Coffee Talk with City, School Officials and Public Bring Results to Seal Beach
Photo: Seal Beach City Councilperson Ellery Deaton (right middle), along with other participants at a recent Seal Beach Coffee Talk in Bogart’s.
By Chris MacDonald, Writer/Photographer, The Local News Columnist
City and school district officials recently met with the public at Bogart’s Coffee House to see how they could work closer together to improve the quality of life in Seal Beach. City Councilperson Ellery Deaton, a retired teacher, who represents the areas of Old Town and Surfside, and City Manager Jill Ingram came together with Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent of Schools Sherry Kropp and District Board Members Karen Russell and Meg Cutuli to talk about common issues and answer questions from local residents. All participants looked at future events in the city (i.e., Taste of Seal Beach, Stroll and Savor–a shopping and dining experience–, the Christmas Parade, and the Seal Beach Car Show) to see how they could team together to help better communicate and produce the best results. “We enjoy getting feedback and ideas from our residents that will make our city better,” Deaton said. “I encourage my constituents’ participation. Working together we can help one another.”
Every month, Deaton meets in a different part of her district to discuss issues and improve communication with the public. To find out where she will be at the next event, you can contact her at: email@example.com . Ellery has been encouraging many improvements in her district, such as Phase One of Main Street Beautification, which is almost complete. Main Street is looking great for residents and visitors. There are delightful new trees, pavers, planters and colorful fresh flowers greeting walkers, drivers and bicyclists. Also, the termite-ridden benches on Seal Beach Pier are gone. Thanks to Deaton, Ingram and other city staff for making Seal Beach sparkle! I recommend everyone come and see the difference.
Notice the new, improved landscaping at the corner of Ocean and Main in Old Town Seal Beach.