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Page 12 March 3, 2016 EL SEGUNDO HERALD City Council from front page look like.” During public communications, local resident Dana Rafiee noted that the City’s current code is so restrictive that one cannot build a usable 21st Century home in town—adding that “the smaller the lot, the more you’re penalized.” He mentioned a case study of a family hoping to build a home with four bedrooms on the same floor, but that a Manhattan Beach house designer told them that it can’t be done in El Segundo and they should live elsewhere. Rafiee emphasized that “it’s not about building big houses, but usable [ones].” Realtor Alex Abad followed by saying that El Segundo is “the worst city to build a new home in all of the South Bay” and that hardly any contractors will build on spec here. He reported data of only six spec homes built in El Segundo since 2007 compared to 128 during the same period in Manhattan Beach’s Tree Section—this versus 33 such homes built in El Segundo in the five-year period before the code change. “The code passed absolutely killed new construction Carol Pirsztuk from page 3 for over 30 years,” Pirsztuk noted. That resume included a lengthy stint for Sony Pictures where she ultimately moved up the corporate ladder to become Vice President of Internal Sales. Her responsibilities included establishing and managing the budget for the entire sales department, developing and implementing the annual strategic plan, and negotiating all contracts with retailers as well as personnel. “As my career continued, it became apparent that I had an aptitude for change management—and I was eventually given the responsibility of restructuring many departments.” New developments in technology and the marketplace eventually prompted her to leave Sony, but Pirsztuk said she realized she could now offer her skill set to give back to the community she loved. In addition to co-owning a local small business (The Glass Idea Company) with her husband, she began to immerse herself in volunteer work upon her return to town. She joined the board of the El Segundo Education Foundation, eventually becoming the CEO—and is currently a Superintendent’s Roundtable member. Reflecting on her achievements on behalf of local education, Pirsztuk is most proud of leading the Ed! Foundation in raising over $4 million. “I am thankful to the community of El Segundo for believing in education and for supporting the schools and investing in our future leaders,” she said. Pirsztuk is also a founding executive board member of the newly formed National Charity League Beachside Chapter, founding member of the ESMoA (El Segundo Museum of Art) Community Board, and member of the Downtown El Segundo Code Committee. She previously served a term on the City’s Community Cable Advisory Committee. “Throughout my career, I always remembered the El Segundo High School motto of ‘Enter to Learn and Go Forth for Service’ and I believe that I can give back to the community by joining the City Council and leading them my expertise in board development, strategic planning, contract negotiations and budget management,” she said. Among Pirsztuk’s stated priorities should she be elected are to ensure the City is prosperous, maintain a balanced budget, and bolster employee morale through “open and honest” communication. “I will be decisive, accessible and provide solutions-based leadership,” she said. In addition to her volunteer affiliations with local groups, Pirsztuk is also a certified Irish dance teacher and adjudicator who judges competitions across the country. “Due to my Irish heritage, I have been involved in Irish dancing since the age of five, competed all over the world and now co-run--with my twin sister Claire--the Kelly School of Traditional Irish Dance,” she said of the academy founded by her mother over 40 years ago. Pirsztuk was quick to add that her parents emigrated from Ireland in the 1950s and still live in the house she grew up in on Oak Street. “I have taught hundreds of girls over the years and they look to me as a role model. And as a role model, I would like to show them that women can and should play a leadership role in their community and local government…” • Gas Company from page 6 of the bill. Without realizing it, household customers use between three and seven times more gas in the winter than other months, the newsletter said. Consumers who think their winter bills are Follow Us on Twitter @heraldpub Like Us on Facebook inaccurate should contact SoCal Gas to go over their usage, and if they are not satisfied with the outcome, to file a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission. The web site to make a complaint is www.cpuc.ca.gov/complaints. • in El Segundo,” Abad said, adding as an example that a $3 million verbal deal fell through when it came