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Election editorial policy From the Aug. 13 issue of the Catalina Islander to the gubernatorial recall election on Sept. 14, the Catalina Islander will adhere to the following editorial policy for Letters to the Editor and guest editorials. Any letters or guest editorials that are politiCal in nature, candidate endorsements or election related will be posted online, but they will not be published in the print editions. Letters and editorials will be posted online only after the author has been verified and under no circumstances should they contain any libelous statements. The Catalina Islander reserves the right to edit any submission. Editorial submissions should be limited to 400-500 words. Letters and editorial submissions can be sent to editor@sunnews.org for con- sideration. Alternatively, advertising for political content can be purchased by contacting the publisher at publisher@localnewspapers.org. Thank you, Steven Remery Group Publisher Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers, Inc. Avalon council selects Housing Element consultant BY CHARLES M. KELLY The state government requires cities to update the Housing Elements of their General Plans at regular intervals. The City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 3, awarded a contract with De Novo Flaming Group to pro- vide consulting services to update Avalon’s Housing Element. Though the project was put out for bids, no one put in bids by the deadline. . The contract is for a maximum of $150,600. This was a Consent Calendar item, approved collectively along with several other items. The city is currently required to plan for 27 housing units, according to the staff report by Assistant City Manager Michael Farmer. “The target date for adoption set by the State of California is October 15, 2021 and the City must adopt its updated Housing Element no later than February 15, 2022 in order to remain on an 8-year update cycle. In addi- tion, the City must also facilitate 'I‘flG CH'I‘HLIIIII at 210 Metropole Street A Avalon, CA 90704 310-510-0500 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.0. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday | News: 5 pm. Monday Display Advertising: 2 pm. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 pm. Monday Send to admin@localnewspapers.org One Year Subscription: Catalina $39 / Mainland $48 First Class Mail Subscription $90 CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093—140) Accep- tance under 39C, ER. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date ‘of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudi- cation: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon. CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be reproduced in any fashion without writ- ten consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Con- tents Copyright 2021 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. A Publicatlon M Camume Corporation Iii T Founded In 1913 by Ernest Windle \‘t an update to its Local Coastal Plan with the Housing Element Update,” Parmer wrote. By their unanimous approv- al, The council found that no bids were accepted by deadlines; found that the city wouldn’t get a competitive advantage by seek- ing more bids, and authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute a contract with De Novo Planning Group. In other business: 0 The council adopted an ordi- nance that expedite the permit- ting process for electrical charg- ing vehicles. The council had introduced the ordinance at a previous meeting. The ordinance was made neces— sary by a state mandate. This was a Consent Calendar item, voted on collectively with out discussion by the council. ' In new business, the council adopted an ordinance that amend the regulation of sidewalk ven- dors. If that sounds familiar, it should: On July 22, the council passed an urgency ordinance that did the same thing. But urgency ordinances are temporary. This week the Avalon City Council approved the intro- duction of a regular ordinance that “amending Chapter 21 of Title 5 of the Avalon Municipal Code imposing regulations on sidewalk vending in compliance with Senate Bill 946,” accord- ing to the staff report by City Manager Denise Radde and Administrative Analyst Devin Hart. ' It seems the original sidewalk vendor ordinance, developed in 2019, wasn’t clear about hours of operation. f‘Section 5-21.06 (b)(21) states: H‘Vending hours are restricted to the same hodrs of operations as other businesses on the same street as the sidewalk vendor,” Hart and Radde wrote. “On July 22, 2021 during a Special City Council Meeting, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance that repealed and replaced Section 5-21.06(b) (l8) and (21)to state specific hours of operations for vendors from 8 am. to 2 am,” Radde and Hart wrote. City hires stormwater compliance consultant BY CHARLES M. KELLY The Avalon council this week approved a contract with Olaunu to help the city comply with state requirements multi-year stormwa- ter permits. This was a Consent Calendar item. Consent Calendar items are voted on collectively, with- out discussion, unless they are pulled for separate consideration. , None of the nine items on the Consent Calendar were pulled. The contract is for a maximum of $96,320 “to assist the City of Avalon with compliance with the .Year 7, 8, and 9 requirements of the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (M84) Permit and make the finding that City of Avalon has satis- fied the sole source requirements as specified in the Avalon Municipal Council Page 5 SEASONAL‘POSITIONS Hotels HOTEL CONCIBIGE’S Enthusiastic individuals needed to assist with front desk duties and handling guest registrations. Provide guests with general information regarding hotel facilities and local activities. Assist with special services and arrange transportation for guests. ($16.50 per hour) HOTEL FRONT DESK AGENTS Manage guest arrivals and departures. Perform administrative duties including telephone calls, guest reservations, guest concerns/requests. Work with housekeeping for updated room status and coordinate requests for maintenance and repair work. Must be proficient with computers. ($16.50 per hour) HOTEL FRONT DESK NIGHT AUDIT CLERK Manage front desk during overnight hours. Welcome guests and address guest concerns. Required to work late night or early morning shifts and must be able to work independently. Must be organized, display attention to detail and be proficient with computers. ($17.50 per hour) HOTEL