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Tuesday's town hall meeting will focus on the future of Malibu's Civic Center.

The City of Malibu will Tuesday hold a town hall meeting to in order to receive public input regarding the possibility of retiring vacant land zoned for commercial use in the Civic Center.

In addition, the City will seek to negotiate with Civic Center property owners about the possibility of selling the land to the City. 

Mayor Laura Rosenthal and Councilwoman Joan House, both of whom were recently appointed to the Civic Center Property Owners Negotiation Ad Hoc Committee, will preside over the meeting.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend Tuesday's meeting, where a forum will be held to hear the ideas of Malibu residents. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at Malibu City Hall. 

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Cathey Cadieux July 11, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Andy, I wish I had had the opportunity to buy Malibu Lagoon from State Parks. You would still be walking out to surf on the old bridges.
Mark Hayes July 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM
First find a way to slow down or down size the centralized wastewater plant construction.This will cast into doubt the value of the commercial property. When the value is in question is the right time to buy, not when the city is assisting in the solutions to big development. %00,000 gallons a day of disposal means they are sizing the plant for most of the undeveloped parcels.
Mark Hayes July 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I meant 500,000 gallons of treated effluent a day.
Terry July 12, 2012 at 03:47 PM
TDS credits for pch commercial property would rezone it for housing. the housing could be master planned so traffic does not just empty out onto the pch. the housing may be a little higher zoned and provide some lower cost housing to meet city of malibu requirements for low cost units. its a possible solution for the city. the city definitely needs better planning and i dont have all the answers. but the job of city counsel is residents/voters first. not school district, state parks or regional water quality. they need to be focused on working for us.
Adam Smith July 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Terry, that's a possibility and certainly food for thought. I expect you'll get resistance from the Preserve Malibu folks, who have stated their opposition to lower cost housing on this website before. It would also require traffic mitigation, which is the real issue with the civic center. Of course, if the city is involved it could mean more 'solutions' like legacy park, which has proven particularly effective at reducing any human presence in the area.

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