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Civic Auditorium

The Hanford City Council meets inside the Hanford Civic Auditorium.

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HANFORD — After receiving some criticism from businesses trying to locate in the city, the Hanford City Council is set Tuesday to discuss the city’s general plan and zoning regulations.

Over the last few months, Council has heard public comments from several potential business owners and others trying to help business owners that the city’s current zoning regulations have hampered or even halted businesses from locating in the city.

After hearing these grievances, Council asked the community development department to look into the matter and come up with some possible solutions. Community Development Director Darlene Mata will present her findings to Council on Tuesday during a study session before the regular meeting.

After the presentation, Council is set to discuss how they can help to possibly eliminate some of the red tape that seems to be getting in the way of these businesses from coming to Hanford.

During the regular meeting, Council will hold a public hearing about forming a new landscape assessment district at Centennial Drive and Devon Street, which is the Bella Vista subdivision. Residents in that proposed district would contribute funding to maintain the landscaping, irrigation system, a public park and street lighting in the area.

Under general business, Council is also set to discuss:

  • Potential additional cannabis ballot measures for the November ballot.
  • Grand Jury report regarding city parks.
  • Accepting and filing the 2017 fiscal year audit reports and financial statements for the city.

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