HOUSEKEEPERS Ensure guestrooms are clean and prepared for guest turnover. Clean, disinfect, replenish supplies in accordance with safety and quality standards. ($16.00 per hour) HOTEL HOUSEMAN Perform cleaning and light maintenance duties to maintain cleanliness and appearance of hotel common areas. Assist with housekeeping duties and special events as needed. ($17.00 per hour) HOTEL BELLMBI Greet guests in a welcoming and friendly manner. Assist guests with retrieving and loading luggage and personal items. Ensure public areas and hotel grounds are maintained and clean. Provide guests with information regarding-local activities, dining, and services. ($14.00 per hour plus tips) SEASONAL POSITIONS - Food A Beverage (Food Handlers Ca Required) ‘ COOKS (2-5 Year's Experience) Responsible for preparing high quality food items according to recipes and specifications. Coordinate food orders to support timely and efficient delivery to guests. Maintain consistency with our cooking methods, quality standards and operating procedures. Cooking positions include signon bonus up to $750.00 ($17.00—$21.00 per hour) BANQUET LEAD COOKS (2—5 Year’s Experience) Responsible for preparing high quality food items according to recipes and specifications. Coordinate food orders to support timely and efficient delivery to guests. Maintain consistency with our cooking methods, quality standards and operating procedures. Cooking positions include signon bonus up to $750.00 ($25.00 per hour) BARTENDERS Enthusiastic, service oriented, qualified bartenders with a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills. Prepare beverage products and provide high-quality service to guests. Maintain bar in heat and organized manner and assist with inventory and restocking bar items. ($14.00 per hour plus tips) SERVERS Greet guests with a positive, friendly attitude. Provide information about menu items, and specials. Deliver food in a timely manner. Monitor and observe guests dining experience to ensure guests are satisfied with food and service. ($14.00 per hour plus tips) FOOD RUNNER Coordinate food orders to guarantee timely and efficient delivery of food items to guests and respond to guest inquiries and requests. ($14.00 per hour plus tips) BARISTA/COUNTER ATTENDANT Need customer service oriented individual to work the counter at the Atwater Bistro assisting customer with orders from Bistro CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY HOSPITALITY JOBS We are seeking enthusiastic, customer service oriented individuals who want to join a dynamic organization and become a valuable member of our team. We have several positions available with flexible work schedules. menu items. ($15.00$16.5O per hour) F838 SUPEIVISOR Manage day to day operations for restaurant front of house. Hire, supervise and train staff. Manage work schedules and execute daily shift meetings to set direction for the shift. Ensure delivery of high-quality food and exceptional service in a clean and well-maintained restaurant environment. ($20.00 per hour) DISHWASHERS Reliable, service-oriented individuals who enjoy working in hospitality. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of kitchen items. Duties include washing dishes and keeping surrounding work area clean and organized. Previous experience in a fast-paced environment is helpful. ($17.00 per hour) BUSSERS Clean restaurant tables and reset tables for customer use. Assists wait staff with minor requests from customers. ($14.00 per hour plus tips) BANQUET HOUSEMAN Perform a variety of cleaning activities for restaurant and surrounding areas. Assist with furniture arrangements for opening and closing of restaurant and perform light maintenance duties as necessary. ($17.50 per hour) BANQUET smarts Greet guests with a positive, friendly attitude. Provide information about menu items, and specials. Deliver food in a timely manner. Monitor and observe guests dining experience to ensure guests are satisfied with food and service. ($25.00 per hour) SECURITY Catalina Island Company is currently seeking seasonal Security Guards based in Avalon and Two Harbors. Responsibilities include securlng .premlses, . patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment and addressing any violations. Previous experience in security or law enforcement : preferred. ($18.00-$21_00 per hour) DRIVER/WAREHOUSE WORKER Delivery driver and warehouse position. General warehouse tasks and local delivery of product to our various venues. Must have valid driver's license with good driving record). ($18.00—$20.00 per hour) SEASONAL POSITIONS . I. .l. [c . CAMPGROUND RANGER Responsible for cleaning and maintaining campsites to ensure grounds are well kept and meet company appearance standards. Perform minor repairs for guest facilities. as necessary. Assist guests with inquiries as needed. ($16.50 per hour) FULL-TIME POSITIONS - Properties Full—time positions include excellent benefits program Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation, Holidays, 401k with match. Tourist Motel MAINTENANCE Perform routine maintenance tasks painting, carpet/flooring, cleaning/ polishing, lighting, minor furniture repairs and plumbing. ($19.00-$22.00 per hour) ISLAND SPA CATALINA How would you like to work in a fabulous environment surrounded by amazing scenery and breathtaking views. If so, apply for a position at our luxurious Island Spa. Massage Therapists Perform Massage and body treatment services. Must have valid MT License. ($14.00 per hour commission) Esthetician Delivery of various skin and body treatments. Must have valid Esthetician License. ($14.00 per hour + commission) Cosmetologist - Perform various treatment and grooming services, including manicure, pedicure, hair cuts/styling and barbering Must have valid Cosmetology License. ($14.00 per hour + commission) — Spa Retail Clerk — Welcome guests with a positive. friendly attitude. The retail clerk works to keep store stocked, clean & inventoried, while assisting guests with questions about spa services. merchandise and purchasing items. ($18.00 per hour). We offer a fabulous employee program that includes discounts for hotels, restaurants, retail and free stand-by tickets for tourist attractions such as zip line, aerial adventure, boat tours and island interior tours. Stand-by tour tickets and hotel discounts are also available for your friends and family to enjoy. Catalina Island Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Applications should be submitted online by logging on to: www.visitcatalinaisland.com TIIE CATALINA ISLANDER