City Council Meeting: Magic Johnson Will Be Grand Marshal of Annual Holiday Parade

Basketball legend Magic Johnson and teen idol Noah Munck of "I-Carly" will be just two of the attractions at this year's holiday parade.

Parade Chairman Carl David presented plans for the city's annual holiday parade to the City Council at Tuesday night's meeting, including the addition of sports-legend Magic Johnson and television star Noah Munck to the roster.

Noah Munck, who lives in Mission Viejo plays the role of Gibby Gibson in I-Carly, and was was nominated for the "Favorite TV Sidekick" award at the Kids' Choice Awards in 2011.

In total, there will be 120 entries for the parade, including the Oscar Meyer Weiner-mobile and legendary Bat Mobile. The parade will be backed by a team of roughly 200 volunteers from the community.

The theme of this year’s parade is Magical Holidays.

So far, Allan Cadillac has offered $5,000 in sponsorship funds and San Diego Gas and Electric has put up $1,000 to make the event a success.

“The holiday parade is probably the biggest event that the city sponsor's every year,” said City Manager Tim Casey.

The parade will be held on Dec. 10 on Crown Valley Parkway and will start at 10 a.m.

The council also:

  • Approved the final version of the city's Bi-Annual Satisfaction Survey. According to Casey, data gathering could begin as early as this weekend and will be conducted by a phone survey to 400 random Laguna Niguel households.

“If you do receive a phone all from a company claiming to represent Laguna Niguel, it really is us. Please stay on the line and give us your feedback because, we take this input seriously and use it in our budget, and decision-making processes,” Casey said.

The survey has been completed every other year since 2005. This year's survey will cost the city roughly $20,000 and will be conducted by True North Research from Encinitas, CA. Casey says that it will take roughly three or four days to complete and about two months to receive the final report.

  • The council also directed that no changes be made to the speed bumps on Adelanto Drive and that the city continue to monitor the traffic in the area. Casey says that, “it appears that the speed bumps are doing what they are intended to do” and asked residents on Monte Verde Drive to address the traffic commission accordingly if they still have concerns.

Previous letters to the commission from residents on Monte Verde Drive had blamed the speed bumps on Adelanto for increased traffic on their own street.

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the  at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.


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