to light that a functional brand-new house could not be constructed here. Architect Frank Glynn also spoke of the complexities of the zoning regulation that severely hamper sensible design plans. He urged the Council to look at this issue quickly to avert further damage to the local economy and property values. Fellhauer asked staff to report on the number of new homes built in the past 10 years in El Segundo as well as the prior decade, the number of major remodels and substantial additions since 2006, and floor area ratio as well as lot coverage requirements here as compared to other nearby cities. Dugan suggested also speaking to contractors to determine what steps the City could take to encourage them to stay here and build. City Manager Greg Carpenter confirmed staff has had issues understanding how to administer modulation codes. He said next up will be to reach out to the building community to receive input and then go to the Planning Commission for recommendations on how to proceed and how soon. At the beginning of the meeting, the Council proclaimed March 5 as California Arbor Day and invited citizens to join Tree Musketeers in planting and caring for trees along the Imperial Highway median that day starting at 9:30. Tree Musketeers Youth Manager Fernando Aguilar indicated that over 400 community volunteers will be on-hand for the event. Mayor Suzanne Fuentes introduced the members of the El Segundo High School Zero Robotics Team recently named 2016 MIT Zero Robotics ISS (International Space Station) Virtual Challenge Champions. The group is part of the engineering class at El Segundo High sponsored by the El Segundo Education Foundation and Northrop Grumman and supported by Chevron. “I present to you our future,” Fuentes said of the “Space Eagles” team members--Captain Victoria Chu, Ian Hurd, Jakub Koziol, Adrian Osorio, Henry Smith, Ari Berkowicz and Luke St. Regis. Also recognized were coaches Jennifer Cho and Steve Lubs as well as mentor Ron Chu. The El Segundo team outlasted finalist squads from 19 countries. • “Mayor Suzanne Fuentes introduced the members of the El Segundo High School Zero Robotics Team recently named 2016 MIT Zero Robotics ISS (International Space Station) Virtual Challenge Champions.” PUBLIC NOTICES No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE 2015-2016FURNISHING AND APPLICATION OF SLURRY SEAL ON VARIOUS STREETS IN THE CITY OF EL SEGUNDO PROJECT NO.: PW 16-09 The City of El Segundo is accepting sealed bids in the City Clerk’s office, 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245, until 11:00 a.m. on: TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened. Bids will not be accepted after that time. As described in the Bidding Documents, the bids are for a public works project (“Project”) which consists of slurry seal resurfacing and related work as shown on the plans on file with the City’s Public Works Department. Work on the Project must be performed in strict conformity with Specifications No. PW 16-09 as adopted by the El Segundo City Council on February 16, 2016 which is filed with the Public Works Department. Copies of the Plans,Specifications, Contract Documents and Engineer’s estimate are available from the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department, City of El Segundo, 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California, 90245. Plans And Specifications are alternately available electronically via http://www.elsegundo.org/depts/works/ project_request_contact_form.asp The terms and conditions for bidding on the Project are described in the attached Bidding Instructions. This project requires payment of State prevailing rates of wages for Los Angeles County. The contractor must post copies of the prevailing schedule at each job site. Copies of these rates of wages are available from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations Prevailing Wage Unit, Telephone No. (415) 703-4774. The website for this agency is currently located at www.dir. ca.gov. Note that the Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by California Department of Industrial Relations. Pursuant to California law, the City must find bids failing to comply with all applicable Labor Code requirements including, without limitation, Labor Code §§ 1725.5 and 1771.4 to be nonresponsive. The contractor to whom the contract is awarded must assist in locating, qualifying, hiring and increasing the skills of minority group employees and applicants for employment, as set forth in Executive Order 11246 and 11375. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice will incorporate the provisions of the State Labor Code. Compliance with the prevailing rates of wages and apprenticeship employment standards established by the State Director of Industrial Relations will be required. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The City of El Segundo hereby affirmatively ensures that minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. Five percent (5%) will be deducted from each progress payment and retained by the City. The remainder less the amount of all previous payments will be paid to the Contractor. Pursuant to Public Contracts Code (“PCC”) § 22300, the Contractor may substitute securities for retention monies held by the City or request that the City place such monies into an escrow account. The Contractor is notified, pursuant to PCC § 22300, any such election will be at the Contractor own expense and will include costs incurred by the City to accommodate the Contractor’s request. In entering into a Public Works contract, or a subcontract, to supply goods, services, or materials pursuant to a public works contract, the Contractor, or Sub- Contractor, offers and agrees to assign to the awarding body all rights, title and interest in, and to, all causes of action it may have under Section 4 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. Section 15) or under the Cartwright Act (Chapter 2 [commencing with Section 16700] of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Business and Professions Code), arising from purchases of goods, services, or materials pursuant to the public works contract or the subcontract. This assignment shall be made and become effective at the time the awarding body tenders final payment to the Contractor, without further acknowledgment by the parties. Bids must be prepared on the approved Proposal forms in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders and submitted to the City Clerk, 350 Main Street, City of El Segundo, in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside. 2015-2016 FURNISHING AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF GOODS TO SATISFY LIEN AUCTION LOCATION: 13020 YUKON AVE. BLDG Q, HAWTHORNE, CA. 90250 In accordance with the provisions of the California Commercial Code, Sections 7201-7210, notice is hereby given that on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the hour of 10:00 am of said date, at 13020 Yukon Ave. Bldg Q, City of Hawthorne, County of Los Angeles, State of CA, the undersigned will sell at public auction for cash, in lawful money of the United States, the articles hereinafter described, belonging to, or deposited with, the undersigned by the persons hereinafter named at Gentle Giant Moving. Said goods are being held on the accounts of: Chris Paul Austin, Reynard Beckham, Leslie Barnes, Jacqueline Bright, Luvirda Carter, Edgar Davis/Animal Marketing, Joe Ellis, Robert Farber, Andrew Hooper, Malcom Levene, Phillip Mattice, Anthony Schmitt, and Eve Lyn Smukler. All other goods are described as household goods, furniture, antiques, appliances, tools, misc goods, office furniture, and articles of art, equipment, rugs, sealed cartons and the unknown. The auction will be made for the purpose of satisfying the lien of the undersigned on said personal property to the extent of the sum owed, together with the cost of the sale. For information contact Gentle Giant Moving. Terms: Cash only with a 13% buyer’s premium, 10% for cash buyers. Inspection at sale time. Payment and removal day of sale. Auction conducted by American Auctioneers, Dan Dotson & Associates (800) 838-SOLD, (909) 790- 0433 or www.americanauctioneers.com Bond #FS863-20-14. /S/ Gentle Giant 2/25, 3/3/16 CNS-2850067# EL SEGUNDO HERALD El Segundo Herald Pub. 2/25, 3/3/16. H-25005 APPLICATION OF SLURRY SEAL ON VARIOUS STREETS “SEALED BIDS FOR PROJECT NO.: PW16-09 IN THE CITY OF EL SEGUNDO DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” The bid must be accompanied by a bid bond, made payable to the City of El Segundo for an amount no less than ten percent (10%) of the amount bid for the base contract. No bid will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of the State Business and Professions Code. For these projects, those acceptable classes of license shall be “A” or this Specialty license(s): “C-12” – Earthwork and Paving Contractors. The successful Contractor and his Sub-Contractors will be required to possess the correct license for their project classifications, and valid City Business Licenses from the City of El Segundo. The City of El Segundo reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of ninety (90) calendar days. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice shall become effective or enforceable against the City of El Segundo only when the formal written contract has been duly executed by the appropriate officer(s) of the City of El Segundo. DATED this 25th day of February 2016 CITY OF EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA Tracy Weaver, City Clerk El Segundo Herald Pub 2/25, 3/3/16. H-25000


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