 5 p.m. today at district headquarters. 

I haven't read the entire agenda (it's 260 pages) but it's available here


2.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. It's a fairly straightforward agenda with six presentations scheduled. 

There is one public hearing on a proposal to expedite permits and inspections for residential solar energy systems, which was mandated by Gov. Jerry Brown last year. 

 To qualify for an expedited installation, the solar energy system must be attached to the roof of a single-family home or duplex; comply with housing codes; not exceed the maximum height allowed in the zone; and not produce more than the equivalent of 10 kilowatts of power. 


3.) Council members also will consider upgrading Downey's 911 emergency system.

The California Operation of Emergency Services would cover the $265,707 cost, which includes new hardware, training and maintenance. 


4.) I don't know the backstory to this (if any), but the city is regulating how city logos, badges and seals can be used. 


5.) The Downey Kiwanis Club is participating in Citadel Outlets' 10th annual "Shopping Extravaganza."