Tuesday morning report, Sept. 13

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside council chambers at City Hall. Here is the agenda

There are lots of interesting agenda items, including a $172,879 proposal to slurry seal the southeast quadrant of Downey. 

If approved, 41 street segments would receive slurry seal coating, which fills in pavement cracks and smooths out the roadway. Doug Martin Contracting Co. of La Habra was the lowest qualified bidder.

2.)  Council members also will consider equipping the Rio Hondo Event Center with wireless internet capabilities. 

Wifi would cost about $19,163, and would allow wireless internet at the banquet center, Hacker's restaurant, the pro shop, outdoor patio and in the driving range. 

After initial set-up charges, the annual cost would be approximately $4,045. 

3.) The city will be shutting down 2nd Street for something called the Downey Art Festival. 

According to a staff report, the festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 2, and will feature art displays, music and food trucks. It's a joint event between the City of Downey and the Downey Arts Coalition. 

4.) Downey has scheduled two meetings to offer details on its down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers. There are only enough funds to help 10 families, so don't procrastinate. 

I also posted more details on Facebook.

5.) Here is a nice round-up (though not all-inclusive) of the sales tax increases L.A. County voters will decide on this November.