What do Bianchini's Market, Tutti-Frutti and Harmony Yougart have in common?
According to San Carlos Planning Manager Deborah Nelson, it's the fact they have the cleanest storefronts in the downtown area as studied by a walking group led by Nelsn.
Nelson recommended replacing certain receptacles in some areas and adding more in other areas.
"Litter is most prevalent around where people sit," Nelson said.
She recommended bringing the trash cans to the consumer instead of forcing the consumer to walk farther to dispose of trash.
Nelson also recommended adding a third day per week for getting a street sweeper through problem areas. Nelson indicated it would cost the city an additional $11,700 a year.
Former San Carlos Mayor Tom Davids advocated for the council to "be looking at the report carefully and adopt the recommendations if possible. It will be money well spent."
In other city news, nine-year-old Daniel Ottino, a fourth grader at Brittan Acres, served as Mayor for a Day and helped run Monday's City Council meeting. It was a prize his mother won for him at a San Carlos Education Foundation Auction held earlier this year.
Local realtor John Sieling, who runs The Emerald Hills Blog, was appointed to the opening on the Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC). The Council noted that local commercial realtor Mark Lockenmeyer had recently been term limited off the Commission, so adding a realtor perspective back to the commission would be valuable.
Sieling is also on a City Commission (Parks & Recreation).
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