In an attempt to blunt criticism from some merchants and residents that the city ignores them when it makes decisions for the Eastview area, which was annexed four years ago, the city is conducting a survey and will form an advisory committee to draft new development standards for a business strip on Western Avenue near Trudie Drive.
The area was the scene of a dispute last year in which some property owners blocked the city's attempt to adjust an unusual boundary line with the city of Los Angeles.
Associate planner Greg Fuz, who is supervising the survey, said it is an attempt to get comments and ideas from people who live, own property or have businesses in the area.
"We have complaints that we ignore people and do things behind their backs," he said. "What better way than to get them to tell us what we should do?"