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File #: 22-727    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Consider for approval the naming of the area known as the "Secret Garden" located in Huntington Central Park East, as recommended by the Community & Library Services Commission
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Location of the Secret Garden in HCP, 2. Att#2 Park Naming and Memorials Reso No 2017-25, 3. 9/2/22 Supp Comm
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Chris Slama, Director of Community & Library Services

PREPARED BY: Chris Slama, Director of Community & Library Services

Subject:
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Consider for approval the naming of the area known as the "Secret Garden" located in Huntington Central Park East, as recommended by the Community & Library Services Commission
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Statement of Issue:
A segment of parkland unofficially referred to as the "Secret Garden," located just north of the Huntington Beach Central Library (Attachment #1), was developed in 1992 as a demonstration xeriscape garden showcasing drought tolerant plants. According to the Huntington Beach Tree Society (Tree Society), since October 2014, volunteers have spent approximately 24,000 hours restoring and maintaining the garden in collaboration with the City's Community & Library Services and Public Works Departments. At this time there is a need to formally name the area "Secret Garden" as recommended by the Community & Library Services Commission.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
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Approve the recommendation by the Community & Library Services Commission to formally name a parkland area located in the eastern section of Huntington Central Park as "Secret Garden."
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
At the July 26, 2021 meeting of the Huntington Central Park Collaborative (Collaborative), Tree Society volunteers discussed the desire to install a monument sign to properly identify the area. The Tree Society informed the Collaborative that they had raised funds and hired a professional firm to design an arched entry sign bearing the name of Secret Garden. Given that the subject location has never been officially named, staff determined that adding a sign was premature and informed the Collaborative ...

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